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can't imagine ILM caring much either way, and i'm not really sure myself what i think of them - for me it's all wrapped in memories of my dad, hearing the same faded cassettes in the back of his car over and over growing up. so there are songs i know in and out, but have no idea what the titles are or what albums they're on, although i've started to research that in recent years. some of it is, when i listen w/out too much bias or sentiment, nothing special, but there are for sure some really nice tunes and moments here and there. again, i'm at a loss for a lot of info or titles, but for now I'll single out "Easy To Slip" and "Teenage Nervous Breakdown".

so this weekend i'm dogsitting for dad, and out of boredom have been rifling through the dusty CD racks and decided to make a mission of unearthing some of these Little Feat memories. so far, though, i haven't located much from the prime Lowell George era, and what i have hasn't really activated my pleasure or nostalgia neurons much.

Al (sitcom), Sunday, 17 November 2002 06:36 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

there's a two year old issue of uncut next to my toilet, and every time i go in the bathroom i invariably flip through it and EVERY TIME i flip through it i open to the page on little feat. (it's the "these are famous people that were are KEERAZY-like and did drugs or offed themselves or pissed themselves silly in da nuthouse ya heard" issue.) un-fucking-canny.

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 17 November 2002 06:41 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i don't listen to them much anymore, but i do like little feat. my favorite songs are juliette and skin it back

ron (ron), Sunday, 17 November 2002 06:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am not familiar with Little Feat, but I love love love the Golden Palominos' cover of "I've Been the One" (with Syd Straw singing her heart out). Anyone who can write a song that good is probably worth checking out. So, what says ILM?

Ernest P. (ernestp), Sunday, 17 November 2002 14:51 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The weirdest thing is that I can't get past Lowell George's voice. They're (he's) supposed to be the authentic stuff, right? But LG sounds to me like he's straining all the time. Every time I've tried an LF album I just think "These songs should be sung by Paul Westerberg or Lou Gramm or somebody"

dave q, Sunday, 17 November 2002 15:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Classic for a little while.

Search Waiting For Columbus double LP live set.

dek1, Sunday, 17 November 2002 23:19 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

VERY Classic.

Search: "Rock and Roll Doctor", "Oh Atlanta", "Dixie Chicken", "Hate to Lose Your Loving", "Voices on the Wind".

Joe (Joe), Monday, 18 November 2002 02:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Rock and Roll Doctor is all the evidence you need. Absolute classic.

Roger Fascist (Roger Fascist), Monday, 18 November 2002 09:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Just heard their version of Willin' on an old tape comp this morning - thats classic - Not quite so sure about the rest of their ouvre.

tigerclawskank, Monday, 18 November 2002 11:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"can't imagine ILM caring much either way"

Care very much. I'd search the first 3 albums (Little Feat, Sailin' Shoes, Dixie Chicken) and Lowell George's solo album.

Can't really see the point of the post-Lowell George stuff, but I'm sure it's alright.

James Ball (James Ball), Monday, 18 November 2002 14:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink


The Little Feat album I really like is their first record. The songs are shorter and much more bouncy than the later laid back funk sound. "Strawberry Flats" and "Truck Stop Girl" are great songs, but the whole record is almost as good.

earlnash, Tuesday, 19 November 2002 03:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
i like their ballads

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

download live shows from Furthur, the quality is amazing-- classic!

Unfortunate Prankster (Unfortunate Prankster), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I hate "Dixie Chicken" so much that my ears vomit when I hear it.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ew

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sailing Shoes, the second album, is my favorite. That's the one with "Easy To Slip", "Teenage Nervous Breakdown" and the second, twangier version of "Willin'".

brianiac (briania), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

al i had no idea you loved little feat so much! i dig em so so so much.

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i like the byrds' version of 'truck stop girl' too

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Little Feat gets hit with the ILM kiss-of-death not once, but twice: first for being unabashedly Dadrock, and second for employing 'competent' musicians.

Still, classic. Search the first three albums and destroy anything without Lowell George.

