Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy [Beat Goes On]

Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy [Beat Goes On]

by The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Overview

The first album issued by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band after they had temporarily disbanded in 1969, this greatly expanded their pop audience, due primarily to the Top Ten hit cover of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles" (which actually wasn't a hit until early 1971). The group moved into a more accessible rock-oriented fusion of country, bluegrass, pop, and rock & roll, relying primarily on smartly chosen covers of tunes by the likes of Walker, Mike Nesmith, Randy Newman, and Kenny Loggins. Few bands had incorporated instruments more commonly associated with country and bluegrass, particularly mandolin and banjo, as comfortably into a rock setting prior to this release, and their well-crafted harmonies help put the songs over for those not-steeped-in backwoods sounds. It was an extremely diverse program for a country-rock album, too, moving from rustic instrumentals and snippets of tapes of elderly musicians performing rural Americana to the Buddy Holly cover "Rave On." The group were actually at their best, though, when doing softer, melodic pop tunes. "Mr. Bojangles" was a deserved huge success in that regard, but Nesmith's "Some of Shelley's Blues" and Loggins' "House at Pooh Corner" were almost as catchy and appealing. [The album was reissued by Beat Goes On in 1990 and by Capitol in 2003. The latter featured two previously unreleased bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1996
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261200228
catalogNumber: 22
Rank: 7236

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Primary Artist
John McEuen   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Accordion
Jimmie Fadden   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Washtub Bass
Jeff Hanna   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Washboard
Jimmy Ibbotson   Acoustic Guitar,Accordion,Conga,Drums,Electric Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals
Thompson   Mandolin,Electric Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Earl Scruggs   Composer
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Arranger
Kenny Loggins   Composer
Michael Nesmith   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Thompson   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
John McEuen   Composer
Byron Berline   Contribution
Ken Deane   Engineer
Michael Denecke   Engineer
Jimmie Fadden   Composer
Jeff Hanna   Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer
Russ Kunkel   Contribution
Dino Lappas   Engineer
John London   Contribution
Dann Lottermoser   Composer
Maurice Manseau   Contribution
William McEuen   Producer,Engineer,Direction,Cover Photo
Michel Rubini   Contribution
Woody Woodward   Executive Art Direction
Bruce Kennedy   Engineer
Walter McEuen   Composer
Bill Tilghman   Composer
James Waynes   Composer
Sonny West   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ruby Rakes   Composer
William E. McEuen   Audio Production

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