‘Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)’ is the fourth song on George Harrison’s sixth solo album Extra Texture (Read All About It).

The song was dedicated to Smokey Robinson, and was partly inspired by ‘Ooh Baby Baby’, his 1965 hit with The Miracles.

Over 10 years or so, I just realised that one of my favourite singers has been Smokey Robinson, as a songwriter also. He’s been, for my taste, one of the most consistent, and he’s written so many fantastic tunes. And although I’m not anywhere in his league as a singer, this song always reminds me of that Smokey type of mood. So I dedicate this song to him.
George Harrison
Rockweek, BBC Radio 1, 6 September 1975

‘Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)’ was recorded at A&M Studios in Los Angeles between April and June 1975. On 2 and 3 June Tom Scott and Chuck Findley added horns to the song and the album closer ‘His Name Is Legs (Ladies & Gentlemen)’.

In addition to the list of musician credits on the back cover of Extra Texture (Read All About It), Harrison listed several people who had not participated:

Danny Kootch doesn’t appear on this record.

Also not appearing on this record: Derek Taylor, Peter Sellers, Chuck Trammell, Dino Airall, Eric Idle, Dennis Killeen and Emil Richards

‘Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)’ is dedicated to Smokey Robinson

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