Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty

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Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty
Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty album cover.jpg
Studio album by Herbie Mann
Released 1970
Recorded December 9, 10 & 11, 1969
Muscle Shoals, AL
Genre Soul jazz
Label Embryo Records
Producer Tom Dowd
Herbie Mann chronology
Stone Flute
Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty
Memphis Two-Step

Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty is a 1970 album by jazz flutist Herbie Mann. It was released on Mann's Embryo Records label, and distributed by Cotillion Records, a division of Atlantic Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty" (Mann) (6:47)
  2. "Claudia Pie" (Mann) (4:38)
  3. "Can You Dig It" (Ed Birdsong) (5:51)

Side Two

  1. "Blind Willy" (Sonny Sharrock) (4:47)
  2. "Come Together" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) (10:00)
  3. "Panama Red's Panama Hat" (Mann) (5:11)


"Come Together"[edit]

"Panama Red's Panama Hat[edit]

  • As above, with Eddie Hinton - bottleneck guitar, Jimmy Johnson (also engineer) added on guitar

Other selections[edit]

  • Herbie Mann - flute
  • Richard Waters - drums
  • Andrew Love & Ed Logan - tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell - baritone saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson - trumpet
  • Roy Ayers - vibes
  • Eddie Hinton - guitar
  • Barry Beckett - piano
  • David Hood - bass
  • Roger Hawkins - drums

"Can You Dig It"[edit]

  • As above, with Jimmy Johnson - guitar

"Blind Willy"[edit]

  • As above, with Roger Hawkins on Jews harp, replaced by Bruno Carr on drums
  • Album photography - Joel Brodsky
  • Album design - Haig Adishian
record logo



The album peaked at #9 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart.

See also[edit]


  • Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty, Herbie Mann. Embryo Records SD 526 (1970) (liner notes)

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