BABY IT'S YOU

Latest update on 20/02/2017

Artist: Shirelles
Author: Burt Bacharach/Barney Williams/Mack David
Label: Scepter
Year: 1961

Scepter's first success story. They were all school friends of label boss Florence Greenberg's daughter. Coauthor is not Hal David (Burt Bacharach's normal writing partner) but his older brother Mack David, who mostly wrote for Hollywood and Disney (Cinderella). Mack was Burt & Hal's go-between. You can hear Bacharach on electric keyboards and vocals here; he's the only male voice sha-la-la-ing. Coauthor Barney Williams is an alias for Luther Dixon, who produced this track.

Covers:

1962:

Bobby Rydell

1962:

Sylvie Vartan [as Baby c'est vous]

1962:

Burt Blanca [idem]

1963:

Beatles [one out of two Shirelles songs on their debut album]

1964:

Dave Berry

1964:

Helen Shapiro

1965:

Cilla Black

1969:

Smith [top 5 US and in Tarantino film Death Proof]

1970:

Carpenters

1984:

Nick Lowe & Elvis Costello

1984:

Stacy Lattisaw

1988:

Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin

2008:

Shakin' Stevens

2014:

Bette Midler

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