Rocktober Day 27: Wet Willie - Keep On Smilin'


Words: TaperCraig from the land of KICK ASS!

Capricorn Records.

It deserves its own sentence.

Capricorn records was not just a record label but a shining beacon calling in adrift rockers from the seas of the disposable sounds that would become disco.  Any of us whelped in the South (capital “S”) in the 70’s no doubt nourished ourselves at the teet of Capricorn Records. If you’re not following along, let me try it this way. If you saw the movie “Dazed and Confused” and thought “that’s exactly f@#king what it was like in high school” then Capricorn Records was the label for you.

Capricorn’s line up featured The Allman Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Elvin Bishop, Jonathan Edwards, and, in a later, second incarnation, Widespread Panic and Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit.  Hidden among those venerable titans was a group of boys from Mobile, Alabama that called themselves Wet Willie.