Mike Duke

Rock Keyboards, Vocals Wet Willie

Born: Oct. 18, 1948 Mobile, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


Pianist and vocalist/songwriter extrordinaire, Mike joined the band permanently during the Wetter the Better album. He added greatly to the musical scope of Wet Willie, not to mention contributing many of his great songs to the repertoires of some great artists, eg. Huey Lewis. Mike is residing and performing music in Northern California continuing his great song skills.

Source: http://www.ktb.net/~insync/wet_willie.html

 

 

 

 

 

 


The group's official swan song released in 1979, Which One's Willie? is a smooth, slick exit, mixing some fine Mike Duke originals with covers of material associated with Wilson Pickett and Eddie Floyd, all presented in an alluring if slightly repetitive manner.

There's enough good singing to keep it from being completely ignored at the time, but the dance quotient can't compensate for the relative lack of any real soul numbers. Track list - Ramona, Stop And Take A Look Around (At What You've Been Doing), Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You, Weekend, Smoke, The Hard Way, Tired Dreams, This Time, Mr.Streamline, You Don't Know What You Mean To Me. While this is not their best work, it certainly is worth adding to your collection - especially for Wet Willie fanatics.

Source: http://tellittothedevil.blogspot.com/2010/04/wet-willie-which-ones-willie.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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