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In November 1975.

In November 1975,  “Island” label released “Pressure Drop”, the second Robert Palmer studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Blue Seas Studio” in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and was produced by Steve Smith.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, percussion
  • Lowell George– guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Paul Barrere– guitar, backing vocals
  • Richie Hayward– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Kenny Gradney, James Jamerson– bass
  • Ed Greene– drums, percussion
  • Jean Alain Roussel– clavinet, keyboards, Hammond B-3
  • Gordon DeWitty – clavinet
  • Gene Page– strings
  • The Muscle Shoals Horns– horns
  • Mel Collins– saxophones, flute
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet, flageolet
  • Ray Allen – trombone
  • Vicki Brown, Fran Tate, Sam Clayton – backing vocals
  • David Snell – harp
  • Joe Brown– banjo
  • Steve York – harmonica
  • Martin Frye – tuba
  • Phill Brown– engineering
  • Graham Hughes – cover concept, design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Give Me an Inch
  2. Work to Make It Work
  3. Back in My Arms
  4. River Boat – Allen Toussaint
  5. Pressure Drop – Frederick Hibbert
  6. Here with You Tonight – Robert Palmer, Pete Gage
  7. Trouble – Lowell George
  8. Fine Time
  9. Which of Us Is the Fool
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In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “The Last Record Album”, the fifth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art was by Neon Park.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- congas
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richard Hayward- drums, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
  • Valerie Carter- backing vocals
  • John Hall- guitar
  • Fran Tate- backing vocals
  • George Massenburg- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Romance Dance – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne
  2. All That You Dream – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Floyd
  3. Long Distance Love – Lowell George
  4. Day or Night – Bill Payne, Fran Tate
  5. One Love Stand – Paul Barrère, Kenny Gradney, Bill Payne
  6. Down Below the Borderline – Lowell George
  7. Somebody’s Leavin’ – Bill Payne
  8. Mercenary Territory – Lowell George, Richard Hayward

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”, the fourth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Blue Seas Recording Studio” in Hunt Valley, Maryland; “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles”; “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” and Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lowell George and Van Dyke Parks.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- percussion, vocals
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richie Hayward- drums, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Gordon DeWitty – clavinet
  • Fred White- drums
  • Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Fran Tate – backing vocals
  • Tower Of Power- horns

Track listing:

  1. Rock & Roll Doctor – Lowell George, Fred Martin
  2. Oh Atlanta – Bill Payne
  3. Skin it Back – Paul Barrère
  4. Down the Road – Lowell George
  5. Spanish Moon – Lowell George
  6. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now – Paul Barrère, Lowell George, Martin Kibbee
  7. The Fan – Lowell George, Bill Payne
  8. Medley: Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie – Lowell George, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne

 

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Time Loves a Hero”, the sixth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded 1976-1977, at “Sunset Sound Studios”, “Warner Bros. Studios”, and “Western Recorders” in Hollywood, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- congas, percussion, vocals
  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richie Hayward- drums, percussion, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, synthesizer, marimba, vocals
  • Greg Adams- trumpet
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter- dobro
  • Emilio Castillo- tenor saxophone
  • Mic Gillette- trombone, trumpet
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka- baritone saxophone
  • Michael McDonald– vocals
  • Lenny Pickett– alto and tenor saxophone
  • Patrick Simmons- guitar, vocals
  • Fred Tackett- mandocello and guitar

Track listing:

  1. Hi Roller – Paul Barrère
  2. Time Loves a Hero – Paul Barrère,Kenny Gradney, Bill Payne
  3. Rocket in My Pocket – Lowell George
  4. Day at the Dog Races – Paul Barrère,Sam Clayton, Kenny Gradney, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne
  5. Old Folks Boogie – Paul Barrère
  6. Red Streamliner – Bill Payne, Fran Tate
  7. New Delhi Freight Train – Terry Allen
  8. Keepin’ Up with the Joneses – Paul Barrère, Lowell George
  9. Missin’ You – Paul Barrère