Baby It’s You

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Baby It’s You (m. Burt Bacharach, w. Luther Dixon*, Mack David)   *credited under the pseudonym Barney Williams.

According to Songfacts.com:

  • The title “was originally I’ll Cherish You, but was re-written at the request of Dixon, who produced the track.
  • The Shirelles’ vocals were added directly to Bacharach’s demo recording.” This may explain why Burt Bacharach’s voice is heard, near the beginning, on a “Sha la la la la” part of the back vocals.

The Shirelles — #8 Hot 100 December 1961 (14 weeks on the chart) and #3 R&B — Scepter 1227 b/w Things I Want to Hear (Pretty Words); produced by Luther Dixon

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The Beatles – The third track on the Beatles’ debut album Please Please Me 1963.

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In 1969, the band Smith, featuring vocalist Gayle McCormick, had a #8 hit with the song performed in a driving, bluesy style.

Smith is introduced by Lily Tomlin in an episode of the 1969 Fall season television series, The Music Scene (Episode 6, airdate: 27 October 1969).

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(below) from The Leslie Uggams Show (Fall 1969 season only), Episode 5, airdate: 2 November 1969. The band is introduced by the host.

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