Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Garage Rock Classics: Baby Please Don't Go

Baby Please Don't Go is a song with deep Blues roots. Written and first recorded by Big Joe Williams in 1935, Baby was done by Muddy Waters, Bukka White, Big Bill Broonzy, and others. In the 60's it was quickly picked up by groups in Britain and the States.

The selections here are all from the mid- to late-60's. The best known versions come from Van Morrison's Them and The Amboy Dukes, which featured future NeoCon rocker Ted Nugent. The lesser known versions are by The Livin' End (from Texas), The We Few (origins unkown), and a scorching 1:30 rendition by Colorado's Moonrakers.

A brief but comprehensive history of the song can be found at earlyblues.com.

Them - Baby Please Don't Go

The Amboy Dukes - Baby Please Don't Go

The Livin' End - Baby Please Don't Go

The We Few - Baby Please Don't Go

Moonrakers - Baby Please Don't Go


Another song that launched 1,000 bands. No doubt, BPDG by Them was influential. I rather like the version by The Beacon Street Union, myself.

The Them song that really got me during this time frame was "Here Comes the Night". I borrowed the album from my pal Marc, and really freaked out, you know.

By Blogger Jinbon H Wrong aka Sloop John B, at 12:23 PM  

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By Blogger mrdantefontana, at 7:46 AM  

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