"Take Good Care of My Baby" is a song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and made famous by Bobby Vee, when it was released in 1961. It quickly became popular, reaching #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in September. The song is noted for being incredibly similar in musical structure to Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen by Neil Sedaka. The song was covered by The Beatles during their audition at Decca Records on January 1, 1962. Dion also recorded a version, though it was not released as a single. Gary Lewis & The Playboys recorded a cover version in 1965 on their She's Just My Style album. In 1968, it became a hit again, this time for Bobby Vinton, but his version reached only #33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in comparison. Vee re-recorded the song as a ballad in 1973 on his album Ain't Nothing Like a Sunny Day (released under his real name, Robert Thomas Velline). However, it's his original version, along with Vinton's, that remain as staples of oldies radio stations.
Here's another classic song from the 60's I've done my own vocal arrangement and harmonies with a few slight lyric alterations on this. The song was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin who wrote a string of great songs back then. I've used the same type of instrumentation as the Smokie version but slowed down slightly. Smokie is a British band that did a cover in the early eighties. Bobby Vee's version is the one I remember most
Becca E Johnson sings, "Take Good Care Of My Baby" by Bobby Vee.
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Me performing a vocal cover of the song 'Take Good Care Of My Baby', as a tribute to the late, great Bobby Vee.
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