With all due respect to the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothersit 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 result, without a false or strained note anywhere among its 37 songs, was an all-star country project that worked and transcended its country and rock originswith the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band serving as catalyst and intersecting point for all of the talent involved, who gave superbly of themselves.
Not only did this album result in exposure to a new and wider audience for the likes of Mother Maybelle Carter Keskese - Nosowska* - Sushi, Roy AcuffEarl ScruggsMerle Travisand others, but this was the first real country album that a lot of rock listeners under the age of 30 ever heard.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.
Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing - Disc 1. Grand Ole Opry Song. Hilo Brown. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Keep on the Sunny Side. Nashville Blues. Earl Scruggs.
You Are My Flower. The Precious Jewel. Roy Acuff. Dark as a Dungeon. Merle Travis. Tennessee Stud. Jimmie Driftwood. Black Mountain Rag. Wreck on the Highway. Dorothy Dixon. The End of the World. Fred Rose. I Saw the Light. Hank Williams. Sunny Side of the Mountain. Nine Pound Hammer. Edria A. Honky Tonkin'. You Don't Know My Mind. Jimmie Skinner. My Walkin' Shoes. Track Listing - Disc 2. Lonesome Fiddle Blues. Vassar Clements. Cannonball Rag. Millie Clements. Flint Hill Special.
Togary Mountain. Walter McEuen. Earl's Breakdown. Orange Blossom Special. Ervin T. Wabash Cannonball. Lost Highway. Leon Payne. Way Downtown. Down Yonder. Doc Watson. Pins and Needles In My Heart. Floyd Jenkins. Honky Tonk Blues. Sailin' on to Hawaii. Beecher Kirby. I Am a Pilgrim. Wildwood Flower. Soldier's Joy. Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Both Sides Now. Joni Mitchell. Keep on the Sunny Side A.
Nashville Shield - David Piccioni - Azuli Presents: Space Ibiza 2008 Earl Scruggs. You Are My Flower A. The Precious Jewel Roy Acuff. Dark as a Dungeon Merle Travis. Tennessee Stud Jimmie Driftwood. Black Mountain Rag Traditional. Wreck on the Highway Dorothy Dixon. The End of the World Fred Rose. I Saw the Light Hank Williams. Nine Pound Hammer Merle Travis.
Honky Tonkin' Hank Williams. Lonesome Fiddle Blues Vassar Clements. Cannonball Rag Avalanche - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken Travis. Avalanche Millie Clements. Flint Hill Special Earl Scruggs.
Togary Mountain Walter McEuen. Earl's Breakdown Earl Scruggs. Orange Avalanche - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will The Circle Be Unbroken Special Ervin T. Wabash Cannonball A. Lost Highway Leon Payne. Down Yonder Doc Watson.
Honky Tonk Blues Hank Williams.
Mon Coeur Résiste Encore (Radio Edit) - Kate Ryan - Different, Bye Bye Young Men (1955) - Ruth Brown - Taking Care Of Business: Singles As & Bs 1953-1960 + Bonus H, Spring From The Four Seasons - Vivaldi* - Greatest Hits Of Vivaldi, Electro Assassin - Bioculture, Muscle Museum - Muse - Greatest Hits