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Stars & Stripes Forever

Stars & Stripes Forever

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by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/1996
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261201287
catalogNumber:
128
Rank:
163800

Tracks

  1. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  2. Dirt Band Interview
  3. Cosmic Cowboy, Pt. 1
  4. Aluminum Record Award
  5. Fish Song
  6. Mr. Bojangles
  7. Vassar Clements Interview
  8. Listen to the Mockingbird
  9. The Sheik of Araby
  10. Resign Yourself to Me
  11. Dixie Hoedown
  12. Cripple Creek
  13. The Mountain Whippoorwill (Or, How Hillbilly Jim Won the Great ...)
  14. Honky Tonkin'
  15. House at Pooh Corner
  16. Buy Me for the Rain
  17. Oh, Boy!
  18. Teardrops in My Eyes
  19. Glocoat-Blues
  20. Stars and Stripes Forever
  21. Battle of New Orleans
  22. It Came from the 50's (Blast from the Past)/Jeff Hanna
  23. My True Story
  24. Diggy Liggy Lo

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Primary Artist
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Thompson   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals
John McEuen   Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Accordion,Vocals,5-string Banjo,Group Member
Byron Berline   Violin
James E. Bond   Standup Bass
Vassar Clements   Fiddle,Violin,Guest Appearance
Jimmie Fadden   Guitar,Harmonica,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jeff Hanna   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Washboard,Slide Guitar,Track Performer,Monologue,Harmony,Group Member
Jimmy Ibbotson   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Harmony,Group Member
Doug Journigon   Dobro
Russ Kunkel   Drums
John London   Bass
Maurice Manceau   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Jerry Mills   Mandolin,Guest Appearance
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Dave Jernigan   Dobro

Technical Credits

Michael Martin Murphey   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Greg Copeland   Composer
Steve Noonan   Composer
Red Allen   Composer
Michael Denecke   Remixing
Jeff Hanna   Arranger
Dino Lappas   Engineer
William McEuen   Producer,Direction
Michel Rubini   Contributor
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Dean Torrence   Graphic Design
Steven Vincent Benét   Composer
Leonard Martinez   Producer,Equipment Manager
Marcelle Clements   Arranger,Adaptation
Millie Clements   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Gary Mullen   Engineer,Live Sound,Equipment Manager
William E. McEuen   Producer
Gary Mullin   Engineer

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Stars & Stripes Forever 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
This is not the essential album that their "will the circle be unbroken" albums are, but this one is a whole lot more fun to listen to. Just turn it up and get your country groove on.