Having 23 studio albums released over a fifty-year span including the 41 singles, picking a Top 10 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Songs is a risky task.
Revisiting 10 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Songs From The 70s’ below:
House at Pooh Corner
The famous Kenny Loggins song “House at Pooh Corner” was initially recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970 and issued on the album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy.
Hey Good Lookin’
From the classic album Symphonion Dream. This fabulous record was released in 1975. The album highlighted guest appearances by rock and roll music legends Linda Ronstadt and Leon Russell. Hey Good Lookin‘ was an amazing duet with Linda Ronstadt that performs as one of the all time grand Nitty Gritty Dirt Band tunes.
Mr. Bojangles was a tremendous success for the group. The tune was penned by a different country music performer by the name of Jerry Jeff Walker.
Battle Of New Orleans
The “Battle Of New Orleans,” was a No.1 single in 1959 for musician Johnny Horton. The tune was penned by Jimmy Driftwood. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded a grand version of the tune for their lP Symphonion Dream.
From the album of the same name released in 1979. Penned by Rodney Crowell which features a backing vocal from Linda Ronstadt.
Some of Shelly’s Blues
From the album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy released in 1970. Released as a single along with “Mr. Bojangles” & “House On Pooh Corner” which reached No. 9 & No. 53. “Some Of Shelly’s Blues” reached No. 64.
All I Have To Do Is Dream
From the album Symphonion Dream released in 1975. A song made famous by the Everly Brothers, written by Boudleaux, and Nitty Gritty’s version reached No. 66 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 30 on Billboard‘s Easy Listening chart, and No. 79 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Singles chart.
Grand Ole Opry Song
From the band’s 1972 album, Will the Circle be Unbroken. The track was recorded on the first take direct to two-track originals, so the cuts were raw and unprocessed.
From the band’s 1970 album, Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy. Rave On was a cover version for the album penned by Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, and Norman Petty in 1958. First recorded by West for Atlantic Records, released in February 1958.
From the band’s 1972 album Will the Circle be Unbroken. Originally recorded, released, and penned by Jimmy Driftwood which was revived by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring Doc Watson who first covered the song in his 1966 album Southbound.