Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography
Releases
Studio albums 25
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 4
Singles 41
No.1 Single 3

This is a detailed discography for American country-folk-rock band The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Studio albums[edit]

1960s[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
US
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 151
Ricochet
  • Release date: June or July, 1967
  • Label: Liberty Records
Rare Junk
  • Release date: June, 1968
  • Label: Liberty Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy
  • Release date: Feb. 1970
  • Label: Liberty Records
66 56
All the Good Times 162
Stars & Stripes Forever
  • Release date: June 1974
  • Label: United Artists Records
32 28 25
Symphonion Dream
  • Release date: 1975
  • Label: United Artists Records
66
The Dirt Band
  • Release date: 1978
  • Label: United Artists Records
163
An American Dream
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: United Artists Records
76 63
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country CAN
Make a Little Magic
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Liberty Records
62 12 64
Jealousy
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Liberty Records
102
Let's Go
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: Liberty Records
26
Plain Dirt Fashion 8 5
Partners, Brothers and Friends
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
9
Hold On
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
14
Workin' Band
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
US Country
The Rest of the Dream 53
Live Two Five 50
Not Fade Away
  • Release date: 1992
  • Label: Liberty Records
Acoustic
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Liberty Records
The Christmas Album
Bang, Bang, Bang
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
US Country
Welcome to Woody Creek
Speed of Life
  • Release date: 2009
  • Label: NGDB Records
59
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country US CAN Country CAN
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: United Artists Records
4 68 21
  • US: Platinum
Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: MCA Records
5 95 3 57
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume III
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Capitol Records
18 134
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Details
Alive
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: Liberty Records

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country US
Dirt, Silver and Gold
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: United Artists Records
28 77
Twenty Years of Dirt
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
10
  • US: Platinum
More Great Dirt
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
38
  • US: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1960s and 1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[1]
US
[2]
CAN
1967 "Buy for Me the Rain" 45 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
1970 "Mr. Bojangles" 9 2 Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy
1971 "House at Pooh Corner" 53 30
"Some of Shelly's Blues" 64 56
"I Saw the Light" (with Roy Acuff) 56 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
1972 "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" 84 All the Good Times
"Baltimore"
"Honky Tonkin'" Will the Circle Be Unbroken
1973 "Cosmic Cowboy" 123 Stars & Stripes Forever
"Grand Ole Opry Song" (with Jimmy Martin) 97 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
1974 "The Battle of New Orleans" 72 Stars & Stripes Forever
1975 "All I Have to Do Is Dream" 79 66 81 Dirt, Silver and Gold
1978 "In for the Night" 86 The Dirt Band
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US Country
[1]
US
[2]
CAN Country CAN
1980 "An American Dream" (as The Dirt Band) 58 13 3 An American Dream
"Make a Little Magic" (as The Dirt Band)[A] 77 25 63 Make a Little Magic
"Badlands" (as The Dirt Band) 107
1981 "Fire in the Sky" 76 Jealousy
1983 "Shot Full of Love" 19 Let's Go
"Dance Little Jean" 9 39
1984 "Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)" 1 2 Plain Dirt Fashion
"I Love Only You" 3 3
1985 "High Horse" 2 2
"Modern Day Romance" 1 2 Partners, Brothers and Friends
"Home Again in My Heart" 3 1
1986 "Partners, Brothers and Friends" 6 3
"Stand a Little Rain" 5 3 Twenty Years of Dirt
"Fire in the Sky" (re-recording) 7 5
1987 "Baby's Got a Hold on Me" 2 2 Hold On
"Fishin' in the Dark" 1 1
"Oh What a Love" 5
1988 "Workin' Man (Nowhere to Go)" 4 6 Workin' Band
"I've Been Lookin'" 2 *
"Down That Road Tonight" 6 *
1989 "Turn of the Century" 27 24 Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two
"And So It Goes" (with John Denver) 14 29
"When It's Gone" 10 11
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[1]
CAN Country
1990 "One Step Over the Line"
(with Rosanne Cash and John Hiatt)
63 47 Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two
"From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)" 65 66 The Rest of the Dream
"You Made Life Good Again" 60 33
"The Rest of the Dream"
1991 "Cadillac Ranch" Live Two Five
"Mr. Bojangles" (re-recording) 68
1992 "I Fought the Law" 66 Not Fade Away
"One Good Love" 74 85
1996 "Maybe Baby" Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly)
1998 "Bang, Bang, Bang" 52 44 Bang, Bang, Bang
1999 "Bang, Bang, Bang" (re-release) 63 67
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[1]
1984 "Colorado Christmas" 93 The Christmas Album

Notes[edit]

