The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Ricochet (1967)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 7, 2016
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Ricochet (1967)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Ricochet (1967)
Country | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BGO, BGOCD 284 | rem: 1995 | 165Mb

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's second album is a masterpiece. From the opening bars of Jackson Browne's "Shadow Dream Song," the high spirits overflow the grooves (or ones and zeros, on the CD) of the record.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1972)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
Country | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI 746589 1/2 | rel: 1994 | 710Mb

With all due respect to the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, it took the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band until this album to come up with a merger of rock and country music that worked for both sides and everyone involved. The opening number, "The Grand Ole Opry Song," set the tone for the album, showing that this band – for all of their origins in rock and popular music – were willing to meet country music on its own terms, rather than as a vehicle for embellishment as rock music.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Stars & Stripes Forever (1974) [Reissue 1991]

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Stars & Stripes Forever (1974) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 383 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 183 MB | Scans (JPEG) | 1:14:28
Genre: Country Rock / Pop Rock / Bluegrass | Country: USA | Label: BGO Records | BGOCD128

In many ways, the mixed collection of live and studio recordings on Stars & Stripes Forever accomplished for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and rock music what Sweetheart of the Rodeo failed to do for or with the Byrds, showing the rock band plunging deeply into country music. Two years in the making, it incorporated new studio cuts and live tracks recorded at five concerts over a two-year period, as well as interview material with guest fiddle player Vassar Clements. The mix works better than just about any genuine country (as opposed to country-rock) effort ever done by a rock band, mostly because the band was so careful in their recording and editing, and they gave themselves time to get this stuff just the way they wanted it.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy (1970)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy (1970)
Country | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BGO, BGOCD22 | rel: 1990 | 275Mb

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 10 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.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Speed Of Life (2009)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 16, 2016
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Speed Of Life (2009)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Speed Of Life (2009)
Country | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
NGDB, SUG-CD-4058 | rel: 2009 | 320Mb

Speed of Life is the first studio album by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in five years and celebrates the group's 43rd anniversary with three of its original members still intact (and no, the number 43 was not a typo). It also finds them reduced once more to a quartet with the departure of multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Ibbotson. That said, the band has lost none of its immediacy, power, or expert presentation of both original material and songs from some of Nashville's finest.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - The Rest Of The Dream (1990)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 2, 2016
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - The Rest Of The Dream (1990)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - The Rest Of The Dream (1990)
Country | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
MCA, MCACD-6407 | rel: 1990 | 390Mb

Ahh! The many faces of the dirt band! Over the years the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have produced a wide style in their music cutting across genre as they develop sound in that era. This Album the rest of the dream is what the dirt band do well!
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1972) [40th Anniversary Edition 2002/2013] RE-UP

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1972) [40th Anniversary Edition 2002/2013]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 119:15 minutes | 4,76 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Will the Circle Be Unbroken is the timeless 1972 classic by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It features breathtaking collaborations, steeped in tradition while pioneering a new form of Americana. This triple-Platinum album features an array of accomplished country songwriters and musicians including Mother Maybelle Carter, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin and many others. It showcases thrilling compositions by luminaries including Scruggs, Acuff, Travis, Martin, Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell and more. Will the Circle Be Unbroken united fans of country and rock music, reaching #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums. In 2005, the album was selected for the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Farther Along (2003)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Farther Along (2003)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 4:3 (720:480), 29.97fps, 5365kbps | DD 5.1, 448kbps; DD 2.0, 224kbps | 111min | 4200Mb
Country | Capitol, 7243-4-9041-9-1 | rel: 2003 | covers

Let's face it - through ups and downs, membership shifts, and stylistic meanderings, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has had more periods of excellence than any other American band. Few ensembles have more truly represented American music than the NGDB. This concert and the "making of" features exhibit clearly the respect the Dirt Band members have for American roots music, but also the respect they are given by contemporaries, legends and newcomers alike.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Hold On (1987) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 14, 2016
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Hold On (1987) REPOST

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Hold On (1987)
Country Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Warner, W2 25573 | rel: 1987 | 325Mb

With such great songs as Fishing in the dark (a number one country hit) and Baby's got a hold on me (from which derives the album title), this album shows the boys in fine form.On this album, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band demonstrate their ability to perform upbeat, fun songs including the two already mentioned as well as Angelyne, Keeping the road hot and Oh what a love, all of which are brilliant.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ‎– Symphonion Dream (1975) [Remastered 2003]

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ‎– Symphonion Dream (1975) [Remastered 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 104 MB | Covers(JPEG 400 dpi) | 54 MB | 45:50
Genre: Country Rock / Bluegrass | Country: USA | Label: Capitol Records Nashville | 72435-80526-2-6

Symphonion Dream was the last album recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band before Jim Ibbotson left and the band began to move away from its traditional jug band/bluegrass roots. The big question is why in 1975, when the rest of the First Division of country-rock practitioners – the Eagles, Poco, Souther-Hillman-Furay et al – had been travelling for some time in the direction of simplified, stadium-friendly AOR, the NGDB went the other way and produced what I think is the best, and surely the quirkiest, psychedelic country album ever.