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BABY, WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME (Clarence Williams / Charles Warfield) Bessie Smith - 1923 Clarence Williams' Blue Seven (Instr.) - 1928 Frankie Trumbauer & His Orch. - 1929 McKinney's Cotton Pickers (vocal: George Thomas) - 1930 Bill Carlsen & His Orch. - 1931 The Mills Brothers - 1932 Cab Calloway & His Orch. - 1935 Louis Armstrong & His Big Band - 1939 Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb's Band - 1939 Jimmie Lunceford & His Orch. - 1939 Jo Stafford - 1945 Nat King Cole Trio - 1945 Benny Goodman & His Orch. (vocal: Liza Morrow) - 1945 Louis Prima - 1945 Peggy Lee (Radio Transcription) - 1947 Helen Forrest (with Carmen Dragon's String Orch.) - 1950 Lee Wiley - 1950 Ray Charles - 1951 Les Paul & Mary Ford - 1955 Kay Starr - 1956 Ella Fitzggerald (Live) - 1956 Frank Sinatra - 1957 Ella Mae Morse - 1957 Julie Wilson - 1957 Juanita Hall - 1957 Jimmy Rushing - 1957 Joe Williams with Count Basie & His Orch. - 1957 Nat King Cole - 1958 Mindy Carson - 1958 Billie Holiday (with Ray Ellis & His Orch.) - 1959 Della Reese - 1959 Ricky Nelson - 1960 Brook Benton - 1960 Billy Daniels - 1960 Tito Puente - 1960 Ella Fitzgerald (Re-recording) - 1961 Ann-Margret - 1961 Helen Humes - 1961 Billie Pierce - 1961 Dinah Washington - 1962 Vic Damone - 1963 Sarah Vaughan - 1963 Dick Van Dyke - 1963 Dean Martin - 1964 Jerry Vale - 1964 Gloria Lynne - 1965 Carol Channing - 1965 Julie London - 1967 Brenda Lee - 1967 Bertice Reading - 1974 Carmen McRae (Live) - 1977 Shirley Horn - 1981 Al Martino - 1982 Also recorded by: Henry "Red" Allen; Andrews Sisters; Count Basie; Teresa Brewer; Chris Barber & Ottilie Patterson; Steve Lawrence; Big Maybelle; Connee Boswell; Frank Stallone; Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys; Acker Bilk; Georgia Carr; Eddie Condon; Sam Cooke; Bing Crosby; Miles Davis; Dorsey Brothers; Dutch Swing College; Keely Smith; Firehouse Five Plus Two; Errol Garner; Lena Horne; Stan Kenton; Jane Horrocks; John Lee Hooker; The Jordanaires; Hildegard Knef; Pee Wee Russell; Harumi Kaneko; Gene Krupa & His Orch.; Kid Ory; Sidney Bechet; Ben E. King: ............. and many, many others. As recorded by BESSIE SMITH: I've got the blues, I feel so lonely I'd give the world if I could only Make you understand It truly would be grand I'm gonna telephone my baby Ask him won't you please come home Oh, when you gone I'm worried all day long Baby, won't you please come home Baby, won't you please come home I have tried in vain Nevermore to call your name When you left you broke my heart That will never make us part Every hour in the day You will hear me say Baby, won't you please come home I mean, baby, won't you please come home Baby, won't you please come home 'Cause your mama's all alone I have tried in vain Nevermore to call your name When you left you broke my heart That will never make us part Landlord's gettin' worse I gotta move May the first Baby, won't you please come home I need money Baby, won't you please come home ****** As recorded by CAB CALLOWAY: Baby, won't you please come home 'Cause you've left your daddy all alone I have tried in vain Never no more to call your name Since you left, you broke your daddy's heart That will never make us part Every hour in the day You can hear me say Oh, baby, baby, please come on home Come on home to your daddy, will you, darling, please Since you left, you broke your daddy's heart That will never make us part Every hour in the day You can hear me say Oh, baby, won't you please come home to your loving daddy Oh, baby won't you please come home (Contributed by Mel - March 2009)

    


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