by Little Feat
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Perhaps realizing that Down on the Farm wasn't the proper swan song for Little Feat, the group persuaded Warner Brothers to release a compilation of rarities and overlooked tracks as a swan song and farewell to fans. Filled with live performances, obscurities, album tracks, and a new song apiece from Bill Payne and Paul Barrere, Hoy Hoy is a bit scattered, a bit incoherent, a little bewildering, and wholly delightful -- a perfect summation of a group filled with quirks, character, and funk, traits which were as much a blessing as they were a curse. Hoy Hoy is one of those rare albums that may be designed for diehards -- who else really needs radio performances, early recordings from before the band was signed, and outtakes, especially if they're surrounded by early album tracks? -- but still is a great introduction for novices. That doesn't mean it's as good as such masterpieces as Sailin' Shoes, Dixie Chicken, or Waiting for Columbus, but it does capture the group's careening, freewheeling spirit, humor, and musical versatility, arguably better than any single album. That's one of the nice things compilations like this can do -- they can summarize what a band was all about in a way a straight studio album couldn't. So, that's why it may be a good gateway into the band for novices, even though it's missing such essentials as "Willin'" and "Fat Man in the Bathtub," but it's truly for the dedicated, who will not only love the rarities (and these live cuts are hotter, on whole, than Columbus) but will savor the context.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/1990
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992741323
catalogNumber: 3538

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Little Feat   Primary Artist
Emmylou Harris   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ry Cooder   Guitar
Michael McDonald   Vocals,Background Vocals
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals
Tower of Power   Horn
Robben Ford   Acoustic Guitar
David Sanborn   Saxophone
Chuck Rainey   Bass
David Foster   Piano
Paul Barrére   Guitar,Vocals
Lowell George   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Nicolette Larson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Patrick Simmons   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Rosemary Butler   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sam Clayton   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Gordon DeWitte   Organ
Maxine Dixon   Background Vocals
Roy Estrada   Bass,Vocals
Kenny Gradney   Bass
Richie Hayward   Drums,Vocals
Milt Holland   Percussion
Elliot Ingber   Guitar
Jerry Jumonville   Horn
Bobby LaKind   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lee Lawler   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Guitar
Bill Payne   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Fran Payne   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rick Shlosser   Drums
Fred Tackett   Guitar,Mandolin,Trumpet
Lee Thornburg   Horn
Maxine Willard Waters   Vocals
Waters   Background Vocals
Luther Waters   Vocals
Oren Waters   Vocals
Gordon de Witty   Organ
Ted Templebean   Percussion

Technical Credits

Little Feat   Contributor
Van Dyke Parks   Liner Notes
Bonnie Raitt   Liner Notes
Paul Barrére   Producer,Liner Notes
Lowell George   Composer,Engineer
Sam Clayton   Liner Notes
Roy Estrada   Liner Notes
Kenny Gradney   Liner Notes
George Massenburg   Producer,Liner Notes
Bill Payne   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Ted Templeman   Producer
Lee Thornburg   Contributor
Russ Titelman   Producer
Allen Toussaint   Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Neon Park   Illustrations
Elizabeth George   Liner Notes
Gene Vano   Liner Notes
Gabriel Paul Barrére   Composer
Denny Yeager   Programming
Fred Martin   Composer,Liner Notes

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Hoy-Hoy! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Released after Lowell George's death, this is a fascinating collection of live tracks that didn't make it onto 'Waiting For Columbus', out-takes and alternative versions. Most fun: Lowell's 'Lonesome Whistle' cover, the 'Teenage Nervous Breakdown' variations and Paul's Honky-Tonk Woman-ish 'Over The Edge'. Also a hilarious bit about Lowell's slide-of-choice (because you can find one almost anywhere).