The Songs: Little Feat’s Willin’

Instead of focusing on a full album this week, I wanted to keep it short and talk about a favourite song. This week, that song is “Willin’” by the rollicking Southern rock band Little Feat.

Little Feat was formed in 1969 by Lowell George, who was then a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. There are three conflicting stories as to why George left the Mothers of Invention, per Wikipedia. In one of them, he shows Zappa “Willin’” and Zappa is so enthralled that he fires George so that he can start his own band. In another, the straight-edged Zappa is so scandalized by…