Keith C (kcraw916), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've seen intimations elsewhere about what party animals these guys were -- presumably this had something to do with LG dropping from a heart attack at like 30. If anybody's read that Uncut piece, or knows other dissolute details, please share!

brianiac (briania), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

S--"Sailin' Shoes," esp. "Easy to Slip." Also, "Old Folks Boogie" and "Rocket in My Pocket" and "Time Loves a Hero." "Long Distance Love" and there's another one on "Last Record Album" I like OK. Never could stand "Dixie Chicken" or "Feats Don't Fail Me." I think Lowell George's solo album had one good song on it, "20 Million Things to Do." Other than that, D--I'll keep on listening to the Meters or Lee Dorsey or the Band, thanks, and their post-LG stuff is of course awful.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

after years of never finding the first album, i came across two copies in texas. it's doubtful i'll like it better than sailin' shoes though. i am really obsessed with SS though, and just from the lyrics, they sound fried, freaked out, sweating bullets in a hotel room somewheres. i also like yancey's comment that they're precursors to the Sundance Channel.

Beta (abeta), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(sorry if i butchered the insight, yancers.)

Beta (abeta), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The version of "Willin'" on the first record bothers me. It's like a bonus-track demo that some how preceded the "real" version.

Keith C (kcraw916), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Johnny Darrell does a nice tossed-off version of "Willin' " on the people-associated-with-the-Byrds comp "Byrd Parts 2." As well as a nice tossed-off version of "Mae Jean Goes to Hollywood."

The thing is, I really like the way Lowell George played slide, I like his sound. That live album "Waiting for Columbus" has its moments, and I sure admire the *way* they play on "The Last Record Album." I just remembered the other one I like on that one, "All That You Dream." Really nice. And I dig Bill Payne's piano style too, but it seemed to harden into mannerism real quick. This thread has inspired me to dig out "Sailin' Shoes," and I'd forgotten how good it really is, and I sorta like that first album too, Andy.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

While we're on it, shout out to Neon Park for those album covers. Which one's the best?

brianiac (briania), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'd rank the first few: little feat -> sailin' shoes -> last record album -> dixie chicken. though they're all on a pretty even playing field.

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haha, pre-revive I totally forgot both that this thread exists and that I started it. I got Dixie Chicken on vinyl a while back, don't listen to it nearly enough.

Al (sitcom), Friday, 6 May 2005 20:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure the first concert I ever saw was Little Feat, although it was of course in the late 80's or early 90's with very little of the original lineup.

Al (sitcom), Friday, 6 May 2005 20:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nobody's singled out their Stairway To Heaven yet, Fat Man in the Bathtub

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Friday, 6 May 2005 21:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Vastly, vastly underrated among cognoscenti, and especially among the alt-country fanatics of the mid-90s, who should have been listening to this stuff instead of half the crap they rated (I was one of them).

southern lights, Friday, 6 May 2005 22:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

little feat were my first concert, too, al! though for me it was 82 or so.

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Friday, 6 May 2005 23:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I love Waiting For Columbus. I actually listen to it more than the studio stuff. I've said it before and i'll say it again: all the 90's live stuff I have heard on radio and elsewhere kicks major ass. My dad played me a cd of some concert from 5 years back or so and the stretched-out blues/jazz/rockness of it sounded heavenly to me. But dad-rock, yeah, i guess so! in fact, I stole my copy of Waiting For Columbus from my dad some 20 years ago!

scott seward (scott seward), Saturday, 7 May 2005 00:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Never heard them, to my knowledge, but they play on Akiko Yano's first couple of albums, so they're cool with me.

Patrick South (Patrick South), Saturday, 7 May 2005 00:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and George & Payne (and others?) played on Paris 1919.

brianiac (briania), Saturday, 7 May 2005 03:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
Weed, whites, and wine.

def zep (calstars), Monday, 30 January 2006 14:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Best song? Brides of Jesus. Aside from that first album, I've never heard anything that really captivated me. But, if only for that one song alone, the released a stone cold classic.

js (honestengine), Monday, 30 January 2006 17:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Best Show Ever!:

Little Feat Fuckin' Rocked Tonight!!!!

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 30 January 2006 17:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"I've been the One" (whether by GP or LF) brings a tear to my eye Every Fuckin Time. Maybe I am the living embodiment of Dadrock. I dunno. The first Feat album is still a regular play for me--and I don't listen to too much rawk.

J Arthur Rank (Quin Tillian), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
Saw them in 77 in OZ. Lowel was the best, voice and guitar work.
Waiting for Columbus best live album ever. Acquired taste but once you get it thats it. So put on those Sailin Shoes.......

Burkey, Tuesday, 2 May 2006 10:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I actually like Feats Don't Fail Me Now best. "Rock & Roll Doctor" is one of the greatest single tracks ever, by anyone. And I really like "Oh Atlanta" and "Cold Cold Cold / Tripe Face Boogie", as well as the title song. Close call with the sing-along tracks on Dixie Chicken, though. Why didn't anyone mention what a great song "Roll 'Em Easy" is? "Dixie Chicken", too.

