American Cutie is a live album by Little Feat on their tour to promote their third studio album, Dixie Chicken.
It was recorded at Ebbets Field, Denver, Colerado on July 19th, 1973.
but not released until 2012.
This is a single disc version of Late Night Truck Stop released in 2001. This is a radio broadcast recording that I think squeezes through the copyright laws.
Little Feat American Cutie
1. A Apolitical Blues
2. Two Trains
3. Got No Shadow
4. The Fan
5. Texas Rose Cafe
6. Snakes on Everything
7. Cat Fever
8. Walkin’ All Night
9. Sailin’ Shoes
10. Dixie Chicken
11. Tripe Face Boogie
13. Cold Cold Cold
14. Fat Man in the Bath Tub
Six songs from Sailin’ Shoes and four from Dixie Chicken mean that this is a very strong set list. On BestEverAlbums.com, the first three studio albums are ranked 2nd, £rd and 4th behind the live album Waiting For Columbus.
On Your Way Down is on Late Night Truck Stop and Got No Shadow is split into two parts. These may have been joined together on American Cutie or the second part is missing. The order of the songs has also changed.
The band at this stage was:
Lowell George – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Paul Barrere – vocals, guitar
Bill Payne – vocals, keyboards
Kenny Gradney – bass
Sam Clayton – congas, vocals, percussion
Richie Hayward – drums, backing vocals
The sound quality has been criticised in the reviews at Amazon. I’ll accept that it isn’t polished but I think it sounds very acceptable and it certainly puts over the excitement of a Little Feat concert in 1973.
I think that an early 1970s recording makes a nice contrast with the much more famous Waiting For Columbus.
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This album is included in the best Southern rock live albums poll.
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