At number 29 in my countdown of the 30 best live albums in history, I have chosen Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat.
Many considered Little Feat to be over their golden age by 1977, but I think this live album shows them wrong. This is a band at its peak!
Willin’ 1977, Rockpalast:
Waiting for Columbus is the first live album by the “swamp rock” band, Little Feat. The album was recorded during seven performances in 1977. The first four shows were held at the Rainbow Theatre in London on August 1–4, 1977. The last three shows were recorded in George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on August 8–10 that same summer in Washington, D.C.
The band was backed by the Tower of Power horn section with whom they had recorded in previous studio sessions. And they really fill out the sound!
Dixie Chicken (w/Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jesse Winchester):
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