1991 Little Feat – Shake Me Up

Shake Me Up is the tenth studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, released in 1991. It was the last album they recorded with frontman Craig Fuller. It is also their only album to feature no lead vocals from keyboardist Bill Payne.

Among the album’s contributors were Bonnie Bramlett who had last featured with the group on Dixie Chicken in 1973 and Valerie Carter who had worked closely with the group’s founder Lowell George in his latter years. Another backing vocalist, Shaun Murphy, got to sing lead on a line of Spider’s Blues (Might Need It Sometime). Murphy would join the group in Craig Fuller’s place after he left in 1993.

Tracks

1  Spider’s Blues (Might Need It Sometime) (Bill Payne; Fred Tackett; Paul Barrere) 04:21
2  Shake Me Up (Bill Payne; Craig Fuller; Martin Kibbee; Paul Barrere) 04:53
3  Things Happen (Bill Payne; Fred Tackett; Paul Barrere) 04:25
4  Mojo Haiku (Bill Payne; Craig Fuller) 05:15
5  Loved And Lied To (Bill Payne; Craig Fuller; Paul Barrere; Richie Hayward) 05:04
6  Don’t Try So Hard (Craig Fuller) 04:19
7  Boom Box Car (Paul Barrere) 04:37
8  Fast & Furious (Bill Payne; Fred Tackett; Paul Barrere; Sam Clayton) 04:15
9  Livin’ On Dreams (Bill Payne; Craig Fuller; Fred Tackett; Paul Barrere) 05:27
10  Clownin’ (Fred Tackett; Paul Barrere) 04:46
11  Down In Flames (Bill Payne; Craig Fuller; Martin Kibbee; Neon Park; Paul Barrere) 06:24

Musicians

BassKenny Gradney
DrumsRichie Hayward
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarPaul Barrere
GuitarCraig Fuller
Slide GuitarPaul Barrere
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
KeyboardsBill Payne
TrumpetFred Tackett
VocalsRichie Hayward
VocalsPaul Barrere
VocalsBill Payne
VocalsCraig Fuller

Other Musicians

1 Spider’s Blues (Might Need It Sometime)

Background VocalsShaun Murphy


2 Shake Me Up

Background VocalsShaun Murphy


3 Things Happen

HornsThe Memphis Horns
Background VocalsShaun Murphy
Background VocalsBonnie Bramlett


4 Mojo Haiku

Background VocalsValerie Carter


5 Loved And Lied To

Background VocalsValerie Carter


8 Fast & Furious

Background VocalsShaun Murphy


9 Livin’ On Dreams

Background VocalsValerie Carter


10 Clownin’

Background VocalsShaun Murphy
Background VocalsBonnie Bramlett

Liner Notes