In 1963 Ron Barrett was originally given the project of
producing "It's In His Kiss" by Bobby Darrin, for Capitol
Records, with the understanding that he would be fully
recognized and compensated. But that never happened.
Is it possible that Betty Everett, Cher, and others simply
Hang in there Ron your day'll come!
Ron can be credited with having full and total control of
this project. He was responsible for picking up Jack
Nitzsche as arranger, Fanita James and the Blossoms for back
up singing, and the very talented Merry Clayton for lead
The people at VJ Records were very smart.
They heard a great band track, tight vocal arrangements, and
catchy hooks with the "Shoop, Shoops". And they
concluded "we'd better keep this track exactly the way Ron
Barrett has it". And thanks to Merry Clayton and her
vocal interpretation, Betty Everett's 45 became a hit.
Merry Clayton was given the greatest compliment by Cher
awhile back, in 1990 by recording "It's In His Kiss" and
keeping true not only to the melody but Star Revue's well
balanced arrangement. Including our interpretation of
the background vocals. This was a big hit for Cher.
It made Ron Barrett very happy that they used his
arrangement and that they complimented him on his use of Merry
Clayton's and the Blossoms wonderful voices.
A special thanks goes out to our friends at
Spectropop, especially Mr. Martin Roberts
for all the help and support that they've given us. And for keeping us up to
date and well connected.