The 15th album of original material by the Blues Rock veterans. Rooster Rag is the band’s first album of all new studio material since 20003’s Kickin’ It At The Barn. Four of the songs were written by former Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter in collaboration with keyboard player Bill Payne now the only musician to have played with every line-up of the group.
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In 2002, this legendary band formed their own label, Hot Tomato Records, ostensibly to release a series of what might best be described as official bootlegs. Now comes 40 Feat, a thrilling, supercharged dip into the best of Little Feat’s own live recordings. From ‘The Fan’ and ‘Crack In Your Door’, recorded in Houston in 1971 with the original quartet through to ‘Roll Um Easy’ and ‘Down On The Farm’, recorded in 2004 (from Barnstormin’ Live Volumes 1 & 2), this three-disc set rattles off one Little Feat classic after another, including Bonnie Raitt guesting on a 1973 version of ‘Sailin’ Shoes’ and Lowell George’s solo demo of ‘Trouble’.
Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. Although the band has undergone several changes in its lineup, the music remains an eclectic blend of rock and roll, blues, R&B, boogie, country, folk, gospel, soul, funk and jazz fusion influences.
This collection includes the original Little Feat, during years while Lowell George was alive. Lowell was a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. Payne had auditioned for the Mothers, but had not joined. They formed Little Feat along with former Mothers’ bassist Roy Estrada and drummer Richie Hayward from George’s previous band, the Factory. The name of the band came from a comment made by Mothers’ drummer Jimmy Carl Black about Lowell’s “little feet.” The spelling of “feat” was an homage to The Beatles.
There are three legends about the genesis of Little Feat. One has it that George showed Zappa his song “Willin’,” and that Zappa fired him from the Mothers of Invention, because he felt that George was too talented to merely be a member of his band, and told him he ought to go away and form his own band.
While touring in support of his solo album in June 1979, at the age of 34, George collapsed in his hotel room in Arlington, Virginia. An autopsy determined the cause of death was a heart attack, although it is considered likely that George’s excess weight, (formerly chronic) drug usage, and the strain of touring contributed to his condition.
The surviving members finished and released Down on the Farm before disbanding in 1979. The band was revived in the late 1980s and continued actively performing. The following eight albums represent the recordings of Little Feat up until the time of his death. (Lowell George, 1945 – 1979).
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