Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Artist:  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Origin:  Long Beach, California, USA
Genre:  Folk, Country, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Country Pop, Bluegrass

Original line-up:

Jeff Hanna:  Guitar, Mandolin, Washboard, Vocals
Jimmie Fadden:  Guitar, Harmonica, Washtub Bass, Jug, Vocals
Ralph Barr:  Guitar, Clarinet, Vocals
Les Thompson:  Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Bruce Kunkel:  Guitar, Kazoo, Vocals
Jackson Browne:  Guitar, Vocals

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American Country-Folk-Rock Band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1966 by Jeff Hanna (Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals), Jimmie Fadden (Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), Bruce Kundel (Guitar, Vocals), Ralph Barr (Guitar, Vocals), and Jackson Browne (Guitar, Vocals).  The band's successes include a cover version of Jerry Walker's "Mr. Bojangles" and their album in 1972's Will The Circle Be Unbroken and in 1989, follow up album base on the same concept, Will The Circle Unbroken:  Volume Two, was certified Gold, won two Grammy Awards and was named Album of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards.

Title:  Circlin' Back - Celebrating 50 Years (Amazon Exclusive CD/DVD Combo Pack)  (2016)
Genre:  Folk, Country, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Country Pop, Bluegrass
Label:  Warner Nashville
Rating:  *****


Disc 1.   CD

 1.  You Ain't Going Nowhere  (3:29)
 2.  Grandpa Was A Carpenter (feat. John Prine) (3:54)
 3.  Paradise (feat. John Prine) (3:58)
 4.  My Walkin' Shoes  (3:36)
 5.  Tennessee Stud (feat.Vince Gill) (4:55)
 6.  Nine Pound Hammer (feat. Sam Bush & Vince Gill) (4:03)
 7.  Buy For Me The Rain  (3:49)
 8.  These Days (feat. Jackson Browne) (6:08)
 9.  Truthful Parson Brown (feat. Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Byron House) (3:52)
10. Keep On The Sunny Side  (feat. Alison Krauss) (4:18)
11. Catfish John (feat. Alison Krauss (4:26)
12. An American Dream  (4:41)
13. Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream) (feat. Rodney Crowell)  (4:36)
14. Mr. Bojangles (feat. Jerry Jeff Walker) (4:44)
15. Fishin' In The Dark  (feat. Jimmy Ibbotson) (3:54)
16. Bayou Jubilee/Sally Was A Goodun  (3:48)
17. Jambalaya  (3:58)
18. Will The Circle Be Unbroken  (5:18)

Disc 2:  Bonus DVD 

 1.  You Ain't Going Nowhere 
 2.  Grandpa Was A Carpenter  (feat. John Prine)
 3.  Paradise  (feat. John Prine)
 4.  My Walkin' Shoes 
 5.  Tennessee Stud (feat.Vince Gill)
 6.  Nine Pound Hammer  (feat. Sam Bush & Vince Gill)
 7.  Buy For Me The Rain  
 8.  These Days  (feat. Jackson Browne)
 9.  Truthful Parson Brown  (feat. Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Byron House)
10. Keep On The Sunny Side  (feat. Alison Krauss)
11. Catfish John  (feat. Alison Krauss)
12. An American Dream  (feat. Rodney Crowell, Alison Krauss)
13. Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream) (feat. Rodney Crowell)
14. Mr. Bojangles  (feat. Jerry Jeff Walker)
15. Ripplin' Waters (feat. Jimmy Ibbotson) (DVD Only)
16. Fishin' In The Dark (feat. Jimmy Ibbotson)
17. Bayou Jubilee/Sally Was A Goodun 
18. Jambalaya  

19. Will The Circle Be Unbroken 


Jeff Hanna:  Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Washboard
Jimmie Fadden:  Vocals, Drums, Harmonica
Bob Carpenter:  Vocals, Keyboards, Accordion
John McEuen:  5-String Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Lap Steel Guitar, Acoustic Guitar

Additional Musicians:

Sam Bush:  Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle
Jerry Douglas:  Dobro, Lap Steel Guitar
Byron House:  Upright Bass, Electric Bass

Special Guests:

John Prine:  Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Rodney Crowell:  Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Alison Krauss:  Vocals, Fiddle
Jackson Browne:  Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Jerry Jeff Walker:  Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jimmy Ibbotson:  Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Vince Gill:  Vocals Acoustic Guitar

Circlin' Back - Celebrating 50 Years is the celebrating their Golden 50th Anniversary together of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, was released on September 30, 2016 by Warner Nashville, recorded live at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, September 14, 2015, with Excellent Audio, Excellent Camera Work and Superb Musicianship of Top Ten Hits such as "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", "Mr. Bojangles", "Fishin' In The Dark" and more1.  Featuring Special Guests:  John Prine, Rodney Crowell, Alison Krauss, Jackson Browne, Jerry Jeff Walker, Vince Gill and more!.  Highly Recommended!.

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