“What do you mean, ‘it’s not in the grooves’?” Vikki Carr remembers asking her record label, incredulously, after they balked at releasing the song “It Must Be Him” as a single.
“How could a guy sitting behind a desk know that [the song] wasn’t going to make it? I was the one dealing with the audience,” Carr says, noting the standing ovations she got every night in the 1960s.
Carr continues, “There are things in your heart you have to fight for.”
Sure enough, “It Must Be Him” became a number 3 pop hit and number one easy listening hit in 1967.
Click on the audio link above to hear Vikki Carr interviewed by her friend and assistant Yvonne Keilman, recorded on March 2, 2016 at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in San Antonio, TX.
"It Must Be Him" in Spanish: