Twenty Years of Dirt: The Best of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Twenty Years of Dirt: The Best of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

by The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band




Representing the band's most lucrative years, Twenty Years of Dirt is a collection of hits from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's late-'70s to mid-'80s era, with tracks from 1979's American Dream, 1984's Plain Dirt Fashion, and 1985's Partners, Brothers, and Friends, among others. Songs like Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles," which gave them their only Top Ten hit, and the soothing vocal stylings of the Jimmy Buffet-like "American Dream" showcase the group's country-rock finesse. While "American Dream" has Linda Ronstadt helping out on vocals, "Make a Little Magic" utilized Nicolette Larson's sweet-sounding voice. "High Horse" is dominated with an old country sound, led by jangly guitar strumming and quick singing, and "Dance Little Jean" pulls firmly at the heartstrings, making it a country radio mainstay. With such a lengthy career and numerous personnel changes since their formation in 1966, Twenty Years of Dirt in no way sums up the lifespan of the band, but it does do a good job at bunching their best commercial years onto one album.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2009
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227986285
catalogNumber: 25382

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Primary Artist
John McEuen   Group Member
Bob Carpenter   Group Member
Jimmie Fadden   Group Member
Jeff Hanna   Group Member
Jimmy Ibbotson   Group Member

Technical Credits

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Contributor
John McEuen   Author
Bob Carpenter   Author
Bob Edwards   Producer,Engineer
Jimmie Fadden   Author
Jeff Hanna   Producer,Author,Remixing
Jimmy Ibbotson   Author
Kyle Lehning   Engineer
William McEuen   Producer
Marshall Morgan   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Norbert Putnam   Producer
Paul Worley   Producer
Richie Cicero   Engineer
Bob Edward   Producer,Engineer
Willy Matthews   Art Direction
Don Schlitz   Composer

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