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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

In March 1972.

In March 1972, “Columbia” label released “D&B Together”, the sixth Delaney & Bonnie and Friends album. It was recorded 1969-1971, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Delaney Bramlett- guitar, vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Eric Clapton- guitar, vocals
  • Leon Russell- piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Duane Allman- guitar, vocals
  • Dave Mason- guitar, vocals
  • Carl Radle- bass, vocals
  • John Hartford- banjo, vocals
  • Steve Cropper- guitar, vocals
  • Jim Gordon- drums, vocals
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar, vocals
  • Jaimoe- drums, vocals
  • Billy Preston- keyboards, piano, vocals
  • Charlie Freeman- guitar, vocals
  • Kenny Gradney- bass, vocals
  • Bobby Whitlock- keyboards, vocals
  • Bobby Keys- saxophone, vocals
  • James Jamerson- bass, vocals
  • Jerry Jumonville- saxophone, vocals
  • King Curtis- saxophone, vocals
  • Larry Knechtel- bass, vocals
  • Darrell Leonard- trumpet, vocals
  • Jim Price- horns, vocals
  • Chuck Rainey- bass, vocals
  • Larry Savoie- trombone, vocals
  • Rita Coolidge- vocals
  • Tina Turner- vocals
  • Venetta Fields- vocals
  • Merry Clayton- vocals
  • Eddie Kendricks- vocals
  • Sam Clayton- vocals
  • Joe Hicks- vocals
  • Patrice Holloway- vocals
  • Tex Johnson- vocals
  • Clydie King- vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews- vocals
  • Gordon De Witty- vocals
  • Jay York- vocals
  • Recording Engineer: Tom Dowd, James Greene
  • Art Direction: Howard Fritzson
  • Photography: David Gahr, Beverly Parker, Sandy Speiser

Track listing:

  1. Only You Know and I Know – Dave Mason
  2. Wade in the River of Jordan – traditional, arr. Delaney Bramlett
  3. Sound of the City – Delaney Bramlett, Joe Hicks
  4. Well, Well – Delaney Bramlett
  5. I Know How It Feels to Be Lonely- Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Ware
  6. Comin’ Home – Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  7. Move ‘Em Out – Steve Cropper, Bettye Crutcher
  8. Big Change Comin – Delaney Bramlett
  9. A Good Thing (I’m on Fire) – Delaney Bramlett, Gordon DeWitty
  10. Groupie (Superstar) – Delaney Bramlett, Leon Russell
  11. I Know Something Good About You – Delaney Bramlett, Joe Hicks
  12. Country Life – Delaney Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “Atco” label released “Motel Shot”, the fourth Delaney & Bonnie and Friends album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Delaney Bramlett- guitar, vocals, arranger
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Duane Allman- slide guitar
  • Ben Benay- guitar
  • Kenny Gradney- bass guitar
  • John Hartford- banjo, fiddle
  • Eddie James – guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Bobby Keys- saxophone
  • Dave Mason- guitar
  • Gram Parsons- guitar, vocals
  • Carl Radle- bass guitar
  • Joe Cocker- backing vocals
  • Leon Russell- piano, vocals
  • Clarence White- guitar, vocals
  • Bobby Whitlock- vocals
  • Jay York – backing vocals
  • Recording engineers: Bruce Botnick, Richard Moore, Lewis Peters
  • Photography: Barry Feinstein
  • Liner notes: Tom Wilkes

Track listing:

  1. Where the Soul Never Dies – traditional
  2. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – P. Carter
  3. Rock of Ages – traditional
  4. Long Road Ahead Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle
  5. Faded Love – Bob Wills, Johnnie Wills
  6. Talkin’ about Jesus – traditional
  7. Come On In My Kitchen – Payne (Robert Johnson)
  8. Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go) – Chuck Willis
  9. Never Ending Song of Love – Delaney Bramlett
  10. Sing My Way Home – Delaney Bramlett
  11. Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad – traditional, Delaney Bramlett
  12. Lonesome and a Long Way from Home – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell

On April 25, 1995.

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On April 25, 1995, “Zoo/Volcano Records” label released “Ain’t Had Enough Fun”, the eleventh Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Bill Payne and Bill Wray. It was band’s first album with the new vocalist Shaun Murphy.

Personnel:

  • Paul Barrère– guitar, dobro, vocals
  • Sam Clayton– percussion, vocals
  • Kenny Gradney– bass
  • Richie Hayward– drums, vocals
  • Shaun Murphy– vocals, percussion
  • Bill Payne– keyboards, vocals
  • Fred Tackett– guitar, mandolin
  • Darrell Leonard– trumpet
  • Joe Sublett– tenor saxophone
  • David Woodford– tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Piero Mariani– electronic percussion
  • Van Dyke Parks– accordion

Track listing:

  1. Drivin’ Blind -Bill Payne, Bill Wray
  2. Blue Jean Blues – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett, Bill Wray
  3. Cadillac Hotel – Bill Payne, Bill Wray
  4. Romance Without Finance – Sam Clayton, Kibbee, Bill Payne
  5. Big Bang Theory – Paul Barrère, Shaun Murphy, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett, Bill Wray
  6. Cajun Rage – Paul Barrère, Kibbee, Bill Wray
  7. Heaven’s Where You Find It – Paul Barrère, Shaun Murphy, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett
  8. Borderline Blues – Paul Barrère, Shaun Murphy, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett, Bill Wray
  9. All That You Can Stand – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Bill Wray
  10. Rock & Roll Everynight – Paul Barrère, Shaun Murphy, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett, Bill Wray
  11. Shakeytown – Paul Barrère, Kibbee
  12. Ain’t Had Enough Fun – Paul Barrère, Shaun Murphy,Bill Payne, Strand, Fred Tackett
  13. That’s a Pretty Good Love – Lucas, Mendelsohn