On the other hand, all Lowell George-era records are not created equal. Time Loves A Hero craps out as far as I'm concerned.

The thing that makes me really appreciate LF, besides the pure chops aspect and George's songwriting and slide-guitar wit, is the weird fiction-making that they were engaged it. They shared it with The Band, and Credence Clearwater Revival, and The Grateful Dead (version 1970), and, to some extent, Dr. John (when he was The Nightripper): There was this imagination and invention of an American musical tradition to which they were the natural successors, but which never actually existed. In LF's case, something like a Disney version of New Orleans, in which Robert Johnson come down from the Delta sat in with Professor Longhair. It was a cousin to Shangri-La or Macondo, a magical source of all stories.

Contemporary Americana by and large doesn't do that (although Uncle Tupelo to some extent did). I miss the ambition, and I miss the fun it created.

Vornado, Tuesday, 2 May 2006 16:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Vornado, great post! I am a new convert to Little Feat via the debut. It is just fuckin' amazing, and yes, they are totally creating this myth. "Willin'" is a perfect example of creating these imagined roots connecting the old bluesy troubador thing with modern truck driving. When I first heard Little Feat, I said to myself, "This is the band all modern roots rockers want to be but are not."

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 16:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm also quite new to Little Feat, but being a major fan of The Band I've been rounding up as much LF as I can. So far I've loved pretty much everything I've heard.

shorty (shorty), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 16:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Little Feat makes me want to be a truck driver.

Keith C (lync0), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 17:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Little Feat makes me want to be a truck driver.

Totally. It sounds silly, but I want to drink wine, do speed, smoke weed, and cruise around the high plains of Colorado when I'm listening to Little Feat.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 17:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
This is a very high quality live set (and free!).

http://www.archive.org/details/lf1974-09-19.flac16

It was recorded for a radio station in Hempstead, NY, in Sept. 1974, and these MP3s were mastered from the only surviving pre-FM tape of the performance, which was salvaged from the radio station archives in 1978. This had been previously released as bootleg vinyl under the title "Electrif Lycanthrope".

There's lots of other live Little Feat on that site too, which I haven't listened to. I burned this one onto a CD-R and listened to it in the car this morning. It put a smile on my face.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 30 August 2006 16:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

The thing that makes me really appreciate LF, besides the pure chops aspect and George's songwriting and slide-guitar wit, is the weird fiction-making that they were engaged it. They shared it with The Band, and Credence Clearwater Revival, and The Grateful Dead (version 1970), and, to some extent, Dr. John (when he was The Nightripper): There was this imagination and invention of an American musical tradition to which they were the natural successors, but which never actually existed. In LF's case, something like a Disney version of New Orleans, in which Robert Johnson come down from the Delta sat in with Professor Longhair. It was a cousin to Shangri-La or Macondo, a magical source of all stories.

That's so right.
Listening to Feats Don't Fail me Now and wondering why Richie Hayward doesn't get the props he deserves. LF were the house band at a hotel where all American music worth the name came to stay - only the Band beat them on this one.

sonofstan, Thursday, 13 September 2007 10:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

I just downloaded the live concert from up thread, and ohh-boy, is it good... They sound like the Band, if they'd been from New Orleans instead of Canada via Arkansas. Calling this dad rock is misleading. Maybe I could buy it if your dad liked going on month long speed, weed, and wine benders. Funky, weird and filthy.

leavethecapital, Saturday, 26 July 2008 00:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

aww, this is probably one of the first threads I ever started. Sailin' Shoes is so awesome. I wonder if a Little Feat albums poll would generate much in the way of votes/conversation (and if so, if I should include Waiting For Columbus or limit it to studio LPs).

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2008 01:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that live set totally rules, been enjoying it ever since I found it here.

Mark Rich@rdson, Saturday, 26 July 2008 01:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

That would be ace

No mention of LG on the - discover America - Wikipedia page

calstars, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:09 (two years ago) Permalink

There is on allmusic though

calstars, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:10 (two years ago) Permalink

LF also backs John Cale on Paris 1919, right?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Yup.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:18 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Put on your sailing shoes=light it up bro

calstars, Saturday, 13 May 2017 21:28 (one year ago) Permalink

"Long distance Love" is so good

― calstars, Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:41 PM (four months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is the sweetest song. so many great sounds and melodies.

