Rock and Roll Doctor: Lowell George Tribute

Rock And Roll Doctor: Lowell George Tribute


As the guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter for Little Feat, Lowell George was one of the biggest cult heroes of the '70s, creating a body of work that was deeply set within the blues tradition yet fiercely idiosyncratic and weird. It was the kind of music that earns a large cult following, but doesn't guarantee good covers, since its very quirkiness is among its most appealing traits. Basically, it's a question of matching the right artist with the right song, something that happens about half of the time on Rock N Roll Doctor (A Tribute to Lowell George). By the time the tribute record was released in 1998, his "Willin'" had long been established as a classic, the kind of song that could be covered by anyone -- along with "Dixie Chicken," it's one of the rare universal songs in George's catalog -- but Rock N Roll Doctor doesn't include either of those songs, or "Fat Man in the Bathtub." Instead, its 13 tracks are all relatively obscure, known to hardcore fans but not casual listeners, and this album is a record made by hardcore fans for hardcore fans. That doesn't mean it's necessarily all successful. Eddie Money wasn't really meant to sing the title track, and a couple of cuts, ironically including Little Feat's reworking of "Honest Man," are a bit too reverant to his memory (the group erases that negative with a storming "Cold, Cold, Cold," performed as a duet with Bonnie Raitt). But the best songs -- the Bottle Rockets and David Lindley's "Rocket in My Pocket," Jackson Browne's "I've Been the One," Taj Mahal's "Feats Don't Fail Me Now," J.D. Souther's "Roll Um Easy," Allen Toussaint & Leo Nocentelli's "Tow Trains" and especially Randy Newman & Valerie Carter's "Sailing Shoes" -- demonstrate that George's songs can live on, provided that the artists perform them with as much imagination as he wrote them with. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • Label: CMC International
  • UPC: 060768624221
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Track listings

  • 1. Cold Cold Cold Little Feat/Bonnie Raitt
  • 2. Feets Don't Fail Me Now Taj Mahal
  • 3. Roll Um Easy J.D. Souther
  • 4. Rocket In My Pocket David Lindley/The Bottle Rockets
  • 5. Sailin' Shoes Randy Newman/Valerie Carter
  • 6. I've Been The One Jackson Browne
  • 7. Two Trains Allen Toussaint/Leo Nocentelli
  • 8. Long Distance Love Keisuke Kuwata/Merry Clayton
  • 9. Rock & Roll Doctor Eddie Money/Buddaheads
  • 10. Straight From The Heart Chris Hillman/Jennifer Warnes
  • 11. Honest Man Little Feat
  • 12. Spanish Moon Merry Clayton/Phil Perry/Ricky Lawson
  • 13. Trouble Inara George
  • 14. Lowell's Voice (Hidden Track)
 
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  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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