100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’- Them. One of the first songs by a 19 year old Van Morrison with Them. What a great single this was- one of those with two great sides- the B-side is even more famous ‘Gloria.” “Baby Please Don’t Go’ is a traditional blues song- first recorded by Delta blues bluesman Joe Williams in the 1930’s – it was also recorded by the great Muddy Waters- the rendition by Them was based on a 1959 release by John Lee Hooker. Jimmy Page is thought to have played rhythm guitar on this song.
Single: ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’- Them / Written by- Traditional – credited to Joe Williams/ Record Company- Parrot / Time: 2:40/ Produced by Bert Berns/ Recorded October 1964- released November 4, 1964 in UK, 1965 in US/ Peaked at #102 in US Billboard Hot 100- ‘bubbling under’] – #10 in UK Singles Chart.