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Valentinos, The

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The Valentinos sang mighty fine gospel – their 1961 version of Yield Not To Temptation is exquisite.

But at the instigation of Sam Cooke, role model, producer, and SAR label owner, they switched to R&B and delivered future classics Lookin’ For A Love and It’s All Over Now. The first – a secular rewrite of Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray – broke the US R&B Top 10, while the latter – rooted in Chuck Berry – became a hit for The Rolling Stones.

Both featured Bobby Womack on lead vocals. He would later cover Lookin’ For A Love as a solo artist.

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