1976 Ringo Starr – Hey Baby (US:#74)

“Hey! Baby”is a song written by Margaret Cobb and Bruce Channel, and recorded by Channel in 1961, first released on LeCam Records, a local Fort Worth, Texas label. After it hit, it was released on Smash Records for national distribution. He co-produced the song with Major Bill Smith (owner of LeCam) and released it on Mercury Records’ Smash label. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, starting the week ending March 10, 1962.

Ringo Starr released the song as a single, backed with “Lady Gaye”, from his Ringo’s Rotogravure album, on 22 November 1976 in the US (reaching number 74 US Pop), and on 26 November in the UK. He had also sampled it in his previous chart hit, “A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Album

Video

Musicians

BassCooker Lo Presti
DrumsRingo Starr
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLon VanEaton
KeyboardsJohn Jarvis
SaxLew Del Gatto
SaxGeorge Young
SaxMichael Brecker
TrumpetAlan Rubin
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsThe Mad Mauries
VocalsRingo Starr

Produced By

Arif Mardin

Songwriters

Bruce Channel
Margaret Cobb

Charts

US:#74
UK:# –