Complete List Of Black Oak Arkansas Albums And Discography

Complete List Of Black Oak Arkansas Albums And Discography

This Complete List Of Black Oak Arkansas Albums And Songs presents the entire discography of Black Oak Arkansas studio albums. The band Black Oak Arkansas hails from of course, Black Oak, Arkansas.. All these rocking Black Oak Arkansas albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Black Oak Arkansas album as well as all original album covers. Every Black Oak Arkansas album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS ALBUMS

Black Oak Arkansas

Released August 1971

Black Oak Arkansas, the self-titled debut album by the Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas, was released in August 1971. The album introduced the band’s unique blend of rock, country, and blues, marking their entry into the music scene with a distinct Southern rock style. The album is known for its raw energy and the distinctive voice of lead singer Jim “Dandy” Mangrum.

The band, consisting of Jim “Dandy” Mangrum on lead vocals, Rickie “Ricochet” Reynolds, Pat “Dirty” Daugherty, Harvey “Burley” Jett, Wayne “Squeezebox” Evans on guitars, and Tommy Aldridge on drums, collaborated with producer Mike Pinera. Black Oak Arkansas was recorded at Allegro Sound Studios in New York City, capturing the band’s gritty and energetic performance style.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Uncle Lijiah” – 3:17
  2. “Memories at the Window” – 3:05
  3. “The Hills of Arkansas” – 3:45
  4. “I Could Love You” – 6:10
  5. “Hot and Nasty” – 2:55
  6. “Singing the Blues” – 2:17
  7. “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul” – 6:15
  8. “When Electricity Came to Arkansas” – 4:26

Keep the Faith

Released October 1972

Keep the Faith, the second studio album by Black Oak Arkansas, was released in October 1972. This album continued to showcase the band’s Southern rock style, with a mix of hard-hitting rock numbers and blues-influenced tracks. The album reflects the band’s growing confidence and musical prowess. Produced by Tom Dowd, the album featured the same lineup as their debut. Keep the Faith was recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Keep the Faith” – 3:12
  2. “Revolutionary All American Boys” – 3:34
  3. “Feet on Earth, Head in Sky” – 4:18
  4. “Fever in My Mind” – 2:52
  5. “The Big One’s Still Coming” – 3:57
  6. “White Headed Woman” – 4:58
  7. “We Live on Day to Day” – 5:14
  8. “Short Life Line” – 4:48
  9. “Don’t Confuse What You Don’t Know” – 4:46

Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live

Released April 1973

Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live, released in April 1973, is the first live album by Black Oak Arkansas. Capturing the raw and energetic essence of their live performances, this album helped to solidify the band’s reputation as a powerful live act. The album features live renditions of songs from their previous albums, showcasing the band’s dynamic stage presence and musical skills.

Recorded during live performances, Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live features Jim “Dandy” Mangrum, Rickie Reynolds, Pat Daugherty, Harvey Jett, Wayne Evans, and Tommy Aldridge. The album was produced by Tom Dowd and is a testament to the band’s ability to engage and electrify live audiences.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Gettin’ Kinda Cocky” – 3:12
  2. “When Electricity Came to Arkansas” – 7:28
  3. “Gigolo” – 3:09
  4. “Hot Rod” – 3:16
  5. “Mutants of the Monster” – 5:25
  6. “Hot and Nasty” – 4:01

High on the Hog

Released September 1973

High on the Hog, the third studio album by Black Oak Arkansas, was released in September 1973. This album marked a high point in the band’s career, featuring their biggest commercial hit, “Jim Dandy,” a cover of the LaVern Baker song, which became a staple of their live performances. The album showcases the band’s diverse musical influences and their ability to craft catchy and memorable rock tunes.

