Stars & Stripes Forever - (Import CD)

Nitty Gritty Dirt


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Available for the first time on compact disc, this 1974 recording was the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's follow-up to their award-winning and it became the band's most successful solo album.
Categories
CountryMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Country Rock
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Producer
William E. McEuen; Leonard Martinez; William McEuen
Title
Stars & Stripes Forever
Country
USA
Notes

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: John McEuen (vocals, guitar, steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle); Jeff Hanna (vocals, guitar, steel guitar); Jimmie Fadden (vocals, guitar, harmonica, accordion, drums); Jim Ibbotson (vocals, accordion, piano, bass, drums).
Additional personnel: Doug Jernigan (dobro); Vassar Clements (fiddle); Les Thompson (mandolin, bass); Jerry Mills (mandolin); Plas Johnson (saxophone).
Recorded at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas on March 13, 1972; Cowtown, Kansas City, Missouri on June 17 & 18, 1973; Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee on January 14, 22 & 23, 1974. Includes liner notes by Rich Kienzle.
Adapter: Marcelle Clements.
Personnel: Jeff Hanna (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, drums, washboard, background vocals); John McEuen (vocals, guitar, steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, accordion); Les Thompson (vocals, guitar, mandolin, background vocals); Jimmie Fadden (vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums, background vocals); Jimmy Ibbotson (vocals, guitar, accordion, piano, keyboards, drums, background vocals); Maurice Manceau (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Doug Journigon, Dave Jernigan (dobro); Jerry Mills (mandolin); Vassar Clements (violin, fiddle); Byron Berline (violin); Plas Johnson (saxophone); Russ Kunkel (drums).
Audio Remixer: Michael Denecke.
Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.
Recording information: Cowtown Ballroom, Kansas City, MO (03/13/1972-01/14/1974); Cowtown, Kansas City, MS (03/13/1972-01/14/1974); Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (03/13/1972-01/14/1974); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (03/13/1972-01/14/1974); Woodland Studios, Nashville, TN (03/13/1972-01/14/1974).
Photographers: David Bowie; Walter McEuen; Bill Higgins; William R. Eastabrook; William McEuen; Alice McEuen.
Unknown Contributor Role: Michel Rubini.
Arrangers: Marcelle Clements; Jeff Hanna.
In many ways, the mixed collection of live and studio recordings on Stars & Stripes Forever accomplished for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and rock music what Sweetheart of the Rodeo failed to do for or with the Byrds, showing the rock band plunging deeply into country music. Two years in the making, it incorporated new studio cuts and live tracks recorded at five concerts over a two-year period, as well as interview material with guest fiddle player Vassar Clements. The mix works better than just about any genuine country (as opposed to country-rock) effort ever done by a rock band, mostly because the band was so careful in their recording and editing, and they gave themselves time to get this stuff just the way they wanted it. Beyond the excellent concert renditions of "Mr. Bojangles" or "The Battle of New Orleans" (which became a single in the wake of this album), and covers of Hank Williams songs and numerous traditional tunes, listeners found they'd walked in on something very deep and profound, tapping into a special creative process. Whatever the reason, this album gave the public more than its money's worth and was a success, charting higher than any other record the group ever released. It still packs lots of power. ~ Bruce Eder

BarCode
724383382828
Country of Origin
USA
Barcode
724383382828
Label
Capitol
Studio / Live
Studio
Performer
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Dirt Band Interview
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Cosmic Cowboy, Pt. 1
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Aluminum Record Award
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Fish Song
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Mr. Bojangles
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Vassar Clements Interview
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Listen to the Mockingbird
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Sheik of Araby, The
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Resign Yourself to Me
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Dixie Hoedown
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Cripple Creek
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Mountain Whippoorwill, The (Or, How Hillbilly Jim Won the Great ...)
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Honky Tonkin'
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] House at Pooh Corner
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Buy Me for the Rain
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Oh, Boy!
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Teardrops in My Eyes
  19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Glocoat-Blues
  20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Stars and Stripes Forever
  21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Battle of New Orleans
  22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] It Came from the 50's (Blast from the Past)/Jeff Hanna
  23. [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] My True Story
  24. [ Disc 01 Track 24 ] Diggy Liggy Lo
Artists
  1. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  2. Nitty Gritty Dirt
Distributor
EMI Music Distribution
Duration
72m 49s
Video Disabled
0
Engineer
Gary Mullin; Gary Mullen; Dino Lappas

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