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Last of the Red Hot Burritos is the fourth album by country rock group The Flying Burrito Brothers, released in 1972. By the time this album was recorded, "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow and Bernie Leadon had left the band, leaving Chris Hillman as the sole founding member. In their places, Hillman recruited Al Perkins and Kenny Wertz respectively. Wertz had previously played with Hillman in the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers. The band also added two guest musicians for their fall 1971 tour in Byron Berline and Roger Bush from Country Gazette. This lineup toured until Hillman left the band in October 1971, leaving the rights to the band's name to Rick Roberts. Once Hillman departed, A&M Records apparently lost faith in the group. Instead of allowing a Roberts-led version of the band (with no founding members) to record a new studio album, A&M released this live recording instead which fulfilled the band's contract and they were subsequently dropped from the label.

Last of the Red Hot Burritos
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Live album by
ReleasedMay 1972
GenreCountry rock
ProducerJim Dickson
The Flying Burrito Brothers chronology
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Last of the Red Hot Burritos
Close Up the Honky-Tonks
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

A group of Burritos led by Rick Roberts would continue to tour Europe with no original members until 1973 (to meet contractual obligations), at which point the band was officially dissolved by Roberts, bringing the original Flying Burrito Brothers to an end. (A new version of the Burritos would resurface in 1975, signed to Columbia Records.)

Track listingEdit

  1. "Christine's Tune (A.K.A. Devil in Disguise)" (Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons) – 3:54
  2. "Six Days on the Road" (Earl Green, Carl Montgomery) – 3:03
  3. "My Uncle" (Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons) – 2:20
  4. "Dixie Breakdown" (Jimmie Lunceford, Don Reno) – 2:17
  5. "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" (Louise Certain, Gladys Stacey Flatt, Jerry Organ, Wayne Walker) – 2:20
  6. "Orange Blossom Special" (Ervin T. Rouse) – 3:39
  7. "Ain't That a Lot of Love" (Homer Banks, Deanie Parker) – 3:20
  8. "High Fashion Queen" (Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons) – 3:22
  9. "Don't Fight It" (Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper) – 2:56
  10. "Hot Burrito #2" (Chris Ethridge, Gram Parsons) – 4:35
  11. "Losing Game" (James Carr, Dennis Weaver) – 2:59

bonus tracks on the 2008 Sierra Records reissue:


reference for personnel section:[3]

The Flying Burrito Brothers


  • Byron Berline - fiddle
  • Roger Bush - acoustic bass, acoustic guitar (overdubbed) on "Orange Blossom Special", lead vocal on "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"
  • Earl P. Ball or Spooner Oldham - piano (overdubbed) on "High Fashion Queen" and "Losing Game"
  • Bernie Leadon (possible) - guitar (overdubbed)


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Last of the Red Hot Burritos at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: F". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Einarson, John with Hillman, Chris. (2008). Hot Burritos: The True Story Of The Flying Burrito Brothers. Jawbone Press. ISBN 1-906002-16-9.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)