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Echoes In the Studio- Voices of Fallen Rockers pt 2

In memoriam : the echoes In the Studio of Neil Peart of Rush, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Paul Barrere of Little Feat, plus David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire & Alan White of YES, Chris Cornell. Part two.

Little Feat- Spanish Moon/Skin It Back- Dallas 11-20-88

It was indeed Little Feat who played a hot show to over 10,000 Q102 blood donors at the Dallas Convention Center Arena in November 1988. Live mix on the medley “Spanish Moon” into “Skin It Back”.

Little Feat- Dixie Chicken- Bill Payne, the late Paul Barrere

If only the world's most acclaimed rock musicians voted for election into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Little Feat would have been inducted on the first ballot years ago. The list of famous Little Feat fans included the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Palmer, and Robert Plant just for starters. But for most of the Seventies, they didn't sell many albums...

Little Feat- On Your Way Down- 1974

Here is a live performance from the holy grail recording in 1974 at Ultrasonic Studios of Lowell George leading the second band line-up through "On Your Way Down".

Little Feat- Sailin’ Shoes- Ultrasonic Studio 1974

This storied, much-bootlegged live-in-studio Little Feat performance from 1974 is actually the title song from their second album, "Sailin' Shoes", from the master tape and should get your behind in the proper frame of mind for our fiftieth anniversary interview coming here In the Studio the first week in May.

Jo Jo Gunne 50th Anniversary- Jay Ferguson

When artist manager-turned-media mogul David Geffen started his first Los Angeles-based record label Asylum Records, his first signing was Jackson Browne and his third deal was with the Eagles. Who was Geffen's second signing? Hometown heroes Jo Jo Gunne. marking the golden anniversary of that first ( and in songwriting, their best ) 1972 album Jo Jo Gunne, singer/songwrite/pianist Jay Ferguson reveals all kinds of influences when he told me, "If Sly and the Family Stone and Little Feat had a love child, it would have been Jo Jo Gunne!" Here In the Studio Jay tells the innocent tale of "Run Run Run","Shake That Fat","Babylon"," 99 Days","Barstow Blue Eyes", and"Take It Easy".

Bonnie Raitt- Nick of Time/ Luck of the Draw

When "Nick of Time"  rose steadily, eventually becoming the #1-selling album in the US a year after release it's Spring 1989 release, no one was more surprised than Bonnie Raitt. When it also won three Grammy Awards including the coveted Album of the Year Grammy in 1990, no one was more appreciative. Then in May 1991, she released "Luck of the Draw", her biggest album ever. Bonnie Raiitt is my guest In the Studio.

Little Feat- Best pt 2- Bill Payne, the late Paul Barrere

Little Feat best of pt 2 with Bill Payne and the late Paul Barrere
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Little Feat- Feats Don’t Fail Me Now 50th- Bill Payne, the late Paul Barrere

Little Feat lifers Bill Payne and Paul Barrere sat down with me to talk. Or maybe they should have been lying down on a couch. "I loved him, and I hated him," said a clearly emotional Barrere in this intense conversation, which inevitably begins and ends with the subject of the enigmatic musical genius, Lowell George. This is a no-holds-barred insider's look at the talented but troubled Little Feat co-founder Lowell George and his complicated relationships within the band prior to his death from a drug-induced heart attack in 1979.

Little Feat- Dixie Chicken medley- Dallas 1988

In producer Glyn Johns wonderfully behind-the-scenes memoir Sound Man ,  he tells how he suggested to the Rolling Stones during preliminary sessions for Back and Blue   that they all go to see Americans Little Feat in a theater concert in…