Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy [Bonus Tracks]

Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy [Bonus Tracks]

by The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


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The first album issued by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band after they had temporarily disbanded in 1969, this greatly expanded their pop audience, due primarily to the Top Ten hit cover of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles" (which actually wasn't a hit until early 1971). The group moved into a more accessible rock-oriented fusion of country, bluegrass, pop, and rock & roll, relying primarily on smartly chosen covers of tunes by the likes of Walker, Mike Nesmith, Randy Newman, and Kenny Loggins. Few bands had incorporated instruments more commonly associated with country and bluegrass, particularly mandolin and banjo, as comfortably into a rock setting prior to this release, and their well-crafted harmonies help put the songs over for those not-steeped-in backwoods sounds. It was an extremely diverse program for a country-rock album, too, moving from rustic instrumentals and snippets of tapes of elderly musicians performing rural Americana to the Buddy Holly cover "Rave On." The group were actually at their best, though, when doing softer, melodic pop tunes. "Mr. Bojangles" was a deserved huge success in that regard, but Nesmith's "Some of Shelley's Blues" and Loggins' "House at Pooh Corner" were almost as catchy and appealing. [The album was reissued by Beat Goes On in 1990 and by Capitol in 2003. The latter featured two previously unreleased bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2003
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724354172120
catalogNumber: 41721

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Primary Artist
John McEuen   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Accordion
Jimmie Fadden   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Washtub Bass,Vocal Harmony
Jeff Hanna   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Washboard
Jimmy Ibbotson   Acoustic Guitar,Accordion,Conga,Drums,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Arranger
Thompson   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
John McEuen   Arranger,Composer,Remixing,Adaptation
Byron Berline   Contributor
Bill Cunningham   Contributor
Ken Deane   Engineer
Michael Denecke   Engineer
Jimmie Fadden   Arranger,Adaptation
Jeff Hanna   Remixing
Jimmy Hoyson   Remixing
Russ Kunkel   Contributor
Dino Lappas   Engineer
John London   Contributor
Maurice Manseau   Contributor
William McEuen   Producer,Engineer,Concept,Direction
Jim W. Gordon   Contributor
Woody Woodward   Director
Bruce Kennedy   Engineer
Bryan Kelley   Producer
Bill Tilghman   Composer
Sonny West   Composer
Robyn Flans   Liner Notes
Gregg Ogorzelec   Reissue Producer
Traditional   Composer
Shannon Ward   Producer
Jose Legaspi   Reissue Design

Customer Reviews

Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been looking for this CD for years cause I've worn out 2 record albums. This disc is the best NGDB ever did, but more than that it is one of the rare rock/country albums that rocks out and doesn't have a weak song. They even remade a Randy Newman song (Living Without You) that I thought sucked when I heard Randy Newman sing it (he sound totally wasted) but they make it sound great. Several short bluegrass songs and hi- speed banjo songs fill in between the power songs like glue in the cracks. I don't follow the band any more I know they are totally country now -- but this album is AWESOME