12 May

“Baby Please Don’t Go” – Muddy Waters

Theme of the week: Big Joe Williams’ Baby Please Don’t Go

Yesterday gave us the man who started it all, and today we’ve got Muddy Waters, whose 1953 Chess recording (Chess single #1542) of Big Joe Williams’ Baby Please Don’t Go was one of the snowflakes that kicked off the British Blues avalanche. Couldn’t find the Chess version online (and I ain’t posting my copy of it, as I’m still dealing with all the Russian, Chinese, and Eastern European relinkers who’re still linking to an mp3 of tomorrow’s version of Baby Please Don’t Go, which I took down months ago).

So, from the 1977 Molde Jazz Festival, here’s Mudddy Waters, with Baby Please Don’t Go.