Granted, the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd enjoyed more commercial success…. however Mobile Alabama’s Wet Willie were/are among the most soulful, hard-rocking, hard-working, and influential ensembles from the Southern rock genre which they helped establish in the 1970s.
Founding bassist Jack Hall, still going strong on the bandstand with his charismatic front-man brother Jimmy in a revamped line-up of Willie, is the consummate pocket-player working a funky disposition akin to the Motown, Muscle Shoals, Memphis Stax greats.
In addition to their rhythm & blues modus operandi, Wet Willie also distinguished themselves from the south of the Mason-Dixon Line motley with their female backing vocal duos, most notably Jim and Jack’s sister Donna Hall, along with Ella Brown Avery.
Jack Hall Sound & Vision…
“Grits Ain’t Groceries!” https://youtu.be/vUeXW7LeAig
“Keep On Smilin’” https://youtu.be/zLXRqWoWOuQ
“That’s All Right” https://youtu.be/2IfU3ZPiuLc