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Willie Cobbs



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Willie Cobbs



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If for nothing else, the name of Willie Cobbs will always ring immortal for the prominence of his composition "You Don't Love Me," covered by everyone from Junior Wells to the Allman Brothers. But Cobbs' own discography is dotted with other triumphs, including a 1994 album for Rooster Blues, Down to Earth, that made it clear that Cobbs was alive, well, and committed to playing the blues.

Willie Cobbs was born July 15, 1932, In Monroe, Arkansas. Cobbs decided the prospect of rice farming didn't appeal to him enough to stick around his native Arkansas, so he migrated to Chicago in 1947. He hung out with Little Walter and Eddie Boyd while honing his harp chops on Maxwell Street. But Cobbs' recording career didn't fully blossom until 1960, when his waxing of "You Don't Love Me" for Billy Lee Riley's Memphis-based Mojo logo made him something of a regional star (one previous 45 for Joe Brown's Ruler imprint back in Chicago had stiffed instantly). "You Don't Love Me" eventually was leased to Vee-Jay � no doubt warming Cobbs' heart, since Vee-Jay boss Jimmy Bracken had once turned down Cobbs' audition, explaining that he sounded too much like Vee-Jay breadwinner Jimmy Reed.

Throughout the '60s,'70s, and '80s, Cobbs recorded a slew of obscure singles, often for his own labels (Riceland, Ricebelt, C&F), and operated nightclubs in Arkansas and Mississippi before cutting a long-overdue album for Rooster Blues (backed by labelmates Johnny Rawls and L.C. Luckett). He's also managed to slip in a little cinematic action into his schedule, appearing in the films Mississippi Masala and Memphis.

-- Bill Dahl of All Music Guide.
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LINKSYEARTITLE
1991Hey Little Girl
1994Down To Earth
1998Pay Or Do 2 Months & 29 Days
2000Jukin'


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1991 Hey Little Girl



1994 Down To Earth

01. Eatin' Dry Onions
02. Goin' To Mississippi
03. Butler Boy Blues
04. She's Not The Same (feeling good)
05. Amnesia
06. My Baby Walked Away
07. If You Don't Know What Love Is
08. You Don't Love Me/Hey Little Girl
09. Good Lovin'
10. New Slow Down Baby
11. Carnation Milk
12. Stackhouse Rock (instrumental)
13. Wanna Make Love To You



1998 Pay Or Do 2 Months & 29 Days

01. 11 Months And 29 Days
02. Crack Cocaine
03. Baby, Please Don't Stop
04. Butler Boy Blues
05. Feel So Bad
06. Key To The Highway
07. Jukin'
08. Candidate
09. Testing, 1, 2, 3
10. Amnesia
11. You Don't Love Me
12. Condition
13. Who Is He (and what is he to you)?



2000 Jukin'

01. Jukin'
02. Black Night
03. Feeling Good
04. Mean Old World
05. Poison Ivy
06. Reconsider Baby
07. Five Long Years
08. You're So Fine
09. Please Send Me Someone To Love
10. I Don't Know


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