LITTLE FEAT - KANSAS 1974 [PAUL BARRERE R.I.P. 1948 - 2019]

August 27, 2019 – 5:41 am

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PAUL BARRERE R.I.P. 1948 - 2019

Little Feat guitarist Paul Barerre has died on October 26, 2019 due to complications from medical issues. He was 71. Barrere’s Little Feat band mates confirmed the news in a statement posted on the group’s website. Paul joined the legendary rock band in 1972, three years after he failed an audition to become Little Feat’s founding bassist. He was a member ever since and either wrote or co-wrote such beloved compositions as “All That You Dream,” “Old Folks Boogie,” “Time Loves A Hero” and “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now.” Earlier this month, Barrere wrote a note to fans explaining his decision to forego the band’s fall leg of their 50th Anniversary Tour - which concludes with shows on Saturday in Huntington, New York and Sunday in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - due to complications from liver disease.

Paul Barrere was born in Burbank, California on July 3, 1948. The guitarist attended high school with Lowell George, a musician who would soon go on to perform with Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention. George left Zappa’s employ to form his own group in 1969 with keyboardist Bill Payne, another Mother, Roy Estrada and drummer Richie Hayward, who was a member of Lowell’s past band, The Factory. The band known as Little Feat, purportedly named for a comment Mothers Of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black made of George’s “little feet” put out an eponymous album in 1971 and followed with Sailin’ Shoes.

The band blew up before entering the studio for their third album and out of the ashes a new Little Feat lineup formed. George, Payne and Hayward recruited Lowell’s old pal Paul Barrere as a second guitarist, swapped in Kenny Gradney for Estrada and added percussionist Sam Clayton. Little Feat changed not just their lineup but their music as well thanks in big part to Barrere’s contributions and the sextet remained intact through mere weeks before George’s tragic death in 1979.

“Sooner or later, every committed rock ‘n’ roller finds his or her way to Little Feat, which has been described as everything from ‘bluesadelic’ to ‘funky Americana,’ and all of which really means an eclectic bunch of styles that long ago melded together in a bluesy, boogieing, baked-smile stew. Their influence is wide - not least on Phish, moe. and many other stalwarts of the jam scene.”

The above was written by JamBase contributing writer Chad Berndtson in the intro for what turned out to be one of Paul Barrere’s last interviews. Little Feat are a musician’s band that has counted Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, The Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead, Jimmy Page (“my favorite American group,” he told Rolling Stone in 1973) and The Rolling Stones as fans. - jambase.com

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LITTLE FEAT
Kansas 1974 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Student Union Ballroom, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; November 4, 1974. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to taper Karl Ryan; goody (mastering, speed correction and tracking adjustments); and to plaz for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

plaz noted:

This is a remarkable stereo audience recording for 1974. The taper, Karl Ryan, set up two widely separated, fixed AKG vocal microphones on the back balcony level (a railinged walkway that runs along both sides the and the back of the hall) with the assistance of a friend. Karl can be heard calling to his friend to ‘Pack it up!’ during the closing applause. Karl also shot some Super 8 film clips during the concert. A+ for this student project!

The widely-spaced microphones provide a stereo sound field within which The Feat are blastcasting thorough a mono PA. The fact that the mics are up high at the back of the hall means that you can hear the audience having a really good time. The phase is near-perfect and rock steady throughout and the frequency response is up to 20 kHz. Three tape lead-ins can be heard in the first source cassette, so at best it’s two analog generations from the master. The lineage was reported as MR > R > cas, and then to wav file format on my HDD.

What a great set list, one smokin’ rendition after another: Two Trains guitar duels, The Fan with its dirty and greasy guitar lead by Paul, the hot and funky medley of Spanish Moon > Skin It Back > Fat Man in the Bathtub… The chosen closing number, ‘A Apolitical Blues’, is aborted due to a failure of the vocal microphones. Instead we are privy to an early rendition of the instrumental ‘Day at the Dog Races’, in which Lowell is fully engaged.

Audio restoration by plaz:
- corrected DC offset errors
- declipped channels independently
- split into 3 tape sides at the recording breaks
- balanced and gain normalized each side
- gain and balance adjustments to the first 50 seconds of side A
- gain correction for volume change in middle of side B
- removed repeated segment and re-joined the 3 sides
- repaired clicks, pops and crackle
- reduced broadband noise by 1.9 dB
- eliminated or attenuated close claps during music
- pitch-correction: +60 cents (Thank Goody!-)
- tracked, flac’ed and packed.

