If you don’t know Little Feat you should. If you do know Little Feat, you know that they are a band that mixes rock, R&B, soul, jazz, blues, and funk into a groove-filled gumbo of thoughtful lyrics and foot stompin’ rock & roll “some contend is bad for the body and bad for the soul.“ Here is the story of a peerless band whose contagious and unique sound is sure to be appreciated by all who are “Willin’” to Rock & Roll all night.
— From Willin' : The Story of Little Feat
The saga of the legendary Los Angeles band Little Feat is one of rock 'n' roll's great stories. Formed in 1969 by ex-members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Little Feat created groove-heavy music that was an irresistible mix of rock, blues, R&B, country, jazz, soul, and funk.
Fronted by the charismatic but doomed vocalist and brilliant slide guitarist Lowell George, the band recorded such classic studio albums as Sailin' Shoes
and Dixie Chicken
, as well as Waiting for Columbus
, which many consider to be one of the best live albums of all time.
Acclaimed journalist Ben Fong-Torres--working with Little Feat's surviving members, their friends, and associates--wrote Willin'
based on hours of brand new interviews with the key players. The result? The first definitive biography of this beloved rock 'n' roll institution.