WILLIE COBBS





SINGLES

MOJO 2168 WILLIE COBBS You Don't Love (Me) / You're So Hard To Please1961 US
HOME OF THE BLUES 230  WILLIE COBBS You Don't Love Me / You're So Hard To Please3/1961 US
VEE-JAY VJ 411 WILLIE COBB You Don't Love Me / You're So Hard To Please1961 US
ASCOT AS 2113 WILLIE COBBS Don't Say Goodbye / Five Long Years1962 US
C AND F RECORD CO. 3000/3001 WILLIE COBBS Don't Say Good-Bye / Five Long Years1962 US
RICE BELT 1131 WILLIE COBBS Slowdown / Don't Say Goodbye (Hoppin' Bird)
(a-side recorded in Chicago, 1958, b-side in Memphis in 1962)
1962 US
RULER 5000 WILLIE C We'll All Be There / Slow Down Baby1963 US
JOB 1127 WILLIE COBBS Too Sad / Got A Little Girl1963 US
PURE GOLD 302 WILLIE COBBS Lonely Boy / Here Is My Heart1963 US
PURE GOLD 309 WILLIE COBBS Big Boss Man / Kiss Me One More Time
(b-side may actually be by Willie Jefferson)
1964 US
PURE GOLD 313 WILLIE COBBS Come On Home / Too Sad1964 US
WHIRL-A-WAY 1065 WILLIE C. COBBS   My Little Girl / Mistreated Blues1965 US
RULER 902/903 WILLIE COBBS My Little Girl / Mistreated Blues1965 US
BOOTHEEL 182 WILLIE COBBS Mistreated Blues / You Don't Love Me1966 US
SOUL BEAT SB-112A/B WILLIE COBBS Eating Dry Onions (Sitting In The Alley Crying For Bread) / Worst Feeling (I Ever Had)1966? US
RICELAND J-110/111 WILLIE COBBS Don't Worry About Me / I'll Love Only You1969 US
MINARET MIN-147 (promo) WILLIE COBBS Don't Worry About Me / Don't Worry About Me1969 US
MINARET MIN-147 WILLIE COBBS Don't Worry About Me / I'll Love You Only [sic]1969 US
RICELAND 904 WILLIE COBB Worst Feeling (I Ever Had) Pt. 1 / Worst Feeling (I Ever Had) Pt. 2  1970 US
RICE BELT 1131 WILLIE COBBS Hoppin' Bird / Slow Down  (reissue)1971? US
RULER 1131 WILLIE COBBS Hoppin' Bird / Slow Down  (reissue)1971 US
RULER 900 WILLIE COBBS Slow Down Baby / You Dont [sic] Love  (reissue)
(Note: also available as an identical 2010 UK repro edition)
1971 US
BRACOB BRA 1001 WILLIE COBBS Hey Little Girl / C.C. Rider1973 US
SUPREME R5-2520-A/B WILLIE COBBS You Know I Love You / You Don't Love Me197? US
SUPREME R 2521 WILLIE COBBS Eating Dry Onions (Sitting In The Alley Crying For Bread) / Worst Feeling (I Ever Had)197? US
PHILWOOD 254 WILLIE COBBS Why Did You Change Your Mind / Eating Dry Onions (Sitting In The Alley Crying For Bread)1976 US
CHIMNEYVILLE 10214 WILLIE COBBS Why Did You Change Your Mind / Eatin' Dry Onions1977 US
CHIMNEYVILLE 10226 WILLIE COBBS You Don't Love Me / Why Did You Change Your Mind (instr.)1978 US
RECORD GALLERY RGR 583  WILLIE COBB Hey Little Girl - Part I / Hey Little Girl - Part II198? US
RECORD GALLERY RGR 681 WILLIE COBBS Eatin' Dry Onions / You Know I Love You1981 US
RETTA'S RET-008 WILLIE COBB Inflation Blues / Inflation Blues (instr.)1984 US
WILCO WR-101/102 WILLIE COBB Please Send Me Someone / Feeling Good1986 US
WILCO WR-103/104 WILLIE COBB Feeling Good / May The Years Be Good To You198? US
ROOSTER BLUES R59 WILLIE COBB Eatin' Dry Onions / Goin' To Mississippi1994 US
DEE JAY (SOUL TO REGGAE SERIES) DJ45-01 (promo) WILLIE COBB You Don't Love Me / (reverse by Robert Parker: I Caught You In A Lie) (reissue)2006 UK
RULER 1000-WJ WILLIE COBB Slow Down Baby / You Don't Love  (reissue)2010 UK

