Jimmy Hall "Touch You"

Posted 21 Jun 2010 in 80s, Albums of 1980, Albums of the 80s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day  is Jimmy Hall, “Touch You.”

I’m going a little more obscure today with an album that if you don’t have it, you’ll probably never be able to find.

“Touch You” is a 1980 release by Jimmy Hall. Jimmy Hall? Jimmy Hall? Where have I heard that name before? You’re right, you have heard that name. Hall was the lead singer of the great Mobile, Alabama band, Wet Willie. (Keep on Smilin’)

Following in Wet Willie tradition, “Touch You” was also another funky country album. This had a little more blue eyed soul than when he was in the band.

THE song on the album was ‘(I’m Happy That) Love Has Found You.” It’s a great number to groove to when you’re cruising past Ogden Avenue.

Tracklist

  1. 634-5789 3:41
  2. Private Number 3:18
  3. Midnight To Daylight 5:20
  4. Eazy Street  4:39
  5. Rock & Roll Soldier 4:16
  6. Never Again  3:21
  7. Bad News 3:16
  8. I’m Happy That Love Has Found You 3:57
  9. The Same Old Moon 5:08
  10. Touch You 3:43

Personnel

  • Backing Vocals – Anita Ball , Dave Loggins , Donna Hall, Jack Hall , Steve Brantley
  • Bass – Jack Hall
  • Duet Vocal – Bonnie Bramlett (on Private Number)
  • Drums, Percussion – Gunnar Gelotte
  • Guitar – Jon Goin , Larry Berwald
  • Harmonica – Greg ‘Fingers’ Taylor
  • Harmonica, Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals – Jimmy Hall
  • Keyboards – Bobby Ogdin , Shane Keister
  • Piano – Mike Duke, Mike Eubank
  • Strings – Shelly Kurland*
  • Trumpet – George Tidwell

BONUS VIDEO: Wet Willie ‘Country Side of Life’ Live

Posted by Larry Carta


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