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Back cover picture by Mike Nogami, posted at littlefeat.net - Thanks!

Lineage:
R > R (safety copy) > cas* > wav > restoration + pitch correction > flac(lvl8)
Transfer: plaz - 2nd generation* Maxell XLIIS C-90 cassettes PB on Marantz Superscope PMD-360 > M-Audio Dio SC @ 24/48 and 16/44.1
Source: stereo audience reel

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Disc 1
Track 101. Walkin’ All Night (abrupt start) 4:00
Track 102. Two Trains 4:33
Track 103. The Fan 6:43
Track 104. On Your Way Down 6:31
Track 105. Spanish Moon 5:04
Track 106. Skin It Back 4:22
Track 107. Fat Man in the Bathtub 5:47
Track 108. Sailin’ Shoes 4:50
Track 109. Rock and Roll Doctor 3:32
46 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Oh Atlanta 4:54
Track 202. Cold Cold Cold 5:03
Track 203. Dixie Chicken  7:12
Track 204. Tripe Triple Face Boogie/Encore call 7:02
Track 205. Willin’ 5:00
Track 206. Teenage Nervous Breakdown/Encore call 5:52
Track 207. A Apolitical Blues (aborted) 1:21
Track 208. Day At The Dog Races 6:42
44 mins

Lineup:
Lowell George - slide and rhythm guitar, vocals, percussion
Paul Barrére - lead guitar, vocals
Bill Payne - keyboards, vocals
Kenny Gradney - bass, vocals
Richie Hayward - kit drums, vocals
Sam Clayton - congas, drums, percussion, vocals

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  1. 82 Responses to “LITTLE FEAT - KANSAS 1974 [PAUL BARRERE R.I.P. 1948 - 2019]”

  2. Hey Big O-

    I’ll jump in before all the idiots, ass holes, bigots, racists, and haters do. Thanks for your continuing efforts to spread peace and love thru sharing a wide variety of music.

    Most of us appreciate it!!

    Is Little Feat “classic” enough for you under-rock-dwellers? Careful of your answer- there is one black band member!

    Love,
    Your Mom!

    By Your mommy says to talk nice on Aug 27, 2019

  3. Big O: This is much appreciated…thanks!

    By Big E on Aug 27, 2019

  4. I played with The Yardbirds in Santa Barbara
    The Yardbirds were based in LA when we played in Santa Barbara as a four piece. This gives a good opportunity to show some rarely seen photos.

    By Jimmy Page on Aug 27, 2019

  5. Thanks for the Feat! Great quality recording.
    Yes, it is rare to hear a version of Day at the Dog Races with Lowell on it. He thought the song was second-rate Weather Report and usually walked offstage when they played it.

    By BillfromPgh on Aug 27, 2019

  6. Rumor has it Lowell had a Lil Un

    By U L E on Aug 27, 2019

  7. No complaints with this on . Fuckin great shit here. Little Feat great band . Lowell RIP brother . Lowell was a legend. Billy Payne great keyboard player too . Not the same after Lowell died .

    By Derrick on Aug 27, 2019

  8. Keep shit like this comin and no modern shit with coons and queers. Stay with the program.

    By Derrick on Aug 27, 2019

  9. Hey Anti you was right bout Leslie West . His last name is Weinstein. As in Harvey Weinstein. Sorry bout that man . Another fuckin jew bastard. You musta been disappointed. Shit I always loved Mountain too.

    By Derrick on Aug 27, 2019

  10. Somebody even told me John Denver was a Jew . Now that’s hard to believe. I’m still tryin to come to terms about Bob Dylan. I don’t want to believe it .

    By Derrick on Aug 27, 2019

  11. Derrick I think Lowell George may have been Jewish as well . Not sure though.

    By John on Aug 27, 2019

  12. I’m not so sure Bigo is trying to spread peace. Their articles tend to be anti-American and anti-Israel. It wouldn’t surprise me if HHH/Derrick/AntiChrist, etc… are on Bigozine’s payroll, trolling to sow dissension among music lovers in the USA.