The band, with the production of Tom Dowd, recorded the album at Criteria Studios. High on the Hog is celebrated for its blend of hard rock, country, and blues, and it remains one of Black Oak Arkansas’s most popular albums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Swimmin’ in Quicksand” – 3:20
  2. “Back to the Land” – 2:25
  3. “Movin'” – 3:15
  4. “Happy Hooker” – 5:30
  5. “Red Hot Lovin'” – 2:47
  6. “Jim Dandy” – 2:40
  7. “Moonshine Sonata” – 5:35
  8. “Why Shouldn’t I Smile” – 2:24
  9. “High ‘N’ Dry” – 3:08
  10. “Mad Man” – 3:45

Street Party

Released February 1974

Street Party, the fourth studio album by Black Oak Arkansas, was released in February 1974. Continuing their tradition of Southern rock, the album features a mix of original songs and covers, including a rendition of the Beatles’ “Taxman.” The album showcases the band’s ability to blend rock, blues, and a touch of funk, creating a sound that is distinctly their own. Produced by Tom Dowd, Street Party was recorded at Criteria Studios.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dancing in the Streets” – 2:34
  2. “Sting Me” – 4:53
  3. “Good Good Woman” – 2:38
  4. “Jail Bait” – 2:25
  5. “Sure Been Workin’ Hard” – 3:45
  6. “Son of a Gun” – 4:18
  7. “Brink of Creation” – 2:20
  8. “I’m a Man” – 3:40
  9. “Goin’ Home” – 3:17
  10. “Dixie” – 3:57
  11. “Everybody Wants to See Heaven” – 3:05
  12. “Hey Ya’ll” – 3:05

Ain’t Life Grand

Released April 1975

Ain’t Life Grand, released in April 1975 by Atco Records, is another notable entry in Black Oak Arkansas’s discography. The album, which reached No. 145 on the US charts, showcases the band’s continued exploration of Southern rock with a blend of hard-hitting rock tunes and more reflective tracks. Songs like “Fancy Nancy” and “Good Stuff” exhibit the band’s trademark blend of high energy and Southern charm.

The band members, including Jim “Dandy” Mangrum, Rickie Reynolds, Pat Daugherty, Harvey Jett, Wayne Evans, and Tommy Aldridge, were accompanied by producer Tom Dowd. The album was recorded at Criteria Studios, maintaining the band’s signature sound while exploring new musical directions.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Taxman” – 3:49
  2. “Fancy Nancy” – 3:19
  3. “Keep On” – 3:25
  4. “Good Stuff” – 3:22
  5. “Rebel” – 3:39
  6. “Back Door Man” – 2:49
  7. “Love Can Be Found” – 3:35
  8. “Diggin’ for Gold” – 3:44
  9. “Cryin’ Shame” – 3:36
  10. “Let Life Be Good to You” – 3:16
  11. “Let Us Pray” – 5:37

X-Rated

Released September 1975

X-Rated, released in September 1975 by MCA Records, saw Black Oak Arkansas delve further into their unique blend of Southern rock and hard rock. The album achieved a peak position of No. 99 on the US charts. Notable for its controversial cover and provocative themes, X-Rated is a representation of the band’s bold and uninhibited approach to music and performance. The band, under the production of Tom Dowd, recorded the album with the same lineup.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Bump ‘n’ Grind” – 2:42
  2. “Fightin’ Cock” – 3:13
  3. “Highway Pirate” – 3:51
  4. “Strong Enough to Be Gentle” – 5:03
  5. “Flesh Needs Flesh” – 3:46
  6. “Wild Men from the Mountains” – 3:03
  7. “High Flyer” – 3:15
  8. “Ace in the Hole” – 3:28
  9. “Too Hot to Stop” – 2:54
  10. “All My Troubles” – 3:17

Live! Mutha

Released January 1976

Live! Mutha, released in January 1976 by Atco Records, is a live album that captures the raw energy and spirit of Black Oak Arkansas’s live performances. Recorded on May 11, 1975, the album reached No. 194 on the US charts and No. 90 in Canada. This live recording showcases the band’s ability to energize audiences with their high-octane performances and Southern rock flair.

