Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 24, 2011 9:34:20 GMT
It's no surprise at all that with the announcement of the 1966 London Fog Doors setlist we find the band cover this 'now' Them classic but back 'then' Them hit.
Adapted by Big Joe Williams from what was possibly a 19th century folk song "Baby, Please Don't Go" is a blues song that was first recorded in 1935. Covered by many of the early blues singers including, Sonny Terry, Lightnin Hopkins, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, again a Doors Muddy Waters/John Lee Hooker connection. But it is likely that The Doors covered this because of the more modern Them version than the classic blues versions. The evidence for this is they did Gloria which was the B Side of Baby, Please Don't Go before being released as an A side.
The Doors hit it off with Them themselves when they provided support for the Irish bands 1966 Whisky stint. Two Morrison's one riding the crest of fame and the other hardly known. Who would have known then that both would become Iconic figures in the History of rock.