    By Mark on Aug 27, 2019

  13. Hahahahaha . Oh please deliver me from this lunicy . Dissension among music lovers . Can you believe this guy ?

    By HHH on Aug 27, 2019

  14. Wonder if Marks last name ends in Berg ‘ Stein or Witz ?

    By HHH on Aug 27, 2019

  15. Derrick ‘ I believe John Denver’s real last name was Duchendorff or something like that . Sounds like a jew to me .

    By HHH on Aug 27, 2019

  16. It’s Dutch. What does a cracker anus know about
    etymology anyway ?

    Ist HHH ein Judicher Namen ? Take that DNA test
    Heinrich Humper Himmler.

    By ben dover on Aug 27, 2019

  17. Correction:

    Denver’s family was German. His ancestors are buried in a Mennonite cemetery.

    By ben dover on Aug 27, 2019

  18. That’s ‘Tripe Face Boogie’ not ‘Triple Face Boogie’.

    By Lanny on Aug 27, 2019

  19. two degrees in bebop, a phd in swing,he`s the master of rhythm he`s the rock and roll king.

    one of the best lines in modern music, guaranteed

    By dropkicksarge on Aug 27, 2019

  20. Been a big Lowell George and Little Feat fan since Dixie Chicken and saw them with Lowell a few times and twice after he passed.

    I cannot understand what a person’s race, religion or skin colour has to do with music but then again if you just found out that Bob Dylan was born Jewish you must be kind of slow. Wait till you find Jesus was a Jew.

    By Me on Aug 27, 2019

  21. Mark is a scumbag of the lowest denominator. Probably changed Hillarys’ rag when she had her time of the month. Leave me out of your vocabulary you fuckin amoeba parasitic piece of rat shit

    By Mark on Aug 27, 2019

  22. That was me above scumbago. You dont know me and lets keep it that way you fuckin piece of troll manure

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Aug 27, 2019

  23. I have a great job for you jew fuck or whatever breed you are. I’ll recommend you to my friend who is a manager at Radio City Music Hall and and he will give you a job sucking farts from all the seats there

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Aug 27, 2019

  24. Looks like I got under Anti’s thin white trash skin. I bet his birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory. He must have been conceived on a highway because that’s where most accidents happen!

    By Mark on Aug 27, 2019

  25. Thank you Big O Amigos. “A day at the dog races,” is always good. Thank you to Terry Beamer for introducing me to the band. As always, James from Thompson.

    By James Smith on Aug 27, 2019

  26. RIP Larry Taylor 77, Canned Heat Bass, founding member, after 12 years of cancer.

    By ScarRad on Aug 27, 2019

  27. Lotsa Coo-Coo birds here. A Coo-Coo bird is someone who Hates for absolutely No Good Reason.

    By harmon on Aug 27, 2019

  28. Their will always be a place at the table for Little Feat. Great blog and band of course.

    By pat mitchell on Aug 27, 2019

  29. So insider trading aka Bernie ( Scumbag ) Madoff ‘ rape of young underage girls aka Jerry ( Scumbag Jew ) Epstein and Harvey ( Scumbag Jew ) Weinstein arnt good reasons Harmon ?

    By HHH on Aug 28, 2019

  30. Also NFL Black apes beating their white mud shark sluts and kids , aren’t good reasons?

    By HHH on Aug 28, 2019

  31. Harmon sounds like a dirty ‘ filthy ‘ greedy ‘ vermin Jew

    By Der Furher on Aug 28, 2019

  32. this is a fine document of one of the best bands of their time! many thanks to Karl and goody for the exceptional audio quality of this audience recording! thanks to plaz and bigO for posting it. i wish i had been fortunate enough to see them live.

    By barth on Aug 30, 2019

  33. Little Feat were an awesome band . Nothing like that in today’s awful music world.

    By David on Aug 30, 2019

  34. Thanks for this great band!

    p.s.: You are so right, David!!

    By Frank on Aug 30, 2019

  35. Interesting posts here - whenever I go to a concert I am always amazed at the different folks who are there - dressed different, look different, but in the end, we are united by our love for the music we’re there for.
    I suggest everyone look themselves in the mirror and remember that.
    Good concert, from a great band.
    Enjoy!!

