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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by gruffpuppy, Nov 22, 2000.
is this a great bass album or should i put on my sailing shoes
Leave your sailin' shoes in the closet. It's always stayed in a protected place in my LP stacks. Love the slightly, intentionally, flat backup vocals. If memory serves me right, that's Little Feat, sans Lowell George, backing up Robert Palmer with Kenny Gradney on bass. Last time I saw him he was playing a Kubicki "space bass," (Factor?)
> "...or should I put on my sailing shoes."
LOL -- Thanks, man. I needed that laugh!
Memory serves you wrong. That is New Orlean's own The Meters backing Palmer and George on that album. Nice grooves abound.
Slam - Thanks for bringing that up. To try and get it straight, I tried looking up the Little Feat connection by going to R. Palmer and Little Feat sites and, JEEZ!!! there's a lot of confusion out there! But I think you're dead on, after sorting through the tangled input. Little Feat released "Sneakin Through the Alley...," in `72 and Palmer, accompanied by Little Feat's Lowell George, released it in `74. Some of the diehard Feat fans insist some of that band's members were on it but I didn't see anything factual. The Meters are mentioned more often. One person heard a Little Feat Radio Hour interview with Palmer in which he mentioned the other musicians on the album but the person couldn't remember whom he mentioned.
I didn't know Feat released a version of the song. I know the original, written by Allan Toussaint and sung by Lee Dorsey (with The Meters) is from the early 60's (or 50's maybe) and Robert Palmer's version. Lowell George does play on RP's version, and, on my LP, each track has the musician's credits.
Anyone know the effect Porter is using on the bass in this one?