Sunday, February 21, 2016


What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)   (Johnny Bristol - Harvey Fuqua - Vernon Bullock) - 2:59   


Bless their souls, but The Heats of Stone had the misfortune of being an exceptionally talented group signed to a label that was packed with equally talented outfit.  Add to that, they wrote much of their own material and weren't your typical roll-over-and-do-what-management-asks.  That probably spelled the end of their working relationship with Motown.

Their lone album for Motown's V.I.P. label is great.  You can see my comments at:

As good as their lone album for Motown's V.I.P. subsidiary was, this tune was one of the highlights.  Yeah, Jr. Walker and the All Stars, Johnny Bristol, and even Kenny G. may have had the bigger hits with their versions of this song, but to my ears Hearts of Stone recorded the definitive version.  Beach music at its best - one of those things I have never been able to shake out of my head.  They just sound like they're having so much fun on this one and their harmonies never sounded better.

You can check the tune out on YouTube at:    can


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