LP condition, excellent. Sleeve slightly worn on edges
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966. Constant members since the early times are singer-guitarist Jeff Hanna and drummer Jimmie Fadden. Multi-instrumentalist John McEuen was with the band from 1966 to 1986 and returned during 2001. Keyboardist Bob Carpenter joined the band in 1977. The band is often cited as instrumental to the progression of contemporary country and roots music.The band continued to gain publicity, making an appearance in the 1969 musical western film, Paint Your Wagon, performing “Hand Me Down That Can o’ Beans”. With William McEuen as producer and a renegotiated contract that gave the band more artistic freedom, the band recorded and released Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy. Embracing a straight, traditional country and bluegrass sound, the album included the group’s best-known singles; a cover version of Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Mr. Bojangles”, Michael Nesmith’s “Some of Shelley’s Blues” and four Kenny Loggins songs including “House at Pooh Corner”, the first recordings of Kenny’s songs. Their version of “Mr. Bojangles” became the group’s first hit, peaking at #9 on Billboard’s all genre Hot 100 chart, with an unusual 36 weeks on the charts.
Tracks: Some Of Shelly’s Blues / Prodigal’s Return / The Cure / Travelin’ Mood / Chicken Reel / Yukon Railroad / Livin’ Without You / Clinch Mountain Backstreet / Rave On / Billy In The Low Ground / Jesse James / Uncle Charlie Interview / Mr. Bojangles / Opus / Santa Rosa / Propinquity / Uncle Charlie / Randy Lynn Rag / House At Pooh Corner / Swanee River / Uncle Charlie Interview #2 The End / Spanish Fandango