|"Baby, Please Don't Go" |
"Baby, Please Don't Go" is a blues song first recorded by Big Joe Williams in 1935.
It is related to a group of early 20th century blues and work songs that include "I'm Alabama Bound", "Another Man Done Gone", and "Don't Leave Me Here", and "Turn Your Lamp Down Low".
It has become a blues and rock standard, and has been recorded by many artists.
The original single by Joe Williams' Washboard Blues Singers can be heard on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 (Revenant, 2000).
Van Morrison and Them:
The band Them, fronted by Van Morrison, released "Baby, Please Don't Go" as the A side of a single in late 1964.
AC/DC recorded a version for their 1975 Australia-only album High Voltage; it was released internationally in 1984 on their compilation EP '74 Jailbreak.
Australian music program Countdown, and features Bon Scott in drag, singing over a studio-recorded backing track.
Scott performed the song live with AC/DC in various concerts until his death in 1980.