Each day leading up to the unveiling of the tenth annual Grooveyard Great 88, we’ll share a video of one song that just missed the survey. Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of “The Grooveyard” on a special day–Sunday, December 26 from 7 PM to midnight. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)” by Dinah Washington & Brook Benton (1960)
Originally titled “You’ve Got What It Takes“, the song was first recorded by Brook Benton’s sister, Dorothy Pay, in 1958, as the B-side of her single “Strollin’ with My Baby”. In August 1959, Brook Benton partnered with Dinah Washington to record the song as “BABY, You’ve Got What It Takes”.
2020: not on survey, Highest Ranking: first time on survey
Come back each day as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here. Then join host Alan Seltzer on”The Grooveyard” for the Great 88 countdown at a special day and time, Sunday, December 26 at 7 PM until midnight. Listen to “The Grooveyard” following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” each Saturday night at 7 PM on 88.1 FM on Long Island or by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org, via the TuneIn app. or the WCWP app on your iPhone or Android device. You can also follow us on Twitter. and on the Facebook groups for the show and WCWP.
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