Jr Walker and The All Stars What Does it Take

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Jr Walker and The All Stars What Does it Take

Jr. Walker and The All Stars What Does It Take to Win Your Love

Sounds of Soul

The song was written by Johnny Bristol (of Johnny & Jackey), Harvey Fuqua (of The Moonglows), and Vernon Bullock. Junior Walker and The All Stars recorded it, and  It was one of their best-charting records. They released it in 1968 on the Tamla Motown label, and, by 1969, it went to #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the U.S. R&B Chart, and #13 on the U.K. Singles Chart. The song was voted Top U.S . Soul Record of 1969. The song was also on their 1969 album Home Cookin’. The personnel on the track were Junior Walker (lead vocals and tenor sax solos), Johnny Bristol (harmony vocals), and The Originals and The Andantes (backing vocals). Instrumentations was provided by The All Stars Members, the fabulous Motown session musicians The Funk Brothers, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Here are the lyrics to “What Does it Take (To Win Your Love” by Jr. Walker and The All Stars:

(Sax & background chorus & instrumental)

What does it take
(What does it take)
To win your love for me?
(To win your love for me)
How can I make
(How can I make)
This dream come true for me?
(Had a dream for you)

Whoa, I just got to know
(Have to know)
Ooo, baby ’cause I love you so

‘Gonna blow for you’

(Sax & background chorus & instrumental)

I trid, I tried, I tried, I tried
In every way I could
(Anyway I could)
To make you see how much I love you
(See how much I love you)
Woo!
I thought you understood
(Thought you understood)
So, you gotta make me see
(Make me see)
What does it take
To win your love for me?

‘Gonna blow, again for you’

(Sax & background chorus & instrumental)

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