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Little Feat — Roll Um Easy
Album: Dixie Chicken
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7.7

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Total ratings: 1334









Released: 1973
Length: 2:27
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Oh I am just a vagabond
A drifter on the run
And eloquent profanity
It rolls right off my tongue
And I have dined in palaces
Drunk wine with Kings and Queens
But darlin', oh darlin'
You're the best thing I've ever seen
Won't you roll me easy
Oh slow and easy
Take my independence
With no apprehension,no tension
You walki' talkin' dream paradise
Sweet pair a' dice
Well I been across this country
From Denver to the ocean
And I never met girls who could sing so sweet
Like the angels that live in Houston
Singin' "Roll me easy, so slow and easy...
Play that Concertina,I'll be your temptress..."
And baby I'm defenseless
Singin' harmony
In unison
Sweet harmony
Gotta hoist your flag and I'll beat your drum
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An easier ten was never given!
long live southern rock
 Liquidlen wrote:




The great John Peel said if he lived to be 100 he would never see a better band than Little Feat. My all time favourite band.
Feats forever {#Angel}
Love the Feat. Very Important band for me. Saw them behind a high school inSanta Cruz in 79. W Bonnie, John Oates and Jane Fonda. Up against the 4’ riser. What a show!!
 Liquidlen wrote:


 
Yep. Saw them then and remember wishing they'd never stop playing. There's a Fat Man in the Bath Tub....
This song leaves me breathless. So spare and exquisite.
 cosmicjoe54 wrote:
Saw them twice in uk mid 70s - once supporting doobie bros and the crowd were still cheering for the Feat when Doobies came on stage. Great band!


 

 iloveradio wrote:
One can never get enough of Little {#Dancingbanana}Feat
kinda like ya can't get enough of The Dead!
 

quite quite beautiful and he is missed to say the least
 3Chords wrote:
I still miss you, Lowell.
 
As do I.  Every time I hear this I'm reminded of his greatness.
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
How can you not like Lowell George?
He appeared on "F- Troop" for cryin' out loud!

 
F - Troop? Now there's a show I had forgotten all about. Gonna look for some classic episodes. I would love to find the one with Lowell George.
I still miss you, Lowell.
More Feat please RP
How can you not like Lowell George?
He appeared on "F- Troop" for cryin' out loud!

FEATS
 redtex wrote:

bokey wrote:Hey Lowell-lose some weight and cut back on the drug intake.Lowell?Shit.

That's pretty f-ing rude. You should be ashamed.
In spite of the mood you put me in into this is a great tune.

 
Shamelessness is the mode for many.  A sad but true reality is that people like this exist and that boards like these are where they leave their droppings for the unsuspecting to step in.

It is a great tune from a great band.  I hope it brought you back to a sweet spot before it was over.

The great Lowell George, still missed but never forgotten.
{#Devil_pimp}great album great cut and both still zesty!
 Lazarus wrote:

Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett are touring right now... I highly recommend catching their show if you have the chance...

we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...



 
Lazarus, you are spot on here. I went to a Tedeshi Trucks show last year and two guys wandered on stage unannounced and started playing Feat songs on acoustic guitar and mandolin, took me a second before I realized who it was. They were great!
One can never get enough of Little {#Dancingbanana}Feat
Lowell - we need you, dude.  I truly wish you were still with us.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS Y'ALL!!!  FAB-U-LICIOUS LOWELL    : )
Interesting bit of trivia:

I recently discovered that this song was the inspiration for the name of Peekskill Brewery's Roll 'em Easy Pale Ale.

I love the song; haven't yet tried the beer.

{#Drunk}
Little Feat are from the future.  Preserved on a Voyager spacecraft.  Humanity across the universe.
Mmm.

That hits the spot.

Thanks, Bill!
still gives me chills ! rip lowell
I'm such a sucker for good slide.
Beyond comparison.
 
 garyalex wrote:
Ah Lowell - you left way too soon.

 
I was just thinking the same thing.  
 TerryS wrote:
You may not have seen green ink here lately, but take my word for it, he do indeed like it.

 
I love green ink comments, let my heart jumping all the time
Saw someone buy the vinyl of this yesterday on my trip to a real record store for the first time in years. 
You may not have seen green ink here lately, but take my word for it, he do indeed like it.
Ah Lowell - you left way too soon.
George, George, George.
So very goood ......
Thank you ..Radio Paradise.....
More ... please.. More
"....Singin' "Roll me easy, so slow and easy...
Play that Concertina,I'll be your temptress..."
And baby I'm defenseless
Singin' harmony
In unison
Sweet harmony
Gotta hoist your flag and I'll beat your drum" 
Tuscaloosa, 1973
love Lowell, and that sweet spirit is makin me want to swing down and prowl Houston for an Angel!

Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett are touring right now... I highly recommend catching their show if you have the chance...

we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...


Now this is righteous.

marvelous...  this whole album is incredible...  love it...
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...  and this entire album...
 
 romeotuma wrote:


Yes, I agree...  absolutely fantastic...
 
{#Umbrella} In 2012I must absolutely agree!!!
 gutboy wrote:
You've never heard "Dixie Chicken"??
Kids these days...
they dress like loons, they have funny haircuts, and thier music: its just noise!

if you'll be my dixie chicken, I'll be your tennesse lamb

 
My dad told me his dad said the same thing to him... and that was back in 1938.
Nice sound! Who is playing the guitar?
So simple and sublime. Just Lowell, two guitars and Danny Hutton of 3-Dog Night harmonizing. 

Singin' harmony
In unison
Sweet harmony
Gotta hoist your flag and I'll beat your drum

Dammit!  Missed this as I walked down the hall ...
One of the great unsung bands. So good to hear the Feats.
nice tune, in the early am!
Ah.. now thats better
Love the Feat.  They're coming to the Mountain Winery this summer.  I'm a-goin'!
The Feat never fail me.
Truly a TEN
10. 'Nuff said!
"tripe-faced' - I like that!  May have to plagiarise..........

Just going about my day and Lowell nailed me in place yet again. RIP Fatman.
Lowell's son lives in Austin, he called in to one of the local morning radio shows not long ago. Seemed pretty interesting.
What a treat!!!   Roll um easy....    slow and easy... 

My brother turned me on to Little Feat... considered alternative rock back in the 70's.  Thanks Steve!   You were my Radio Paradise back in the day.
   {#Cowboy}

Pure Lowell
at his best . . .

Keep these Feat songs coming  . . .  


THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!{#Cowboy}
Hey, I could need this after a day like the one I just had! Thanks RP!!!
Bill:  TOO GOOD, MAN!!!  How am I supposed to get any work done?!?!?  By the way, I can vouch that there are angels living in Houston.

doh! seeing just the band and song title, i was thinking this was RPs first foray into rap!
This song makes me have chills up my back. Such a satisfying song...
 gutboy wrote:
You've never heard "Dixie Chicken"??
Kids these days...
they dress like loons, they have funny haircuts, and thier music: its just noise!

if you'll be my dixie chicken, I'll be your tennesse lamb

 

Wait while I put on my sailin' shoes and finish sneakin' Sally through the alley.  Meet you at the Spanish Moon, or the lobby of the Commodore Hotel, or maybe in ... oh, Atlanta?

Saw the 21st century version of these guys last month.  It was one giant sing-along because everybody knew all the words.  Lowell is missed, but the fat guys with grey hair or bald heads still have what it takes to deliver fresh tripe-faced boogie.

 sharkartist wrote:
This has to be Lowell's most poignant and intimate song ever. Damn, it brings tears to my eyes every time.
 
me, too.  RIP Lowell.

 redtex wrote:


That's pretty f-ing rude. You should be ashamed.
In spite of the mood you put me in into this is a great tune.

 
Actually it was a belated lament to a much respected superior.


 <3 <3 <3
 UltraNurd wrote:
I must be totally oblivious... I've never heard of this group, and yet this song is so highly rated!
  You've never heard "Dixie Chicken"??
Kids these days...
they dress like loons, they have funny haircuts, and thier music: its just noise!

if you'll be my dixie chicken, I'll be your tennesse lamb

 eastcoast wrote:
I love this song...simple and so sweet
 
This reminded me that no one is making music like this these days. Perhaps the times have changed that much.


 bokey wrote:
Hey Lowell-lose some weight and cut back on the drug intake.Lowell?Shit.
 

That's pretty f-ing rude. You should be ashamed.
In spite of the mood you put me in into this is a great tune.

