In reality this was my favorite song out of all the hits from “The Shirelles” and there were a lot of them. And nobody could have repeated their exact rendition as good.
But when the summer of love in 67′ exploded and the tide turned once again with the arrival of the hippie generation, there was one group that put their own arrangement to this song in 1969 and it seem to come out with the same perfection as the original for its day.
Smith put just the right amount of a psychedelic twist on their version of “Baby it’s You” to once again make the song identifiable to the specific artist.
What a difference 8 years made in The Age of Aquarius. And it proved to be a power house of a hit for the latter as well. The Shirelles in 1961 charted #8 on Billboard 100 and in 69′ Smith charted #5 and sold over a million copies gaining them a gold record.
From the days of innocence to a time period of a more free-spirited expression. And Gayle McCormick sang it in a sultrier, bluesier and more explosive fashion and it worked.
Written by Burt Bacharach – Music
Luther Dixon (credited as Barney Williams) and Mack David – Lyrics.
Gayle McCormick – lead vocals
Larry Moss – organ
Jerry Carter – bass
Robert Evans – drums
Rich Cliburn – lead guitar