Monday, February 09, 2009

Hey, more good stuff from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band!

"...and I was grumblin to the dancers, about how men and women ought to live apart...and how a promise never made can not be broken, and can never break your heart...when suddenly from out of nowhere, a little girl came dancing across the floor, and all her crinolines were billowing, beneath the skirt of calico that she wore...oh, what a joy fell on the honored guests, as each of them was drawn inside her dream, and they laughed and clapped and stomped their feet, and hollered at her, Dance, little Jean..."
It seems to me the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is another one of those classic acts that only gets one song of theirs remembered in later years on the radio...for these guys it was "Fishin' In the Dark," which is a really good one...but again, they had other good ones that deserve to be remembered as well. I really can't think of anything they recorded that I didn't like, but 1983's "Dance Little Jean" has always ranked right up there.