    By Greg on Sep 5, 2019

  36. thank you, BigO

    By wolf on Oct 27, 2019

  37. Imbecilic Haters (Who know zero about music): Yer hole is equal to the sum of its parts…

    By harmon on Oct 28, 2019

  38. Tell your and mother and wife they did a great job blowing me and leaving cum stains under my KKK robes MArk you scumbag Jew bastard

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 28, 2019

  39. there- u let it all out. feel better now ANTIHUMAN?

    want anudder ba ba to go with your binky for nini time?

    By The Universe on Oct 28, 2019

  40. Yeah your momma and sista cleaned my pipes pretty good too universal asshole

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 28, 2019

  41. That’s tellin them mother fuckin jew bastards how it is Anti . Right on brother.

    By Derrick on Oct 28, 2019

  42. Although personally I still think the coons is worse cause they is fuckin our white bitches makin them fuckin hi yeller kids .

    By Derrick on Oct 28, 2019

  43. Wow, excellent
    It took Little Feat to generate comments from the legendary dropkicksarge and ScarRad . . . .cool as f . . . . . . ! ;)

    By swappers on Oct 28, 2019

  44. oooooh ANTI & DICK. good one dude. yeah, u really got me. such subtle and nuanced genius in your retorts.

    now, go have a snacky while I warm up your baba and bring u your binky. it’s almost nappy time and I’m sure your exhausted from a full morning of hate and story time.

    By The Universe on Oct 28, 2019

  45. RIP Paul Barrere, one of the (few) true gentlemen at that level in the music biz, and one hell of a guitar player, singer and songwriter!! The very nature of Feat indicates they will continue on in Lowell, Ritchie and now Paul’s honor, as they have for so long…FEAT FOREVER!!!

    By Don on Oct 29, 2019

  46. How bout u and yur mother suck on my binky universal asshole

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 29, 2019

  47. Universe is another dirty ‘ filthy ‘ greedy ‘ vermin Jew

    By Der Furher on Oct 29, 2019

  48. Jews are disgusting. They are worse than rats in a tunnel.

    By Oswald Mosley on Oct 29, 2019

  49. I agree with both of you. Jews are vile despicable animals. Goebbels documentary bout Jews being compared to rats was right on point

    By Ron on Oct 29, 2019

  50. Nice to see that I’m not the only one who despises these misfits of society. Even their own cant stand the Orthodox Jew

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 29, 2019

  51. We have many on this website Oswald and Fuhrer and Ron pretending to be non kike

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 29, 2019

  52. They think when they die they will take all their money with them. Greedy subhumans

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 29, 2019

  53. Anti- you are “the only one.” You (Derrick) just use a lot of names to make it look like you have friends. Not saying I hate you, but I’d unplug your life support to charge my phone!

    By Mark on Oct 29, 2019

  54. Such an asshole isnt he Derrick. Thinks we are all the same. Suck on my binky Markjew, sit at the kiddy table and shut the fuck up. None of us wanna hear your idiotic rhetoric. watch some nazi documentaries. Maybe you will see your filthy relatives being thrown in the ovens

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 29, 2019

  55. For him to accuse me tells me he’s the one with all the fictitious names. Where do these pieces of dog crap cum from

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 29, 2019

  56. His whore mother must be Medusa and his pimp father must be Ghidrah

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 29, 2019

  57. Derrick/HHH/Anti/etc… is a member of the SS-Small-minded Simpletons. That’s a subset of the Nazi Party- aka Nobody Assholes with Zilcho Intelligence.

    By Mark on Oct 29, 2019

  58. What a dumbass. LOL :-)

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 29, 2019

  59. Mark is such a mental midget if he thinks that we are all the same person. I’ve actually been taking a hiatus from the blog ‘ but like Pacino / Michael Corleone said in Godfather 111 they keep reeling me back in .

    By HHH on Oct 29, 2019

  60. I’m sad that Paul Barrere is no longer with us. I never saw Little Feat with Lowell George, but the Bill Payne lineup that started tourng and recording in the late 80s is great live, and they play Lowell’s music with the respect it deserves. Thanks for sharing this show, Big O.

