Baby Won't You Please Come Home
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|"Baby Won't You Please Come Home"|
|Songwriter(s)||Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams|
"Baby Won't You Please Come Home" is a blues song written by Charles Warfield and Clarence Williams in 1919. The song's authorship is disputed; Warfield claims that he was the sole composer of the song.
The song has been covered by a large number of musicians and has become a jazz standard. The first hit version was Bessie Smith's 1923 recording, which stayed on four weeks on the charts peaking at No. 6.
- Bessie Smith (1923)
- Clarence Williams' Blue Five (1927)
- George Thomas with McKinney's Cotton Pickers (1930)
- The Mills Brothers (1932)
- Django Reinhardt (1937)
- Lionel Hampton (1938)
- Louis Armstrong (1939)
- Count Basie Orchestra (1944)
- Bing Crosby with Eddie Heywood, recorded August 9, 1945.
- Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (1945)
- Jo Stafford with the Nat King Cole Trio (1946)
- Sidney Bechet & His Feetwarmers (1949)
- Ray Charles (1952)
- Jack Teagarden (1954)
- Frank Sinatra - included in his album Where Are You? (1957)
- Louis Prima with Keely Smith (1957)
- Billie Holiday (1959)
- Ricky Nelson (1960)
- Della Reese (1960)
- Ella Fitzgerald on her 1961 Verve release Ella in Hollywood
- Sam Cooke (1962)
- Sarah Vaughan (1962)
- Al Hirt (1962) on his album, Horn A-Plenty
- Miles Davis - Seven Steps to Heaven (1963)
- Dean Martin in his album Dream with Dean (1964)
- Gloria Lynne (1965)
- Julie London - Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast (1967)
- Coco Briaval (France 1999 album Minor Swing)
- David Sanborn - Only Everything (2010)
- Elisabeth Bougerol (2011) with The Hot Sardines Band
- Kathy Hampson's New Elastic Band
- Leon Redbone
- 1945 That's the Spirit - performed by Johnny Coy and Peggy Ryan.
- 1986 Act of Vengeance
- 2008 Igor - performed by Louis Prima.
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- Scott Yanow. "Horn A-Plenty - Al Hirt | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-26.