Mazzy loves Little Feat!


If you don’t (yet), her’s a primer on this great American musical institution:


While I’m at it, here’s another. Well, 3/4th’s American anyway; Nick Lowe is English. Little Village (just a coincidence ;-) live is one of the greatest musical experiences of my life. One of the few "Super Groups" (John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner) who in my book actually lives up to that title. Their single album was a disappointment, they were better as a group on John Hiatt’s fantastic Bring The Family album. Here they are on The Tonight Show, the only time I can remember in which the musical guest is given the time to perform two songs:



At my advanced age, I have just gotten into Little Feat. I always liked Waiting for Columbus, but never got around to listening to their other stuff. Just received the Original Album Classics box set of their first five albums. Holy smokes! Really amazing music, and the discs sound really good with a wide dynamic range. I’m sold.

Likewise @rlb61. The others I somehow originally missed are Townes Van Zandt and John Prine. Better late than never!

Thought I'd add someone to the mix here who was less commercially successful than Lowell et al but absolutely no less accomplished and that's Warren Zevon.

A true genius, singer and songwriter. His albums are very diverse but include several Mexican influenced tracks in the style of Little Feat e.g. "Veracruz" and "Carmelita".

However his pièce de résistance is definitely Steve Winwood's "Back In The High Life Again", Warren kills it.

So get past "Werewolves of London' and enjoy some fantastic albums.