Take Me Back (Imperials song)

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"Take Me Back," a ballad about a plea for forgiveness, was a 1965 hit song by Little Anthony and the Imperials. It was a Billboard Top 20 Pop Hit, peaking at #16, and was a Top 20 R&B Hit as well, peaking at # 15. The song was one of 5 hit singles taken from their 1964 hit album, Goin' Out of My Head, and was composed by songwriter Teddy Randazzo, who also wrote several previous Imperials hit singles, including Goin' Out Of My Head and Hurt So Bad, and was produced by Randazzo and Don Costa for Randazzo's DCP Records label in 1964, released as a single in 1965, and later re-released in 1966 on United Artists' Veep Records subsidiary. The Imperials (Little Anthony Gourdine, Sammy Strain, Clarence Collins & Ernest Wright) performed the song in 2003, almost 40 years after they originally recorded it, on the PBS special, Soul Spectacular: 40 Years of R&B.


The Imperials[edit]

  • "Little Anthony" Gourdine - Lead Vocals
  • Sammy Strain - First Tenor
  • Ernest Wright - Second Tenor
  • Clarence Collins - Baritone/Bass


Teddy Randazzo & Don Costa


  • "The Best Of Little Anthony & The Imperials" 1996 CD liner notes.