Little Feat Dixie Chicken
Rolling Stone: "..Little Feat never fail to turn the chances they've taken into smooth successes...audacious, ingenious.."
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item number: ZENG 27270
- Released: October 25, 1990
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Rolling Stone - 4/12/73, p.58"..Little Feat never fail to turn the chances they've taken into smooth successes...audacious, ingenious.."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.1065 stars out of 5 -- "Lowell George's best songwriting and maturing leadership were at the heart of the album....Little Feat would never sound as good than they do here."
- 1.Dixie Chicken
- 2.Two Trains
- 3.Roll Um Easy
- 4.On Your Way Down
- 5.Kiss It Off
- 6.Fool Yourself
- 7.Walkin All Night
- 8.Fat Man In The Bathtub
- 10.Lafayette Railroad
Little Feat: Kenny Gradney (bass instrument); Lowell George, Paul Barr‚re, Richie Hayward, Sam Clayton, Bill Payne.
Personnel: Lowell George (vocals, guitar, cowbells); Paul Barr‚re (vocals, guitar); Bill Payne (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Richie Hayward (vocals, drums); Sam Clayton (vocals, congas, percussion); Deborah Lindsey, Tret Fure, Gloria Jones, Bonnie Bramlett, Bonnie Raitt (vocals, background vocals); Danny Hutton, Stephanie Spruill (vocals); Fred Tackett (guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, trumpet); Mick Taylor (guitar); Malcolm Cecil (synthesizer); Milt Holland (tabla, percussion); Stephanie Spurville (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Dan Hutton, Debbie Lindsey (background vocals); Stephanie Spurville, Malcolm Cecil, Milt Holland, Tret Fure, Gloria Jones, Fred Tackett, Bonnie Bramlett, Bonnie Raitt.
Audio Remasterer: Lee Herschberg.
Recording information: Clover Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
DIXIE CHICKEN is the first album by the most enduring Little Feat line-up: Kenny Gradney replaced departed bassist Roy Estrada, and New Orleans musicians Sam Clayton and Paul Barrere rounded out the new group. This line-up went through periodic break-ups and reunions until the death of Lowell George in 1979. The great Neon Parks album paintings were anticipated almost as much as the next collection from Little Feat, the band with which his work became inextricably linked.
This album found them at a musical peak as a stellar 70s rock band who had oodles of swamp blues and funk, with a loose shambling style that spoke of confidence rather than sloppiness. Lowell George was singing better than ever on this collection, notably with the sublime "Roll Um Easy," where his voice was chillingly expressive. Bill Payne and Richie Haywood play their respective keyboard and drums with calm and precision. There are no weak tracks here, and this is another vital album, in keeping with all recordings that featured George.