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.