Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WET WILLIE / DRIPPIN' WET

Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1973 on Capricorn records.
ALBUM INFO:
Produced by Johnny Sandlin
Recorded LIVE At The Warehouse, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 31st, 1972
Bit Rate - 256 kbps
Format - Mp3
TRACK LISTING:
That's All Right
She Caught The Katy
No Good Woman Blues
Red Hot Chicken
Airport
I'd Rather Be Blind
Macon Hambone Blues
Shout Bamalama
All songs arranged by Wet Willie
BAND LINEUP:
Jimmy Hall - Vocals, Harps, Saxophones, Percussion
Rick Hirsch - Lead Guitar
John Anthony - Keyboards, Percussion, background vocals
Jack Hall - Bass, Background vocals
Lewis Ross - Drums, Percusssion
WEBSITE:
REVIEW:
By J. Johnson "Allman Brothers obsessive" (Winchester, VA)
This cd is hotter than a nymphomanic in a convent. Taken from a New Years Eve show at one of the legendary dungeons in rock history the Warehouse in New Orleans. Opening for the Allman Brothers, Wet Willie simply tore the roof off the sucker. Opening with That's All Right, the band sets out a marker-We are going to kick your butt and if you don't like it leave. This is not rock and roll for posers or the faint of heart. They do the definitive version of Taj Mahal's She Caught the Katy, and their version of I'd Rather Be Blind Than to See You Go brings gospel fervor to the roadhouse. No Good Woman Blues is the hottest shuffle I've heard to this day. Of course a man's gotta have a little Red Hot Chicken, and when he's finished he will always Shout Bamalama. Musicianship-outstanding. Jack Hall and Lewis Anthony lay down a great groove, Ricky Hirsch plays some tasty guitar and John Anthony puts they keys in exactly the right place. Jimmy Hall-well what can you say-arguably the greatest white soul singer ever-only Eddie Hinton and Felix Cavilere are close The only thing missing from this disc is Grits Ain't Groceries which was a staple of the Wet Willie live show. Every time I listen to this disc I realize how lucky I was to hear this band at their peak-and guys this is it! You gotta have this one!

CONTACT:
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Tom

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx lots!

But quick delete?
I 'got error on Rapidshare...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 12:55:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tom Eckels said...

Shoot! I musta typed something wrong. I'll get it fixed when I get home tonight. Further evidence that I'm far from perfect I guess...

TC

Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 1:50:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL.
Maybe you are on the busy life.
Take care yourself as well as your mental.
We can wait ever.
regards.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 4:03:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tom Eckels said...

New link for this one as of 7/17/08. Links are good for 90 days with no downloads....day 91 link is gone. Keep the music alive :-)

TC

Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 11:06:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx TC!

At last...

It was about 30 years ago i met Wet Willie.
They were in a TV screen though.
Playing "That's All Right" and few songs.
Jimmy and others were very young.
i noticed that they play storatocaster not like other southern rockers who picked Les Paul.
It was very fresh and cool.

Thanx again, TC.

Friday, July 18, 2008 at 9:39:00 AM EDT  

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