Dixie Chicken

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Dixie Chicken
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 1973
RecordedLate 1972
StudioClover Recorders, Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Recording Studios, North Hollywood, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles[1]
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerLowell George
Little Feat chronology
Sailin' Shoes
Dixie Chicken
Feats Don't Fail Me Now
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideB+[3]

Dixie Chicken is the third studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, released in 1973. The artwork for the front cover was by illustrator Neon Park[4] and is a reference to a line from the album's third song, "Roll Um Easy".

The album is considered their landmark album with the title track as their signature song that helped further define the Little Feat sound. The band added two members (guitarist Paul Barrere and percussionist Sam Clayton) to make the more complete and familiar line-up that continued until their 1979 breakup following the death of Lowell George. Bassist Kenny Gradney was brought in to replace original bassist Roy Estrada, who had left after the band's second album, Sailin' Shoes, to join Captain Beefheart's Magic Band. This new line-up radically altered the band's sound, leaning toward New Orleans R&B/funk.[2]

It was voted number 563 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums 3rd Edition (2000).[5]

The title track was released as a single by Warner Bros. in March 1973 in the U.S., backed with "Lafayette Railroad" (WB 7689)[6] and in February 1975 in the UK, backed with "Oh Atlanta" (K 16524).[7]

Track listing[edit]

Lowell George sings lead on all tracks, except where noted:

Side One

  1. "Dixie Chicken" (Lowell George, Fred Martin (Martin Fyodor Kibbee)) – 3:55
  2. "Two Trains" (George) – 3:06
  3. "Roll Um Easy" (George) – 2:30
  4. "On Your Way Down" (Allen Toussaint) – 5:31
  5. "Kiss It Off" (George) – 2:56

Side Two

  1. "Fool Yourself" (Fred Tackett) – 3:10
  2. "Walkin' All Night" (Paul Barrère, Bill Payne) – 3:35 (lead vocals: Barrere, Payne)
  3. "Fat Man in the Bathtub" (George) – 4:29
  4. "Juliette" (George) – 3:20
  5. "Lafayette Railroad" (George, Payne) – 3:40 (instrumental)

Deluxe edition[edit]

A remastered and expanded edition of Dixie Chicken was released on June 23, 2023. This new edition is a 2-CD set, with the original album on disc one, and bonus material on disc two, labeled as Hotcakes, Outtakes & Rarities. Tracks 10 to 16 are a live recording from Boston, Massachusetts on April 1, 1973.

Disc two
1."Two Trains (demo)"George3:19
2."Fat Man In The Bathtub (demo)"George3:58
3."Walkin' All Night (alternate version)"Payne, Barrere3:40
4."Roll Um Easy (alternate version)"George2:36
5."On Your Way Down (alternate version)"A. Toussaint5:57
6."Eldorado Slim"Payne, George4:42
7."Juliette (alternate version)"George3:34
8."Hi Roller (Ace In The Hole)"Barrere2:28
9."Dixie Chicken (alternate version)"George, Martin4:06
10."Two Trains"George3:23
11."Got No Shadow"Payne6:53
12."On Your Way Down"A. Toussaint6:26
13."Walkin' All Night"Payne, Barrere3:34
14."Fat Man In The Bathtub"George5:31
16."A Apolitical Blues"George3:33


Little Feat[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Fred Tackett - guitar, mandolin, trumpet


  1. ^ "Little Feat – Hotcakes & Outtakes". Discogs. Archived from the original on 8 July 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Dixie Chicken at AllMusic
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: L". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Archived from the original on May 25, 2020. Retrieved March 1, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ "Neon Park". Archived from the original on 2022-05-11. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  5. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). All Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd ed.). Virgin Books. p. 191. ISBN 0-7535-0493-6.
  6. ^ "Little Feat - Dixie Chicken" – via www.45cat.com.
  7. ^ "Little Feat – Dixie Chicken". Archived from the original on 2022-05-18. Retrieved 2022-05-18 – via www.45cat.com.

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