Lowell Fulson - RECONSIDER BABY

First performance: 11/05/1988


Coverinfo

1988-05-11 - MAPLE LEAF BAR, NEW ORLEANS, LA

Bruce and Nils Lofgren sit and listen to a few songs by the New Orleans Blues Department, a loose collection of local musicians. After the first set guitarist/vocalist Michael Sklar approaches Springsteen and invites him to join the band during the second set. Bruce accepts, and Sklar drives home and returns with a spare Stratocaster and amp. Springsteen then joins the N.O.B.D on Lowell Fulson's "Reconsider Baby". After a break Nils borrows Sklar's guitar for "Boom Boom" and four other unidentified R&B classics. 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Reconsider Baby" is a blues song written and recorded by Lowell Fulson in 1954. Performed in the West Coast blues style, it was Fulson's first record chart hit for Checker Records, a subsidiary of Chess Records. With memorable lyrics and a driving rhythm, "Reconsider Baby" became a blues standard and has been recognized by the Blues Foundation and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. "Reconsider Baby" is a blues standard and Fulson's most recognized song.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

So long, oh how I hate to see you go
So long, oh how I hate to see you go
And the way that I will miss you
I guess you will never know
We've been together so long, to have to separate this way
We've been together so long, to have to separate this way
I'm gonna let you go ahead on baby
Pray that you'll come back home someday
You said you once had loved me
But now I guess you have changed your mind
You said you once had loved me
But now I guess you have changed your mind
Why don't you reconsider baby
Give yourself just a little more time