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Album:
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Style:
Folk, Bluegrass, Honky Tonk
Released:
2002
Country:
US
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That version has often been recorded as "Will the Circle be Unbroken", including the 1972 performance by Mother Maybelle Carter and ensemble on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album of the same title. The original version of the song does not insert "Lord" in lines 2 and 4 of the chorus, though the Carter version does.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Album Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Will the Circle Be Unbroken Lyrics. I was standing by my window On one cold and cloudy day When I saw that hearse come rolling For to carry my mother away. Will the circle be unbroken By and by, Lord, by and by There's a better home a-waiting In the sky, Lord, in the sky. I went back home, my home was lonesome Missed my mother, she was gone All of my brothers, sisters crying What a home so sad and lone. We sang the songs of childhood Hymns of faith that made us strong Ones that Mother Maybelle taught us Hear the angels sing along. Will the circle be unbroken By and by, Lord, by and by There's a better home a-waiting.

Affirmation The Great Outdoors Empowerment Sunday Afternoon. Will the Circle Be Unbroken. With all due respect to the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, it took the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band until this album to come up with a merger of rock and country music that worked for both sides and everyone involved. The opening number, "The Grand Ole Opry Song," set the tone for the album, showing that this band - for all of their origins in rock and popular music - were willing to meet country music on its own terms, rather than as a vehicle for embellishment as rock music.

Twenty-eight years before O Brother, Where Art Thou?, West Coast country-rockers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band brought old-school country and bluegrass to the modern-day mainstream by cutting a double album with first-gen country heroes (Roy Acuff, Maybelle Carter) and bluegrass originators (Jimmy Martin, Earl Scruggs). Tackling country classics mostly from the catalogs of the participants, the record bridges generations with its honest, unadorned acoustic feel and a torrent of timeless American tunes.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was founded in 1969 in Long Beach, Calif. by Jeff Hanna and Bruce Kunkel. Long Beach wasn't exactly a hot bed of country culture, but the West was seeing an influx of country and roots music by way of bands such as The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers. In 1970, the band recorded the Jerry Jeff Walker-penned "Mr. Bojangles. The stripped-down story song was a departure from the heavily-produced music that ruled Music City in the late 1960s. The boys planned to continue in that vein. The album encouraged younger generations to look to the past for inspiration and collaborate across generations and genres. Will the Circle Be Unbroken proved that whether songs are five years old or 100 years old, there will always be an audience for great music. Two generations of country artists came together 30 years ago, when this epic meeting took place between the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Mother Maybelle Carter, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Roy Acuff and LOTS of other legends.

