Highway 61 Blues 27: Baby Please Don’t Go

Scott Barretta investigates the recordings of Big Joe Williams in this week’s episode of Highway 61, including sessions with John Lee Williamson and Robert Nighthawk, Lightning Hopkins, and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and recordings for BlueBird Records, Trumpet, Delmark, Testament and other labels, plus Muddy Waters’ version of Big Joe’s classic “Baby Please Don’t Go.”


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Scott Barretta, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, 2007 [18131]


Big Joe Williams: Baby Please Don’t Go

Muddy Waters: Baby Please Don’t Go

Big Joe Williams: Wild Cow Blues

Big Joe Williams: Gonna Throw a Boogie Woogie

Sonny Boy Williamson: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

Robert Lee McCoy: Prowling Nighthawk

Big Joe Williams: Rootin’ Groundhog

Big Joe Williams: Delta Blues

Big Joe Williams: Whispering Pines

Big Joe Williams: Mellow Peaches

Big Joe Williams: I’ve Been ‘Buked and I’ve Been Scorned

Big Joe Williams: A Man Amongst Men

Big Joe Williams: Watergate Blues

Big Joe Williams: You Gonna Need King Jesus On Your Bond

Big Joe Williams: This Little Light of Mine

Big Joe Williams: When the Saints Go Marching In



Hosted by Scott Barretta for Radio Free Amstredam

Produced & recorded by Joe Yorke at the University of Mississippi

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pfatt


© 2007, 2018 Scott Barretta. Used with permission.