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No Other Baby

Written by Dickie BishopBob Watson

Album This song officially appears on the Run Devil Run Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1999
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

No Other Baby” is a song written by Dickie Bishop and Bob Watson, originally recorded in 1957 by Dickie Bishop and The Sidekicks. Early cover versions were recorded by The Vipers (1958), Bobby Helms (1959) and Paul and Paula (1964).

Paul McCartney recorded “No Other Baby” for his 1999 cover album Run Devil Run and released it as the only single from the album. The song reached number 42 on the UK singles chart.

The Paul McCartney version was released as a 7″ single and two CD singles, one of which was mixed in mono.

From the liner notes of “Run Devil Run“:

The most obscure song on the album. It was released as a single in 1958 by a British skiffle group The Vipers. “I’ve no idea how this one got so embedded I my memory…I never had the record, still haven’t.”

From an interview with Laura Gross (promotional interview for “Run Devil Run” in 1999):

Paul McCartney: No Other Baby was a strange track, because I didn’t have a record of it. I didn’t know who’d recorded it or who’d written it. But I knew I loved the song from late ’50’s. And so that was one I pulled out my envelop, say, anyone know this. They said, no. They had really no idea. I’d barely knew it. But I just remembered it, and remembered the verses. It’s just a simple song. And I always wanted to do it. We used to do it at soundchecks actually on the, on the, on the tour we used to do it. I found out lately that it was recorded by an English group who were like a skiffle group. Was before rock ‘n’ roll for us here. And they were called the Vipers. They were like a favorite little skiffle group of ours. Funny though, I was talking to George Martin on the phone the other day and I said, I was telling him about No Other Baby, I said, do you know who this song is by. He said, I doubt we even did it. I’ve since found out, it was by the Vipers, you know. And I suddenly realized while I was talking to George, wait a minute George, you recorded the Vipers. He said, yes, I did. I said, well, this song’s called No Other Baby, how does it go. He said, I said, I don’t want no other, he said, oh yes, I remember it. So it turned out we talked about, coming full circle. George actually recorded the original thing.

It’s worth noticing that Paul recorded “No Other Baby” in 1987 during the Choba B CCCP sessions; the full recording has not surfaced yet, but a snippet figures on a medley which leaked online in April 2010, presumably from cassettes from the legacy of former Wings roadie Trevor Jones, auctioned off by Christie’s in 1998.

Last updated on September 20, 2016

Lyrics

But I don't want no other baby but you
I don't want no other baby but you
Cause no other baby can thrill me like you do

Got a little woman, lives across the hall
Got a little woman, she lives across the hall
And most every evening she's asking me to call

But I don't want no other baby but you
I don't want no other baby but you
Cause no other baby can thrill me like you do

But lots of other women say be my daddy do
Yeah, lots of other women say be my daddy do
But I tell them I don't want no other baby but you

I said I don't want no other baby but you
No, I don't want no other baby but you
Cause no other baby thrill me like you do, ooh, ooh

Officially appears on


Run Devil Run

Official album • Released in 1999

4:18 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocal
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Mick Green:
Electric guitar
David Gilmour:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Ian Paice:
Drums
Pete Wingfield:
Hammond organ
Chris Thomas:
Producer
Paul Hicks:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 05, 1999
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


No Other Baby / Brown Eyed Handsome Man

CD Single • Released in 1999

4:17 • Studio versionA1 • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocal
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Mick Green:
Electric guitar
David Gilmour:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Ian Paice:
Drums
Pete Wingfield:
Hammond organ
Chris Thomas:
Producer
Paul Hicks:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 05, 1999
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


Lumpy Trousers

Unofficial live

3:24 • Soundcheck

Concert From the concert in Tokyo, Japan on Nov 15, 1993


The Soundcheck Songs Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 1998

3:24 • Soundcheck


Rock Devil Rock

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:55 • Live

Concert From "Later... with Jools Holland" in London, United Kingdom on Nov 06, 1999


Rock Devil Rock

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:56 • Live

Concert From "Red Alert With The National Lottery" in Windsor, United Kingdom on Nov 13, 1999


Rock Devil Rock

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:34 • Live

Concert From "The Apocalypse Tube" in Newcastle, United Kingdom on Nov 20, 1999


Live performances

“No Other Baby” has been played in 5 concerts and 6 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “No Other Baby” has been played


Live At The Cavern

Dec 14, 1999 • United Kingdom • Liverpool • The Cavern Club


The Apocalypse Tube

Nov 20, 1999 • United Kingdom • Newcastle • Tyne Tees Studios • TV show


Red Alert With The National Lottery

Nov 13, 1999 • United Kingdom • Windsor • Bray Film Studios • TV show


Later... with Jools Holland

Nov 06, 1999 • United Kingdom • London • BBC Centre Wood Lane • TV show


PETA Party Of The Century

Sep 18, 1999 • USA • Hollywood • Paramount Studios


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