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1-1 Grand Ole Opry Song
Backing Vocals – Gary Scruggs, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Ray Martin Banjo – John McEuenBass – Roy HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsLead Vocals, Guitar – Jimmy MartinMandolin, Backing Vocals – Les ThompsonWritten-By – H. Brown*
3:10
1-2 Keep On The Sunny Side
Autoharp – Randy ScruggsBacking Vocals – Doc Watson, Gary Scruggs, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Les Thompson, Merle TravisBanjo – Earl ScruggsBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyGuitar – Doc WatsonLead Vocals, Guitar – Maybelle CarterMandolin – John McEuenWritten-By – A. P. Carter
4:26
1-3 Nashville Blues
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Norman Blake Fiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Randy ScruggsHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les ThompsonWashboard – Jeff HannaWritten-By, Banjo – E. Scruggs*
3:15
1-4 You Are My Flower
Autoharp – Jimmie FaddenBacking Vocals – Gary Scruggs, Jeff Hanna, Les ThompsonBanjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Norman Blake Guitar – Earl Scruggs, Randy ScruggsSnare – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten-By – A. P. Carter
3:39
1-5 The Precious Jewel
Autoharp – Randy ScruggsBanjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Earl ScruggsHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les ThompsonWritten-By, Lead Vocals – R'. Acuff*
4:09
1-6 Dark As A Dungeon
Backing Vocals – Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Les ThompsonBass – Junior HuskeyHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – John McEuenWritten-By, Lead Vocals, Guitar – M. Travis*
2:47
1-7 Tennessee Stud
Backing Vocals – Jeff HannaBanjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy IbbotsonHarp – Jimmie FaddenLead Vocals, Guitar – Doc WatsonWritten-By – J. Driftwood*
4:50
1-8 Black Mountain Rag
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy IbbotsonHarp – Jimmie FaddenLead Guitar – Doc WatsonMandolin – Les ThompsonWritten-By – T. Magnes*
2:40
1-9 Wreck On The Highway
Bass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Earl ScruggsHarp – Jimmie FaddenLead Vocals – Roy AcuffMandolin – Les ThompsonWritten-By – D. Dixon*
3:25
1-10 The End Of The World
Bass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyGuitar – Doc Watson, Earl ScruggsWritten-By – F. Rose*
3:54
1-11 I Saw The Light
Autoharp – Randy ScruggsBacking Vocals – Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Jimmy Martin, Les ThompsonBanjo – Earl ScruggsBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Doc WatsonHarp – Jimmie FaddenLead Vocals – Roy AcuffMandolin – John McEuenWritten-By – H. Williams*
4:21
1-12 Sunny Side Of The Mountain
Backing Vocals – Gary Scruggs, Jeff Hanna, Les Thompson, Ray Martin Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsHarp – Jimmie FaddenLead Vocals, Guitar – Jimmy MartinMandolin – Les ThompsonSnare – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten By – H. C. McAulife / B. Gregory
2:50
1-13 Nine Pound Hammer
Backing Vocals – Jeff Hanna, Les ThompsonBanjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyHarp – Jimmie FaddenSnare, Backing Vocals – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten-By, Lead Vocals, Guitar – M. Travis*
2:53
1-14 Losin' You (Might Be The Best Thing Yet)
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Ellis PadgettFiddle – Vassar ClementsHarp – Jimmie FaddenLead Vocals, Guitar – Jimmy MartinMandolin – Les ThompsonSnare – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten By – J. Martin / E. Humphrey
2:49
1-15 Honky Tonkin'
Bass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Norman Blake Drums – Jimmy IbbotsonGuitar – Jeff HannaLead Guitar, Fiddle – Vassar ClementsLead Vocals – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les ThompsonWritten-By – H. Williams*
2:32
1-16 You Don't Know My Mind
Backing Vocals – Gary Scruggs, Jeff Hanna, Les Thompson, Ray Martin Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyDrums – Jimmy IbbotsonFiddle – Vassar ClementsHarp – Jimmie FaddenLead Vocals, Guitar – Jimmy MartinMandolin – Les ThompsonWritten-By – J. Skinner*
2:47
1-17 My Walkin' Shoes
Backing Vocals – Gary Scruggs, Jeff Hanna, Ray Martin Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsHarp – Jimmie FaddenLead Vocals, Guitar – Jimmy MartinMandolin, Backing Vocals – Les ThompsonSnare – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten By – J. Martin / P. Williams
2:52
2-1 Lonesome Fiddle Blues
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Ellis PadgettFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy Ibbotson, Randy ScruggsHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les ThompsonWashboard – Jeff HannaWritten By – M. Clements
2:43
2-2 Cannonball Rag
Bass – Junior HuskeyGuitar – Merle TravisWritten-By – M.Travis*
1:16
2-3 Avalanche
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy IbbotsonHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les ThompsonWashboard – Jeff HannaWritten By – M. Clements
2:52
2-4 Flint Hill Special
Bass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Norman Blake Fiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Randy ScruggsHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les ThompsonSnare – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten-By, Banjo – E. Scruggs*
2:13
2-5 Togary Mountain
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Norman Blake Fiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy IbbotsonMandolin – Les ThompsonWritten By – W. McEuen
2:28
2-6 Earl's Breakdown
Bass – Junior HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Randy ScruggsMandolin – Les ThompsonSnare – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten-By, Banjo – E. Scruggs*
2:37
2-7 Orange Blossom Special
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Ellis PadgettFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy Martin, Randy ScruggsMandolin – Les ThompsonSnare – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten-By – E. T. Rouse*
2:12
2-8 Wabash Cannonball
Bass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyGuitar – Doc Watson, Earl ScruggsHarp – Jimmie FaddenWritten-By – A. P. Carter
2:03
2-9 Lost Highway
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Norman Blake Drums – Jeff HannaFiddle – Vassar ClementsMandolin – Les ThompsonVocals, Guitar – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten-By – L. Payne*
3:48
2-10 Doc Watson & Merle Travis: First Meeting (Dialogue) 1:52
2-11 Way Downtown
Arranged By, Lead Vocals, Guitar – Doc WatsonBacking Vocals – Jeff HannaBanjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy IbbotsonHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les Thompson
3:35
2-12 Down Yonder
Arranged By, Guitar – Doc WatsonBanjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy IbbotsonHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les ThompsonWashboard – Jeff Hanna
3:45
2-13 Pins And Needles (In My Heart)
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Earl ScruggsHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les ThompsonSnare – Jimmy IbbotsonVocals – Roy AcuffWritten-By – F. Jenkins*
2:54
2-14 Honky Tonk Blues
Bass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Norman Blake Drums – Jimmy IbbotsonFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – William E. McEuenVocals – Jeff HannaWritten-By – Hank Williams Sr.*
2:23
2-15 Sailin' On To Hawaii
Bass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyGuitar – Doc Watson, Earl ScruggsWritten By – B. R. Kirby
2:09
2-16 I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
Backing Vocals – Gary Scruggs, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Les ThompsonBanjo – Earl ScruggsBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Merle TravisLead Vocals, Guitar – Maybelle CarterMandolin – John McEuenWritten-By – A. P. Carter
4:26
2-17 I Am A Pilgrim
Bass – Junior HuskeyHarp – Jimmie FaddenSnare – Jimmy IbbotsonWritten-By, Lead Vocals, Guitar – M. Travis*
3:54
2-18 Wildwood Flower
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyGuitar – Earl Scruggs, Jimmy IbbotsonLead Vocals, Autoharp – Maybelle CarterMandolin – Les ThompsonWritten-By – A. P. Carter
3:33
2-19 Soldier's Joy
Arranged By, Banjo – E. Scruggs*, J. McEuen*Bass – Junior Huskey
3:33
2-20 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Backing Vocals – Alice McEuen, Betty Travis , Chet Flippo, Fred Cross , Gary Scruggs, Gloria Belle, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Larry Murray, Les Thompson, Louise Scruggs, Martha Flippo, Mike Carr , Randy Scruggs, Ray Martin , Steve Scruggs, Timmy Martin Banjo – Earl ScruggsBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' KirbyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy Martin, Merle TravisGuitar, Backing Vocals – Doc WatsonHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – John McEuenVocals, Autoharp – Maybelle CarterWritten-By – A. P. Carter
4:48
2-21 Both Sides Now
Guitar – Randy ScruggsWritten-By – J. Mitchell*
2:25
Previously Unreleased Tracks:
2-22 Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Banjo – John McEuenBass – Junior HuskeyFiddle – Vassar ClementsGuitar – Jimmy IbbotsonHarp – Jimmie FaddenMandolin – Les ThompsonWashboard – Jeff HannaWritten-By – Earl Scruggs
2:39
2-23 Warming Up For "The Opry" (Talk) 2:43
2-24 Sunny Side (Talk) 4:06
2-25 Remember Me
Arranged By, Guitar – Doc WatsonBass – Junior HuskeyDobro – Pete 'Oswald' Kirby
1:39

