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Remembering where we have been and our experiences as a nation
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.