Alexander and Zelda Samuels and was the debut hit of the family group the Valentinoswhich featured Bobby Womack. The song originally came off from another song, a gospel hymn, "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray", recorded and released in when they were still known as the Womack Brothers.
Sam Cooke produced that session as well as the sessions Listen To My Heart - Ramones - Its Alive "Lookin' For a Love". Alexander and Zelda Samuels to rewrite the song as a doo-wop dance number, basing the song's chord structure on the melodic motif found in "Pray". When the brothers were presented with the song, they protested initially fearing a backlash from their minister father, Friendly Womack.
However, Cooke convinced them that the song would be a hit and guarantee the Womacks some financial success as well as commercial. Prior to its release, Cooke suggested a name change, thinking the change would do wonders for their career as it had done for him.
Cooke settled on the Valentinos and released the song that spring. After its success, the group opened for James Brown where they won fans. Inrock band the J. Geils Band covered the song as one of its first releases and the song became a top 40 hit for them, peaking at number thirty-nine.
InBobby used "Lookin' for a Love" as a warm-up song to help loosen up his vocal cords during a recording session. Womack recorded one take of the song - with his brothers again providing background vocals - but had no plans of putting it out as a single. However, after some convincing, he released the song in early and the song went on to be his most successful single to date, and was his second number-one single on the Hot Soul Singles chart after " Woman's Gotta Have It " inwhich only got to 60 on the Hot and his first and only top ten hit on the Billboard Hotwhere it peaked at The single was later Tyler - En Un Seul Maux - Discussions Politiques Et Conflits De Générations gold by the RIAA for sales of one million copies.
This resulted in the song later selling more than two million copies. The song's success came bittersweetly, however: the song's background vocalist Harry Womack later died from stab wounds from his girlfriend the week before it hit number-one. Squeeze covered the song for their album East Side Storywhich features Paul Carrack on Lookin For A Love - Bobby Womack - Lookin For A Love / Let It Hang Out vocals.
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