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Just preparing to go to a friend’s wedding and he has asked me to play some harp -so I am working on a variation of a music story based on ‘Baby Please Don’t Go”.

While doing some research I realised how important the song was in terms of blues music history.

Big Joe Williams’ “Baby, Please Don’t Go” is included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”.[52] In 1992, it was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in the “Classics of Blues Recordings” category.[3] The Foundation noted that, in addition to various blues recordings, “the song was revived in revved-up fashion by rock bands in the ’60s such as Them, the Amboy Dukes, and Ten Years After”.[3]



And a range of other versions to show the diversity of approach to this song:

Bob Dylan


Muddy Waters and the Stones

Seasick Steve

and there is more -Tom Petty,AC/DC, Aerosmith,Paul Butterfield and a fast version by Them of course.

Learners will want to find the version by Stefan Grossman (Guitar) and Tomlin Leckie (Harmonica)