  • A^ "Make a Little Magic" also peaked at number 26 on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1981 "Fire in the Sky"
1985 "Modern Day Romance" Gary Amelon
1986 "Partners, Brothers and Friends" Gary Gutierrez
1987 "Fishin' in the Dark"
1988 "I've Been Lookin'"
1989 "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" Bill Pope
"When It's Gone" Joanne Gardner
1990 "You Made Life Good Again"
"The Rest of the Dream" Joanne Gardner
1991 "Mr. Bojangles" (live) Gerry Wenner
"Cadillac Ranch" (live)
1992 "One Good Love"
1993 "Little Angel"
1994 "Cupid's Got a Gun" Roger Pistole
1996 "You Believed in Me" (with Karla Bonoff)
"Maybe Baby"
1997 "Silent Night"
1998 "Bang, Bang, Bang" Michael McNamara
2002 "The Lowlands" Wes Edwards

DVD & VHS[edit]

Year Title
1982 "The Dirt Band Tonight"[4]
1991 "Twenty Years of Dirt"[5]
1993 "Northern Circle The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Plays Alaska"[6]
2003 Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Farther Along[7]
2007 "Country Legends Live Mini Concert"[8]

NGDB as contributing artists[edit]

[9]

Year Album Title by Artist Contribution
1969 "Paint Your Wagon" soundtrack
on "Hand Me Down That Can O' Beans"
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
1971 Jackson Browne by Jackson Bowne Jimmie Fadden - harmonica
1971 "Sweet Country Suite" by Larry Murray John McEuen - mandolin[10]
1972 "I Saw the Light with Some Help from My Friends "
by Earl Scruggs
John McEuen - vocals (background), banjo
1973 Don't Cry Now by Linda Ronstadt Jimmie Fadden - harmonica
1974 Highway Call by Richard (Dickey) Betts Jeff Hanna - acoustic guitar
1974 "Monkey Grip " by Bill Wyman John McEuen - mandolin, banjo
1974 Heart Like a Wheel by Linda Ronstadt Jimmie Fadden - harmonica
1975 Windsong by John Denver Jimmie Fadden - harmonica
1975 "Blue Sky - Night Thunder " by Michael Martin Murphey John McEuen - banjo
Jeff Hanna – background vocals
Jimmy Ibbotson – background vocals
1975 banjoman soundtrack by Various Artists Live version of "Battle Of New Orleans" and "Diggy Liggy Lo"
1976 "Flowing Free Forever" by Michael Martin Murphey John McEuen - violin, mandolin, banjo,guitar, fiddle
1976 "Long Hard Ride" by The Marshall Tucker Band John McEuen - banjo, mandolin
1976 "Swans Against the Sun" by Michael Martin Murphey John McEuen - Dobro, slide guitar, banjo, fiddle, violin,guitar
Jeff Hanna — vocals
1977 "Great Rush" by Timberline John McEuen - fiddle, banjo
1978 "Wild And Crazy Guy" by Steve Martin
on "King Tut"
as the Toot Uncommons
1981 The Innocent Age by Dan Fogelberg Jimmie Fadden - harmonica
1981 "Full House: Aces High" by The Amazing Rhythm Aces John McEuen - mandolin, banjo
1981 "Steve Martin Brothers" by Steve Martin John McEuen - banjo,guitar, mandolin
1982 "Best of Michael Martin Murphey" by Michael Martin Murphey John McEuen - banjo, fiddle
1984 "Just Divorced" by David Allan Coe John McEuen - banjo, mandolin
1986 "Tribute to Steve Goodman Various Artists" by Various Artists Live "Face On The Cutting Room Floor"
John McEuen - guitar,guitar (acoustic)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
1986 "Fallin for you for years" by Conway Twitty
on You Can't Say I Haven't Tried
Harmony vocals - Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Bob Carpenter
1990 Version of the Truth by Foster & Lloyd Jeff Hanna - harmony vocals on Version of the Truth
1990 "Cowboy Songs" by Michael Martin Murphey John McEuen - mandolin, banjo, fiddle
1991 "Tilt-A-World" by Runaway Express John McEuen - mandolin
1991 "Wild Jimbos" by Wild Jimbos Jimmy Ibbotson
1992 Another Country by The Chieftains[11] On Happy To Meet You Jimmy Ibbotson - guitar, Jeff Hanna - guitar, Jimmie Fadden - drums, harmonica
On Killbegs Jimmy Ibbotson - vocals, guitar, Jeff Hanna - vocals, guitar, Jimmy Fadden - drums, harmonica
On Finale Jimmy Ibbotson - vocals, Jeff Hanna - vocals, guitar, Jimmie Fadden - harmonica
1992 "Voices In The Wind" by Susie Bogguss Jimmy Fadden - harmonica
Bob Carpenter - vocals
Jimmy Ibottson - vocals
Jeff Hanna - vocals
1993 "Port of Mystery" by Runaway Express John McEuen - banjo
1993 "Cowboy Songs III" by Michael Martin Murphey John McEuen - banjo
1996 "One Voice" by Various Artists
On "You Believed in Me" with Karla Bonoff
Jeff Hanna - guitar, vocals
Jimmy Ibbotson - guitar, mandolin, vocals
Jimmie Fadden - harmonica
Bob Carpenter - accordion, vocals
1996 Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly) by Various Artists
on "Maybe Baby"
Jeff Hanna - slide guitar, vocals
Bob Carpenter - Keyboards, vocals
Jimmy Ibbotson - mandolin, lead vocal
Jimmie Fadden - harmonica, vocals
