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Trad climber
VT
Aug 2, 2010 - 03:17pm PT
Waiting for Columbus! One of my favs. Had it on sat night.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 2, 2010 - 03:21pm PT
Linda Rondstat sang on Let It Roll also.
Last song on the CD, Whispers in the Wind.
brett

climber
oregon
Aug 2, 2010 - 05:29pm PT
And she covered "All That You Dream" at her own shows many times as well
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 3, 2010 - 10:48pm PT
I saw the Rose of Tucson perform Tumblin' Dice with the Stones when they came to town. Rondstat's Hardware was an institution when I was growing up.

Bonnie Raitt likes the LG tunes, too.
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Aug 3, 2010 - 11:02pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDp3Grz28mE&feature=related
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Aug 4, 2010 - 12:25am PT
Willin is such a killer song, as is Sample in a Jar.

Sample in a Jar? Wrong band.

Waiting for Columbus is a great album!
Tobia

Social climber
GA
Aug 4, 2010 - 08:51am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FxDzlitBoc&feature=PlayList&p=55D4F3061A106269&playnext=1&index=159

paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Aug 4, 2010 - 09:47am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FekVR_SC5M

it's been a year since she ran away
guess that guitar player sure could play ;-)
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 4, 2010 - 12:09pm PT
Pocoloco1- Nice Primecut!
Pate

Trad climber
Aug 13, 2010 - 02:44pm PT
Richie Hayward is dead. Bummer.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fn%2Fa%2F2010%2F08%2F13%2Fentertainment%2Fe100300D92.DTL


weed, whites and wine...........show me a sign.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 13, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
Bummer.

What's a "jamband" ??
wbw

climber
'cross the great divide
Aug 13, 2010 - 03:27pm PT
I saw Little Feat when I was 17 years old in Nashville, on the Waiting for Columbus tour. Best concert I ever saw, and hence my favorite LF album. It wasn't too long after that, that Lowell George died. While I love their albums, I always found that their unique sound and energy could only truly be experienced live, a little like the Grateful Dead in that way. (Which is to say that they were arguably better live than on albums.)Maybe that's why some would describe them as a jamband, even though some members such as Billy Payne were well established studio musicians.

Many of us on Supertopo can relate to the classic line, "when your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill."

Richie Hayward was an important part of their sound, often placing emphasis after the beat. It gave their music a funk that was as much like "Fish" music such as the Neville Brothers, as it was rock and roll.

I always thought the interplay between Paul Barrera's hard driving guitar, and Lowell George's slide playing was brilliant.

A guy that occassionally posts to this site was neighbors with Lowell George in Topanga Canyon, and knew George's daughter (an accomplished musician in her own right) while growing up.

Finally, I once saw Rikki Lee Jones live and she did a version of My Funny Valentine and dedicated it to George. At one point, someone opened the door to the small theater where she was playing. Rikki Lee was crying as she sang the song, and when the door opened she shouted into the microphone, "you close that fukking door right now or I'm walking off this stage!" This was not too long after George had died, and she was clearly very emotional about it. The fact that she was slamming gin and tonics during the concert probably contributed to her reaction.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Aug 13, 2010 - 03:29pm PT
Long live Richie! One of the very best, we'll miss you Bro.
rmsusa

Trad climber
Boulder
Aug 13, 2010 - 05:18pm PT
In 1972 I heard Little Feat open for the Grateful Dead at Folsom Field in Boulder. Man,... THAT was a show!
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Aug 13, 2010 - 06:14pm PT
"little feat is the greatest unknown rock and roll band in the world"

mick jagger
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 14, 2010 - 08:26pm PT
willin is like the hymn amazing grace....i'm proud to live near tonopah but why did they close the f*#king bowling alley? rj
Pate

Trad climber
Aug 14, 2010 - 09:31pm PT
Linda Rondstat sang on Let It Roll also.
Last song on the CD, Whispers in the Wind.

willin is like the hymn amazing grace....

I know most people don't click through to links, but this is a must listen for any Little Feat/Ronstadt fan. It's Lowell George and Linda Ronstadt at a radio station singing a duet of Willin'. Unreal.

Sweet China White
Sailin' Shoes
Tuning + Talk
Willin'
Heartache

http://tela.sugarmegs.org/_asxtela/lowellgeorge1974-03-19.asx

Give it a listen, you won't be sorry. I consider this to be the best Lowell George I have in my collection.

Here's the link to a few hundred downloadable Little Feat shows:

http://tela.sugarmegs.org/Default.aspx

This site has everything, use the search box and be amazed at the trove of music.



Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2010 - 10:15pm PT
If you follow "the life", the point up thread about the best 70's music being hard to pin down is well taken. Something was out there but but no one could define the moment, they only knew there was one.

We were supposed to dance lock step to disco and wear funny sea shell necklaces with weird tan boots. Thankfully the fecundity of people who felt their connection to home and culture deeply, gave us the resurgence of what is now boringly titled roots music.

Pate

Trad climber
Aug 14, 2010 - 10:18pm PT
Well put.
FireIntheCity

Mountain climber
from t'Hate-haunted canyon of human despair
Aug 14, 2010 - 10:19pm PT
Cool Pate...Does everything on sugarmegs.com begin with that blub from --sugar mags?
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