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I Can't Hold Out
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Elmore James

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Date Performance 1969-01-04
Running Time 4:49
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Performers Mike Vernon (Produced By), Marshall Chess (Produced By), Stu Black (Engineered By), Willie Dixon (Session Co-Ordination), Marshall Chess (Session Co-Ordination), Neil (The Curmudgeon) Slaven (Session Co-Ordination), Mike Vernon (Session Co-Ordination), Jeremy Spencer (Vocal), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), J(ohn) T. Brown (Tenor Sax), Willie Dixon (Upright Bass)
CommentsRecorded at Chess Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago
Appears On
Fleetwood Mac In Chicago (1969)
Fleetwood Mac
The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967-1969 (1999)
Fleetwood Mac
The Blues Years (1991)
Fleetwood Mac
Man Of The World (1978)
Fleetwood Mac
Like It This Way (1991)
Fleetwood Mac

    Lyrics »

I just talked to my baby - on the telephone
She said, stop what your doing and - come on home
I can't hold out, I can't hold out to long
I get a real good feeling - talking to you on the phone

She said, daddy you know I love you your my hearts desire, um
Stay right here with you till the day I die
I can't hold out, I can't hold out to long
I get a real good feeling - talking to you on the phone
Oh yeah

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She daddy you can run, walk or fly
Stay right here with you 'til the day I die
I can't hold out, I can't hold out to long
I get a real good feeling talking to you on the phone

Whoa yeah, talk a to me baby
Talk a to me baby
Talk to me baby
Talk a to me baby
I get a real good feeling - talking to you on the phone

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    Other Performances »
Performance #1:
Date Performance 1998-01-00
Running Time 5:48
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Lead Vocalist), Jeremy Spencer (Slide Guitar), Adrian Fernandes (Drums), Vas Myers (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Arranged By), Mike Creswel (Keyboards), Rupert Fernandes (Lead Guitar), Taufiq Qureshi (Percussion), Jono D'Sousa (Keyboards), Jono D'Sousa (Synthesizer), Makoto Nobuka (Lead Guitar), Makoto Nobuka (Rhythm Guitar), Tim Forsberg (Percussion), Christy Gibson (Backup Vocalist), Joy Pascarelli (Backup Vocalist)
CommentsBilled as "Talk To Me (Telephone Blues)". Recorded live at Rang Bhavan, Bombay
Appears On
In Concert: India '98 (1998)
Jeremy Spencer
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1968-07-19
Running Time 3:37
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass)
CommentsBilled as "Talk To Me Baby" (Unissued Version) Session for BBC-2 Television “Colour Me Pop”. Recorded at BBC’s Studio B Television Centre. First broadcast on July 19, 1968.
Appears On
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Performance #3:
Date Performance 1968-01-16
Running Time 2:27
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Peter Green (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Eddie (Edward Riley) Boyd (Piano), Bernie Andrews (Producer), Dave Tate (Engineer)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 “Top Gear”. Recorded at Aeolian Hall, Studio 2, London. First broadcast Janary 21, 1968 (P) 1968 BBC
Appears On
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Performance #4:
Date Performance 1970-02-00
Running Time 6:55
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals)
CommentsOften incorrectly billed as "Can't Hold On".
Appears On
Live In Boston (1985)
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Performance #5:
Date Performance 1970-02-00
Running Time 6:35
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals)
Comments(Edit) (P) 1984
Appears On
The Boston Box (1999)
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Live In Boston - Remastered: Volume One (1998)
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Performance #6:
Date Performance 1970-02-00
Running Time 6:55
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals)
CommentsOften incorrectly billed as "Can't Hold On".
Appears On
Greatest Hits Live (1988)
Fleetwood Mac
In Harmony (0000)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #7:
Date Performance 1968-07-19
Running Time 3:37
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass)
CommentsBilled as "Talk To Me Baby" (Unissued Version) Session for BBC-2 Television “Colour Me Pop”. Recorded at BBC’s Studio B Television Centre. First broadcast on July 19, 1968.
Appears On
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Performance #8:
Date Performance 1970-02-00
Running Time 6:55
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals)
CommentsOften incorrectly billed as "Can't Hold On".
Appears On
Madison Blues Live (1994)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #9:
Date Performance 1967-08-15
Running Time 3:55
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Bob Brunning (Electric Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
CommentsBilled as "Talk To Me Baby".
Appears On
Live At The Marquee (1992)
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Performance #10:
Date Performance 1970-02-00
Running Time 6:55
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals)
CommentsOften incorrectly billed as "Can't Hold On".
Appears On
Oh Well: Greatest Hits Live (1989)
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Performance #11:
Date Performance 1968-07-19
Running Time 3:37
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass)
CommentsBilled as "Talk To Me Baby" (Unissued Version) Session for BBC-2 Television “Colour Me Pop”. Recorded at BBC’s Studio B Television Centre. First broadcast on July 19, 1968.
Appears On
The Vaudeville Years Of Fleetwood Mac: 1968 To 1970 (1998)
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Performance #12:
Date Performance 1970-02-00
Running Time 6:55
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals)
CommentsOften incorrectly billed as "Can't Hold On".
Appears On
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Performance #13:
Date Performance 1969-00-00
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar)
CommentsSometimes billed as "Can't Hold Out". Recorded in Amsterdam
Appears On
Roughage '69 (1990)
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Tiger Beat (0000)
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Performance #14:
Date Performance 1998-01-00
Running Time 5:48
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Lead Vocalist), Jeremy Spencer (Slide Guitar), Adrian Fernandes (Drums), Vas Myers (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Arranged By), Mike Creswel (Keyboards), Rupert Fernandes (Lead Guitar), Taufiq Qureshi (Percussion), Jono D'Sousa (Keyboards), Jono D'Sousa (Synthesizer), Makoto Nobuka (Lead Guitar), Makoto Nobuka (Rhythm Guitar), Tim Forsberg (Percussion), Christy Gibson (Backup Vocalist), Joy Pascarelli (Backup Vocalist)
CommentsBilled as "Talk To Me (Telephone Blues)". Recorded live at Rang Bhavan, Bombay
Appears On
In Concert: India '98 ...Also Featuring Heart To Heart (1998)
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Performance #15:
Date Performance 1968-07-19
Running Time 3:37
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass)
CommentsBilled as "Talk To Me Baby" (Unissued Version) Session for BBC-2 Television “Colour Me Pop”. Recorded at BBC’s Studio B Television Centre. First broadcast on July 19, 1968.
Appears On
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One of the best RnR songs ever
Review written by Charles, February 12th, 2007

I can't say enough good about this song. The song itself may be one of the greatest RnB/RnR songs ever written. However, some songwriting credit disputes exist between Elmore James and Homesick James Williamson.

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2006-06-25

    Discography Credits »
Lyrics contributed by Ron Chambliss.