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Jimmy Hall

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Jimmy Hall (born April 26, 1949) is the lead singer and harmonica player for the Southern rock group, Wet Willie.

Hall was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and reared in Mobile, Alabama. He first gained notoriety in 1970 as the lead vocalist, saxophonist and harmonica player for Wet Willie. The band’s R&B-infused rock and roll style propelled its biggest hit, “Keep On Smilin’,” into the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974.[1]

Wet Willie released five albums with Capricorn Records before moving to the Epic label in 1977, where its singles “Street Corner Serenade” and “Weekend” charted in the Top 40.[1]

In 1980, Hall scored a solo hit with the single "I'm Happy that Love Has Found You" (US No. 27, AC #30). In May 1982, Hall peaked at No. 77 with the song "Fool for Your Love."

From 1982 to 1984, he was, one of two frontmen of the group Betts, Hall, Leavell and Trucks.[2]

In 1985, he sang lead vocals on Jeff Beck's album Flash and was nominated for a Grammy Award for the performance. Hall has also toured with Hank Williams Jr., playing saxophone and harmonica.


  • Touch You (Epic, 1980) U.S. No. 183
  • 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)
  • Ready Now (Keeping The Blues Alive, 2022)


  1. ^ a b Jimmy Hall. "Bio". Jimmyhall.com. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  2. ^ Leavell, Chuck; Craig, J. Marshall (2004). Between Rock And A Home Place. Dry Branch, Georgia: Evergreen Arts. pp. 260–264. ISBN 0-86554-975-3. For the ending year, see Tunis, Walter (April 21, 1991). "David Goldflies' jazz vision". Lexington Herald-Leader. pp. C1, C7 – via Newspapers.com.