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
I think most people think of the glory years of Little Feat as the early period with their main songwriter Lowell George who died on June 29, 1979.
The band reformed in 1987 with Craig Fuller who was then replaced by Shaun Murphy in 1993. Bill Payne (vocals and keyboards) has been an ever-present member and Paul Barrere (vocals and guitar) and Kenny Gradney (bass) have been members since 1972.
The Studio Albums of Little Feat
The Lowell George studio albums established their reputation as a hard to categorise but exciting band. They combined rock with the blues, country and funk to create a unique sound. Continue reading
Live At Winterland Valentine’s Day 1976 is a live recording of a concert given by Little Feat in February 1976.
It is listed by Wikipedia as a live album and it’s been sold on eBay but I don’t think it’s an official live album. It may be one of these “legal in some parts of the world” recordings.
There isn’t a shortage of live albums by Little Feat but apart from Waiting For Columbus, there is a serious lack of alternatives featuring main man, Lowell George which makes this special.
Live At Winterland Valentine’s Day 1976
It is a live recording that is available from Wolfgang’s Vault and on the basis that’s been around for a long time and hasn’t been shut down, I assume that is legal.
Set List: Continue reading
Waiting For Columbus is the first live album released by Little Feat and is considered to be one of the best live albums ever. Plenty more have followed.
It was recorded in London and Washington DC in early August 1977 on the Time Loves A Hero tour.
Before punk came along, Little Feat were a critics favourite with their unique brand of fusion rock pulling on the blues, country, boogie and funk. Personally I didn’t see what was so special as the studio albums lacked impact.
My problem was I hadn’t seen or heard them play live.
Little Feat Waiting For Columbus