From: Sue Cavendish [suecavendish_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 13 August 2010 07:22
Subject: NetRhythms & the Glorious 12th

Hello Everyone, welcome back to NetRhythms

Today we mourn the loss of legendary Little Feat Drummer RICHIE HAYWARD Richie's wife Shauna has written a diary of their life together for the last few months - and of the treatment for his liver cancer and liver failure and later complications with lung disease which finally took him away.
It's been a very moving journey which many of us who loved and admired him have shared with her. We have come to love and admire her as well. efault&ipc=mur
Richie and Little Feat in 1976
Richie and drums solo
and a sample of the Little Feat rhythm section - Richie plus Kenny Gradney - in Jamaica accompanied by the Trade winds

The Latest Album, DVD & Book Reviews - AUGUST 2010

Phil Beer - Box Set One (Chudleigh Roots) Peter Case - Wig! (Yep Roc) The Burns Unit - Side Show (TBU) Hayward Williams -Cotton Bell (Continental Song City) Calamateur - Each Dirty Letter (Autoclave) Seth Lakeman - Hearts And Minds (Relentless/Virgin) Pete Seeger - American Favorite Ballads Volumes 1-5 (Smithsonian Folkways) Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants (RCA) The Bevvy Sisters - St. James Sessions (Shoogle) The indigo Girls - Staring Down The Brilliant Dream (IG Recordings/Vanguard) Rig The Jig - Live In Dublin (DVD & CD) (Toucan Cove/Universal) Jeni & Billy - Longing For Heaven (Jewell Ridge Records) Various Artists - Horses, Hangings, Homicide & Hellfire: Songs And Tunes From The Leigh Folk Festival 2010 (Thames Delta Recording Co.) Sandy Denny & The Strawbs - All Our Own Work:The Complete Sessions
Saltfishforty - Netherbow (Cellar)
Bridget St. John - BBC Radio 1968-1976 (Hux Records) Rosie Carson & Kevin Dempsey - The Salty Diamond (Own Label) Dalla - Cribbar (Dalla Records) Kevin Burke - The True And Terrible History Of John "Babbacombe" Lee DVD (BFC)
Christy & Emily - No Rest (Klangblad)
Judy Collins - Paradise (Wildflower)
Marvin B Naylor - The Last Flight of Billy Balloon (Barcarolle) The Orbitsuns - First Drink of the Day (Three One Three) Micah P Hinson -...And The Pioneer Saboteurs (Full Time Hobby) The Quebe Sisters Band - Timeless (Fiddletone) The Lucinda Belle Orchestra - My Voice & 45 Strings (The First Rule) Boyd & Wain - Ain't No Fairy Tale (Gold Top) Bill Kirchen - Word To The Wise (Proper) Bill Leverty - Deep South (Own Label) Frazey Ford - Obadiah (Nettwerk) David Olney - Dutchman's Curve (Continental Song City) Will Richards - One More Chance (Orange Dog) Daniel Hertzov - Believing (Red Cat) Richard Kitson - Home And Dry (Own Label) Larkin Poe - Spring (Edvins Records) Archie McAllister - Fiddlers Rock (Skipinnish) The Coral - Butterfly House (Deltasonic) 4Square - ChronicLes (Square Roots Music) Kronos Quartet - Floodplain (Nonesuch) Jim Moray - In Moderm History (Niblick-Is-A-Giraffe) Brian Finnegan - The Ravishing Genius Of Bones (Singing Tree Music) Strawbs - Live At The BBC Volumes 1 & 2 (A&M/Universal) The Hollies - Midas Touch: The Very Best Of The Hollies (EMI) Tina Lie - Free Enough To Fall (SIWU) Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws (Island) Kacey Cubero - Fill Your Cup (Own Label) Sarah Class - A New Dawn (Glorious Technicolour) Michael Weston-King - I Didn't Raise My Son To Be A Soldier (Valve) Lotte Mullan - Plain Jane (Raindog) Walter Trout - Common Ground (Provogue Records) Miyagi - Electrosaurus (Slow Train)

Many will agree that the best live album ever is Little Feat's WAITING FOR COLUMBUS.

As a YouTube reviewer wrote about the Feat:
"Sometimes we have to define what "the shit" is. After peer review, and a most thorough cross-discipline investigation, we find that in, most senses,? and in all probability, that this is the muthafucking shit."

We'll be thinking of you, Richie, on the proud highway.

Love, Sue