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records
  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records
  • Glass Mastered At – EMI MFG.

Credits

  • Featuring – Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Mother Maybelle Carter*, Merle Travis, Roy Acuff
  • Producer – William E. McEuen
  • Reissue Producer – John McEuen

Notes

30th Anniversary Edition

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 2435-35148-2 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1: Variant 1): 077774658928 1-0-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2: Variant 1): 077774659024 1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Discs 1 & 2: Variant 2): 077774658928 1-1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 & 2: Variants 1, 2): MASTERED BY EMI MFG.
  • Mastering SID Code (Discs 1 & 2: Variants 1, 2): IFPI L044
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1: Variant 1): IFPI 163E
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2: Variant 1): IFPI 1638
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1: Variant 2): IFPI 166J
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2: Variant 2): ifpi 163B
  • Other (Disc 1 Cat. #): 0777-7-46589-2-8
  • Other (Disc 2 Cat. #): 0777-7-46590-2-4
  • Label Code: LC-0249

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UAS-9801, UAS 9801 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken ‎(3xLP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAS-9801, UAS 9801 US 1972
UAS 9801 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken ‎(3xLP, Album, RE) United Artists Records, Liberty UAS 9801 Canada Unknown
CDP-0777-7-46589-2-8 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band* Will The Circle Be Unbroken ‎(2xCD, Album, RE) Liberty CDP-0777-7-46589-2-8 US 1994
GXF2071, GXF2072, GXF2073 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken ‎(3xLP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records, United Artists Records, United Artists Records GXF2071, GXF2072, GXF2073 US 1980
UAS 9801 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken ‎(3xLP, Album, Tri) United Artists Records UAS 9801 US 1972