“Stay“ is a doo-wop song written by Maurice Williams and first recorded in 1960 by Williams with his group the Zodiacs. Commercially successful recordings were later also issued by both the Hollies and the Four Seasons.
A version of the song with revised lyrics is the last track on Jackson Browne‘s 1977 album Running on Empty. The song, which follows on the heels of Browne’s “The Load-Out” begs the audience to stay for an encore and includes an extensive playout. It includes backing contributions from David Lindley and from Rosemary Butler. Browne, Butler, and Lindley each contribute a similar verse in turn in ascending vocal ranges. It was released as a single and reached number 20 in the U.S.A. as well as number 12 in the U.K.
Running on Empty is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. Released in 1977, the album reached #3 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1978 and stayed on the charts for 65 weeks. The single for the title track, “Running on Empty”, peaked at #11 and the follow-up single, “The Load-Out”/”Stay”, reached #20 […]
|Steel Guitar||David Lindley|
|Background Vocals||Doug Haywood|
|Background Vocals||Rosemary Butler|