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Little Feat – Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years (1971-1990) 13CD (2014) [16-44]


By request: This 13-CD box set includes Little Feat’s first ten core albums, the 2002 expanded edition of the acclaimed 1978 live album Waiting for Columbus, and a bonus disc of rarities from the now out-of-print 2000 box set Hotcakes and Outtakes. It spans the entire original run of Feat (1971-1979) as well as the first two albums from the regrouped unit circa 1988-1990. Over the years, Feat endured a couple of key personnel changes. Bassist Roy Estrada, who founded the group with his fellow Mother of Invention alumnus Lowell George as well as drummer Richie Hayward and keyboardist Bill Payne, was featured on just two albums.

The group briefly disbanded after those first two records, but once its members reconvened sans Estrada, the roster remained consistent from 1972-1979, with Hayward, Payne and George joined by bassist Kenny Gradney, guitarist Paul Barrere, and percussionist Sam Clayton. When Little Feat reformed in 1988, its surviving members Hayward, Payne, Barrere, Gradney and Clayton enlisted vocalist Craig Fuller and guitarist Fred Tackett to round out the line-up. But what remained the same was the group’s singular brand of good-time boogie.

Rhino Records / Warner Music Catalog Number: 8122796057

Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-1990
Little Feat (1971)
Sailin’ Shoes (1972)
Dixie Chicken (1973)
Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974)
The Last Record Album (1975)
Time Loves a Hero (1977)
Waiting For Columbus – Live (1978)
Bonus Disc from Waiting for Columbus: Expanded Edition Down On the Farm (1979)
Hoy-Hoy! (1981)
Let It Roll (1988)
Representing the Mambo (1990)
Outtakes from Hotcakes and Outtakes (2000)

Track Listings:
1971 – Little Feat

  1. Snakes On Everything 3:06
  2. Strawberry Flates 2:23
  3. Truck Stop Girl 2:31
  4. Brides Of Jesus 3:22
  5. Willin’ 2:24
  6. Hamburger Midnight 2:32
  7. Fourty Four Blues / How Many More Years 6:28
  8. Crack In Your Door 2:18
  9. I’ve Been The One 2:23
  10. Takin’ My Time 3:48
  11. Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie 1:56

1972 – Sailin’ Shoes

  1. Easy To Slip 3:20
  2. Cold, Cold, Cold 4:02
  3. Trouble 2:18
  4. Tripe Face Boogie 3:16
  5. Willin’ 2:57
  6. A Apolitical Blues 3:27
  7. Sailin ‘ Shoes 2:53
  8. Teenage Nervous Breakdown 2:13
  9. Got No Shadow 5:07
  10. Cat Fever 4:35
  11. Texas Rose Cafe 3:42

1973 – Dixie Chicken

  1. Dixie Chicken 3:56
  2. Two Trains 3:07
  3. Roll Um Easy 2:34
  4. On Your Way Down 5:34
  5. Kiss It Off 2:58
  6. Fool Yourself 3:18
  7. Walkin All Night 3:36
  8. Fat Man In The Bathtub 4:33
  9. Juliette 3:30
  10. Lafayette Railroad 3:36

1974 – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

  1. Rock And Roll Doctor 2:58
  2. Oh Atlanta 3:28
  3. Skin It Back 4:11
  4. Down The Road 3:45
  5. Spanish Moon 3:06
  6. Feets Don’t Fail Me Now 2:27
  7. The Fan 4:28
  8. Medley: Cold Cold Cold / Tripe Face Boogie 9:57

1975 – The Last Record Album

  1. Romance Dance 3:50
  2. All That You Dream 3:52
  3. Long Distance Love 2:42
  4. Day Or Night 6:26
  5. One Love Stand 4:25
  6. Down Below The Borderline 3:45
  7. Somebody’s Leavin’ 5:08
  8. Mercenary Territory 4:24

1977 – Time Loves A Hero

  1. Hi Roller 3:36
  2. Time Loves A Hero 3:47
  3. Rocket In My Pocket 3:24
  4. Day At The Dog Races 6:30
  5. Old Folks Boogie 3:32
  6. Red Streamliner 4:46
  7. New Delhi Freight Train 3:44
  8. Keepin’ Up With The Joneses 3:50
  9. Missin’ You 2:23

1978 – Waiting For Columbus
Disc 1:

  1. Join The Band 1:54
  2. Fat Man In The Bathtub 4:54
  3. All That You Dream 4:29
  4. Oh Atlanta 4:20
  5. Old Folk’s Boogie 4:26
  6. Dixie Chicken 8:43
  7. Tripe Face Boogie 7:09
  8. Rocket In My Pocket 3:57
  9. Time Loves A Hero 4:19
  10. Day Or Night 5:30
  11. Mercenary Territory 4:36
  12. Spanish Moon 5:36

