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Feats Don't Fail Me Now

Little FeatAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Though they had all the trappings of a Southern-fried blues band, Little Feat were hardly conventional. Led by songwriter/guitarist Lowell George, Little Feat were a wildly eclectic band, bringing together strains of blues, R&B, country, and rock & roll. The bandmembers were exceptionally gifted technically and their polished professionalism sat well with the slick sounds coming out of ... Read more in Amazon's Little Feat Store

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Feats Don't Fail Me Now + Dixie Chicken + Sailin Shoes
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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002KFB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,659 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rock And Roll Doctor
2. Oh Atlanta
3. Skin It Back
4. Down The Road
5. Spanish Moon
6. Feets Don't Fail Me Now
7. The Fan
8. Medley : Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie

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One of those bands that perfectly epitomized so many things about the 1970s, Little Feat created a strangely smooth and sexy pastiche of Southern-spiced blues-rock. Main man Lowell George's undulant slide guitar marked the group's early recordings. His vocals, meanwhile, were distinctive in the manner in which he toyed with vowels as if they were yo-yos, tossing them up and down, this way and that. The albums recorded prior to George's 1979 death reflected a jazz influence (albeit one that would grow more pronounced as his influence in the band waned). Being based in Los Angeles also gave them a certain patina they may have lacked if they had been based in, say, Memphis. Feats Don't Fail Me Now features visiting guests Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris and a collection of tight, wryly observant songs. Don't Fail Me's 1973 predecessor, Dixie Chicken, is generally seen as Little Feat's must-have outing, but this album, too, holds up a stunningly strong demonstration the appeal of the band's rock-blues-jazz hybrid. --Lorry Fleming

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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mount Everest of Feat August 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
When the big toe died,he took the feats with him. This was their best studio work. The writing, the musicianship, and most importantly, the groove--it all came together right here on two inch tape in a way they could never quite repeat in the studio ever again. I have listened to this album at home and in my car over and over for last 30 years and have never tired of it. I have learned and performed every song on this album in my own band, and while I love every song he wrote, I also have silently cursed the genius of Lowell for making something so complex and deeply funky sound so easy. If you break these songs down, you're going to find the chord structure on every verse is slightly different, the slide playing is nothing short of virtuostic, and the bass lines Kenny lays down are jaw-dropping. This album is easy to put on at a party and talk over, but you are missing one of the great productions of the twentieth century if you don't study it a bit. If you don't know who these guys were, but want to find out, I would recommend you start right here.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sudden introduction January 24, 2005
Format:Audio CD
So I'm at this party in the winter of '74, typical college affair, and I was sitting in front of the stereo trying to decide what to play next. My then-GF, just back from visiting her folks in California, hands me an album from a stack of new stuff she'd brought back with her. Now, at this point I was pretty jaded on rock and had been listening to fusion and jazz. She was smart enough to realize that Weather Report would kill a party so she says "put this on to keep the vibe going" and it was Feats Don't Fail Me Now.

I was instantly hooked. What chops! Who are these guys! Remember, this was in the day of no Internet, no real underground college radio, no nothing. It was hard to hear new bands, and they were new to us on the East Coast.

What really caught my ear was "Skin It Back" with those odd rhythms and changes, and over all George's slinky slide playing. I ran out and bought "Dixie Chicken" the next day and those two albums stayed on my turntable for months, only surplanted when Steely Dan came on the scene to also blow me away. And whenever I think of the general excellence of music in the mid-70s, Little Feat and Steely Dan come to mind

So, Denise, if you read this - hope you are happy and life has treated you kindly. Thanks for turning me on to Little Feat. I hope I can continue the karma by turning someone else on to them.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Southern-Fried Feats! June 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
People, if ya'll can't get into the deep-fat, southern-fried greasy funk of this release, check your pulse! "Skin It Back" (with its' tasty stop-start bass line) and "Spanish Moon" (three minutes or so of the most sincere, slippery Southern Soul on wax - punctuated by the Tower Of Power horn section, no less) are worth the price of admission alone. That's funk with extra hot sauce on it.

Lowell George, rest in peace, good brother for a job well done!!!

