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Brook Benton Dinah Washington
Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes …
“Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)” is a 1960 song written by Clyde Otis, Murray Stein and Brook Benton. It was originally recorded 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 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. Source
6 thoughts on “BROOK BENTON AND DINAH WASHINGTON – AND… BABY, YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES”
Great song. I woke up this morning with Benton Wood’s song, “Gimme Little Sign” in my head. Wild coincidence.
Pure energy coming at ya. LOL! AOC picked up on your wakeup vibes with another Brook Benton for ya! Cheers!
Loved this since hearing it as a young child.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Love sharing it! So good to reflect on a great song. 💕
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