Baby, You’ve Got What it Takes Review: by Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington was a Class act despite the chaos of her private life. Her singing was definitely dignified and her voice absolutely distinctive with a hint of detachment and great clarity. Her 1959 duet with Brook Benton singing “Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes” contrasts her coolness with Benton’s warmer delivery. Besides the inventiveness of the lyric and the humor, the recording is outstanding for the timing of the two singers. Enjoy this grown-up music!


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