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On September 23, 2019.

On September 23, 2019, Robert C. Hunter died aged 78. He was lyricist, singer-songwriter, musician (guitar, mandolin), translator and poet. He has cooperated with various artists, such as  Bob Dylan, Little Feat, Jim Lauderdale, Elvis Costello, Cesar Rosas, Bruce Hornsby and New Riders of the Purple Sage , but was best known by his work with Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead. In 2013, Hunter received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the “Americana Music Association”. Hunter  has released 14 solo albums.


On September 24, 1991.

On September 24, 1991, “Morgan Creek” label released “Shake Me Up”, the tenth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1991, and was produced by George Massenburg and Bill Payne.


  • Paul Barrère- vocals, guitar, slide guitar
  • Sam Clayton– vocals, percussion
  • Craig Fuller- vocals, guitar
  • Kenny Gradney– bass
  • Richie Hayward– vocals, drums
  • Bill Payne– vocals, keyboards
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, acoustic guitar, trumpet
  • Valerie Carter- backing vocals
  • Shaun Murphy- backing vocals
  • Bonnie Sheridan- backing vocals
  • The Memphis Horns– brass
  • Neon Park – design

Track listing:

  1. Spider’s Blues (Might Need it Sometime) – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett
  2. Shake Me Up – Paul Barrère, Craig Fuller, Martin Kibbee, Bill Payne
  3. Things Happen – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett
  4. Mojo Haiku – Craig Fuller, Bill Payne
  5. Loved and Lied To – Paul Barrère, Craig Fuller, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne
  6. Don’t Try So Hard – Craig Fuller
  7. Boom Box Car – Paul Barrère
  8. Fast & Furious – Paul Barrère, Sam Clayton, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett
  9. Livin’ on Dreams – Paul Barrère, Craig Fuller, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett
  10. Clownin’ – Paul Barrère, Fred Tackett
  11. Down in Flames – Paul Barrère, Craig Fuller, Martin Kibbee, Neon Park, Bill Payne

On July 1, 2008.

On July 1, 2008, “429 Records” label released “Join the Band”, the fifteen Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 2008, and was produced by Mac McAnally and Bill Payne.


  • Paul Barrere- vocals, guitars
  • Sam Clayton- percussion, vocals
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richie Hayward- drums, backing vocals
  • Shaun Murphy- vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Fred Tackett- guitars, mandolin, trumpet, backing vocals
  • Brad Paisley – guitar
  • Mike Gordon – bass
  • Emmylou Harris – vocals
  • Bob Seger – vocals
  • Béla Fleck – banjo
  • Vince Gill – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sonny Landreth – slide guitar
  • Jim Mayer – slap and standing bass
  • Michael Utley – Hammond organ, background vocals
  • Alan Schulman – background vocals, engineer, mixing
  • David Alan Kogut – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Fat Man in the Bathtub – Lowell George
  2. Something in the Water – Al Anderson, Jeffrey Steele, Bob DiPiero
  3. Dixie Chicken – Lowell George, Fred Martin
  4. See You Later Alligator – Robert Guidry
  5. Champion of the World – Will Kimbrough
  6. The Weight – Robbie Robertson
  7. Don’t You Just Know It – Huey “Piano” Smith
  8. Time Loves a Hero – Paul Barrère, Kenny Gradney, Bill Payne
  9. Willin’ – Lowell George
  10. This Land Is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
  11. Oh Atlanta – Bill Payne
  12. Spanish Moon – Lowell George
  13. Trouble – Lowell George
  14. Sailin’ Shoes – Lowell George
  15. I Will Play for Gumbo – Jimmy Buffett (bonus track)

In January 1971.

In January 1971, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Little Feat album. It was recorded August – September 1970,  at “United Western Recorders” and “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Russ Titelman.


  • Lowell George– lead and backing vocals, alead, rhythm and slide guitars, harmonica
  • Bill Payne– lead and backing, keyboards, piano
  • Roy Estrada– bass, backing vocals
  • Richard Hayward– drums, backing vocals
  • Russ Titelman– percussion, backing vocals, piano
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Kirby Johnson – string and horn arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Snakes on Everything – Bill Payne
  2. Strawberry Flats – Bill Payne, Lowell George
  3. Truck Stop Girl – Bill Payne, Lowell George
  4. Brides of Jesus – Bill Payne, Lowell George
  5. Willin’ – Lowel George
  6. Hamburger Midnight – Lowell George, Roy Estrada
  7. Forty-Four Blues/ How Many More Years – Roosevelt Sykes, Chester Burnett
  8. Crack in Your Door – Lowell George
  9. I’ve Been the One – Lowell George
  10. Takin’ My Time – Bill Payne
  11. Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie – Bill Payne, Lowell George

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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