That right there is one Lowell George, he of Little Feat, whose discography has just been reissued by Rhino. In 1972 the band released their second long-player, Sailin’ Shoes, the final album not swamped in the funky Topanga Canyon cum New Orleans r&b sound that would aesthetically define the rest of their days. As such, Sam Bush’s rendering of the album’s title track makes perfect sense. All mandolin and cocaine trees, it’s near definitive in its approach.

Sam Bush :: Sailin’ Shoes

12 Responses to “Sam Bush :: Sailin’ Shoes”

  1. YES. Love the og, but this is most definitively THE version.

  2. Scrapple….

  3. Yes! More bluegrass please. Always come springtime. Don’t forgets Sam bush girl from north country.

  4. LOVE the high tech home recording kit. I remember those daze….

  5. Discovered this track on the soundtrack to an obscure ski-bum B flick called . Lots of other goodies on there, including John Martyn’s “Over the Hill” and Cymande’s classic rambler “Dove.” Weird movie, unreal soundtrack. There’s a on Amazon for $440, ha.

  6. And…I butchered that HTML. Movie was called Scrapple.

  7. I don’t know exactly where this music takes me, but I know I want to hang out here for a while. 🙂

  8. Ahh this is nostalgic. I was their huge fan as a child.

  9. gone is the laconic vocal, the laid back slide and shambling shuffle. in its place is a really, really peppy, high energy vocal/mando workout best suited to the early crowd on a cut-rate south seas cruise . . . better suited for one of those ‘Grassers do pop/rock’ anthologies.

    sam bush is a very talented musician, and thanks for offering this up–you’ve turned my head to many great things, but these shoes sail far in the shadow of Lowell’s OG.

  10. Yer seriously helpin’ my case of the mondays out AD, thanks a million!

  11. Always liked this when Robert Palmer packaged it up with Mr George and Mr Neville.


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