Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
|"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)"|
|Single by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton|
|from the album The Two of Us|
|Label||Mercury Records: AMT 1083|
|Songwriter(s)||Clyde Otis, Murray Stein, Brook Benton|
|Dinah Washington and Brook Benton singles chronology|
Originally titled "You've Got What It Takes", the song was first recorded by Benton's sister, Dorothy Pay, in 1958, as the B-side of her single "Strollin' with My Baby" on Mercury 71277. It was then recorded more successfully as a duet by Dinah Washington and Brook Benton, in their first collaboration. The single was very successful on both the pop and R&B charts. "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot R&B sides chart for ten weeks, becoming one of the most successful R&B singles of the 1960s. The single, with the song title styled "BABY (You've Got What It Takes)", included orchestra arranged and conducted by Belford Hendricks.
Dinah Washington and Brook Benton
|US Billboard Hot 100||5|
|US Billboard Hot R&B Sides||1|
- Jerry Lee Lewis released a version with Linda Gail Lewis on his 1985 album, I'm on Fire.
- Kevin Mahogany included it as a duet with Jeanie Bryson in his 1995 album You Got What It Takes.
- Martha Davis and Ivan Neville recorded a version in 1996 for the film A Smile Like Yours, starring Greg Kinnear and Joan Cusack.
- The song was performed by Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis on their album You Win Again in 2000.
- Nellie McKay's version with Taj Mahal in the soundtrack of the 2005 movie Rumor Has It....
- Charlie Louvin and Melba Montgomery released a country-leaning version on their 1971 album "Baby, You've Got What It Takes."
- Michael Bublé's recording (featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings) from his 2009 album, Crazy Love was featured during season 6 (week 4) of So You Think You Can Dance.
- "Team effort of Benton and Otis spawns string of hits", Ebony, May 1963, p.46
- "You've Got What It Takes", Secondhand Songs. Retrieved 12 January 2018
- Singles Discography for Mercury Records - 71000 series, Global Dog Productions. Retrieved 12 January 2018
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 54.
- Jerry Lee Lewis, I'm on Fire Retrieved March 17, 2012.
|This 1950s R&B/soul music song-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This 1950s pop song-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|