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Rock and Roll Doctor

Lowell George: Guitarist, Songwriter, and Founder of Little Feat

By Little Feat

Rock and Roll Doctor (Lowell George: Guitarist, Songwriter, and Founder of Little Feat). By Little Feat and Lowell George. Book. Softcover. 176 pages. Backbeat Books #0879307269. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.330991).

ISBN 0879307269. 7.5x9.25 inches.

The late Lowell George is best known as the lead singer, slide guitarist, songwriter and producer of Little Feat. George's humor and surreal lyrics became a Little Feat trademark, making songs like “Fat Man in the Bathtub” and “Dixie Chicken” unforgettable. Rock and Roll Doctor explores the genius that animated Little Feat – from George's early bands to his work with Frank Zappa, landmark albums such as Feats Don't Fail Me Now and The Last Record Album, and his later production work with Linda Ronstadt and the Grateful Dead. George's colorful childhood is covered in depth – as is his solo career after Little Feat that was cut short tragically. Each Little Feat album is treated to a separate chapter that examines the development of every song – how it was conceived, recorded and produced. The analysis of Little Feat's complex rhythms will fascinate musicians and fans alike.

″Lowell George was the best singer, songwriter and guitar player I have ever heard, hands down, in my life.″

– Bonnie Raitt.

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  • June 10, 2009 Doctor is in

    Lowell was not a tech genius on guitar but the way he blended words, backbeat, and rhythms was what separated him from others. The first time I heard it on radio (1974) I wanted to hear it again but did'nt know who it was (had not heard Dixie Chicken...

    album). The song was his namesake, his signature song. There are just no musicians today like him. RIP Lowell.

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