The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years (2016) [TR24][OF]

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years
Country, Bluegrass | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 77:18 min | 924 MB | Digital booklet
Label: NGDB Records | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

Long before Americana music had a name, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band helped lead the charge, mixing elements of country, bluegrass, folk, mountain music, and rock & roll into a sound that celebrated the full range of American music. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple GRAMMY, IBMA, ACM Awards and nominations, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate.

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 - 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 - Workin' Band (1988)  Music

Posted by uff at June 18, 2017
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Workin' Band (1988)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Workin' Band (1988)
Country | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Warner, WB 25722 | rel: 1988 | 290Mb

Much of the magic of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band returned on Workin' Band. Switching labels and signing to Warner Brothers, the group put a lot of effort into this disc and it shows. Perhaps the assistence of former Eagle Bernie Leadon helped gel their ideas, but by now, they had embraced country music with arms open wide, and the result was a fine effort from a veteran band.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Acoustic (1994)  Music

Posted by uff at March 12, 2017
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Acoustic (1994)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Acoustic (1994)
Country | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Liberty, CDP 7243-8-28169 | rel: 1994 | 270Mb

A couple of years after the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's string of country hits ended, the band returned to its roots to record this appropriately titled collection of original material. Most of the songs are very good, and the sound is refreshingly unadorned with any concessions to the soundalike country mainstream.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Dirt, Silver & Gold (1976)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 8, 2017
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Dirt, Silver & Gold (1976)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Dirt, Silver & Gold (1976)
Country | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
One Way/CEMA, S22-18099 | rel: 1994 | 595Mb

Dirt, Silver and Gold is the 1976 compilation album by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band that contains some of the band's greatest material to that point. It also includes 12 songs not previously available. It was originally released as a three LP album, and was released as a two compact disc set by BGO Records.
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.