YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES

Latest update on 26/11/2015

Artist: Bobby Parker
Author: Bobby Parker
Label: Vee-Jay
Year: 1957

His first solo recording, B-side of Blues Get Off My Shoulder. Rightfully questions Berry Gordy's credit on the Marv Johnson hit version, while any cover since kept crediting Gordy & co.

Covers:

1959:

Marv Johnson [n°2 R&B and crediting Berry Gordy Jr.; too big a hit for young Tamla to handle; UA handled the national distribution]

1960:

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

1960:

Lana Sisters [with Dusty Springfield as You've Got What It Takes]

1961:

Barrett Strong

1962:

Helen Shapiro

1965:

Barbara Mason

1965:

Joe Tex

1967:

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

1967:

Dave Clark Five [top 10 US]

1969:

Jimmy Ruffin

1972:

Buzzy Linhart

1976:

Spooky & Sue [as You've Got What It Takes]

1977:

Showaddywaddy [n°2 UK]

1979:

Teenbeats

Not to be confused with Baby, You've Got What It Takes, a big hit in '60 for Brook Benton & Dinah Washington (see there).

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