Jimmy Hall: Ready Now (CD) (Released 2022)
JIMMY HALL – LEGENDARY WET WILLIE VOCALIST
AND HARMONICA PLAYER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, “READY NOW”
REESE WYNANS, MICHAEL RHODES, GREG MORROW,
WARREN HAYNES AND JARED JAMES NICHOLS
THE NEW SINGLE “JUMPIN’ FOR JOY” HERE
Jimmy Hall first gained popularity as the lead vocalist, saxophonist, and harmonica player for the band Wet Willie, emerging from Mobile, Alabama. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll and onstage swagger propelled the group’s signature song Keep on Smilin’ to the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974.
After seven albums with Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved forward to Epic Records releasing the singles Street Corner Serenade and Weekend. Both singles hit the US Top 40 and five other songs were placed in the Billboard Top 100.
Packed with unforgettable, amazing songs and performances, his new album, Ready Now, is a major statement in a career full of highs dating back to Jimmy's work with the legendary Southern Rock band Wet Willie. Jimmy's singing, harp playing, and writing have never been stronger or more laser focused on making a definitive career defining album.
From epic southern rock tunes like Ready Now and A Long Goodbye, to the boogie and blues of Girl's Got Sugar and Jumpin' for Joy, Jimmy's incredible voice is front and center.
Backed by a crack band that includes Joe Bonamassa, Josh Smith, legendary keyboardist Reese Wynans, Bassist Michael Rhodes and drummer Greg Morrow, Hall is free to give his all to the songs and performances. None more so than on the track Dream Release written with his son Ryan Hall about his lifetime friendship with Gregg Allman.
Joe Bonamassa co-wrote five songs on the new album and plays unforgettable guitar solos on Jumpin’ For Joy, Risin’ Up, Holding On For Dear Love, A Long Goodbye, and Will You Still Be There.
Co-producer Josh Smith plays an exquisite guitar solo on Girl’s Got Sugar.
The album also features special guest performances from legendary guitarists Warren Haynes and Jared James Nichols. Haynes plays a slide guitar solo on the title track Ready Now, while Nichols plays a guitar solo on Without Your Love.
Ready Now is a major statement on an amazing career by a legendary blues performer!
- Jumpin’ For Joy (guitar solo by Joe Bonamassa)
- Risin' Up (guitar solo by Joe Bonamassa)
- Dream Release
- Girl’s Got Sugar (guitar solo by Josh Smith)
- Ready Now (slide guitar solo by Warren Haines)
- Holding On For Dear Love (guitar solo by Joe Bonamassa)
- A Long Goodbye (guitar solo by Joe Bonamassa)
- Will You Still Be Here (guitar solo by Joe Bonamassa)
- Without Your Love (guitar solo: Jares James Nichols)
- Love For It
- Eyes In The Back Of Your Head