Manorisms/Which One's Willie?

Manorisms/Which One's Willie?

by Wet WillieWet Willie


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This 2013 BGO two-fer combines 1977's Manorisms and the following year's Which One's Willie?, the two records Wet Willie released on Epic after a prolonged stint at Capricorn. The shift in labels was accompanied by a shift in sound, with the group largely abandoning its signature Southern rock in favor of a super-slick mainstream pop
ock sound, one that found space for arena-rock workouts, power ballads, funky vamps, and a fair share of yacht rock, where soft sounds took precedence over full-tilt boogie. Whether or not this is a good thing depends entirely on taste: longtime Willie fans will certainly miss the rock but those who never cared for the band -- or never bothered to investigate them due to their name -- will be surprised at just how enjoyably slick and thoroughly dated this AOR rock and pop is.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/12/2013
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261211330
catalogNumber: 6121133

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wet Willie   Primary Artist
Mighty Clouds of Joy   Background Vocals
Victor Feldman   Percussion
Jimmy Hall   Harmonica,Percussion,Saxophone,Vocals,Group Member
Larry Berwald   Guitar,Soloist,Group Member
Paulette Brown   Background Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Mike Duke   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Jack Hall   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Gary Herbig   Tenor Saxophone
Theophilus K. Lively   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
David Luell   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Payne   Trombone
Marshall Smith   Guitar,Vocals,Soloist,Group Member
Angelle Trosclaire   Background Vocals
Steve Madio   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Wet Willie   Producer
Mike Duke   Composer
Mick Glossop   Engineer
Lennie Petze   Producer
Steve Porcaro   String Conductor
Marshall Smith   Composer
David Thoener   Engineer
Virginia Team   Art Direction
Jai Winding   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Neil Daniels   Liner Notes
Bobby Bain   Monitors,Stage Manager
Douglas Casmus   Original Design Concept,Original Cover Artwork
Charlie Rigsbee   Concert Sound Engineer

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