Lookin' for a Love

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"Lookin' for a Love" is a song written by J. W. Alexander and Zelda Samuels and was the debut hit of the family group the Valentinos, which featured Bobby Womack. The song was a hit for the Valentinos, climbing to number eight on the R&B chart and crossing over to number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962, released on Sam Cooke's SAR label. The song originally came off from another song, a gospel hymn, "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray", recorded and released in 1961 when they were still known as the Womack Brothers. Sam Cooke produced that session as well as the sessions for "Lookin' For a Love". Following the release of "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" and convinced that 17-year-old Bobby Womack would "go places", Cooke hired his staff writers J. W. Alexander and Zelda Samuels to rewrite the song as a doo-wop dance number, basing the song's chord structure on the melodic motif found in "Pray". When the brothers were presented with the song, they protested initially fearing a backlash from their minister father, Friendly Womack. However, Cooke convinced them that the song would be a hit and guarantee the Womacks some financial success as well as commercial. Like "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray", the song featured Bobby on lead. Prior to its release, Cooke suggested a name change, thinking the change would do wonders for their career as it had done for him. Cooke settled on the Valentinos and released the song that spring. 


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2014
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I'm lookin' for a love
I'm lookin' for a love
I'm gonna find
I've got to find someone

I'm lookin' for a love
Everyday I'm lookin' for a love
Well I'm and I'm lookin' here and there
And I'm searching everywhere
And I'm lookin' I'm lookin'
I'm lookin', I'm lookin'

I'm lookin' for a love, lookin' for a love
Well now and I'm lookin' here and there
Searching everywhere gotta, gotta, gotta
I've gotta, I've gotta find someone

Someone to get up in the mornin'
And rub my head
Someone to fix my breakfast
And bring it to my bed

Someone to do a little housework
And back with me again yeah
With lots of love and kisses
And (?)
But right now, oh

I'm lookin' for a love, yes sir
Everyday of my life
And I'm lookin' here and there
And I'm searching everywhere
And I'm lookin' I'm lookin'
I'm lookin', I'm lookin'

I'm lookin' for a love
I'm lookin' for a love
I'm lookin' for a love

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Bobby Womack

Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack ( /ˈwoʊmæk/; born March 4, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s where he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career has spanned more than 50 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country. more »

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Written by: James W Alexander, Zelda Samuels

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