Billboard Hot chart in August Several other of the group's songs also appeared on the singles charts in the s, which utilized their soulful brand of Southern rock.
Drummer Lewis Ross assembled the musicians for a group called "Fox" in the summer of and after relocating from Mobile, Alabama to Macon, Georgia , home of Capricorn Records , became known as "Wet Willie".
The core members of the band during that period were Jimmy Hall , vocals , harmonica , saxophone ; Jimmy's brother Jack Hall on bass ; John David Anthony on keyboards ; Ricky Hirsch on guitar , and Lewis Ross on drums and percussion.
Michael Duke debuted on the album Dixie Rock adding keyboards and vocals, and stayed with the band through their tenure in the Southern Rock era. A period of personnel and record label changes followed and in with a new Epic Records contract the new line-up included Jimmy and Jack Hall, Mike Duke, drummer T. Lively, and guitarists Marshall Smith and Larry Berwald through the early s.
After a brief hiatus the band regrouped in the early s featuring the siblings Jimmy, Jack, and Donna Hall along with original keyboardist John David Anthony,drummer T. Lively, and long-time members guitarists Ric Seymour and Ricky Chancey. Wet Willie put out several albums on Capricorn Records between and Along with a "Greatest Hits" album released on Polydor Records , they also released two more final studio albums on Epic Records, although some hits collections and further live recordings have been released as recently as A wet willie is when you're fingering a girl and she gets really wet, then you put your finger in her ear.
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I thought you were doing something gross! The addition of the female backing group the Williettes only opened the group's sound out further with a gospel and soul sensibility. Dixie Rock and Wetter the Better followed in short order, but neither of those albums matched Keep On Smilin' in the songwriting department, and the band suffered a gradual decline in its album sales, despite getting a hit single out of "Dixie Rock.
Around this time, the group went through a series of internal shifts and it next emerged in with new lineup and a new contract with Epic Records. Jimmy and Jack Hall were still there, only now they were joined by three additional singers -- in addition to keyboardist Mike Duke, guitarist Marshall Smith and drummer Theophilus K. Lively contributed seriously to the vocalizing, and, to top it off, the band now had another guitar player in Larry Berwald. The result was the gorgeous Manorisms album, which showed off harmony singing like nobody's business and a pop side to the soul stylings that occasionally had the group crossing successfully close to Motown territory, only a lot hotter and sweatier than, say, the Grass Roots who also had a kind of white Motown sound ever got.
Sad to say, while their concert audiences were healthy and they were at no loss for gigs, Manorisms never sold, lacking the hit single to get it a foothold on AM radio. The band released one more album, Which One's Willie?