This song is so simple .....but truly lovely. One of my all time faves :drool:
Recently read that on more than one occasion while touring the US, Jimmy Page was instructed to turn down the Little Feat in his hotel room....
cocaine...runnin' all through my brain...
Perfect song to send me off for the day. Great call!
Been a slow and flat sunday until now,love L.F.even the greatest radiostation can't be great all the time.
eastcoast wrote:
I love this song...simple and so sweet...on a godlike album
:clap:
hanssachs wrote:
Mmmmmm, Li'l Feat -- the opening sequence from Waiting for Columbus, "Fat Man in the Bathtub," "All That You Dream," and "Oh, Atlanta" is m.E. the best three-song rock set ever recorded .... it's just perfect.
Don't forget the opening on the LP of "Join the Band" before the kick off of Fat Man. Back in the day, if you had a good turntable and headphones you could hear Lowell (i presume) snorting a few lines...
I love this song...simple and so sweet
ThePoose wrote:
Love the leering, phallic, serpentine accordian aimed at her crotch.
You have quite the imagination. I see the leering and serpentine, but phallic? Not quite...
This has to be Lowell's most poignant and intimate song ever. Damn, it brings tears to my eyes every time.
hanssachs wrote:
Mmmmmm, Li'l Feat -- the opening sequence from Waiting for Columbus, "Fat Man in the Bathtub," "All That You Dream," and "Oh, Atlanta" is m.E. the best three-song rock set ever recorded .... it's just perfect. ... and all the boys down at the bar began to sing along ...
Y'all know great music whem you hear it!!!
Mmmmmm, Li'l Feat -- the opening sequence from Waiting for Columbus, "Fat Man in the Bathtub," "All That You Dream," and "Oh, Atlanta" is m.E. the best three-song rock set ever recorded .... it's just perfect. ... and all the boys down at the bar began to sing along ...
I must be totally oblivious... I've never heard of this group, and yet this song is so highly rated!
Love the leering, phallic, serpentine accordian aimed at her crotch.
One of my all time favorite bands. Saw them live many, many times even before Lowell left us too soon. Love you Feat!!! More please RP!!!
madaxeman wrote:
I gave this a 10,as I would some Eagles songs AND some prog songs.Don't think genre,think music :bananajam:
GOOD ONE. :high-five:
tony99 wrote:
New ... this was (along with the Dan) THE band of the mid 70s. Saved us from the horrors of the Eagles and their ilk, as well as the nightmare that was prog ... 'harmony, sweet harmony, in unison ...'
I gave this a 10,as I would some Eagles songs AND some prog songs.Don't think genre,think music :bananajam:
WOW, when did I hear this the last time...??
Hey Lowell-lose some weight and cut back on the drug intake. Lowell?Shit.
'again' - yes Feat albums weren't getting played, had to break down and get this and Sailin' Shoes on CD - sounds just as good now - timeless. buck-arkansas wrote:
a timeless song. a fallen angel (lowell george). a bunch of albums well worth listening to again.
Mr George you are one of the best. This is beautiful. Miss seeing you live more than any other.
Dahling, oh dahling, you're the best thing I ever seen....true poetry of a lost generation. Ahh, so nice at midnight on a cold Friday. Thanks RP
djblitz wrote:
A new tune and band for me....as Borat would say, "I LIIKKEESSS!"
New ... this was (along with the Dan) THE band of the mid 70s. Saved us from the horrors of the Eagles and their ilk, as well as the nightmare that was prog ... 'harmony, sweet harmony, in unison ...'
SinBlossom wrote:
I will NEVER complain about Little Feat getting playtime, but I just noticed that Spanish Moon isn't on the RP playlist! Could we have that? Pretty please?
Ooh, good one! Yes, please!
a timeless song. a fallen angel (lowell george). a bunch of albums well worth listening to again.
I will NEVER complain about Little Feat getting playtime, but I just noticed that Spanish Moon isn't on the RP playlist! Could we have that? Pretty please?
A new tune and band for me....as Borat would say, "I LIIKKEESSS!"
Zep wrote:
ssssssssssss-niiiiiiiiiiicccccceeeeeee!
Still iz. :cool:
This needs to appear more frequently in the song rotation.
You're walkin' talkin' paradise... Mmmmm, sweet paradise. :yes:
'I have dined in palaces Drunk wine with kings and queens But darlin, oh darlin You're the best thing I've ever seen' Magnifique .... :notworthy:
Was moaping around the house tonight. I feel much better now.
my personality to a t
So fine! One of my favorite Feats . . . actually, one of my favorites, period.
This may have been one of his finest...and that's sayin' something. Rest easy Lowell.
I saw the last tour before Lowell left us, and the first time was in 1976 opening for The Who, an odd mix, but a truly phenomenal show. This sounds so fine
missing Mr. George.
The complete love song.
It's funny - the best concert I ever went to, and the worst concert I ever went to were both Little Feat. One bad concert won't tarnish my view of this great band for too long.
:cowboy:
Come back Lowell George. We miss you.
love little feat!...sit back put my feet up, roll um easy
A truly underrated band that never seemed to get their due.
What a sweet segue from Muddy Waters' Rollin' and Tumblin' . :cool:
oooooh....i like it!
great pick for the playlist..
Godlike. Definitely Godlike. :notworthy:
kazuma wrote:
Houston, 1977. Hard to believe it was that long ago. Wow.
For me it was in Richmond, 4 days before he died.
anniebear wrote:
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm wonderful :D
ssssssssssss-niiiiiiiiiiicccccceeeeeee!