Featuring live versions of songs from their previous albums, Live! Mutha provides listeners with an authentic experience of a Black Oak Arkansas concert, highlighting the band’s strengths as live performers.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Jim Dandy” – 2:40
  2. “Fancy Nancy” – 3:15
  3. “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul” – 6:30
  4. “Cryin’ Shame” – 3:50
  5. “Hey Ya’ll” – 3:00
  6. “Rebel” – 3:35
  7. “Love Can Be Found” – 3:40
  8. “Diggin’ for Gold” – 3:45
  9. “Taxman” – 3:50
  10. “Son of a Gun” – 4:10

Balls of Fire

Released May 1976

Balls of Fire, released in May 1976 by MCA Records, continued to showcase Black Oak Arkansas’s unique blend of Southern rock. The album reached No. 173 on the US charts and No. 71 in Canada. With tracks like “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” and “Fistful of Love,” the album displays the band’s robust rock sound and their ability to blend different musical styles.

Produced by Tom Dowd, Balls of Fire features the band’s established lineup. The album was recorded at Criteria Studios, and it exemplifies the band’s hard-rocking approach and their flair for blending rock with Southern musical elements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” – 3:26
  2. “Fistful of Love” – 4:22
  3. “Make That Scene” – 4:56
  4. “I Can’t Hold Back” – 3:32
  5. “Feelin’ Alright” – 4:03
  6. “Rebel” – 3:38
  7. “Rock ‘N’ Roll” – 3:05
  8. “Great Balls of Fire” – 2:58
  9. “Just to Fall in Love” – 3:14
  10. “Leather Angel” – 3:36
  11. “Storm of Passion” – 4:35
  12. “All My Troubles” – 3:23

10 Yr Overnight Success

Released October 1976

10 Yr Overnight Success, released by MCA in October 1976, reflects on a decade of Black Oak Arkansas’s journey in the music industry. The album’s title humorously acknowledges the long road the band took to achieve recognition and success. This release continues to capture the band’s Southern rock essence, with a mix of hard-hitting and more melodic tracks. Produced by Tom Dowd, the album features the band’s lineup during this period, including Jim “Dandy” Mangrum’s distinctive vocals.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Taxman” – 3:49
  2. “Fancy Nancy” – 3:19
  3. “Keep On” – 3:25
  4. “Good Stuff” – 3:22
  5. “Rebel” – 3:39
  6. “Back Door Man” – 2:49
  7. “Love Can Be Found” – 3:35
  8. “Diggin’ for Gold” – 3:44
  9. “Cryin’ Shame” – 3:36
  10. “Let Life Be Good to You” – 3:16
  11. “Let Us Pray” – 5:37

Rebound

Released 1991

Rebound, released in 1991 by Goldwax Records, marked a significant return for Black Oak Arkansas after a period of inactivity. This album showcases the band’s consistent energy and dedication to their Southern rock roots. It features a mix of new tracks and reworked versions of their earlier material.

The album was recorded with producer Jim “Dandy” Mangrum, featuring the band’s classic lineup. Rebound captures the essence of Black Oak Arkansas’s sound, blending hard rock with Southern blues and country influences.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Jim Dandy” – 2:40
  2. “Fancy Nancy” – 3:15
  3. “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul” – 6:30
  4. “Cryin’ Shame” – 3:50
  5. “Hey Ya’ll” – 3:00
  6. “Rebel” – 3:35
  7. “Love Can Be Found” – 3:40
  8. “Diggin’ for Gold” – 3:45
  9. “Taxman” – 3:50
  10. “Son of a Gun” – 4:10

King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Black Oak Arkansas

Released March 10, 1998

King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Black Oak Arkansas, released in March 1998 by King Biscuit Flower Hour Records/BMG, is a live album recorded on November 21, 1976, at the Reading Festival in England. This album captures the band’s live performance prowess, showcasing their energy and raw Southern rock style on stage.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Jim Dandy” – 2:40
  2. “Fancy Nancy” – 3:15
  3. “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul” – 6:30
  4. “Cryin’ Shame” – 3:50
  5. “Hey Ya’ll” – 3:00
  6. “Rebel” – 3:35
  7. “Love Can Be Found” – 3:40
  8. “Diggin’ for Gold” – 3:45
  9. “Taxman” – 3:50
  10. “Son of a Gun” – 4:10
  11. “Hot and Nasty” – 4:01
  12. “Up” – 3:36