Funkier than a pot of neck bones, greasier than a slab of ribs and guaranteed to satisfy your musical appetite!
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars visionary dream/aduitory nightmare July 25, 2001
Format:Audio CD
First off, I have to say that I own this disc. I also own the old vinyl. The music in these grooves is nothing short of beautiful art. Lowell George created original, deep south, jukin' rhythms and harmonies that were often imitated but never duplicated. Unfortunately, Warner Bros has not seen fit to give this disc the audio treatment it deserves. The disc suffers from the usual 16-bit, wimpy, AM radio sound quality. Sure, it doesn't have the cracks and pops that appear on the worn vinyl but it also lacks the warmth of the vinyl. Therefore, I give the old vinyl record five stars and this disc gets three for artistic integrity. If WB ever gets on the ball and remasters this in 24-bit (or better yet, DTS at 96) I will surely run out and purchase yet another copy. If I were you, thinking about this as a next purchase, I would hold out until a re-release before buying. Buy something with better sound quality, like the Band remasters. Unfortunately, the sound quality on the entire LF catalogue suffers from the neglect of it's current curators.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best GROUP EFFORT by Little Feat November 12, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Of the 3 Best Little Feat recordings, (Sailin' Shoes, Dixie Chicken, and Feats Don't Fail Me Now), I'd say that that this Album is the BEST "GROUP EFFORT" of the 3. It's not "DOMINATED" by Lowell, thus the "ENTIRE GROUP" plays its "TIGHTEST" and most "ECLECTIC" set. Also, there are no "SPARTAN" or "SPARSE" cuts on this Wonderful Recording; every song is "FULL" and "RICH." So, Sailin' Shoes is the best "LOWELL GEORGE" album by The Feat, Dixie Chicken is their most "SEMINAL" album, while Feats Don't Fail Me Now is their most "ELABORATE" and most "ENERGETIC" work.

I'd say this is the first Little Feat recording a person should buy, for there is not one "weak cut," and every song is played with a high level of ENERGY and VERVE. As soon as Lowell opens up with the "funky shuffle" Rock & Roll Doctor, the listener KNOWS they are in for ONE "GREAT RIDE" of absolutely DYNOMITE TUNES. Skin it Back, could well be the most "FUNKY" song ever played by a predominately white group. The horns on Spanish Moon are TIGHT AND NASTY; and so it goes until the record is done. If anybody isn't tappin' their feet and "PUMPED UP" after listening to Feats Don't Fail Me Now, then take their pulse, because they may well be dead..........recordings like this NEVER get stale or old........they just keep "ROCKING ON!"

Little Feat is "THE" LOST CLASSIC BAND, however, eventually more and more people seem to find em, because their entire catalog is just TOO GOOD to "stay hidden." Okay, GET OFF of YOUR "A**," GET ON YOUR FEAT, and BUY ONE OF THEIR OUTSTANDING RECORDINGS.....NOW!!! Adios all, and wherever you're at LOWELL, I hope that you've found some peace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best bands ever!
Some things just get better with age and Little Feat is one of those things. I had this album on vinyl back in the day and I'm loving every second of my "rediscovery" after... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Crabby
5.0 out of 5 stars Feat
One of the all time great rock and roll albums. Lowell George is fantastic! Great album with great lyrics. Yay
Published 17 days ago by K Manning
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What can you say about Little Feat and Lowell George. Talent, Talent, Talent.
Great CD! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Denise Darcy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
The first 7 tracks on this album are probably as good as anything I have heard nothing wrong with the last track justoolong for my taste
Published 8 months ago by Sheila B UK
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a 5 star album, but......
If you really want to hear this masterpiece in all of it's sonic glory, get the japanese import. The sound quality is amazing. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Schmedly
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I got it.
I enjoy listening to almost all the songs from Little Feat. Takes Me back a few years, to when I was a young man.
Published 10 months ago by Jerry Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars And those Feats did not fail !!!
Another phenomenal release from one of the most unheralded rock and roll bands in history. This CD nails it from start to finish. Pop it in and party !!!
Published 10 months ago by dethwort
5.0 out of 5 stars Give Me Some of That Spicy Hot Gumbo!
5 Stars = Masterpiece

Little Feat of the 70's, was a text book example of that decade's eclectic mix of bands that genre hopped like a bullfrog chasing a fly. Read more
Published 12 months ago by JAMES MCCORMICK
3.0 out of 5 stars Awsome Band, Awful Sound Quality
All their studio albums - I just bought most of them - are ludicrously low cost ($4.99), but with audio quality to compare. I can't believe the studio masters were that bad. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Paul Noble
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Feats Don't Fail Me Now Little Feat If you liked the group Little Feat you will like this CD . Some great songs
Published 15 months ago by Bob Swanson
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