Dirty Linen - p.63
"The one factor that set Little Feat apart from its peers was the unique, swamp-infested slide playing of the band's leader Lowell George."
Little Feat: Paul Barr‚re (vocals, guitars, dobro, dulcimer, harmonica); Kenny Gradney (vocals, electric bass); Craig Fuller (guitars, accordion); Fred Tackett (guitars); Roy Estrada (electric bass); Sam Clayton (background vocals); Lowell George, Richie Hayward, Shaun Murphy, Bill Payne.
Personnel: Fred Tackett (vocals, guitar, dobro, mandolin, trumpet); Lowell George (vocals, guitar, harmonica, cowbells); Craig Fuller (vocals, guitar); Paul BarrŠe (vocals, dobro, dulcimer, harmonica); Bill Payne (vocals, accordion, keyboards, marimba); Richie Hayward (vocals, drums, percussion); Sam Clayton (vocals, congas, percussion); Shaun Murphy (vocals, percussion); Kenny Gardney, Roy Estrada (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Donn Landee.
Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Bud Scoppa.
Photographers: Michael Putland; Susan Titelman.
While it's easy to think of Little Feat as nothing more than a typical Southern-fried 1970s boogie band, they are in fact a case study in what happens to a musical stew that sits in the sun of downtown L.A. for a little too long. Little Feat combined divergent pop styles--from funk and R&B to country and rock--and funneled them through a smog-baked, drugged-out style distinctly its own. Rhino's 17-track BEST OF (the first single-disc retrospective of the band) tracks the entirety of Little Feat's 20-year-plus career, featuring tracks from the band's Lowell George-led heyday, as well as those recorded after the band's 1988 reunion nearly 10 years after George's death.