Willie Love

Greenville Smokin'

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Willie Love spent most of his short career working around Mississippi as part of Sonny Boy Williamson's King Biscuit Entertainers, but he also recorded as a solo artist for Trumpet Records in Jackson, Mississippi. This 18-track set brings together all of his extant recordings for the label, some featuring Elmore James, a young Little Milton, and Joe Willie Wilkins on guitar. Hard barrelhouse piano and Love's laconic vocals frame classics like "V-8 Ford," "Feed My Body to the Fishes," and the bouncy "Everybody's Fishing." A bluesman who deserves a wider listen.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:58 Spotify
2 3:01 Spotify
3 2:21 Spotify
4 3:02 Spotify
5 3:05 Spotify
6 2:35 Spotify
7 2:27 Spotify
8 3:02 Spotify
9 2:32 Spotify
10 2:48 Spotify
11 2:51 Spotify
12 2:51 Spotify
13
2:34 Spotify
14 3:04 Spotify
15 2:29 Spotify
16 2:44 Spotify
17 2:46 Spotify
18 3:01 Spotify
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