Rhino Records to Release 13-Disc Little Feat Boxed Set
Rhino Records will release a 13-disc Little Feat boxed set on February 25. Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-1990 will feature all of the all of the bands studio albums from from 1971-1990, as well as their live releases and a collection of outtakes.
Singer-guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Billy Payne formed Little Feat in 1969 with drummer Richie Heyward and bassist Roy Estrada. The quartet recorded two albums—their self-titled debut and Sailin’ Shoes. The band’s lineup changed in 1972 when Kenny Gradney replaced Estrada on bass and the band added guitarist Paul Barrere and percussionist Sam Clayton. The group released five studio albums and one live album over the next seven years before George died of a heart attack in 1979. Little Feat then reunited in 1988—adding guitarist Fred Tackett and singer Craig Fuller— and the new version of the band went on to record nine more albums, though only two of them were released via Warner Bros. Records.
Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-1990 features all of the band’s classic albums from the George years, as well as two of the records they released after reuniting. In addition, the boxed set also includes Hoy-Hoy! (a collection of alternative recordings, live material and unreleased tracks), a bonus disc from the expanded edition of the band’s 1979 live album Waiting for Columbus, and a collection of select tracks from Hot Cakes and Outtakes (a four-disc, career-spanning compilation of outtakes that was released in 2000).
Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-1990 features:
Little Feat (1971)
Sailin’ Shoes (1972)
Dixie Chicken (1973)
Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974)
The Last Record Album (1975)
Time Loves a Hero (1977)
Waiting For Columbus – Live (1978)
Bonus Disc from Waiting for Columbus: Expanded Edition
Down On the Farm (1979)
Let It Roll (1988)
Representing the Mambo (1990)
Outtakes from Hotcakes and Outtakes (2000)