Since I Met You Baby (song)
Since I Met You Baby is a rhythm-and - blues song by the American pianist and singer Ivory Joe Hunter was added in 1956 and 1111 on Atlantic (USA), published in Canada on Quality 1567 and in the UK on Columbia DB 3872. The song was also written by him. The German version under the title Just as then, Baby was recorded by Peter Kraus 1958. In 1969, the song in the version of the Country singer Sonny James again Hitehren.
Hunter was already a successful rhythm and blues artist with some success as I Almost Lost My Mind. In 1954 he came to Atlantic Records and at that time was also Since I Met You Baby. The critic Steve Huey described the song as " a masterpiece of smooth, bluesy elegance .... ".
The song, a 12 - bar blues, was miles away from the prevailing rock and roll. The orchestral arrangement was by Ray Ellis, a producer and arranger who had worked among others with Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Harmony in the second verse sung by the saxophonist Jesse Powell.
The song reached in the Rhythm and Blues Records chart by Billboard as the top site # 12 and stayed a total of three weeks. A gold record, which he reached with the song, was presented to him during his appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The song was his only entry on the Billboard charts.
There are many cover versions of songs that cover many different musical genres. The song has been covered well by Country musicians as well as blues singers. They include among others Molly Bee, Tommy Sands, Freddy Fender, Bobby Vee, Johnny O'Keefe and The Dee Jays, Sam Cooke, Jose Feliciano, The Spencer Davis Group, Professor Longhair, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Anderson & Jan Howard, Sonny James, Dean Martin, The Willy DeVille Acoustic Trio, Kenny Neal, BB King, Wanda Jackson and Lou Rawls.