Sunday, October 7, 2012

"Baby Don't Go" by Karla Bonoff

Song#:  0073
Date:  03/01/1980
Debut:  80
Peak:  69
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  Karla Bonoff is one of those artists that became more successful as songwriter than as a recording artist. She did have some minor success on the charts and a couple of her albums did well by cracking the Top 50, but primarily she is known for writing songs recorded by other artists. This song is from her second solo album "Restless Nights."

ReduxReview:  Bonoff is a solid songwriter and this is a pretty good track. I can hear Linda Ronstadt knocking this one out over lunch. It's a nice song but doesn't have a lot of power behind it to really be a high charting song. But if you like this, I do suggest digging into her back catalog. She has stronger songs than this one on her albums.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Early in her career she was a backing vocalist for Linda Ronstadt. Eventually, three of Bonoff's songs would end up on Ronstadt's "Hasten Down the Wind" album in 1976.


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