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Little Feat — Rock And Roll Doctor
Album: Feats Don't Fail Me Now
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Total ratings: 456









Released: 1974
Length: 2:52
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There was a woman in Georgia, didn't feel just right
She had the fever all day and chills at night
Now things got worse, yes a serious bind
At times like this it takes a man with a style I cannot often find
A doctor of the heart and a doctor of mind.

If you like country with a boogie beat, he's the man to meet
If you like the sound of shufflin' feet, he can't be beat
If you wanna feel real nice, just ask the rock and roll doctor's advice.

It's just a country town but patients come
From Mobile to Moline from miles around
Nagodoches to New Orleans
In beat-up old cars or in limousines
To meet the doctor of soul, he's got his very own thing.

Two degrees in be-bop, a PHD in swing
He's the master of rhythm, he's a rock and roll king, yeah.

If you like country with a boogie beat, he's the man to meet (he's the man to meet)
If you like the sound of shufflin' feet, he can't be beat (I say he can't be beat)
If you... if you wanna... if you wanna feel real nice, just ask the rock and roll doctor's advice.
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 TonyM wrote:
I have rated this Godlike because this band is proof that there really is a God 
 

If there was a God, Lowell would still be with us....
 SgtBeefheart wrote:

Well, according to wiki, it is the first track, side 1.
 

Just checked my vinyl and yes there it is at track 1 side 1.
I have rated this Godlike because this band is proof that there really is a God 
 Tippster wrote:

It wasn't on the vinyl version.

 
Well, according to wiki, it is the first track, side 1.
Their album covers were works of art. 
 freddyb wrote:
The greatest god-damn 'boogie band' in the universe.

 
gotta agree with that...
The greatest god-damn 'boogie band' in the universe.

YESSS

If you wanna feel real nice
ask the rock and roll doctor's advice !!!!!!!!!


 FrankMc wrote:
I owned this album on vinyl. Hearing this fine tune makes me think I need to own it again.
 
It wasn't on the vinyl version.



Everybody in my hotel room loves this song... and this whole magnificent album...

 

Saw Little Feat a bunch of time with Lowell George and only twice with Craig Fuller.  I loved Pure Prairie League and saw them a few times.  But I just couldn't get into Fuller in Little Feat.  George went to Join Zappa in the big hereafter way too early. 


Great tune. Reminds me of the old BBC 70's music show "Old Grey Whistle Test". Great show. probably had the New York Dolls on after the Little Feat boys.

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I owned this album on vinyl. Hearing this fine tune makes me think I need to own it again.
awsum!
{#Dancingbanana}
tappin my toes {#Music}
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Just this morning I had to fill out a census form and under education I put "two degrees in be-bop, a PhD in swing."

Wonder if anyone will notice?
 
Nice one. I usually put 'university of life. . . still attending'.

Of course someone will notice, you will have made someone smile in a grey office cube somewhere and make them realise they have wasted their life and have them stand up and shout "I'm not going to take this any more!" and walk out to a new existence.



perfect...




 sirdroseph wrote:
Both The Band and Little Feat were ahead of their time because they truly didn't give a damn what anybody thought, they made music for themselves and let the chips fall where they may!{#Cheers}
 
Hear, hear! I second that emotion.
ähhh bääää
aah geez, I surely do miss Lowell George...
Both The Band and Little Feat were ahead of their time because they truly didn't give a damn what anybody thought, they made music for themselves and let the chips fall where they may!{#Cheers}



Hee Hee Hee...  excellent...



Little feat - "Rock 'n' roll doctor" Live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEOlTZGuLKM



This song is soooo gooood for the ears...


 sharkartist wrote:
I was just listening to this yesterday and was thinking this is the definitive Lowell George song. Perfect cartoon conciousness, cracked mosaic composition and superb slide work. Not to mention his soulful singing. He's the man to meet.
 

He's the man to meet!

Saw them lots
playing for free around DC
man could that fat man play
DAMN that's some good shit!
wow dit maakt mn dag helemaal goed !!!!
{#Dancingbanana_2}

Killer album cover!
Just this morning I had to fill out a census form and under education I put "two degrees in be-bop, a PhD in swing."

Wonder if anyone will notice?
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Yes Sir! Little Feat = Big Music! ...huh...{#Ask} well you know what I mean....it's good!

