Musical palate cleanser, keep on truckin’ edition

How about some Little Feat this morning?  From their criminally ignored first album (back when they saw themselves as an American version of the Stones) comes one of my favorite Lowell George tunes, “Truck Stop Girl”.

They recorded “Willin” for the first album, too, but George’s hand was hurt, so they brought Ry Cooder in to handle slide guitar.  George really wanted to put his own stamp on the song, so they recorded it again for Sailin’ Shoes.



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9 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, keep on truckin’ edition

  1. RangerRuss

    Awww yeah. That’s what I needed this morning. To quote the late Odell Bennet,”Shit man, we wuz raised on Lil Feat.”


  2. Mick Jagger

    Gregg Allman and Linda Ronstadt also do great versions of “Willin'”.


  3. Idlewild Dawg

    Agree w Gregg & Ronstadt (Bernie Leadon on the B-bender?), I prefer the Sailin’ Shoes version. None better than the Black Crowes version from their album Croweology.


  4. illini84

    They played the auditorium at the University of Illinois back in the day and it seriously rocked!


  5. illini84

    The Commander killed it too?


  6. Ken Wilkinson

    LOVE Little Feat. Waiting For Columbus is one of the top 3 all-time great live albums. “You know that you’re over the hill when you’re mind makes a promise your body can’t fill.”

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  7. WNCDawg

    Oh to bring back those years, bulletproof, the hunter of endless nights, laughter, friends you thought you’d never lose only to find out “my mind makes promises my body can no longer keep”. Bless you Senator, those were the days my friend !


  8. Anonymous

    Truck Stop Girl always sounded like if Ben Folds was the frontman for the Stones.