“Reconsider Baby” is a blues song written and recorded by Lowell Fulson in 1954. Performed in the West Coast blues style, it became Fulson’s first record chart hit for Checker Records, a subsidiary of Chess Records. “Reconsider Baby” has become a standard of the blues and has been recorded by numerous blues and other artists.
Called a “relentless mid-tempo blues”, “Reconsider Baby” has a twelve-bar structure with prominent guitar soloing by Fulson. The song was recorded in Dallas, Texas under the supervision of Leonard Chess associate and Jewel Records owner Stan Lewis. Backing Fulson (vocal and guitar) are members of Ray Charles’ band David “Fathead” Newman (tenor sax) and Leroy “Hog” Cooper (baritone sax), plus unidentified trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, and drums. The song became a hit, spending fifteen weeks during 1954 and 1955 in the Billboard R&B chart where it reached number three. The song has been included on several Fulson compilation albums, including 1970’s Hung Down Head.