In addition, Willie Cobbs possibly played the harmonica on Eddie Boyd's 1958 version of "Five Long Years" (recorded in Chicago, IL.), issued on unnumbered Oriole 45rpm single and reissued on Blues Classics LP BC-8 ("Chicago Blues - Early 50's"). With certainty he participated in Eddie Boyd's 1961 session in Memphis (featuring Eddie Boyd:vcl/pno, Rico Collins:ten.sax, Sammy Lawhorn:gtr, Willie Cobbs:bs, and Wilbert Harris:dms), and the results, "Vacation From The Blues" and "It's Too Bad", were issued on Mojo 2167. Cobbs also accompanied Hosea Leavy & his Combo (on harmonica) on "When I Was A Little Boy" (Riceland 605, 1969), and Marie Pryce (on harmonica) on "I Met The Man From Cummins Prison" (Soul Beat 800, 1970).





ALBUMS

MINA M-1005 MR. C'S BLUES IN THE GROOVE!  (LP)
Inflation Blues / Don't Say Good-Bye / Mistreated Blues / My Little Girl / You Know I Love You / You Don't Love Me / Worst Feeling (I Ever Had) / Why Did You Change Your Mind / Please Send Me Someone To Love / Good Feeling / Hey Little Girl / C.C. Rider / I'll Love You Only / Don't Worry About Me / Eating Dry Onion / Inflation Blues Part 2 (instr.)
1986 JPN
WILCO C-824 HEY LITTLE GIRL  (C-CAS)
Worst Feeling / Hey Little Girl / C.C. Rider / Mistreated Blues / You Know I Love You / My Little Girl / Inflation Blues / Don't Say Good-Bye / Please Send Me Someone To Love / Feeling Good
1991 US
ROOSTER BLUES R 2628 DOWN TO EARTH  (CD)
Eatin' Dry Onions / Goin' To Mississippi / Butler Boy / She's Not The Same (Feeling Good) / Amnesia / My Baby Walked Away / If You Don't Know What Love Is / You Don't Love Me-Hey Little Girl / Good Lovin' / New Slow Down Baby / Carnation Milk / Stackhouse Rock / Wanna Make Love To You
(featuring Willie Cobbs:vcl/hca, Johnny Rawls:bs/gtr/bckgr.vcls, John Mohead:sl.gtr, L.C. Luckett:gtr/keys/tamb, Winston Stewart:keys, Leonard Washington:dms, Vera Cobbs:bckgr.vcls)
1994 US
WILCO WCD 1004 PAY OR DO 11 MONTHS & 29 DAYS  (CD)
11 Months & 29 Days / Crack Cocaine / Baby, Please Don't Stop / Butler Boy Blues / Feel So Bad / Key To The Highway / Jukin' / Candidate / Testing 1, 2, 3 / Amnesia / You Don't Love Me / Condition / Who Is He?
1998 US
BULLSEYE BLUES & JAZZ 6-82161-9629-2 JUKIN'  (CD)
Jukin' / Black Night / Feelin' Good / Mean Old World / Poison Ivy / Reconsider Baby / Five Long Years / You're So Fine / Please Send Me Someone To Love / I Don't Know
2000 US




