Formed in 1969 by lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne, Little Feat fashioned a blend of Southern rock, funk and country music, combined with George’s often surreal lyrics and idiosyncratic approach to song arrangement, which won them a dedicated fanbase. George died aged 34, in 1978, but the band forged on and remain a live draw to this day. These ten best Little Feat songs helped build the legacy the band maintains.
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10: I’ve Been The One (from ‘Little Feat’, 1971)
An early example of Lowell George’s way with a soul-baring country-soul ballad, from Little Feat’s self-titled 1971 debut album. George sings I’ve Been The One straight and true, putting himself in the place of the heartbroken narrator – he’s tried shooting pool, he’s drowned his sorrows with whiskey, and nothing eases the pain. “It must be dust or smoke that’s in my eyes,” he sings, too tough to admit to tears.