Don’t Go Down Baby

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

Join now to watch this lesson

Overview

Although Don’t Go Down Baby is part of the Petway’s ‘Descension Family’ (his 11 out of 14 recordings which use a Texas-style bass-line and descending single-note pentatonic lines), here, listening to the original recording, you’ll hear just a slight different, with him doing some extra bassline work intro the song. Perhaps it shows more of how Petway would casually throw in small improvisations to his songs as he’d wait to dive right into a tune.

Workstation

Standard — but each string detuned one half-step, so Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

Although Don’t Go Down Baby is part of the Descension family, here, listening to the original recording (which is available in the Other Links tab), you’ll hear a slight different, with him doing some bassline work intro the song. Perhaps it shows more of how Petway would casually throw in small improvisations to his songs as he’d wait to dive right into a tune.

Song History

28 March 1941
Chicago, Illinois
Bluebird B8756

Helpful Links