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Black Oak Arkansas

Southern rock veterans Black Oak Arkansas never quite achieved the level of success enjoyed by contemporaries like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers, but have remained a cult band thanks to their raw, primitive energy and the testosterone-fueled antics of lead vocalist/showman James "Big Jim Dandy" Mangrum. Named for Mangrum's hometown, Black Oak Arkansas eventually built up a solid following through incessant touring and enjoyed a run of ten charting albums between 1971 and 1976. The band also found itself with a Top 30 single in their raunchy cover of a LaVern Baker R&B hit called "Jim Dandy to the Rescue," which became Mangrum's signature song. When album sales dried up, Mangrum re-formed the band with more musically skilled veteran players and continued to tour, although the group's glory days were past.

Black Oak Arkansas dates back to the mid-'60s, when a group of young, long-haired misfits headed by Jim Mangrum, unable to find work, turned to rock & roll. However, the group was unable to purchase equipment and ended up being arrested for grand larceny after stealing items from the local school in order to get money. They were nearly run out of town and went to live in the nearby hills, locating and borrowing equipment where they could. The band moved to New Orleans in 1969 and called itself Knowbody Else, with a lineup of vocalist Mangrum; guitarists Ricky "Ricochet" Reynolds, Stanley "Goober" Knight, and Harvey "Burley" Jett; bassist Pat Daugherty; and drummer Wayne Evans. Knowbody Else recorded a self-titled album for Stax, which went nowhere; rethinking their approach, the band became interested in psychedelia and Eastern spirituality, which they filtered through their Southern Baptist upbringing. Changing their name to Black Oak Arkansas, the band secured a deal with Atlantic after several trips to Los Angeles and released its self-titled debut in 1971. While it wasn't a hit, the band toured extensively, building a reputation as a raw, incendiary live act that made up for occasional musical deficiencies with energy and the explicit sexuality of Mangrum, who flaunted his body at every opportunity and became known for such antics as miming sex with the washboard he used for musical accompaniment.

