Twenty Years of Dirt

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Twenty Years Of Dirt
Compilation album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released 1986
Genre Country/Country rock/Folk rock/Bluegrass
Label Warner Brothers Records
Producer William E. McEuen, Jeff Hanna, Bob Edwards, Norbert Putnam, Marshall Morgan
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chronology
Partners, Brothers and Friends
(1985)
Twenty Years Of Dirt
(1986)
Hold On
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Twenty Years of Dirt is a 1986 compilation album from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It is a collection of hits from their 20 year career. The album contained one new song, Stand A Little Rain, which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[2] The album reached 10 on the US Country charts and went Platinum.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro/Mr. Bojangles" * (Jerry Jeff Walker) - 5:03
    from Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy 1970
  2. "Ripplin' Waters" * (Jimmy Ibbotson) - 5:46
    from Symphonion Dream 1975
  3. "American Dream" ** (Rodney Crowell) - 3:48
    from An American Dream 1979
  4. "Make A Little Magic" ** (Jeff Hanna / Richard Hathaway / Bob Carpenter) - 3:46
    from Make a Little Magic 1980
  5. "Fire in the Sky" ** (Jeff Hanna / Bob Carpenter) - 4:40
    from Jealousy 1981
  6. "Dance Little Jean" *** (Jim Ibbotson) - 3:13
    from Let's Go 1983
  7. "Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream) **** (Rodney Crowell) - 3:18
    from Plain Dirt Fashion 1984
  8. "High Horse" **** (Jimmy Ibbotson) - 3:13
    from Plain Dirt Fashion 1984
  9. "Modern Day Romance" **** (Kix Brooks / Dan Tyler) - 3:30
    from Partners, Brothers and Friends 1985
  10. "Partners, Brothers and Friends" **** (Jimmy Ibbotson / Jeff Hanna) - 3:59
    from Partners, Brothers and Friends 1985
  11. "Stand a Little Rain" **** (Don Schlitz / Donny Lowery) - 4:22 (Previously unreleased)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US Country US CAN Country CAN
1970 "Mr. Bojangles" 9 2 Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy
1975 "Ripplin' Waters" Symphonion Dream
1980 "An American Dream" (as The Dirt Band) 58 13 3 An American Dream
1980 "Make a Little Magic" (as The Dirt Band)A 77 25 63 51 Make a Little Magic
1981 "Fire in the Sky" 76 Jealousy
1983 "Dance Little Jean" 9 39 Let's Go
1984 "Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)" 1 2 Plain Dirt Fashion
1985 "High Horse" 2 2 Plain Dirt Fashion
1986 "Modern Day Romance" 1 2 Partners, Brothers and Friends
1986 "Partners, Brothers and Friends" 6 3 Partners, Brothers and Friends
1986 "Stand a Little Rain" 5 3 Twenty Years of Dirt

Personnel[edit]

  • Bob Carpenter
  • Jimmie Fadden
  • Jeff Hanna
  • Jim Ibbotson
  • John McEuen

Production[edit]

Producer

  • * William E. McEuen
  • ** Jeff Hanna/Bob Edwards
  • *** Norbert Putnam
  • **** Marshall Morgan

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10

References[edit]

All information from album liner notes unless otherwise noted.[4]

  1. ^ Mike DeGagne. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 249. 
  3. ^ "Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  4. ^ Twenty Years of Dirt, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Warner Brothers Records 9 25382-2 (1986) CD