Spottie, Monday, 15 May 2017 16:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah! It almost sounds like the blueprint for late 80s adult contemporary Bonnie Raitt. Which would make sense as she used to perform with LF.

calstars, Monday, 15 May 2017 17:56 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Two degrees in bebop, a PHD in swing
He's a master of rhythm, he's a rock and roll king

calstars, Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:38 (one year ago) Permalink

love the rock n roll doctor.... looking back up thread i see i posted this almost ten years ago. still great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1AWV3F8muI

that's not my post, Friday, 16 June 2017 01:44 (one year ago) Permalink

LG talks a little technique with some German dudes, ya

https://youtu.be/sDF4x1ICbkY

calstars, Friday, 16 June 2017 02:39 (one year ago) Permalink

The reason Rock and roll doctor is so great is cause it's a shuffle. Embarrassingly late realizing this.

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 20:59 (one year ago) Permalink

I guess the "if you like the sound of shuffling feet" line should have tipped me off

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 21:03 (one year ago) Permalink

this is still the best. peak. all cylinders. the definition of rollicking. anarchy in the u.k.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXsFZjfNCDY

scott seward, Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Appreciate your opinion but respectful disagree : )
75 gets my money.

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:46 (one year ago) Permalink

When LG still had his "fighting weight" as some YouTube commenter put it.

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:46 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean slide players weigh in here but ... I find it very interesting that LG doesn't mute the other strings when he plays. I was taught that you should. I play with the slide on my ring finger and my index and middle muting the others. Kind of blown away to see LG playing with the slide on his pinky with no regard for muting.

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Mercenary on Columbus is still my fave thing of theirs tho

calstars, Sunday, 18 June 2017 00:37 (one year ago) Permalink

booming post from vornado upthread

The thing that makes me really appreciate LF, besides the pure chops aspect and George's songwriting and slide-guitar wit, is the weird fiction-making that they were engaged in. They shared it with The Band, and Credence Clearwater Revival, and The Grateful Dead (version 1970), and, to some extent, Dr. John (when he was The Nightripper): There was this imagination and invention of an American musical tradition to which they were the natural successors, but which never actually existed. In LF's case, something like a Disney version of New Orleans, in which Robert Johnson come down from the Delta sat in with Professor Longhair. It was a cousin to Shangri-La or Macondo, a magical source of all stories.

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 18 June 2017 01:36 (one year ago) Permalink

This page has some interesting info on a couple of side projects, including akiko Yano's album and "Chico - the master." Anyone heard this stuff?

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/little-feat-playing-on-japanese-girl.474402/

calstars, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 02:29 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

4 hour road trip with the family and LF will be in heavy rotation. What shouldn’t I leave out of mix?

calstars, Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Put Spanish Moon on there three times in a row.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 December 2017 00:10 (one year ago) Permalink

that'll do er

calstars, Monday, 25 December 2017 00:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Rock n roll doctor. Willin’. Two trains.

that's not my post, Monday, 25 December 2017 06:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Stuff from the Lowell solo album ("Easy Money", "Cheek To Cheek", "Honest Man" etc.)

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 December 2017 06:56 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Kind of amazed to discover last night that LG plays on a couple tracks on Kate & Anna McGarrigle.

...some of y'all too woke to function (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

So it seems that the world keeps on turning but so what

calstars, Sunday, 27 January 2019 02:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Was always intrigued by their first two albums--they started out as mostly ex-Mothers of Invention, right? Pictured them as living not that far from Beefheart's trailer in the desert. Think some of them played on Bonnie Raitt's excellent version of Chris Smither's "I Feel The Same," and she appeared on at least one of their albums, and there was some talk of her joining the band (a post-LG line-up of LF did very eventually hire a female lead singer, but I don't know how that worked out).

dow, Sunday, 27 January 2019 02:57 (two months ago) Permalink

xpost "Long Distance Love" always seemed like a crucial influence on Isbell.

dow, Sunday, 27 January 2019 03:01 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Mike McDonald super backing vox on the funky Red Streamliner...late period greatness

calstars, Saturday, 23 March 2019 03:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I thought the revive might be about the first Akiko Yano record getting a reissue.

MaresNest, Saturday, 23 March 2019 09:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, that’s a good one

calstars, Saturday, 23 March 2019 12:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Here's a curious artifact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2jgIQBzQZk

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 23 March 2019 16:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

and this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsSl7xOK2Qs

by the light of the burning Citroën, Saturday, 23 March 2019 17:18 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Cool!

