1966 Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y
After she wrote and recorded the suprise hit Gee Whiz in 1961, Carla Thomas began recording a long series of hit R&B records through the rest of the decade. David Porter & Isaac Hayes wrote her her biggest solo hit during that period, B-A-B-Y. The single peaked at #14 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B chart in 1966.
Later, Carla and Otis Redding reached the top forty with a few duets on the Hot 100. Their biggest solo hit on the Hot 100 became Tramp.
The single peaked at #26 in 1967.
Carla continued to score top ten hits on the R&B charts through the late sixties. She earned a Grammy Award nomination in 1968 for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance with her performance of The Queen Alone (the award went to Aretha Franklin for Respect).
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