Valentinos, The


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.