Detroit-born R&B vocalist Marv Johnson based his spirited sound on a combination of Gospel and the Jump-Jazz of Louis Jordan. The first artist signed to Berry Gordy's Tamla label, Johnson became a celebrated performer and toured with Motown acts and Alan Freed's Rock 'N' Roll revues. This collection includes the million-selling hit "You've Got What It Takes," as well as the other chart hits "Happy Days" and "Merry-Go-Round."
Living Blues - 1-2/02, p.61
"...Contains his first 2 UA albums, fetauring the hits 'Come To Me', 'You've Got What It Takes', 'I Love The Way You Love'...in a word: smooth..."
2 LPs on 1 CD: MARVELOUS MARV JOHNSON (1960)/MORE MARVELOUS JOHNSON (1960).
Originally released on United Artists.
Liner Note Author: Kim Taylor .
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print Marv Johnson LPs: Marvelous Marv Johnson and More Marv Johnson, both originally issued on United Artists in 1960. Highlights among the 27 tracks include "When You've Lost Your Love," "Love Is Here to Stay," and the Top Ten hits "I Love the Way You Love Me" and "You've Got What It Takes." ~ Al Campbell