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LP 618 - Little Feat 1973 UK / Vinyl; EX+ - Cover; EX ----------------- Origin from; Los Angeles, California Genres; Southern rock, blues rock, roots rock, funk rock, jazz funk, jazz rock, boogie rock, country rock, jam rock, swamp rock, Americana Years active; 1969 – 1979, 1987 – present ---------------- Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. Although the band has undergone several changes in its lineup, the music remains an eclectic blend of rock and roll, blues, R&B, boogie, country, folk, gospel, soul, funk and jazz fusion influences. Guitarist Jimmy Page stated Little Feat was his favorite American band in a 1975 Rolling Stone interview. ------------- Formative years Lowell George met Bill Payne when George was a member of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention. Payne had auditioned for the Mothers, but had not joined. They formed Little Feat along with former Mothers' bassist Roy Estrada and drummer Richie Hayward from George's previous band, The Factory. Hayward had also been a member of the Fraternity of Man whose claim to fame was the inclusion of their "Don't Bogart Me" on the million-selling Easy Rider film soundtrack. The name of the band came from a comment made by Mothers' drummer Jimmy Carl Black about Lowell's "little feet". The spelling of "feat" was an homage to the Beatles. There are three stories about the genesis of Little Feat. One has it that George showed Zappa his song "Willin'," and that Zappa fired him from the Mothers of Invention, because he felt that George was too talented to merely be a member of his band, and told him he ought to go away and form his own band. The second version has Zappa firing him for playing a 15-minute guitar solo with his amplifier off. The third version says that Zappa fired him because "Willin'" contains drug references ("weed, whites and wine"). George often introduced the song as the reason he was asked to leave the band. On October 18, 1975 at the Auditorium Theater in Rochester New York while introducing the song, George commented that he was asked to leave the band for "writing a song about dope". The band in 1975 In any version, Zappa was instrumental in getting George and his new band a contract with Warner Bros. Records. The eponymous first album delivered to Warner Bros. was recorded mostly in August and September 1970, and was released in January 1971. When it came time to record "Willin'," George had hurt his hand in an accident with a model airplane, so Ry Cooder sat in and played the song's slide part. Lowell's accident is referenced on the cover art of the band's 1998 album Under the Radar. "Willin'" would be re-recorded with George playing slide for Little Feat's second album Sailin' Shoes, which was also the first Little Feat album to include cover art by Neon Park, who had painted the cover for Zappa's Weasels Ripped My Flesh.
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LP 1068 - Dixie Drags - 1979 UK / 1st press. Vinyl; NM- ( 2-3 små bakgrunnsknepp på noe som lingner malingsflekk ) Cover; EX+ ( noe wear ) ---------------------- Also known as Dixie Grit (1970-1971) Rock Ensemble II (1973) The Dregs (1981-present) Origin Augusta, Georgia Genres Hard rock, country rock, jazz fusion, southern rock, progressive rock Years active 1970–present Labels Capricorn, Anthem ---------------- Studio albums The Great Spectacular (1976 - released on CD April 1997) Free Fall (May 27, 1977) (Note: the spine lists the title as "Freefall") What If (March 1978) Night of the Living Dregs (1979) Dregs of the Earth (1980) Unsung Heroes (1981) Industry Standard (1982) Off the Record (1988) (Demo for Ensoniq synthesizers) Full Circle (June 7, 1994) ------------- Live albums Bring 'Em Back Alive (1992) King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents (September 16, 1997) California Screamin' (February 1, 2000) From the Front Row... Live! (Dolby 5.1 DVD-Audio, 2003) Compilations The Best of the Dregs: Divided We Stand (compilation, 1989) 20th Century Masters: The Best of the Dixie Dregs (March 26, 2002) --------------- The Dixie Dregs is an American band formed in the 1970s. Their mostly instrumental music fuses jazz, southern rock, bluegrass and classical forms in an often unique style. Formation and early years The Dixie Dregs evolved from an Augusta, Georgia band called Dixie Grit, formed by Steve Morse and Andy West in 1970. The band featured Morse's older brother Dave on drums, Frank Brittingham (guitar and vocals) and Johnny Carr (keyboards). Carr was later replaced by Mark Parrish. Shortly after Steve Morse's enrollment at University of Miami's School of Music in 1971, Dixie Grit was disbanded. Morse and West continued performing as a duet, calling themselves Dixie Dregs (the "Dregs" of "Dixie Grit"). In 1973, Steve Morse (guitar), Andy West (bass), Allen Sloan (violin) and Bart Yarnal (drums) met while students at the University of Miami's School of Music to play as Rock Ensemble II. West also attended Georgia State University for a year while studying cello and music theory & composition along with Parrish. Parrish remained at GSU during the academic school years only to return to Augusta, Georgia during summer breaks - re-establishing the guitar/bass/keyboards/drums quartet with Morse, West, Parrish, and Gilbert Frayer (drums) performing as opening acts for concerts and headlining local gigs as the Dixie Dregs. During subsequent academic school years, the remaining members of the Dregs — including Andy West — returned to the University of Miami and Mark Parrish returned to Atlanta, Georgia to complete his degree in music performance and composition at Georgia State University under the study of William Masselos, with additional studies of electronic music at Columbia University in New York City under Alice Shields - a protégé of Wendy Carlos. -------------- mer info...Wikipedia !