 


Yeah, it's fantastic...  {#Angel}


 actionbias wrote:
I Love Litte Feat!
 
Me toes!
I Love Litte Feat!
 romeotuma wrote:
love it love it love it...
 
Yes Sir! Little Feat = Big Music! ...huh...{#Ask} well you know what I mean....it's good!



love it love it love it...


Lowell had the best slide around!

Two degrees in be-bop,
a PHD in swing 
He's the master of rhythm
he's a rock and roll king . . . 

slowhand wrote:
Awesome! Check out the version (ultrasonic) Feat on live music archive, it's a 12.
 
 
Ho man, thanks for the pointer! This "session" is the rocker, I believe I have a bootleg or two of some of these tracks. Of course, the all-time smokin' Wait 'Til the Caca hits The Fan...

 sharkartist wrote:
Two degrees in Be Bop, a PHD in swing
He's a Master of Rhythm, he's the Rock and Roll King! Long live the memory of Lowell, he is the Rock and Roll Doctor!
 
{#Clap} Thanks sharky!

 PFM wrote:
Miss you Lowell...
 

Yeah, I know what you mean...  Little Feat was great...


Miss you Lowell...
 bokey wrote:

Under rated?By who?
 

All the under-raters, of course.  Sheesh.
Way to get my Friday morning going RP!
If you like the sound of shufflin' feet, they can't be beat.

9.
Awesome! Check out the version (ultrasonic) Feat on live music archive, it's a 12.
 


love it...


 Moak wrote:
Down in the mouth? Spin some Feat and you'll be grinnin' in no time.
 