Live on the King Biscuit Flower Hour

Released September 27, 1999

Live on the King Biscuit Flower Hour, released on September 27, 1999, by King Biscuit Entertainment/Pinnacle, is a reissue of the King Biscuit Flower Hour material, including all 12 songs from the band’s 1976 performance at the Reading Festival in England.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Jim Dandy” – 2:40
  2. “Fancy Nancy” – 3:15
  3. “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul” – 6:30
  4. “Cryin’ Shame” – 3:50
  5. “Hey Ya’ll” – 3:00
  6. “Rebel” – 3:35
  7. “Love Can Be Found” – 3:40
  8. “Diggin’ for Gold” – 3:45
  9. “Taxman” – 3:50
  10. “Son of a Gun” – 4:10
  11. “Hot and Nasty” – 4:01
  12. “Up” – 3:36

Jim Dandy To The Rescue (DVD Documentary)

Released 1999/2023

Jim Dandy To The Rescue is a documentary DVD released by Cabal Records, initially in 1999 and reissued in 2023. This documentary offers an in-depth look at the life and career of Jim “Dandy” Mangrum, the charismatic frontman of Black Oak Arkansas. It provides insights into the band’s history, their rise to fame, and the Southern rock scene of the 1970s. Featuring interviews, live performance footage, and behind-the-scenes content, the documentary is an essential resource for fans and those interested in the legacy of Black Oak Arkansas.

Live

Released May 4, 2000

Live, released by EMI-Capitol Special Markets on May 4, 2000, is another reissue of the King Biscuit Flower Hour material, minus two songs. This album offers a snapshot of the band’s performance at the 1976 Reading Festival in England. The live recording showcases the band’s high-energy stage presence and features some of their most popular songs from that era.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Jim Dandy” – 2:40
  2. “Fancy Nancy” – 3:15
  3. “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul” – 6:30
  4. “Cryin’ Shame” – 3:50
  5. “Hey Ya’ll” – 3:00
  6. “Rebel” – 3:35
  7. “Love Can Be Found” – 3:40
  8. “Diggin’ for Gold” – 3:45
  9. “Taxman” – 3:50
  10. “Son of a Gun” – 4:10

(Note: Two songs from the original King Biscuit Flower Hour recording are omitted in this release.)

Keep the Faith: Live Concert Performance

Released 2001

Keep the Faith: Live Concert Performance, released by Disky Communications in 2001, is yet another reissue of the King Biscuit Flower Hour material, including all 12 songs from the band’s live performance at the 1976 Reading Festival. This release ensures that fans have access to the complete set of the band’s memorable live performance.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Jim Dandy” – 2:40
  2. “Fancy Nancy” – 3:15
  3. “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul” – 6:30
  4. “Cryin’ Shame” – 3:50
  5. “Hey Ya’ll” – 3:00
  6. “Rebel” – 3:35
  7. “Love Can Be Found” – 3:40
  8. “Diggin’ for Gold” – 3:45
  9. “Taxman” – 3:50
  10. “Son of a Gun” – 4:10
  11. “Hot and Nasty” – 4:01
  12. “Up” – 3:36

Live at Royal Albert Hall

Released November 25, 2005

Live at Royal Albert Hall, released by S’More Entertainment on November 25, 2005, is a live album recorded in 1975. This album captures a historic performance by Black Oak Arkansas at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London. The recording showcases the band’s ability to deliver a powerful live show, featuring their classic Southern rock sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Jim Dandy” – 2:40
  2. “Fancy Nancy” – 3:15
  3. “Lord Have Mercy on My Soul” – 6:30
  4. “Cryin’ Shame” – 3:50
  5. “Hey Ya’ll” – 3:00
  6. “Rebel” – 3:35
  7. “Love Can Be Found” – 3:40
  8. “Diggin’ for Gold” – 3:45
  9. “Taxman” – 3:50
  10. “Son of a Gun” – 4:10
  11. “Hot and Nasty” – 4:01

The Complete Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live

Released 2007

The Complete Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live, released by Rhino Handmade Records in 2007, is a 2CD set that offers an expanded version of the band’s earlier live album, Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live. This release includes additional tracks and extended versions of songs, providing a fuller picture of Black Oak Arkansas’s live performance capabilities. The set includes recordings from multiple live shows, showcasing the band’s raw energy and Southern rock prowess.

