Make a Little Magic

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Make a Little Magic
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Studio album by The Dirt Band
Released 1980
Genre Country/Country rock/Folk rock/Bluegrass
Label Liberty
Producer Jeff Hanna and Bob Edwards
The Dirt Band chronology
An American Dream
(1979)
Make A Little Magic
(1980)
Jealousy
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Make a Little Magic is the 1980 album from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (aka The Dirt Band) is notable for having many charting albums and singles. This album reached 62 on the US Billboard 200 chart.[2][better source needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Make a Little Magic" (Hanna / Hathaway / Carpenter) - 3:55
  2. "Badlands" (Hathaway / Carpenter / Hanna) - 4:14
  3. "High School Yearbook" (Hanna / Hathaway / Carpenter) - 2:44
  4. "Leigh Anne" (Holster) - 4:10
  5. "Riding Alone" (Hathaway / Carpenter / Hanna) - 2:20
  6. "Anxious Heart" (Bullens / Veitch) - 2:43
  7. "Do It! (Party Lights)" (Fadden / Carpenter / Hathaway / Hanna) - 4:24
  8. "Harmony" (Hanna / Fadden) - 4:22
  9. "Too Good to Be True" (Carpenter / Hanna) - 3:38
  10. "Mullen's Farewell to America" (McEuen / Garth) - 1:48

Personnel[edit]

  • Jimmie Fadden - electric and acustic harmonica
  • John McEuen - lap steel guitar, mandolin, acoustic guitar on "Mullen's Farwell"
  • Jeff Hanna - lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, background vocals
  • Bob Carpenter - lead vocals on "Leigh Ann" and "Harmony"
  • Richard Hathaway - electric bass, background vocals
  • Al Garth - alto and tenor sax, violin, viola

Additional Musicians

  • Rick Schlosser - drums and programming
  • Nicolette Larson - background and harmony vocals on "Make A Little Magic", "Do It", "Harmony"
  • Haden Gregg - background vocals on "Anxious Heart" and "Badlands"
  • Geoffrey Morris - slide guitar on "Too Good To Be True"

Production[edit]

  • Producer - Jeff Hanna and Bob Edwards

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 62
Canadian RPM Country Albums 12
Canadian RPM Top Albums 64

References[edit]

All information is from the album liner notes unless otherwise noted[3]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  3. ^ Make A Little Magic, The Dirt Band, Liberty (1980) CD