COMPILATIONS & SESSION WORKS

FINNISH BLUES SOCIETY FBS 101 EDDIE BOYD: BROTHERHOOD  (LP)
Eddie Boyd (with Willie Cobbs on bass): It's Too Bad / Vacation From The Blues
1975 FIN
JEFFERSON 601 EDDIE BOYD: VACATION FROM THE BLUES  (LP)
Eddie Boyd (with Willie Cobbs on bass): It's Too Bad / Vacation From The Blues
1976 SWE
CHARLY CRB 1080 V/A: CHILLS AND FEVER - CHICAGO BLUES MASTERS, VOL.4  (LP)
You're So Hard To Please / You Can't Love Me
1985 UK
P-VINE PLP-389 V/A: FRANK, THIS IS IT : MEMPHIS MODERN BLUES THE 70'S  (LP)
You Have Done Me Wrong / Don't Worry About Me / If You Don't Know What Love Is / I'll Love You Only
1988 JPN
RCA/JRS 35809-2 V/A: MISSISSIPPI MASALA (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)  (CD)
Angel From Heaven / Sad Feeling (featuring Willie Cobbs on vcl/hca)
1992 US
CHARLY CD 3 V/A: MODERN BLUES ANTHOLOGY : AIN'T TIMES HARD  (4-CD)
You Don't Love Me
1995 UK
MALACO MCD 0030 V/A: MALACO - THE LAST SOUL COMPANY - A THIRTY YEAR RETROSPECTIVE  (CD)
You Don't Love Me No More
1999 US
ROOSTER BLUES R 9825 V/A: ROOSTER BLUES RECORDS : 1980-2000 SAMPLER  (CD)
Eatin' Dry Onions
-- reissue: Rooster Blues CD 2637, 2001 US --
2000 US
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-7273 V/A: THE BEST OF VEE JAY BLUES, VOL.5  (CD)
You're So Hard To Please / You Don't Love Me
-- reissued as part of a 5-CD boxset "The Best Of Vee Jay Blues", Collectables 147 --
2000 US
COLLECTABLES COL-CD-0147 V/A: THE VERY BEST OF VEE-JAY BLUES  (5-CD)
You're So Hard To Please / You Don't Love Me
2001 US
FAB CD 14 V/A: HARMONICA BLUES  (CD)
Mean Old World
2001 US
P-VINE PCD 5271/4 V/A: VEE JAY, CHICAGO'S BLUES MUSIC  (4-CD)
You Don't Love Me / You're So Hard To Please / Lonely Boy (I Need A Woman)
2002 JPN
STOMPER TIME STCD 17 V/A: FERNWOOD RHYTHM'N'BLUES  (CD)
Kiss Me One More Time / My Little Girl / Come On Home / Here Is My Heart / You Don't Love Me / Big Boss Man / Lonely Boy / Too Sad / Mistreated Blues
2002 UK
BODY & SOUL 3043912 V/A: BLUES - LA GRANDE ANTHOLOGIE 1925-1962  (2-CD)
You Don't Love Me
2003 FRA
ROUNDER 612171 V/A: BOX OF THE BLUES  (4-CD)
Jukin'
2003 US
PRISM LEISURE PLATBX 193 V/A: BACK HOME BLUES - THE BLUES IS ALLRIGHT - WORKING MAN'S BLUES - EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES  (3-CD)
You Don't Love Me
2004 UK
PRISM LEISURE DOVE 7122 V/A: SINGING THE BLUES - 44 BLUES CLASSICS  (2-CD)
You Don't Love Me
2005 UK
SUNDAZED MUSIC SC 11153 V/A: A FINE TIME! THE SOUTHSIDE OF SOUL STREET  (CD)
Don't Worry About Me / You Have Done Me Wrong
2006 US
KENT SOUL CDKEND 298 V/A: PLAY THE GAME - THE XL AND SOUNDS OF MEMPHIS STORY, VOL.2  (CD)
I'll Love Only You
2008 UK
BGP CDBGPD 201 V/A: MEMPHIS 60 - SOUL, R& AND PROTO FUNK FROM SOUL CITY USA  (CD)
You Don't Love Me
2009 UK
ACE CDCHD 1260 V/A: BO DIDDLEY IS A... SONGWRITER  (CD)
You Don't Love Me (a.k.a. She's Fine, She's Mine)
2010 UK
BEAR FAMILY BCD 16932 CP V/A: PLUG IT IN! TURN IN UP! ELECTRIC BLUES - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, PT.3 (1960-1969)  (3-CD)
You Don't Love Me
2012 GER
OUTTA SIGHT OSCD038 V/A: THE BIRTH OF NORTHERN SOUL! - A RED HOT FUSION OF RHYTHM & BLUES, POPCORN AND NORTHERN SOUL  (CD)
You Don't Love Me
2013 UK
ROCKBEAT ROC-CD-3254 V/A: SUPER RARE ELECTRIC BLUES '60S ERA  (2-CD)
You Don't Love Me
2014 US
KENT SOUL CDKEND 421 V/A: MORE LOST SOUL GEMS FROM SOUNDS OF MEMPHIS  (CD)
Hey Little Girl
2014 UK
REAL GONE MUSIC RGM 126 V/A: MOD - THE EARLY YEARS - 112 CLASSIC & RARE TRACKS  (4-CD)
You Don't Love Me
2014 UK
NOT NOW MUSIC NOT3CD152 V/A: 75 MODERN SOUNDS  (3-CD)
You Don't Love Me
2014 UK
OMNIVORE RECORDINGS 6651014767 V/A: SOUTH SIDE OF SOUL STREET - THE MINARET SOUL SINGLES 1967-1976  (CD)
I'll Love Only You / Don't Worry About Me
2013 US
CHROME DREAMS CDCD 5104 V/A: DUANE ALLMAN'S JUKEBOX - THE MUSIC THAT INSPIRED THE MAN  (CD)
You Don't Love Me
2014 UK
FANTASTIC VOYAGE FVDD227 V/A: SOUL FOR DANCERS  (2-CD)
You Don't Love Me
2015 UK
SHEIK LP 703 V/A: THE RHYTHM SHACK, VOL.3  (LP)
Don't Say Good-Bye
2015 SPA


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Jeff Crompton | Jarmo Hoppula | Juhani Laikkoja | Lex Jansen

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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