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  • Summary: The first full-length studio release from rock band Little Feat in 12 years is a blues tribute album and features a guest appearance by Bonnie Raitt.
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  1. Jun 3, 2024
    80
    To be sure, those moments on Sam’s Place that sound like vintage Little Feat are fleeting. But there’s no denying how this unit’s bond retains an authentic feel for numbers like those of the inimitable blues poet Willie Dixon.
  2. Mojo
    Jun 3, 2024
    80
    With percussionist Sam Clayton growling the vocals here,they bathe in the blues, immersed in classics by masters Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Little Walter. [Jul 2024, p.89]
  3. 70
    Effortless virtuosity and timeless idiosyncratic tropes elevate nine tracks recorded at Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis (except for the live Got My Mojo Workin'). [Jul 2024, p.83]
  4. Uncut
    Jun 3, 2024
    70
    Bandleader/pianist Bill Payne opted for an album of blues covers, making the jobs of replacement guitarist/ singer Scott Sharrard (who played a similar role with Gregg Allman) and drummer Tony Leone less daunting. The rejigged Feats perform their modest mission masterfully. [Jun 2024, p.36]