Guest, Jimmy Hall

Guest Name: 
Jimmy Hall
Jimmy Hall
Guest Occupation: 
Lead singer and harmonica player for the Southern rock group, Wet Willie
Guest Biography: 

J  I  M  M  Y

H  A  L  L

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST/SINGER

Frontman  for

SOUTHERN SOUL BAND

W  E  T

W  I  L  L  I  E

(Keep On Smilin')

 

Jimmy Hall was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Mobile by a musical family steeped in gospel tradition.

Jimmy Hall first gained notoriety as the lead vocalist, saxophonist, and harmonica player for the band Wet Willie, which emerged from Mobile, Alabama in 1970. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll swagger propelled the group’s “Keep On Smilin’” to the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974. After five albums with Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved to the Epic label in 1977, carrying the singles “Street Corner Serenade” and “Weekend” to the Top 40. As a solo artist, Jimmy appeared in the Top 40 yet again with “I’m Happy That Love Has Found You” in 1980. His songs have been recorded by Gregg Allman, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Blackberry Smoke, Johnny Russell, and others. Additionally, Jimmy has been a vocalist and bandleader for Hank Williams, Jr. since the 1980s. Jimmy is an inductee of both the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. A 2017 Alabama Media Group article dubbed Jimmy “Alabama’s greatest Southern rocker." Additionally, Jimmy Hall, has toured as a vocalist with Jeff Beck's US Tour over the years. According to Jeff Beck's Website, Hall is referred to as “A Southern Boy with Lots of Soul.”

 

JIMMY HALL APPEARS ON THE NEW EP FROM

BLACKBERRY SMOKE "LIVE FROM CAPRICORN SOUND STUDIOS".

Order you copy at

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Jimmy Hall is in the new

Jeff Beck "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" DVD and CD!

The Band: Jimmy Hall, Rhonda Smith, Jonathan Joseph, Rosie Bones, and Carmen Vandenberg. Special guests: Jan Hammer, Billy Gibbons, Steven Tyler, and Beth Hart.

Available now at amazon.com

 

WET WILLIE

Miles of Smiles

LIVE

At amazon.com

For more information about JIMMY HALL

And WET WILLIE

Visit

https://www.facebook.com/WetWillieBand/

 

Jimmy Hall discography

Touch You (Epic, 1980)

Cadillac Tracks (Epic, 1982)

Flash (Jeff Beck album), 1985

Rendezvous with Blues (Capricorn, 1996)

Triple Trouble (Telarc, 2003) with Tommy Castro, Lloyd Jones, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton

All Night All Stars (Capitol, 2003)

The Mighty Jeremiahs (Ear X-tacy, 2005), with Greg Martin, Mark Hendricks, Jon McGee

Build Your Own Fire (Zoho Music, 2007)

Shoals Rhythm Collective (Music Avenue, 2007)

Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl (Eagle Vision 2017)

 

WET WILLIE

Studio albums

Wet Willie (1971)

Wet Willie II (1972)

Keep On Smilin' (1974)

Dixie Rock (1975)

The Wetter The Better (1976)

Manorisms (1977)

Which One's Willie? (1979)

JIMMY HALL APPEARS ON THE NEW EP FROM BLACKBERRY SMOKE "LIVE FROM CAPRICORN SOUND STUDIOS".