    By Eric on Oct 29, 2019

  61. Jews have Big Pricks noses and ears

    By U L E on Oct 30, 2019

  62. Also long pockets ‘ short arms

    By U L E on Oct 30, 2019

  63. I used to think Mark was a kike. But now I realize he’s not a hebrew national cause he’s so dumb. What a nitwit. I think he’s the one with multiple personalities HHH

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 30, 2019

  64. Little Feat IMO are the greatest American band ever,They still let it roll,They returned bigger than ever after Lowell,added an even funkier drummer after Richie passed,Have Dylan’s best ever guitar player in the band(Fred Tackett)and have been going for 50 year’s RIP Paul Barrere your guitar playing was music gold to my ears…Hoy Hoy

    By skinned knees on Oct 30, 2019

  65. For any one serious about music Here’s a show from Little Feat 2019-10-19 https://archive.org/details/lf2019-10-19.schoeps-mk4v.cafiero.ford.sbeok.flac16 Kicking down the barn..Its free and its gold

    By skinned knees on Oct 30, 2019

  66. Lowell George was Little Feat . They should have disbanded after his death . It’s like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers without Tom Petty .

    By Bill on Oct 30, 2019

  67. Was Lowell a Jew ? Someone told me he was . Too bad if that’s true .

    By Nelson on Oct 30, 2019

  68. Lowell was a dirty filthy cocsuckin jew bastard

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 30, 2019

  69. Are you shittin me ? Fuck “ I guess my friend was right . Maybe the question these days should be who ain’t a fucking jew . It seems like a lot of em are that you wouldn’t expect .

    By Nelson on Oct 30, 2019

  70. I dont think I ever heard that Lowell George was Jewish before. That’s news to me .

    By Frank on Oct 30, 2019

  71. I love Lowell George’s music, and Little Feat was never the same after he died. But they were still GREAT, just not the same. They played LG’s songs better than anyone else, and added some good ones to boot. I saw them a few times, and they were as good as the late 80s/early 90s Allman Brothers, and better (IMHO) than the post “Touch of Grey” Grateful Dead, who were exhausted, playing to huge crowds, and were often out of tune, out of time, and running on fumes.

    By Eric on Oct 30, 2019

  72. Hey Anti ‘ Astro’s Nationals game 6 World Series tonight . Justin Verlander ain’t no Koufax or Gibson when it comes to pitchin in big games . He got bombed again tonight, gone after five measly innings

    By Derrick on Oct 30, 2019

  73. Mother fuckin choker

    By Derrick on Oct 30, 2019

  74. Stephen Strawsburg still goin strong after 8 innings. Anti is Strawsburg a motherfuckin Jew bastard? His name sure sounds like a Jew .

    By Derrick on Oct 30, 2019

  75. Bill,you are a wind bag,They where not called Lowell George and little Feat…The band was called Little Feat which he was a member,Paul Barrere and Bill Payne have written just as many of their well know tunes ,You are a tired moron,with nothing of importance to say,I bet you bore your family to death…. and what the Fuck has Tom Petty got to do with Paul’s passing you dumb prick…..

    By skinned knees on Oct 30, 2019

  76. hes a jew bastard derrick

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 30, 2019

  77. verlander and kershaw both suck in the playoffs

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 30, 2019

  78. Anti I heard that Verlander is 0 and 6 in his World Series starts . That’s fuckin pathetic man . Kershaw is another choker. Neither can win the big games . That jew bastard Strasburg though is 6 and 0 in the playoffs this year and should have been allowed to finish the ninth inning last night . He was dealin . You gotta tip your cap to the jew bastard.

    By Derrick on Oct 31, 2019

  79. Anti ‘ what the fuck happened to all the coons in baseball? Mostly whites and latins these days . Growin up I remember Frank Robinson ‘ Hank Aaron ‘ Willie Mays ‘ Bob Gibson ‘ although I won’t call them coons .They was black gentleman. What happened? Why no more black players?

    By Derrick on Oct 31, 2019

  80. All you see is coons in football and basketball ‘ no whites anymore. But hardly any black players in baseball anymore. Maybe baseball ain’t hip hop enough for these modern day coons .

    By Derrick on Oct 31, 2019

  81. The niggers know you can make more money playing hoops or in the nigger football league

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 31, 2019

  82. Thanks for posting the moronic comments. It leaves no doubt we are doomed.

    By Deeply Saddened on Nov 2, 2019

  83. Great Band!!!
    Thanks for another gem

    By Frank on Nov 5, 2019

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