Rooster Rag

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Rooster Rag
Studio album by Little Feat
Released 26 June 2012
Genre Southern rock
Length 57:56
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Rooster Rag is the fifteenth album of original material by American rock band Little Feat released in June 2012. It marks their first original album since 2003's Kickin' It at the Barn and the recording debut with the group of new drummer Gabe Ford who replaced Richie Hayward. Four of the songs were written by former Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter in collaboration with keyboard player Bill Payne now the only musician to have played with every line-up of the group. Surprisingly, Paul Barrere the group's main writer/singer has only been credited with writing on one track, but his usual co-author Fred Tackett contributes four songs, all of which have appeared on his solo albums but not all of which he sings lead on.

The song Candy Man Blues by Mississippi John Hurt has been done by the band live for some years and appeared on their 2005 collection Barnstormin' Live.

The order of tracks was confirmed on Little Feat's website on June 10.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Candy Man Blues (Mississippi John Hurt) sung by Paul Barrere - 3:04
  2. Rooster Rag (Bill Payne/Robert Hunter) - 4:35
  3. Church Falling Down (Fred Tackett) - 5:21
  4. Salome (Bill Payne/Robert Hunter) - 6:31
  5. One Breath at a Time (Fred Tackett) sung by Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton and Fred Tackett - 5:16
  6. Just a Fever (Paul Barrere/Stephen Bruton) - 4:23
  7. Rag Top Down (Bill Payne/Robert Hunter) - 5:25
  8. Way Down Under (Bill Payne/Robert Hunter) - 4:05
  9. Jamaica Will Break Your Heart (Fred Tackett) sung by Paul Barrere - 4:24
  10. Tattoo Girl (Fred Tackett) - 4:53
  11. The Blues Keep Coming (Bill Payne/Gabe Ford) - 5:50
  12. Mellow Down Easy (Willie Dixon) sung by Sam Clayton - 4:08


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