Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WET WLLIE / II

Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1972 on Capricorn records.

ALBUM INFO:

Produced by Eddie Offord & Johnny Sandlin

Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals Alabama & Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon Georgia

Bit Rate - 320 Kbps

Format - Mp3

TRACK LISTING:

Shout Bamalama

Love Made Me

Red Hot Chicken

It Hurts Me Too

Keep A Knockin'

Airport

Grits Ain't Groceries

Shotgun Man

Shaggi's Song

BAND LINEUP:

Jimmy Hall - Vocals, Harmonica, Tenor Sax, Percussion

Ricky Hirsch - Guitar, Background Vocals

Jack Hall - Bass, Background Vocals

John Anthony - Keyboards, Background Vocals

Lewis Ross - Drums, PercussionWick Larsen - Guitars, Moog

WEBSITE:
http://www.ktb.net/~insync/wet_willie.html

REVIEW:

By J. Johnson "Allman Brothers obsessive" (Winchester, VA) (Amazon Review)

I am a huge Wet Willie fan-I'll own that at the beginnning of this review. However the studio was not this bands natural environment, the stage is where this band really shone. However, this set provides the song base for the incendiary shows that were to follow. It established Jimmy Hall as one of the greatest white soul shouters and Wet Willlie as a band to be reconed with. The disc is a mix of covers and originals. IMHO the highlight is the cover of Elmore James It Hurts Me Too. The structure is completely reworked to make it a soul classic, and when Jimmy sings "When things go wrong, Oh SUGAR! It hurts me too" it just doesn't get any better. Also a great version of Grits Ain't Groceries. If you love southern bands and great rockin' blues music you need this one in the collection. The only reason it gets 4 stars instead of 5 is something doesn't translate completely from the stage, but it really doesn't matter. Buy it!!


CONTACT:

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Tom

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work! Can I please have links to all Wet Willie albums? Thanx a lot and keep up the good work! maritakon@hol.gr

Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 12:23:00 PM EDT  

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