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Wet Willie - Keep on Smilin'/Dixie Rock album mp3

Wet Willie - Keep on Smilin'/Dixie Rock album mp3
Blues-Rock,Boogie Rock,Southern Rock
  • Performer:
    Wet Willie
  • Title:
    Keep on Smilin'/Dixie Rock
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  • Style:
    Blues-Rock,Boogie Rock,Southern Rock
  • Date of release:
    June 27, 2005
  • Recording date:
    November, 1974
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    1533 megabytes
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    1803 megabytes
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    1289 megabytes
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Band Name Wet Willie. Album Name Keep On Smilin' - Dixie Rock. Music StyleSouthern Rock. Members owning this album0. 1. Country Side of Life. 3. Trust in the Lord. 6. Lucy Was in Trouble. 8. Don't Wait Too Long.

Wet Willie is an American band from Mobile, Alabama, . They are best known for their hit "Keep On Smilin'," which reached No. 10 on the . Billboard Hot 100 in August 1974, but they had a number of charted songs in the 1970s utilizing their soulful brand of Southern rock. Drummer Lewis Ross assembled the musicians for a group called "Fox" in the summer of 1969 and after relocating from Mobile, Alabama to Macon, Georgia, home of Capricorn Records, became known as "Wet Willie"

Wet Willie auditioned for Capricorn that summer and were at work on their debut album by the fall of that same year. Despite sharing the same label as the Allmans and the Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie wasn't like either of those groups. They jammed, but usually not for stretches of more than ten or 12 minutes, and they weren't laid-back Southerners. The group's third studio release, Keep On Smilin', finally gave them a hit with the title track, and yielded a handful of other popular tracks. The addition of the female backing group the Williettes only opened the group's sound out further with a gospel and soul sensibility.

Keep on Smilin' Tracklist. The Wetter The Better. Show all albums by Wet Willie.

Wet Willie – Dixie Rock. I heard, dixie rock and that dixie roll Had a real good beat, yes it did And a whole lotta soul Oh, yeah. Come on, play some good time music Just the way we used to do Any old way to choose it You know, you just can't lose. So gimme some nasty pickin' Some blues on a black guitar Don't you dig that dixie lady No matter who you are. You love dixie rock and that dixie roll Got a real good beat, yeah And a whole lotta soul. I love that dixie rock It's got that steady roll And it feels so good y'all Hey, don't you know. But I can't tell you What you already know.

The follow-up to Wet Willie's breakthrough benchmark release, Keep On Smilin', didn't match its predecessor in sales, and began a commercial decline from which they never recovered. But although there's nothing as catchy as the previous album's title track, Dixie Rock is a worthy successor and another excellent yet underrated entry in the band's catalog.

Wet Willie is a versatile, high-energy Southern rock band that, from 1971 until 1978, produced an array of albums awash in good-time music, rollicking high-energy blues-rock, and white Southern soul while releasing several charting singles and achieving one Top Ten hit and a lot of admirers. They toured and recorded extensively from 1969 through the early Eighties, and they still perform today in two slightly different versions, depending on whether Jimmy Hall is present. When Hall is with the band, it is billed as Wet Willie; otherwise, it is billed as The Wet Willie Band. Perhaps their best-known LP is the 1973 live album, Drippin' Wet, but their main claim to fame is the hit single, "Keep On Smilin,'" which reached No. 10 on the Billboard singles chart.


John Anthony - Composer, Group Member, Guitar (Rhythm), Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals (Background)
Ella Avery - Composer, Group Member, Vocals
Chez Dowd - Audio Production
Al Clayton - Photography
Tom Dowd - Audio Production, Percussion, Producer
Mike Duke - Vocals (Background)
Earl 'Bone' Ford - Trombone
Bruce Eder - Liner Notes
The Hall Country Singers - Vocals
Donna Hall - Group Member, Vocals
Jack Hall - Banjo, Bass, Bass Instrument, Composer, Group Member, Vocals (Background)
Jimmy Hall - Composer, Group Member, Harmonica, Percussion, Sax (Alto), Vocals
Jimmy Hall & the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Collective - Group Member, Harmonica, Percussion, Sax (Alto), Vocals
Mama Hall - Piano
Susan Hall - Group Member, Vocals
Rick Hirsch - Bottleneck Guitar, Group Member, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals (Background)
Ricky Hirsch - Bottleneck Guitar, Composer, Group Member, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals (Background)
Tony Humphries - Audio Engineer, Engineer
Joyce Knight - Vocals (Background)
Joyce Knight - Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Richard Mantel - Art Direction, Design
Lewis Ross - Composer, Congas, Drums, Group Member, Percussion, Vocals (Background)
Ovie Sparks - Audio Engineer, Engineer
Andrew Thompson - Remastering
Wet Willie - Primary Artist
Sam Whiteside - Audio Engineer, Engineer
Williettes - Vocals (Background)

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Country Side of Life Ricky Hirsch Wet Willie 3:32
2 Keep on Smilin' John Anthony / Jack Hall / Jimmy Hall / Ricky Hirsch / Lewis Ross Wet Willie 3:58
3 Trust in the Lord Wet Willie 3:12
4 Soul Sister John Anthony / Ella Avery Wet Willie 4:57
5 Alabama Ricky Hirsch Wet Willie 3:27
6 Lucy Was in Trouble Ricky Hirsch Wet Willie 3:40
7 Soul Jones John Anthony / Jack Hall / Jimmy Hall / Ricky Hirsch / Lewis Ross Wet Willie 4:03
8 Don't Wait Too Long John Anthony Wet Willie 3:06
9 Spanish Moss Ricky Hirsch Wet Willie 3:45
10 In Our Hearts John Anthony / Ricky Hirsch Wet Willie 4:28
11 She's My Lady John Anthony Wet Willie 3:31
12 Ain't He a Mess John Anthony / Lewis Ross Wet Willie 2:57
13 Dixie Rock Jack Hall / Jimmy Hall / Ricky Hirsch Wet Willie 5:13
14 Poor Judge of Character Ricky Hirsch Wet Willie 3:25
15 Mama Didn't Raise No Fools John Anthony / Ella Avery / Jack Hall / Jimmy Hall / Ricky Hirsch / Lewis Ross Wet Willie 5:08
16 It's Gonna Stop Rainin' Soon Jack Hall / Jimmy Hall Wet Willie 4:00
17 Jailhouse Moan Wet Willie 4:23
18 He Set Me Free Wet Willie 1:25
19 Leona Jack Hall / Jimmy Hall Wet Willie 4:34
20 Take It to the Music Ricky Hirsch Wet Willie 3:33