Willie Love biography

Willie Love (November 4, 1906 – August 19, 1953) was an American Delta blues pianist. He is best known for his association with, and accompaniment of Sonny Boy Williamson II. In 1947 Charley Booker moved to Greenville, where he worked with Love. Under his own name, Love did not return to the studio until March 1953, when he cut "Worried Blues" and "Lonesome World Blues." Oddly, despite the friendship between them, Love did not utilise Williamson's playing on any of his own material. Love played piano on Williamson's albums, I Ain't Beggin' Nobody and Clownin' With The World (1953). All of Love's own recordings appeared on the compilation album, Greenville Smokin', issued in 2000. After suffering the effects of years of heavy drinking, Compilation albums Trumpet Masters, Vol. 1: Lonesome World Blues (1991) Delta Blues: 1951 (1993) Greenville Smokin' (2000) Shout Brother Shout