With Barry White on piano, who was 11 then.
In The Modern Records Story booklet, coauthor George Motola clears out he had written the song in '46 but lacked a bridge. That's the part Jesse Belvin wrote, the day he came by on a songshopping spree. After contributing these four lines, Motola proposed to share the credits, an offer Belvin returned. He wanted $400 in cash and he got them on the spot from witness John Marascalco, who as a songwriter had flair for obvious hit potency. That's how he got credits without contributing a single note.