The band's second album, Keep the Faith, was a noticeable improvement, as the band had honed its sound and material through numerous live gigs; If an Angel Came to See You, Would You Make Her Feel at Home? followed the same year, featuring new drummer Tommy Aldridge, but it was 1973's Raunch 'N' Roll Live that established the group as a commercial force. That year, High on the Hog became their most commercially successful album, reaching number 52 on the charts. It was buoyed by the Top 30 cover version of "Jim Dandy to the Rescue," which featured female vocalist Ruby Starr trading innuendoes with Jim "Dandy" Mangrum. Several more albums followed before the group parted ways with Atlantic in 1976; Jett left the band in 1975 and was replaced by Starr cohort James Henderson. Lineup shifts were rampant as the group switched to MCA; Aldridge left and was replaced by Joel Williams, while the guitar/bass axis was gutted and rebuilt around Greg Reding, Jack Holder, and bassist Andy Tanas. This lineup released Race With the Devil in 1977, after the band had one last taste of success with the "Strong Enough to Be Gentle" single. Following several lackluster, straightforward Southern rock albums, the band called it quits in 1980. After recovering from a heart attack, Mangrum reunited with Reynolds in 1984 for a solo album, Ready as Hell; The Black Attack Is Back followed two years later. In 1999, BOA reunited to release The Wild Bunch. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Jim. Dandy 2 date rescue agian
Hillbillies
Must have r&r album classic
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A red neck David
VOICE ?
Black Oak Was The Meaning Of Southern Rock. Think Its 72' I Saw Them In Concert , And I Think It Was With Goose Creek.
Go Jim dandy go.......... . . . . . h a p p y new year everyone! Be safe but have funxo
Can't stand this Arkie band. How did they end up on my station ?
queenmomgail
My longest love affair - Black Oak Arkansas.
milosdad
Wrong lyrics to Back Door Man.
1bass88keys
Stanley Knight passed last Sunday nigh.t he was an original band member.
My very first live concert ever at age 14. La Grand Armory, taken by my dad. The band was passing doobies back and forth - audience to stage. VERY interactive, and a great intro to the world of live rock concerts! ;)
nchv010
What about Mangrum being kicked in the thoat by a goat?
ebeen1960
I live in arkansas, these guys were my hero's that didn't make arkie's look backward's and toohless. We knew how to make southren rock before any one knew what it was!!!
born n raised in n.california we rocked with black oak arkansas,roc k hard,u bros kick a** in glencoe,arka n s a s luv ya
birks_raider s
What about that beautiful young lady that sang Jim Dandy with BOA. Ruby Star. I actually got to party with her back in 1983 in a little rock bar in Breckenridge Minnesota called RT's Rock Garden. She sang Burnin' Whiskey but was long past the days when she could shoot the brew. We did though enjoy a fatty out back. What a lady.
killerspade2 9
For concert goers, Black Oak was one of the greatest shows ever. High energy, great vocals...... . . . . . a l l around wonderful Southern Rock........ . . b e f o r e southern rock was in it's hay day.
killerspade2 9
Black Oak was maybe the first TRUE southern rock band. Their sound came long before Synnard or Alman Brothers. Dunno, but kinda think Skynnard and Alman got their sound from Black Oak. Anyway...... . . . . . . G R E A T live concert band.
I got to see BOA three times in wichita kansas in the early 70's when i was all of 13. Black Oak Arkansas put on one hell of a great show. Watch a dvd of some footage from those early days of BOA and LMAO didnt realize just how tight ole jim's pants were. I had the eight track tape and would dive over the front seat to change channels when Hot N Nasty would come on. I told dad it just wasnt a good song, hell i just didnt want him to make me stop listening.
queenmomgail
I have been loving Black Oak and Jim Dandy since I was a mere child.... saw them countless times in concert, awe-stricken by Jim Dandy's lycra everytime !!!! HAHAHAHA.... . G o o d Times !!!!!
DLR and VH have cited many times that BOA was a HUGE influence on their sound and style. Roth vocals completely aped Jim Dandy's on the first several VH albums, no doubt.
milosdad1
Roth may have looked like Mangrum but I don't hear the similaities in the music. Got to see both bands in the 70's and, although both bands were high energy, they played entirely different styles of music.
Just saw BOA last April and got to meet Jim Nice guy.
Van Halen, and specifically , David Lee Roth, based their entire early-days act and albums on this band!
oh yeah
greyberd
Great with a sixpack. Play it loud n proud..
he sounds a lot like beefheart, but then i wish more musicians did anyway. good stuff.
I always loved Black Oak hope they never die!!
check out www.facebook . c o m / b l a c k o a k a r k a n s a s
I use to have Jim's home number and lost it somewhere. If anyone has his actual contact information I would like to have it. email to jotarallc@ms n . c o m thanks in advance.
My dad made me burn the lp in the yard........ . . h o t rod cool stuff
im from the delta too and THATS THE WAY WE ROLL!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
dmlp1960
They are so f**king excellent.
thevanman552
Saw these guys twice in Portland in 1972-73. What a great show. Jim Dandy was so nasty. My girlfriend deserted me. What a gas. These guys really rocked live and were awesome both times. The first was the old Paramount (Schnitzer) and the Memorial Colesium with Johnny Winters and Brownville Station. Black Oak was the best of the three. They had 3 lead guitars and a great act. Good stuff
magruver
I love the song, HOT AND NASTY, AWESOME,,gre a t band,
i havent heard these guys for along time and there are memories i orgot about when i heard them again a big part of my life wish i knew how to download this stuff can anyone help with that thanks dr. hook another great group
i love black oak but i dont see x-rated hee why not there geat alot of years with these guys and hopefully alot more
I love Black Oak Arkansas. They never got the credit that they deserved. I still enjoy listening to them now. In my opinion, they are one of the great 70s bands. Their music is classic, it will remain thru time. And here is a link for that X-rated album. I found it on ebay. Hope it helps. http://cgi.e b a y . c o m / B L A C K - O A K - A R K A N S A S - X - R A T E D - R E C O R D - L P - 1 9 7 5 _ W 0 Q Q i t e m Z 3 3 0 2 5 3 9 2 4 4 3 0 Q Q c m d Z V i e w I t e m ? h a s h = i t e m 3 3 0 2 5 3 9 2 4 4 3 0 & _ t r k s i d = p 3 2 8 6 . m 1 4 . l 1 3 1 8
Please, I am looking for the album x rated. Have been trying to find for a very long time. If you can help me find one will greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Flo
I guess I kinda like this band. I live pretty close to Black Oak. My job takes me by there once a week.
I learned to smoke `n`drink to BOA. Lo and behold in 1993 I met Harvey Jett. I`m proud to say we are still good frinds. The stories I`ve heard are facinating.B l a c k Oak has always been under rated.Knowbo d y Else can growl like Jim Dandy Mangrum. "yOU WANNA GET HOT AND WHAT?"

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