Sunday 20 November 2011

Baby Please Don't Go

Here is something a bit special, courtesy of those wonderful crate diggers at Jazzmann Records.

Rose Mitchell's version of Baby Please Don't Go was the first release on Jazzman's Juke Box Jam series and I can't think of a better track. This, in my opinion is the best version of this oft covered r n b standard. What an amazing vocal delivery and those handclaps really set the whole thing off.

Unfortunately, I missed out on the 7" release but got a second chance when the label rereleased it on a wonderful 10" single in the stylee of an old 78 and backed by two further renditions of the track by Jo Ann Henderson and Big Maybelle both of which are wonderful but not quite the same league as this one.

Rose Mitchell - Baby Please Don't Go


Swiss Adam said...

Utterly berilliant.

Scott said...

That is the first time I have heard this version. Pure class.

e.f. bartlam said...

That version is truly awesome.

Runs second only to Mississippi Fred McDowell's.