Come Back, Baby!

“Come back, baby!  Don’t you know you’ve been gone too long?”  The enticing email from an Unnamed Mega Coffee Chain (UMCC) promised love and gifts.  Wonderful way to start the week, yes?

Except…I’m still a coffee detox zone.  Had UMCC always been so attentive or just when they noticed my absence?  Always, I believe.  Temptation is circling, for the first time in a couple of months.  Well, 68-1/2 days but who’s counting?

Aretha Franklin knows what we’re talking about!  Here she is with a live performance of Walter Davis’ “Come Back Baby”.


[“Come Back Baby,” by Aretha Franklin.  Written by:  Walter Davis, 1940.]


Video posted to youtube by user Music On TV1.



18 thoughts on “Come Back, Baby!

      1. Ms Danica … yes I did get a new coffee cup from my local coffee shop in beautiful downtown Jamestown. The young owners are very kind to Old Guys who wander into their establishment looking somewhat disoriented. Nice couple … l hope they make it in such a small market. I do hope your social experiment works out for you … though …. doesn’t being deprived of coffee cause warts?
        Loved the post. Thank you

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        1. I’m glad to hear it, G! Maybe your new coffee cup will find its way into a photograph or two. Is this the coffee shop with the comfortable chairs? Local shops make a neighborhood so much more…neighborly. Haha 🙂 I did not know about this coffee detox side effect! I shall have to re-evaluate this experiment!
          Thanks, G.

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  1. What an amazing video.

    Aretha was a gospel singer to the core.

    Here’s a little story.

    I used to spend Summers in Queens with my Grandmother.

    The year I turned 11 “Respect” by Aretha Franklin and “Sgt. Pepper’s” by the Beatles were released.

    I had never heard Sgt. Pepper’s but I was already dancing to “Respect”.

    My Grandmother introduced me to the beautiful “new” girl in the neighborhood. She was about 17.

    I’d never seen anyone like her. She had thick black waist length hair, wore a pair of elephant bell hip-huggers and layers of tortoise necklaces over a tasteful black turtleneck sweater.

    She heard my Southern accent and asked me to her place to hear a record.

    The record was ‘Respect”. She placed it on the turntable and asked me if I understood the words.

    Of course I did.

    She couldn’t understand the lyrics.

    I looked at her albums and saw Sgt. Peppers.

    She placed that on the turntable and I heard “A Day in the Life” for the first time. I was mesmerized.

    We made a deal.

    I would write down the lyrics of “Respect” and she would give me the Sgt. Pepper’s Album.

    And that was how I came to own my first record…

    Thank you for posting this delightful video.

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    1. Rob, that is the best first album story I’ve ever heard! What a way to ignite a lifelong love of music. Thank you for sharing it here. 🙂

      Aretha Franklin is truly a marvel. Such a powerhouse performance…could you imagine being in that audience? I’m glad that you like this one.

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