Barry White

I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Baby

Composed by Barry White

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It may seem in the realm of the unbelievable that Barry White wasn't all that thrilled at the prospect of being a recording star. While working at Bob Keene's Bronco label, he'd racked up arranging/producing/songwriting credits with Felice Taylor (1967's "It May Be Winter Outside [But in My Heart It's Spring]") and Viola Wills ("Lost Without the Love of My Guy"). In 1972, he wrote and produced Love Unlimited's gold single, "Walking in the Rain (With the One I Love)," on Uni Records. One night at his office, White sung a song into a small reel-to-reel recorder. His producer's instinct told him that the song "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" would be a good song for him to record as an artist. Still, when queried by his business partner, Larry Nunes, he didn't tell him about the song. White later relented and told him about "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby." Nunes, greatly impressed by the song, urged White for over two months to record the song. Finally, White gave in and secured a recording deal with 20th Century Records through former Uni executive Russ Regan. On the session for "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" were pianist White; guitarists Ray Parker Jr., Wah Wah Watson, Dean Parks, and David T. Walker; drummer Ed Greene; bassists Wilton Felder of the Crusaders and Nathan East; and vibes player Gary Coleman. Selling over a million copies, "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" held number one R&B for two weeks, going to number three pop in spring 1973. It was included on White's gold number one R&B/number 16 pop LP I've Got So Much to Give.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
I've Got So Much to Give 1973 Hip-O / Hip-O Select 7:11
Barry White's Greatest Hits 1975 Casablanca 4:12
No Image 1981 Unlimited Gold
Barry White: The Collection 1988 Polygram / UMVD 3:52
Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind!, Vol. 11 1991
Various Artists
Rhino 4:11
Just for You 1992 Mercury / Casablanca 7:08
Billboard Hot Soul Hits: 1973 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 4:09
Quiet Storm 1995
Various Artists
Malaco 4:12
Rock On 1973: Diamond Girl 1996
Various Artists
Rock On 3:58
Fantastic, Vol. 2: Original Hits Original Stars 1997
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:55
Soul Classics: Best of the 70's 1998
Various Artists
Rebound Records 4:02
Whole Lotta Soul 1972-1973 1999
Various Artists
BCI-Eclipse Distribution / Eclipse Music Group 4:00
Pure Funk, Vol. 2 1999
Various Artists
Mercury / Polygram 3:58
Gold [Itermusic] 1999 Intermusic 7:10
The Ultimate Collection [Universal - 2000] 2000 UTV 4:10
Soul Train: The Dance Years 1973 2000
Various Artists
Rhino 4:09
The Funk Box 2000
Various Artists
Hip-O 7:10
Mastercuts: Breaks [2001] 2001
Various Artists
Mastercuts 3:53
Soul Classics [MCA Special Products] 2001
Various Artists
Rebound Records 4:02
Love Songs 2003 UMTV / Universal Distribution 7:04
An Evening with Barry White 2007 Eagle Records 5:01
Number Ones 2009 Hip-O 4:10
Icon 2010 A&M / Island / Mercury 4:10
Sweet Soul Music: 1973 2014
Various Artists
Bear Family Records 4:02
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