Baby You've Got It (The Action)

18 JULY 1966


English mod-soul band The Action released their single ‘Baby You’ve Got It’ in July 1966.

This had great lead vocal. good falsetto backing vocals, and a bouncing bass. Why this group weren't more successful is one of those mysteries of 1960s music history. After failing to get any chart success they turned to a heavier mid-tempo psychedelic ballad style, and then into folk rock, also without success, but were then 'rediscovered' in the '80s and '90s after compilation releases of their older material.

Fun fact: The Action are one of the favourite bands of Phil Collins, who performed with them when they reunited in 2000. He later said that, 'For me it was like playing with the Beatles'.