Rare Junk

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Rare Junk
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Studio album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released June 1968
Genre Country/Country rock/Folk rock/Bluegrass
Label Liberty
Producer Dallas Smith
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chronology
Rare Junk
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Rare Junk is the third album from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, released in 1968. In an attempt to update their sound the band included electric instrumentation on the record, but it still was a commercial failure. [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mournin' Blues" (Tony Sbarbaro) - 3:24
  2. "Collegiana" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) - 2:38
  3. "Willie the Weeper" (Grant Rymal, Walter Melrose, Marty Bloom) - 2:26
  4. "Cornbread and 'Lasses (Sassafrass Tea)" (Lloyd George, Rollin Oscar Sullivan) - 2:31
  5. "These Days" (Jackson Browne) - 3:13
  6. "Sadie Green The Vamp of New Orleans" (Gilbert Wells, Johnny Dunn) - 2:25
  7. "Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jibe" (Dick McDonough) - 2:37
  8. "End Of Your Line" (Chris Farrel) - 2:22
  9. "Reason to Believe" (Tim Hardin) - 2:54
  10. "Hesitation Blues (Oh! Baby Must I Hesitate?)" (Billy Smythe, Scott Middleton, Art Gillham) - 3:26
  11. "A Number and a Name" (Steve Gillette, Tom Campbell) -3:20


  • Ralph Barr – electric guitar, clarinet, acoustic guitar
  • John McEuen – piano, plectrum banjo, five string banjar
  • Jeff Hanna – washboard, tambourine, drum, guitar, harmonica, electric guitar ...and other rare junk
  • Jimmie Fadden – tube, jug, mouth harp, harmonica, washtub bass, drums
  • Les Thompson – guitar, mandolin, electric bass, tambourine, plectrum banjo
  • Chris Darrow – guitar, mandolin, violin, fiddle, electric bass, string bass

Contributing Musicians:


  • Producer - Dallas Smith


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography


All information is from the album liner notes, unless otherwise noted. [3] [4]

  1. ^ Bruce Eder. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography
  3. ^ "Rare Junk", The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Liberty LST-7540 (1968) LP
  4. ^ "Alive/Rare Junk", The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, BGO Records BGOCD245 (1994) CD