Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Clarence Williams!
Baby won’t you please come home,
’cause your mama’s all alone.
I have cried in vain, never no more to call your name.
When you left you broke my heart,
’cause I never thought we’d part.
Every hour in the day you hear me say,
baby please come home, baby please come home.
I said baby please come on home.
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Chords & Guitar Lessons
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home is a Jazz/Blues written by Clarence Williams.
Sung by Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole & Ella Fitzgerald it has become a jazz standard.
Bessie Smith – Biography
Bessie Smith was an American blues singer who was nicknamed The Queen Of Blues and later upgraded to Empress.
Smith is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era (the 20s and 30s) and along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists.
Go to Bessie Smith – Biography.
Clarence Williams – Biography
Clarence Williams was an American jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, theatrical producer, and publisher.
Touring and recording with some of the most legendary blues artists of his time, Clarence Williams spent time with W.C Hardy, Bessie Smith, and Louis Armstrong.
Ella Fitzgerald – Biography
Ella Fitzgerald released 61 studio albums and 25 live albums between 1936 and 1989. Crowned the First Lady Of Song, she is recognized for performing and recording most of the Great American Songbook.
Before this, she pioneered scat-singing in the 40s as a devoted Bebop singer.
Go to Ella Fitzgerald – Biography.
Frank Sinatra – Biography
Frank’s legacy might best be summed up by Stephen Holden who wrote for the 1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide:
“Frank Sinatra’s voice is pop music history. Like Presley and Dylan – Sinatra will last indefinitely. He virtually invented modern pop song phrasing.”
Go to Frank Sinatra – Biography.