Wet Willie – Keep On Smiling/Dixie Rock

2 on 1 CD – £9.99
Catalog No. BGOCD873
Keep On Smiling/Dixie Rock by Wet Willie
  • These are Wet Willie’s third and fourth studio releases, originally on the Capricorn label. Unusual among Southern boogie bands of the 70’s, Wet Willie included a strong R&B element in its music.
  • Quote From AMG: “Wet Willie was, after the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, the hardest-rocking of the Southern bands to come to attention in the early 1970s. For seven years, from 1971 until 1978, they produced an enviable array of albums awash in good-time music, rollicking high-energy blues-rock, and white Southern soul, and for their trouble they racked up just one Top Ten hit ‘Keep On Smilin’‘ (included here) – and a lot of admirers”.
  • ‘Keep On Smilin’‘ is the definitive Wet Willie studio album. Produced by Tom Dowd, who was responsible for producing/engineering some of the greatest records to come out of Atlantic Records as well as scores of rock albums, including Cream’s 'Disraeli Gears' and Derek & The Dominos’ ‘Layla’.
  • ‘Dixie Rock’, the follow-up album, included the band’s new backing group the Williettes, adding a gospel flavour to proceedings. Sublime slide work from Ricky Hirsch and Jimmy Hall's mournful harp help make this one of the band's most cohesive works.


  1. Keep On Smiling: Country Side Of Life
  2. Keep On Smilin’
  3. Trust In The Lord
  4. Soul Sister
  5. Alabama
  6. Lucy Was In Trouble
  7. Soul Jones
  8. Don’t Wait Too Long
  9. Spanish Moss
  10. In Our Hearts

    Dixie Rock: She’s My Lady
  11. Ain’t He A Mess
  12. Dixie Rock
  13. Poor Judge Of Character
  14. Mama Didn’t Raise No Fools
  15. It’s Gonna Stop Rainin’ Soon
  16. Jailhouse Moan
  17. He Set Me Free
  18. Leona’s Home Cookin’ Cafe
  19. Take It To The Music

More music from Wet Willie:

  1. The Wetter The Better/Left Coast Live – Wet Willie
  2. Manorisms/
Which One’s Willie? – Wet Willie