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Mose Allison: Mose Allison: American Legend in California

Read "Mose Allison: American Legend in California" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tippo, Mississippi is about as far from Charleston as it is Tutwiler, the two county seats of Tallahatchie County, located on the northeastern edge of the alluvial Delta plain, before the land turns to rolling hills. There lives in Tippo, an Allison family, who thirty years ago were patients of mine when I was practicing pharmacy ...

Little Feat Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971 to 1990

Read "Little Feat Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971 to 1990" reviewed by Carlo Wolff

The first time you hear the jny: Los Angeles band Little Feat, you might think it springs from the same southern loam as the Allman Brothers Band or Lynyrd Skynyrd. Listen a little deeper and you'll hear something more off-kilter and easily as distinctive, whether it's the complicated rhythm supplied by Richie Hayward, Kenny Gradney, Sam ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Fred Tackett: Coming Home

Read "Fred Tackett: Coming Home" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

In his book The Dog Of The South (The Overlook Press, 1979), Arkansas author Charles Portis, through his protagonist Ray Midge notes that:

“A lot of people leave Arkansas and most of them come back sooner or later. They can't quite achieve escape velocity."

This has been true, if only temporarily, for the many ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Little Feat: Rooster Rag

Read "Rooster Rag" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Too often lumped in with jam bands like Phish, String Cheese Incident or Widespread Panic, Little Feat more properly belongs with The Allman Brothers Band, which developed a greater popularity early on before settling in for largely improvisatory concerts based on its own band book and covers. Little Feat diverge from the ABB in that it ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Richie Hayward: February 6, 1946 - August 12, 2010

Richie Hayward: February 6, 1946 - August 12, 2010

By C. Michael Bailey Drummer and Little Feat founder Richie Hayward passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010, in his current home of Victoria, British Columbia. He was 64 years old. Originally Hailing from Clear Lake, Iowa, Hayward would be instrumental in the percussion on scores of recordings by Robert Plant, Robert Palmer, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Joan ...

Fred Tackett: In A Town Like This

Read "In A Town Like This" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Little Feat guitarist Fred Tackett hails from Arkansas. That fact is written in every word he sings and plays on his solo release, In A Town Like This. In a musical coleslaw that combines equal parts blues, country, hillbilly, eastern, and western music, Mr. Tackett paints his soundscape with broad autumnal strokes that recalls Arkansas in ...