Friday, August 19, 2011

Billy Rankin - "Baby Come Back"

(Not Available on iTunes)

(Debuted March 10, 1984, Peaked #51, 11 Weeks on the Chart)

"Baby Come Back" was the title of several songs through the years. Here in the U.S., it was a #1 single for three weeks by the L.A. studio group Player. In the U.K., it was a chart-topper for The Equals (a band that included Eddy Grant) in 1968. Both have been remade several times, but this is neither of those songs.

Billy Rankin was from Scotland and a former member of Nazareth, which he had joined in 1980. "Baby Come Back" was the first song on his debut solo LP Growin' Up Too Fast. A high-energy guitar driven song, it's a wonder it didn't get into the lower reaches of the Top 40 like many other songs that it sounded like.

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