While we're sharing vids, here's live in the rehearsal studio one the band made for "Long Distance Love" to air on The Test...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeHlrS-FLH4

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 23 March 2019 18:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Is that the really drugged out one? The boys look tired

calstars, Saturday, 23 March 2019 19:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

How did you wind up getting Lowell George, Bill Payne and Richie Hayward of Little Feat to play on Paris 1919 ?
I loved that album Dixie Chicken. That tone on [George’s] guitar was very sweet. It was the grooves that he had. And after playing me an early cut of that record, [producer] Ted Templeman at Warner Bros. said to me: “Why don’t you use Little Feat as a backup band for Paris ?” He organized it.

one of lots of good tidbits here:https://relix.com/articles/detail/the-shifty-adventures-of-john-cale/
Somewhere else JC mentioned that Wilton Felder, who played bass w the Feats on this occasion (in a studio line-up billed as Penguin), read or at least had the Bible on his music stand during the sessions.

Read more: https://relix.com/articles/detail/the-shifty-adventures-of-john-cale/#ixzz5j8gYBxb4

dow, Monday, 25 March 2019 00:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oops dunno why the link is in there twice oh well

dow, Monday, 25 March 2019 00:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Wilton Felder? Who knew?

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 25 March 2019 01:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"long distance love" is an amazing song, the album it's from gets pretty lethargic in spots though.

half of them have little beady eyes in that vid. v. sad consdering george's fate.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Monday, 25 March 2019 04:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's highly likely all of them are higher than nine sailors on payday in that clip.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 March 2019 04:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's also weird to see a beardless LG at that late a date.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 March 2019 04:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he even looks svelte? he seems to gain weight pretty rapidly in his last years.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Monday, 25 March 2019 22:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

*seemed

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Monday, 25 March 2019 22:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

40 years since his death this June. Feel like an honorary POV is in order. I’ll submit mine as soon as I sober up

calstars, Saturday, 6 April 2019 21:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

don't know much by this band, but I picked up "Hoy-Hoy!" this week for a coin and have been loving it.
then I see this thread revival, and spot the link to the live bootleg.
looking forward to hearing that.

mark e, Sunday, 7 April 2019 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In the excellent second edition of Ed Ward's Michael Bloomfield bio, updated by ilxor Edd Hurt, the discography incl. sessions incl. MB with Lowell G. and Richie H., also Kaleidoscope's Chris Darrow, and Bloomfield's fellow Butterfield Band alumnus Mark Naftalin on keys---two sets of sessions, both in June '71.
In the first set, they're backing LA actress-singer Teda Bracci: Google her or not, but let's say she's probably pretty spirted on "Jim Dandy, "Jim Dandy {alt.)", "Sweet Thing," and "Wang Dang Doodle." They might be on a Bracci collection, The Lost Tapes, but I haven't found it yet.
The same line-up accompanies Ann-Margaret on "Shine, My Friend" and "Obion Bottom Land"---she's scary-good (feeding on stress) on her solo tracks in There's A Dream I've Been Saving, Light In The Attic's remarkable Lee Hazlewood Industries box (which also has effective duets with Lee)---so I really want to hear her with this crew.
The Bloomfield bio's discography, compiled by William J. Levay, lists all known releases, but apparently these are still in the can, man, at least officially. Is there a Little Feat or LG book?

dow, Monday, 8 April 2019 23:47 (one week ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/NLFkSJr-PBE
Richie lays it down

calstars, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:36 (four days ago) Permalink

I think RnR Dr is maybe their crown achievement
https://open.spotify.com/track/4Dp8KilRsBYHjrklck7Cok?si=fkG7fwIoSCeA6gNV5SXwNg

calstars, Friday, 19 April 2019 04:54 (two days ago) Permalink

The same line-up accompanies Ann-Margaret on "Shine, My Friend" and "Obion Bottom Land"---she's scary-good (feeding on stress) on her solo tracks in There's A Dream I've Been Saving,
Interesing. I just looked at the website for this https://lightintheattic.net/releases/963-there-s-a-dream-i-ve-been-saving-lee-hazlewood-industries-1966-1971 and couldn't seem to find those tracks mentioned but maybe this list I am looking at is incomplete.

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 April 2019 11:44 (two days ago) Permalink

Ha, I checked that box on Spotify for them too--I think it's just a phrasing fail, stuffing too much information in a comment. I think the tracks in question are post-LHI and unreleased.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 19 April 2019 15:54 (two days ago) Permalink


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