Try It Baby" is a slow bluesy ballad recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye, released on the Tamla label in 1964. It was written and produced by Gaye's brother-in-law, Motown chairman Berry Gordy, and talked of a woman who was "moving up" and "leaving (her man) behind".
To help him along the way, the
Temptations (fresh off scoring their first few hits) assisted Gaye in the track providing background vocals. The song reached number 15 on the pop singles chart and number six on the R&B singles chart.
"Try It Baby" was covered in 1968 as a joint effort by
Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Temptations. Featuring Melvin Franklin, Diana Ross, and Paul Williams on leads, the track was included on the 1968 LP , their first of four joint albums. Diana Ross & the Supremes Join The Temptations
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Marvin Gaye version [ edit ]
Supremes/Temptations version [ edit ]
Lead vocals by
Diana Ross, Paul Williams and Melvin Franklin Background Vocals by Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams,
Dennis Edwards, and The Andantes Instrumentation by Los Angeles session musicians
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