Jimmy Hall - Touch You - 1980 - Epic
Jimmy Hall (born April 26, 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama) was the lead singer and harmonica player for the successful Southern rock group, Wet Willie which he co-founded 1970. In 1980 he had a solo hit of his with the single "I'm Happy that Love Has Found You" (US No.27). In May 1982, Jimmy peaked at No.77 with the song "Fool For Your Love." In 1985, he sang lead vocals on Jeff Beck's "Flash" album and was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Male Rock Vocalist. After leaving Willie, Jimmy Hall has been best known as a sideman for others (Jeff Beck, Jimmy Buffett, Hank Williams Jr., Gregg Allman) due to his abilities as a harp/sax player and vocalist. Jimmy has one of the most distinctive voices ever heard, and this is a very good album of pop, country, funk, and blue eyed soul. Listen to his "Build Your Own Fire" album and Wet Willie's tremendous "Left Coast Live" album [All tracks @ 256 Kbps: File size = 74.8 Mb]
TRACKS / COMPOSERS
A1 634-5789 - E. Floyd, S. Cropper 3:41
A2 Private Number - B. T. Jones, W. Bell 3:18
A3 Midnight To Daylight - J. V. Hall Jr., J. Hall, L. Berwald 5:20
A4 Eazy Street - J. V. Hall Jr. 4:39
A5 Rock & Roll Soldier - E. Setser, T. Seals 4:16
B1 Never Again - J. Monday, M. Tanner, N. Jeffrey 3:21
B2 Bad News - J. D. Loudermilk 3:16
B3 I'm Happy That Love Has Found You - A. Jacobson, E. Chase, W. Haberman 3:57
B4 The Same Old Moon - J. Hall, J. Goin 5:08
B5 Touch You - J. Hall, L. Berwald 3:43
Jimmy Hall - Saxophone, Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals
Larry Berwald, Jon Goin - Guitar
"Brother" Jack Hall - Bass, Vocals
Shane Keister, Bobby Ogdin - Keyboards
Mike Duke - Piano on "634-5789"
Mike Eubank - Piano on "Midnight To Daylight"
Gunnar Gelotte - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Farrell Morris - Percussion on "Eazy Street"
George Tidwell - Trumpet on "634-5789"
Greg "Fingers" Taylor - Harmonica on "The Same Old Moon"
Sheldon Kurland - Strings
Norbert Putnam - String Arrangements on "Private Number"
Bonnie Bramlett - Vocals [Duet] on "Private Number"
Dave Loggins, Donna Hall, Anita Hall, Steve Brantley - Vocals
Jimmy Hall, former lead vocalist and harmonica player for Wet Willie, has a long and varied background as a performer, working with Capricorn Records from its early days in the 1970s. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Hall cofounded Wet Willie in 1970; over the next ten years, Hall and the group toured with Aerosmith, the Allman Brothers Band, Grand Funk Railroad and the Grateful Dead. Hall was later nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocalist for Jeff Beck's 1985 Flash album. After Wet Willie's breakup, Hall moved to Nashville to work on a solo project for Epic Records, and he's been based there ever since, finding a healthy blues scene in a city known for country music. On his 1996 effort Rendezvous With The Blues, Hall is backed by people like Clayton Ivey on piano, former Capricorn session drummer Bill Stewart, and Dr. Dan Matrazzo on Hammond B-3 organ; the record also features Johnny Sandlin, the same producer who sat behind the console on Wet Willie's 1973 live album Drippin' Wet. In recent years, Hall joined Hank Williams Jr's touring band playing sax and harmonica. © Richard Skelly, All Music Guide