Black Oak Arkansas…The Knowbody Else ’69

Released 2008 (Reissue)

Black Oak Arkansas…The Knowbody Else ’69, released by Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records in 2008, is a reissue of the album originally released on Hip Records under the name “The Knowbody Else.” This album, recorded in 1969, predates the band’s self-titled 1971 release and provides insight into the early development of their sound. The album showcases the band’s roots in Southern rock and blues, featuring a rawer and more experimental sound compared to their later work.

This reissue brings to light the band’s early efforts and their evolution into the distinctive sound that would later define Black Oak Arkansas. It is an essential part of their discography for fans and collectors interested in the origins of the band.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Hold Me Down” – 3:50
  2. “In Your Quiet Home” – 4:48
  3. “Fools and Friends” – 3:50
  4. “No One and the Sun” – 4:20
  5. “Vieux Carre” – 2:45
  6. “Flying Horse of Louisiana” – 3:03
  7. “After I Smoke, I Like to Sleep” – 7:13
  8. “One Life Two Live” – 3:15
  9. “Black Blues” – 3:15

Back Thar N’ Over Yonder

Released October 15, 2013

Back Thar N’ Over Yonder, released by Atlantic/Atco Records on October 15, 2013, is a compilation album that includes five new songs along with ten previously unreleased studio out-takes from the years 1972, 1973, and 1974. This release provides a unique mix of new material and rare tracks, offering a comprehensive look at the band’s extensive catalog.

The album gives fans a glimpse into the band’s recording sessions from their peak years, showcasing unreleased material that highlights their creativity and versatility in the studio. The inclusion of new songs demonstrates the band’s ongoing commitment to making music and their ability to stay true to their Southern rock roots.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Plugged In and Wired” – 4:25
  2. “Sweet Delta Water” – 3:30
  3. “15 Million Light-Years Away” – 5:00
  4. “I Ain’t Poor” – 3:20
  5. “I Shall Be Released” – 4:45
  6. “Gigolo” – 3:10
  7. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – 5:15
  8. “Hot Rod” – 2:50
  9. “The Snake” – 3:25
  10. “Legal I.D.” – 4:00
  11. “Jim Dandy” – 2:40
  12. “Moonshine Sonata” – 4:50
  13. “Dirty” – 3:10
  14. “Up” – 3:15
  15. “Raunchy” – 3:00

Underdog Heroes

Released May 24, 2019

Underdog Heroes, released by Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records on May 24, 2019, marks a significant return for Black Oak Arkansas with their first studio album in decades. The album features new material, showcasing the band’s ability to adapt their classic Southern rock sound to the modern era while staying true to their roots.

Produced by Jim “Dandy” Mangrum and featuring the classic lineup, Underdog Heroes is a testament to the band’s enduring appeal and their commitment to their musical legacy. The album is a blend of new songs that resonate with the band’s long-time fans and appeal to a new generation of listeners.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Don’t Let It Show” – 4:25
  2. “Underdog Heroes” – 4:35
  3. “Channeling Spirits” – 4:15
  4. “Ruby’s Heartbreaker” – 3:50
  5. “The Wrong Side of Midnight” – 4:20
  6. “The Devil’s Daughter” – 3:30
  7. “Arkansas Medicine Man” – 4:25
  8. “Do Unto Others” – 4:00
  9. “You Told Me You Loved Me” – 3:55
  10. “Love 4 Rent” – 3:40
  11. “The 12 Bar Blues” – 4:15
  12. “Johnnie Won’t Be Good” – 4:10

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