Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I wish I was a Rock N' Roll Doctor. Wait, am I?

As far as Southern Rock goes, a lot of attention is given to rebel mainstays The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Now, I like Free Bird as much as the next person (well, maybe not this person), but as far as I'm concerned, Little Feat could be the best, most versatile act to ever use that Grand Ol' Country Style. One of the vital aspects of this music is the distinct wailing sound of the guitar. Lead singer and band founder, Lowell George is almost wholly personally responsible for the revival of the Slide, or Bottleneck Guitar in the 1970's.

One of the most impressive aspects of Little Feat is that their live music always sounded just as good, if not heaps better, than their produced studio stuff. For the best of both worlds, check out this live studio recording from 1974 where they just utterly rip it up one song after another. Highlights include Two Trains, Spanish Moon and Fat Man in The Bath Tub... Actually, the entire performance is a highlight.

Shout outs to my boy Benitals for turning me on to this one...

Song #20: Little Feat - Rock N' Roll Doctor

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