Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes (1972)

Little Feat are an American rock band originally formed in 1969 by Lowell George.

Little Feat's second album (still with the original lineup of guitarist Lowell George, keyboardist Bill Payne, bassist Roy Estrada and drummer Richie Hayward) followed much the same formula as their first. The band's sound at this time was still heavily blues-influenced, as shown on "Tripe Face Boogie" and "A Apolitical Blues", but the superb instrumentation and band dynamics throughout gave them the ability to step out of any genre confinements and forge a rootsy southern rock sound they could truly call their own.
Of the eleven songs here, it was the second time they had recorded "Willin'". Another version had appeared on their first album, but the second version here (with Sneaky Pete Kleinow on steel guitar) proved to be the best-known one, and it has since become considered one of their classic songs, covered by numerous other artists.

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KDNYfm said...

This is a great album, and Easy to Slip is one of the top 10 Rock and Roll songs ever recorded.
Thanx for sharing!

buzzbabyjesus said...

It's bizarre even to me that this is one of my top ten favorite albums of all time. It was "indie" before there was such a thing. It encapsulates everything that was southern California from the Byrds to Zappa. The drum sound on "Cold, Cold, Cold" is as good as it gets.
The medley on "Feats Don't Fail Me Now" was a bitter disappointment by comparison. In fact, I tuned out after that as Lowell faded into the background.

edison61 said...

Thanks for all the Little Feat. I love this one and the next two but this one the most...sounds like nothing else ever made.