Disc 2:
(The Encore)

  1. Willin’ 4:42
  2. Don’t Bogart That Joint 1:01
  3. A Apolitical Blues 3:51
  4. Sailin’ Shoes 6:24
  5. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now 5:35
    (Outtakes)
  6. One Love Stand 4:27
  7. Rock And Roll Doctor 4:17
  8. Skin It Back 5:40
  9. On Your Way Down 6:25
  10. Walkin All Night 4:12
  11. Cold, Cold, Cold 5:18
  12. Day At The Dog Races 12:12
    (Outtakes First Issued On ‘Hoy-Hoy!’)
  13. Skin It Back 4:41
  14. Red Streamliner 4:59
  15. Teenage Nervous Breakdown 4:12

1979 – Down On The Farm

  1. Down On The Farm 4:20
  2. Six Feet Of Snow 2:32
  3. Perfect Imperfection 3:47
  4. Kokomo 2:59
  5. Be One Now 4:05
  6. Straight From The Heart 4:59
  7. Front Page News 5:57
  8. Wake Up Dreaming 4:10
  9. Feel The Groove 4:49

1981 – Hoy-Hoy!

  1. Rocket In My Pocket 0:51
  2. Rock And Roll Doctor 3:12
  3. Skin It Back 4:42
  4. Easy To Slip 3:20
  5. Red Streamliner 4:59
  6. Lonesome Whistle 3:29
  7. Front Page News 4:50
  8. The Fan 6:15
  9. Forty-Four Blues 3:17
  10. Teenage Nervous Breakdown 1:26
  11. Teenage Nervous Breakdown (Live Version) 4:04
  12. Framed 2:44
  13. Strawberry Flats 2:21
  14. Gringo 6:32
  15. Over The Edge 4:19
  16. Two Trains 3:20
  17. China White 3:14
  18. All That You Dream 4:48
  19. Feets Don’t Fail Me Now 1:51

1988 – Let It Roll

  1. Hate To Lose Your Lovin´ 4:22
  2. One Clear Moment 4:50
  3. Cajun Girl 3:55
  4. Hangin’ On To The Good Times 4:48
  5. Listen To Your Heart 5:52
  6. Let It Roll 4:30
  7. Long Time Till I Get Over You 4:52
  8. Business As Usual 4:28
  9. Changin’ Luck 6:18
  10. Voices In The Wind 6:17

1990 – Representing The Mambo

  1. Texas Twister 4:46
  2. Daily Grind 5:09
  3. Representing The Mambo 5:56
  4. Woman In Love 3:50
  5. Bad Gumbo 3:28
  6. Teenage Warrior 4:53
  7. That’s Her She’s Mine 4:10
  8. Feelin’s All Gone 5:00
  9. Those Feat’ll Steer Ya Wrong Sometimes 5:01
  10. The Ingenue 4:22
  11. Silver Screen 4:22

2014 – Outtakes From Hotcakes (Bonus Disc)

  1. Jazz Thing In 10 3:31
  2. Rat Faced Dog / Outtake 4:53
  3. Doglines / Outtake 2:47
  4. Wait Till The Shit Hits The Fan / Outtake 2:48
  5. Easy To Fall / Demo 2:41
  6. Texas Rose Café / Demo 3:23
  7. Doriville / Outtake 2:43
  8. Boogie (Tripe Face Boogie) / Outtake 3:45
  9. Two Trains / Lowell Demo 3:18
  10. Roto / Tone / Outtake 4:06
  11. Ace In The Hole (Hi Roller) / Outtake 3:28
  12. Eldorado Slim / Outtake 4:41
  13. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now / Outtake 2:30
  14. Brickyard Blues / Outtake 3:01
  15. All That You Dream (feat. Linda Ronstadt) / Outtake 3:33
  16. Spanish Moon / Single Version 2:43
  17. Down Below The Borderline / Lowell Demo 1:54
  18. Rockin’ Shoes I & II / Lowell Demo 2:34
  19. Front Page News / Outtake 4:44
  20. High Roller / Outtake 3:37
  21. All That You Dream / Single Version 3:33
  22. Roll ‘Em Easy / Outtake 2:40
  23. Boogie Wigwam (Short Jazz Piece) 1:10
  24. Teenage Nervous Breakdown / Live 4:15

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3 thoughts on “Little Feat – Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years (1971-1990) 13CD (2014) [16-44]

  1. Mr.+Kotter

    Why thank ya so much for this. As it happens I’ve gone off to Lake George in NY state. So I’ll have to wait for this collection, but it’s exactly what I was hopping for. Now the copies of Sailing Shoes and Time Loves a Hero, those two have a special place in my ear. So thank you again for them.

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