a page 10 article from the April 21, 1973 issue of RECORD WORLD:
CONCERT REVIEW by Dan Beck
WILLIE WOWS 'EM
MACON- This city is the home of Mercer College and WET WILLIE's recent appearance there was more like a long awaited reunion, rather than a performance by the band next door. Led by the driving vocals of blues man Jimmy Hall, WET WILLIE ate the place up. From blues to boogie to rock, the soulful band gradually built the capacity crowd to a foot-stomping frenzy that took two encores to satisfy.
Hall, who performs like Mick Jagger but without the theatrics, led the ultra-tight rhythm section from "Shout Bamalama" by OTIS REDDING to other rockers like "Red Hot Chicken."
Their material is earthy funk with a tasty spicing of update lyrics. Refreshingly uncomplicated, that attack with highly emotional rock that is as basic as grits. WET WILLIE has developed a live performance that beats the best. They have a charisma that envelops the audience.
Raw and honest, WET WILLIE's music delivers it straight. This is definitely an act that will develop nationally. There isn't a rock and roller around who won't dig it!