“It’s in His Kiss” is a song written and composed by Rudy Clark. It was first released as a single in 1963 by Merry Clayton that did not chart.
Kate Taylor remade “It’s in His Kiss” at the suggestion of Livingston Taylor: an acoustic rendition featuring a counter vocal by James Taylor (who co-produced the track with Lew Hahn), the Kate Taylor version was recorded August 1977 at Atlantic Recording Studios (NYC) and became Kate Taylor’s sole Billboard Hot 100 hit with a #49 peak on the Hot 100 in Billboard magazine, on whose Easy Listening chart the track reached #13. Despite omitting the signature background vocals of the Betty Everett version, the Kate Taylor cover was fully entitled “It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)”: the track was featured on Kate Taylor’s 1978 self-titled album release. Cash Box said that “although it’s a soft rocker, her vocal is energetic and the song resonates with new life.
Kate Taylor is the second studio album by singer Kate Taylor, released May 4, 1978. The album included Taylor’s solo chart single: her version of “It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)”, recorded in August 1977 to peak at number 49 that autumn; the Kate Taylor album also introduced the singer’s remakes of “A […]
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