Warner Bros. Records
180-gram vinyl reissue
Little Feat´s 1974 album featuring "Oh Atlanta" and "Spanish Moon"
Feats Don´t Fail Me Now is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, originally released in 1974. Little Feat have indeed led a storied life ever since they formed in 1969. As American as apple pie — and rock ‘n roll itself — Feat´s music transcends boundaries, a freewheeling fusion of California rock and Dixie-inflected funk-boogie. In the mix as well are strains of folk, blues, rockabilly, country and jazz, inventing a hybrid sound that is truly Little Feat´s own.
"One of those bands that perfectly epitomized so many things about the 1970s, Little Feat created a strangely smooth and sexy pastiche of Southern-spiced blues-rock. Main man Lowell George´s undulant slide guitar marked the group´s early recordings. His vocals, meanwhile, were distinctive in the manner in which he toyed with vowels as if they were yo-yos, tossing them up and down, this way and that. The albums recorded prior to George´s 1979 death reflected a jazz influence (albeit one that would grow more pronounced as his influence in the band waned).
"Being based in Los Angeles also gave them a certain patina they may have lacked if they had been based in, say, Memphis. Feats Don´t Fail Me Now features visiting guests Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris and a collection of tight, wryly observant songs. Don´t Fail Me´s 1973 predecessor, Dixie Chicken, is generally seen as Little Feat´s must-have outing, but this album, too, holds up a stunningly strong demonstration the appeal of the band´s rock-blues-jazz hybrid." — Amazon.com