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“I got the song from Etta James,” Vaughan tells us. “I’ve always been a huge fan. The song is complete goo-goo, romantic, love, ridiculous … like in real love.” The track also features a healthy serving of Vaughan’s instantly recognizable six-string phrasing and unadorned Strat tone.
Baby, Please Come Home also packs in covers of songs by guitar greats T-Bone Walker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Jimmy Reed and Lefty Frizzell, not to mention Lloyd Price, Jimmy Donley, Richard Berry, Chuck Willis, Bill Doggett and Fats Domino. It’s an eclectic mix for sure — but, as Vaughan puts it, “When I was young, I didn't really pay much attention to categories of music. I just heard what I liked and decided to explore that. And that’s really what I’m still doing.”
The bulk of Baby, Please Come Home was recorded in San Marcos, by Vaughan’s “A team,” including George Rains, Billy Pitman, Ronnie James, Mike Flanigan, Doug James, Greg Piccolo, Al Gomez, Kaz Kazonoff, T. Jarred Bonata, John Mills and Randy Zimmerman. Guest vocalists include Georgia Bramhall and Emily Gimble.