>This, that and the other #1



There are people who have never heard of Lowell George and Little Feat.

Even people of my/his/our age.

Read about Lowell and the band on Wikipedia, and marvel at the genius of the man in this clip from 1977, filmed backstage at the Gruga Halle in Essen

There was the usual tribute album – Rock and Roll Doctor – released 20 years after his death, which is as good a place to start as any.

This – the track from the tribute album
 “Cold, cold, cold” performed by Bonnie Raitt on the album

That – a Little Feat/Lowell George original
Cold, cold, cold” performed by Little Feat on “Hotcakes and Outtakes

And the Other – a good cut from the tribute album artist
Angel from Montgomery” – Bonnie Raitt from “No Nukes

Which is one of finest readings of a truly wonderful John Prine song

I am an old woman, named after my mother
My old man is another, child that’s grown old
If dreams were thunder, lightning were desire
This old house would have burnt down, a long time ago

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster from an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl, well I had me a cowboy
He weren’t much to look at, just a free rambling man
But that was a long time, and no matter how I try
The years just flow by, like a broken down dam

There’s flies in the kitchen, I can hear ’em there buzzing
And I ain’t done nothing, since I woke up today
How the hell can a person, go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening, and have nothing to say

Bonnie Raitt live

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