You've got that right. Loves me some Little Feat! {#Dancingbanana_2}
These guys can/could lay down a groove. A massive understatement.
love it. more feats, pls.
SinBlossom wrote:
These guys put on an AMAZING live show. I always liked their songs, but their liquid jams are just mindblowing.
I agree completely. THE BEST.
I'm sitting here thinking to myself how much I really, deep down inside, appreciate the funkiness of this tune and go to rate it a nice 8. But I already had.
These guys put the Funk in Funky, Oh Ya
SinBlossom wrote:
These guys put on an AMAZING live show. I always liked their songs, but their liquid jams are just mindblowing.
Gotta agree. I saw them at the Armadillo World Headquarters in '74. Definitely the best live performance I had been to up to that time, even with the lousy acoustics of the AWH, and maybe the best since.
Hey Bill - You're my Rock n Roll Dr. :)
I think that T and M "Pressure Drop" inspires Bill to do great things. He always seems to put it back to back with another 10
bro wrote:
Little Feat - a much under rated band.
Under rated?By who?
I was just listening to this yesterday and was thinking this is the definitive Lowell George song. Perfect cartoon conciousness, cracked mosaic composition and superb slide work. Not to mention his soulful singing. He's the man to meet.
see, just as my mood was starting to slip a bit, Little Feat came in and saved the day! Yes! need more Little Feat!!! :sunny: :bananapiano: :devil_pimp:
I was lucky enough to see them with Lowell at the Pinkpop festival in Holland in, what, 1976? Some things stay with you for the rest of your life.
I LOVE Little Feat :drummer:
"times like this it takes a man of such style, like you'll not often find." You can say that again! Cheers to the memory of the Rock and Roll Dr. :cheers:
These guys put on an AMAZING live show. I always liked their songs, but their liquid jams are just mindblowing.
Turn it UP!
I'd love to know what George and Marilyn are talking about...
AHHHH!!! Takes me back - always sounds good. Gotta dig out that vinyl.
EXCELLENT!!! :tongue:
Get the live version from 1974 (internet archives). It is better and the band approves the download!
if you wanna feel real nice... this is the stuff :sunny:
oldslabsides wrote:
The second best slide guitarist who ever lived.
Oooooh Slabby, you know that comment is gonna get you a slap across your silly face from Sharkey! :beat: I will assume that you've reserved the #1 slot for Duane. I will say that before I was introduced to Lowell, Duane was Godhead in Sharkey's book. That being said, their styles were so different that I don't believe they can be compared other than they both used very unusual slides... Duane, a Coriciden D bottle and Lowell, a Sears Craftsman 11/16 socket wrench. To me they stand shoulder to shoulder as the two best slide guitarists that will ever grace the rock/blues genre. Bonnie and Warren Haynes run a close second.
Missed seeing Lowell George by months. Have seen LF without him and gotta say he is THE glue to this sound. there will never be another him - he was so right on! BTW he produced shakedown street with the Grateful Dead. Bonnie Raitt said i miss Lowell George more than i miss being 6. we still miss his GENIUS.
close to being the first. i hope you are choosing duane allman as the first and not clapton. these 2 cats had they lived long enough would have way outdone clapton. not to put down clapton as he is an amazing guitarist but soooooo hyped. oldslabsides wrote:
The second best slide guitarist who ever lived.
Down in the mouth? Spin some Feat and you'll be grinnin' in no time.
I always think this is Ry Cooder. (Which is a good thing BTW) Why is that?
The one time I got to see the band with Lowell, and he couldn't sing due to a throat problem. They still rocked, though! My favorite Feats CD.
Tasty.
Happy, Happy, Happy. Chair dancing in my "cube". One of my all time favourite bands! It never gets old!
Two degrees in be-bop, a PhD in swing He's the master of rhythm he's a rock and roll king :jump:
Little Feat - a much under rated band. I saw them in London in 92 (I think). They were superb. Great to hear this ole tune. :guitarist:
Growwwwwwwwwwwlyyyyyyyyyy!
What a phenomenal guitarist. What a phenomenal band. Excellent tune.
Warren Haynes, Derrick Trucks, and Johnny Winter, Sonny Landreth, gotta love slide guitar when done right. Never heard this song, but certainly digging it.
oldslabsides wrote:
The second best slide guitarist who ever lived.
I could agree with that. And you probably have Duane Allman as #1 as he should, right?
jerseygirl wrote:
i love this photo!!! would you be willing to email it to kristin@kdoubet.com?
FYI, in most browsers you can right-click on the picture and select "Save Image As" and it will save the picture for you in a location that you specify.
link wrote:
The second best slide guitarist who ever lived.
jerseygirl wrote:
i love this photo!!! would you be willing to email it to kristin@kdoubet.com?
I hope someone has but for reference you can get them yourself by clicking on reply to the orignal message and there you will see the URL of the orignal photo (ie the website address where its stored). Just paste this into your browser: This one is at https://www.humblepress.com/Concert/graphics/gallery/lowell.jpg
From God, through Lowell, to us!
aharamanx wrote:
One of the tightest bands in R 'n R history. :clap: :bounce: :clap:
:nodhead: And a lot of fun, to boot. Definitely one of the most underrated bands of the last 35 years.
link wrote:
i love this photo!!! would you be willing to email it to kristin@kdoubet.com?
Missed seeing Lowell George by months. Have seen LF without him and gotta say he is THE glue to this sound. there will never be another him - he was so right on! BTW he produced shakedown street with the Grateful Dead. Bonnie Raitt said i miss Lowell George more than i miss being 6. we still miss his genius.
I am proud to say that I got the '97 line up of this band righteously stoned at the whee festival in oregon out by harrisburg... S.
Little Feat always get my little feet a-tappin'. The best of the best. Love 'em.
Hawwnky Tawwnk! Dass wut dat izz, I LUZZ it! Sohlitt 9.
jean-louis wrote:
isn't that Robert Palmer singing?
:beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: :beat: There will only ever be one Rock and Roll Doctor! Long live the memory of Lowell George. :guitarist:
jean-louis wrote:
isn't that Robert Palmer singing?
No. That would be Lowell George.
isn't that Robert Palmer singing?
Man, I've loved this song for a long long time. Thanks, BG.
Love Little Feat-wish I could have seen them with Lowell, but still a great band.
One of the tightest bands in R 'n R history. :clap: :bounce: :clap:
Two degrees in Be Bop, a PHD in swing He's a Master of Rythym, he's the Rock and Roll King! Long live the memory of Lowell, he is the Rock and Roll Doctor!
Originally Posted by markr38: Without a doubt, one of the greatest Rock n' Roll songs of all times. If you haven't seen a Feat show recently, try to catch one, you won't be dissapointed.
Amen.
Without a doubt, one of the greatest Rock n\' Roll songs of all times. If you haven\'t seen a Feat show recently, try to catch one, you won\'t be dissapointed.