Hoy-Hoy!

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Hoy-Hoy!
Compilation album by Little Feat
Released July 1981
Recorded 1969-1981
Genre Southern rock, swamp rock
Length 69:34
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Bill Payne, George Massenburg, Paul Barrere
Little Feat chronology
Down on the Farm
(1979)
Hoy-Hoy!
(1981)
Let It Roll
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [1]
For the similarly pronounced greeting, see Ahoy.

Hoy-Hoy! is the name of a Little Feat collection released in 1981 two years after the band's break-up following the death of founder Lowell George. Originally released as a double album and later a single CD, it contains alternate versions and live recordings of many Feat tracks as well as some previously unreleased material.

'New' tracks are as follows:

  • "Lonesome Whistle" - the old Hank Williams track.
  • "Gringo" - a Bill Payne track now frequently performed live by Little Feat since their 1988 reunion. This 1981 recording features David Sanborn on saxophone and Nicolette Larson on backing vocals.
  • "Over The Edge" - a Paul Barrere track recorded in 1981 for a movie made by his brother
  • "Framed" - an obscure Leiber and Stoller track, covered here by the original four-piece line-up of Little Feat
  • "China White" - a Lowell George demo from the early 70s featuring among others Jim Keltner (drums) David Foster (piano) and guitar work by Fred Tackett (who would later join Little Feat when they reformed in 1988).

Three of the live numbers ("Skin It Back", "Red Streamliner" and "Teenage Nervous Breakdown") were recorded in August 1977 at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington DC for the live Waiting For Columbus album. These were later included on the 2002 deluxe edition. The performance of "Red Streamliner" features Michael McDonald and Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers on backing vocals. "The Fan" was recorded live at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, New York on September 19, 1974.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rocket in My Pocket" (acoustic demo) (Lowell George) – 0:51
  2. "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor" (alternate version) (George, Fred Martin) – 3:12
  3. "Skin it Back" (live from Lisner Auditorium) (Paul Barrère) – 4:42
  4. "Easy to Slip" (original Sailin' Shoes version) (George) – 3:20
  5. "Red Streamliner" (live from Lisner Auditorium) (Bill Payne Fran Tate) – 4:59
  6. "Lonesome Whistle" (Lowell George demo) (Hank Williams, Jimmie H. Davis) – 3:29
  7. "Front Page News" (original melody) (Payne, George) – 4:50
  8. "The Fan" (1974 live version) (Payne, George) – 6:15
  9. "Forty-Four Blues" (original first album version) (Chester Burnett) – 3:17
  10. "Teenage Nervous Breakdown" (original 1969 demo) (George) – 1:26
  11. "Teenage Nervous Breakdown" (live from Lisner Auditorium) (George) – 4:04
  12. "Framed" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 2:44
  13. "Strawberry Flats" (original first album version) (Payne, George) – 2:21
  14. "Gringo" (Payne) – 6:32
  15. "Over the Edge" (Barrère) – 4:19
  16. "Two Trains" (1973 live version) (George) – 3:20
  17. "China White" (George) – 3:14
  18. "All That You Dream" (from Lowell George Tribute Concert, featuring Linda Ronstadt) (Barrère, Payne) – 4:48
  19. "Feats Don't Fail Me Now" (1976 live extract) (Barrère, George, Martin) – 1:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pareles, Jon. "Little Feat: Hoy-Hoy! : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2011.