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Brook Benton and Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)

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⁣"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" is a 1950's song written by Clyde Otis and Murray Stein.
Originally titled "You've Got What It Takes", the song was first recorded by Brook Benton's sister, Dorothy Pay, in 1958, as the B-side of her single "Strollin' with My Baby" on Mercury. In August 1959, Brook Benton partnered with Dinah Washington to record the song as "BABY, You've Got What It Takes". Their version, released in January 1960, was hugely successful on both the pop and R&B charts, with music arranged and conducted by Belford Hendricks, reaching #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 song was also featured on their 1960 duet album, The Two of Us.

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Frithersmist
Frithersmist 1 month ago

Happy singing and dancing along. Warm glow in my soul.

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SSISSAVED
SSISSAVED 1 month ago

YES!!!

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Boadicea
Boadicea 1 month ago

I grew up with Brooke and Dinah
Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Grieg and Fats Domino.
No Wonder I became a Session Singer ;0

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