Blind Willie McTell
Baby It Must Be Love
Release Date: November 5th, 1940
Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
March 7th, 2012
How Blind Willie was such an influence on Bob Dylan is evident in the lyric from 'Baby It Must Be Love' – quick fire cheek and irony as rounded up by a melodic tag line of resolution at the end of each phrase.
As taken from Willie's 'Last Session' album, this track sees his straightforward delivery at it's best. It's simple and direct, arguably to the point of not seeing him make the most of the melody hook. And it brings home and affirms the notion that the man was a brilliant lyricist whose style would go on to have a great effect on the very best.