1998 "Alligator Tales" by Chief Jim Billie John McEuen - guitar (electric), slide guitar, guitar (acoustic), banjo, E-Bow, mandolin, vocals (background)
1998 "Rusty Old Halo/Where Did the Money Go] by Hoyt Axton John McEuen - banjo
1999 "The Nashville Sessions" by Leftover Salmon and Friends "Five Alive" featuring Jeff Hanna
1999 "Acoustic Christmas Carols: Cowboy Christmas II"
by Michael Martin Murphey
John McEuen - guitar, banjo, mandolin, tambourine, Indian drum
1999 "A Tribute To Jerry Garcia" by Jonathan McEuen & Phil Salazar
2000 String Alchemy: From Eclectic to Electric by Various Artists John McEuen - Three Tracks
2000 Seminole Fire by Chief Jim Billie John McEuen - mandolin, fiddle, synthesizer, banjo,guitar
2002 "American IV: The Man Comes Around" by Johnny Cash Jeff Hanna - acoustic guitar on "Desperado"
2003 "Tennessee Stud" by Doc Watson
2003 Further Down the Old Plank Road
by The Chieftains[12]
on The Squid-Jiggin' Ground / Larry O'Gaff Jeff Hanna - vocal, guitar, Jimmie Fadden - harmonica, drums, Jimmie Ibbotson - guitar
2003 "Return to Mu" by Merrell Fankhauser[13] John McEuen – mandollin, guitar, background vocal [10]
2003 "Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip Original Soundtrack" John McEuen - banjo, slide guitar, producer, guitar (acoustic), mandolin [10]
2004 "This Is Americana"
on Gold Watch & Chain
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Kris Kristofferson [14]
2004 "The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family"
on Gold Watch & Chain
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Kris Kristofferson [15]
2004 "Merlefest Live! The Best of 2003" by Various Artists[16] American Dream Live by NGDB
2004 "Chasin' Wild Trains" by Kim Carnes Jeff Hanna - slide guitar
2005 "Telluride Bluegrass Festival: 30 Years"
on Fishin In The Dark live
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band[17]
2005 I'm Going Back There Someday
by Paul Williams [18]
John McEuen - banjo
2006 Easy to Be Free: The Songs of Rick Nelson
on Believe What You Say [19]
John McEuen - banjo, mandolin
2007 "Blindside" by Jock Bartley John McEuen - mandolin, fiddle
Jimmie Fadden - harmonica, maracas
2007 Road to Vegas by Phish [20] John McEuen - slide guitar
2007 Music of the Wild West
Original TV Soundtrack [10]
John McEuen - banjo, strings, guitar, bowed piano, mandolin, fiddle, tuba
2007 "The Heartbeat Of Love" by Richie Furay Jeff Hanna
2007 Another Time Brand New Opry [21] John McEuen - mandolin, banjo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 300–301. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 653. ISBN 0-89820-188-8. 
  3. ^ "American singles certifications – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Fishin%27 in the Dark". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "The DIrt Band Tonight", The Dirt Band, Thorn EMI VideoTVD 1812 (1982) VHS
  5. ^ "Twenty Years of Dirt",The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Warner Reprise Video 38264-3 (1991) VHS
  6. ^ "Northern Circle The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Plays Alaska", The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Teton Productions (1993) DVD
  7. ^ Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Farther Along, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Special Guest, Capital 7243-4-90416-9-1 (2003) DVD
  8. ^ "Country Legends Live Mini Concert", Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Timeless Media Group TMG 63494 (2007) DVD
  9. ^ NGDB as contributing artists information from album liner notes
  10. ^ a b c d "John McEuen". AllMusic. 1945-12-19. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  11. ^ Another Country, The Chieftains, RCAVictor/BMG 09026-60939-2 (1992) CD
  12. ^ Further Down The Old Plank Road, The Chieftains, Victor 82876 52897 2 (2003) CD
  13. ^ "Return to Mu – Merrell Fankhauser". Lancerecords.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  14. ^ "This Is Americana: Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  15. ^ "The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family: VARIOUS ARTISTS, Carter Family: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  16. ^ "Merlefest Live Best of 2003: Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  17. ^ "Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Thirty Years: Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  18. ^ [1][dead link]
  19. ^ "Various: Easy to be Free: The Songs of Rick Nelson". Planting Seeds Records. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  20. ^ "Road to Vegas - Phish". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  21. ^ [2][dead link]