Little Feat "Down on the Farm"

Today’s Cool Album of The Day is Little Feat, Down on The Farm.

This album was released in 1979. It was being recorded when lead singer, slide guitarist, front man Lowell George passed away. Today is the 31st anniversary of Lowell death.

It wasn’t one of the bands better selling, nor better received albums. But I loved it. It’s one of my Little Feat favorites.

Favorite tracks? They’d include, ‘Six Feet of Snow, Down on The Farm, Perfect Imperfection’ and ‘Wake Up Dreaming.’

Some interesting guest players on the disc. David Linley, Robben Ford, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Flying Burrito Brothers), Bonnie Raitt and future Little Feat member, Fred Tackett.

Lowelll George
(4-13-45) — (6-29-79)

Here’s a video of the title track but for something different. It’s by Paul Barrere’s band, The Bluesbusters, it’s followed up by Feel the Grove.

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Track listing

  1. “Down on the Farm” (Barrère) – 4:16
  2. “Six Feet of Snow” (George, Godcheaux) – 2:30
  3. “Perfect Imperfection” (Barrère, Snow) – 3:46
  4. “Kokomo” (George) – 2:58
  5. “Be One Now” (George, Tackett) – 4:05
  6. “Straight from the Heart” (George, Payne) – 4:59
  7. “Front Page News” (George, Payne) – 5:57
  8. “Wake up Dreaming” (Payne, Payne) – 4:09
  9. “Feel the Groove” (Clayton, DeWitty) – 4:48

Personnel

Little Feat

  • Paul Barrère – guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton – congas, vocals
  • Lowell George – guitar, vocals (last album with group)
  • Kenny Gradney – bass
  • Richard Hayward – drums, vocals
  • Bill Payne – keyboards, synthesizer, vocals

Additional personnel

  • Rosemary Butler – backing vocals
  • Gordon DeWitty – keyboards
  • Robben Ford – guitar
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
  • David Lindley – guitar
  • Earl Palmer – drums (“Feel the Groove”)
  • Fran Payne – backing vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt – backing vocals
  • Dan Smith – backing vocals
  • Fred Tackett – guitar (solo on “Kokomo”)
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet, trombone
  • Julia Waters – backing vocals
  • Luther Waters – backing vocals
  • Oren Waters – backing vocals
  • Maxine Waters – vocals

Posted by Larry Carta


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