Cover vs. Original

Baby please don't go


Finally a song of my favourite band AC/DC. It is really hard to find a cover version, because AC/DC itself didn't cover many songs and also nearly noone covered songs by this great Australian band. At least he didn't get successful with a cover version.
Here now a song by AC/DC from their early years, "Baby please don't go". Actually it is a classic blues song by Big Joe Williams written in 1944. Over the years it was covered several times, also by Them with their band leader Van Morrison. And the version by AC/DC is quite similar to the version by Them, but of course a little bit harder. A really nice Rock 'n' Roll Song. Anyway the early compositions by AC/DC are worth a closer look. The guitar from Angus Young sounds a liitle bit clearer. Everything is more affected by the blues.
I cannot say so much about Big Joe Johnson. But perhaps somebody else knows more about Joe Johnson and his song and likes to add his knowledge here.

AC/DC
1975

vs.

Big Joe Williams
1944

CD-Cover: AC/DC - Jailbreak 67.3 % 32.7 % CD-Cover: Big Joe Williams - Complete Recorded Works
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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AC/DC 1029 Votes Big Joe Williams

Comments about Baby please don't go:

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The DC version is actually a based on the Them version (notice the guitar figures?).That would give us something to compare, kinda pointless otherwise
- Dave, Memphis, United States, 1-.-1.2010
Oh please will you see my life in peril. Pokemon gotta catch 'em all!!
- Guns 'n' Roses, Oshawa, United States, 0-.-1.2010
i have to say i danced my legs off to the old version of baby please dont go back in the 1960,s and at 64 im now walking to the AC/DC version every morning and still lovin it.
- sandra summers, sydney , Australia, 4-.-0.2010
Baby Please Don't make me vote. I love Acca Dacca, but the RAWNESS of the original. Don't it make you step back in time and imagine yourself growin' up as ya favourite rock'n'roll star??? Mama an papa gave ya dat cheap guitar as a persnt, to strum an all dat! Lissen to Muddy Waters, don ya luv da blues!!! Woohoo!
- Tim K, Hervey Bay, Australia, 4-.-0.2008
Baby Please Don't make me vote. I love Acca Dacca, but the RAWNESS of the original. Don't it make you step back in time and imagine yourself growin' up as ya favourite rock'n'roll star??? Mama an papa gave ya dat cheap guitar as a persnt, to strum an all dat! Lissen to Muddy Waters, don ya luv da blues!!! Woohoo!
- Tim K, Hervey Bay, Australia, 4-.-0.2008
Baby Please Don't make me vote. I love Acca Dacca, but the RAWNESS of the original. Don't it make you step back in time and imagine yourself growin' up as ya favourite rock'n'roll star??? Mama an papa gave ya dat cheap guitar as a persnt, to strum an all dat! Lissen to Muddy Waters, don ya luv da blues!!! Woohoo!
- Tim K, Hervey Bay, Australia, 4-.-0.2008
Van Morrisons cover of this song is better than AC/DCs! Saying AC/DCs is better than Big Joe Williams' is like saying Metallicas 'Turn the Page' is better than Bob Segers.
- Ryan S, Imlay City, Michigan, United States, 1-.-0.2008
ALOT beats AC/DC I like them one of my favorite bands but they have no bussiness covering this song. I do however enjoy John Lee Hookers, Aerosmiths, Muddy Waters and Thin Lizzys
- Jim, Rome, United States, 1-.-0.2008
Add Muddy Waters to the mix and you'd have a real winner!
- paul, coquitlam, Canada, 0-.-1.2007
Love AC/DC, but the original is very good too.
- J. Vazquez, Malaga, Spain, 4-.-0.2007
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