It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:

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
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Back Thar N' Over Yonder

1. Plugged In And Wired (2013 Reunion)

2. Sweet Delta Water (2013 Reunion)

3. 15 Million Light Years Away (2013 Reunion)

4. I Ain't Poor (2013 Reunion)

5. I Shall Be Released (2013 Reunion)

6. Gigilo (1972 Unreleased Studio Recording)

7. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (1972 Unreleased Studio Recording)

8. Hot Rod (1972 Unreleased Studio Recording)

9. The Snake (1974 Unreleased Studio Recording)

10. Legal I.D. (1974 Unreleased Studio Recording)

11. Jim Dandy (1973 Re-Mastered Original Studio Vocal)

12. Dance To The Music (1973 Unreleased Studio Recording)

13. Evil Lady (1972 Unreleased Studio Vesion)

14. Summer Swing (1973 Unreleased Studio Version)

15. Up, Up, Up (1972 Unreleased Studio Version)

x

Track List: The Knowbody Else

1. Hold Me Down

2. In Your Quiet Home

3. Fools And Friends

4. No One And The Sun

5. Vieux Carre

6. Flying Horse Of Louisiana

7. After I Smoke, I Like To Sleep

8. One Life Two Lives

9. Black Blues

10. My Brothers And Me

11. Hot & Nasty

12. Jim Dandy

x

Track List: Hot And Nasty: The Best Of Black Oak Arkansas

3. Hot And Nasty

4. Lord Have Mercy On My Soul

5. When Electricity Came To Arkansas

6. Keep The Faith

7. Fever In My Mind

8. Hot Rod

9. Gravel Roads

10. Mutants Of The Monster

11. Jim Dandy

12. Happy Hooker

13. Son Of A Gun

14. Dixie

15. Everybody Wants To See Heaven "Nobody Wants To Die"

16. Diggin' For Gold

18. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star

x

Track List: Ain't Life Grand

1. Taxman

2. Fancy Nancy

3. Keep On

4. Good Stuff

5. Rebel

6. Back Door Man

7. Love Can Be Found

8. Diggin' For Gold

9. Cryin' Shame

10. Let Life Be Good To You

x

Track List: High On The Hog

1. Swimmin' In Quicksand

2. Back To The Land

3. Movin'

4. Happy Hooker

5. Red Hot Lovin'

6. Jim Dandy

7. Moonshine Sonata

8. Why Shouldn't I Smile

9. High 'N' Dry

10. Mad Man

x

Track List: If An Angel Came To See You....

1. Gravel Roads

2. Fertile Woman

3. Spring Vacation

4. We Help Each Other

5. Full Moon Ride

6. Our Mind's Eye

7. To Make Us What We Are

8. Our Eyes Are On You

9. Mutants Of The Monster

x

Track List: Black Oak Arkansas

1. Uncle Elijah

2. Memories At The Window

3. The Hills Of Arkansas

4. I Could Love You

5. Hot And Nasty

6. Singing The Blues

7. Lord Have Mercy On My Soul

8. When Electricity Came To Arkansas

Comments

Report as inappropriate
i met jim dandy briefly and partied ith them at their shows f**king awesome
Report as inappropriate
I met these guys down @ Lake Powell in 1975. Total a**holes. Wanted to rent a houseboat (all reserved) and even wanted to use a private houseboat without permission. They said Do you even know who we are? I replied that I didn't care who they were. No reservation, no boat. They left swearing and cursing and calling their lawyer. Music wasn't bad, attitudes were.
Report as inappropriate
Fkn Aye
Report as inappropriate
leelo8922
I'm too young to have seen the original members live, but I met their old bassist, Pat Daugherty, recently. (Remodelling the floors in his house.) Very cool guy
Report as inappropriate
Uuhh... ya' know, they are STILL Touring!!! "Jim Dandy To The Rescue"!!!
Report as inappropriate
I saw them six times in 1972 and 1973. What a wild time.
Report as inappropriate
psychohnkly
Hunted all over Columbus, Ga for their '71 album before I found it! Great albnum...
Report as inappropriate
bobonitt.... . . p o o r guy!! & too young to know good music....ha!
Report as inappropriate
I saw them open for Blue Oyster Cult late 1977 in Portland, Oregon, at the Jantzen Beach Arena. Great!
Report as inappropriate
Black oak Arkansas was my first rock show
Report as inappropriate
Awesome
Report as inappropriate
Jim. Dandy 2 date rescue agian
Report as inappropriate
Hillbillies
Report as inappropriate
Must have r&r album classic
Report as inappropriate
Ffffffffffff f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f
Report as inappropriate
A red neck David
Report as inappropriate
VOICE ?
Report as inappropriate
Black Oak Was The Meaning Of Southern Rock. Think Its 72' I Saw Them In Concert , And I Think It Was With Goose Creek.
Report as inappropriate
Go Jim dandy go.......... . . . . . h a p p y new year everyone! Be safe but have funxo
Report as inappropriate
Can't stand this Arkie band. How did they end up on my station ?
Report as inappropriate
queenmomgail
My longest love affair - Black Oak Arkansas.
Report as inappropriate
milosdad
Wrong lyrics to Back Door Man.
Report as inappropriate
1bass88keys
Stanley Knight passed last Sunday nigh.t he was an original band member.
Report as inappropriate
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! ;)
Report as inappropriate
nchv010
What about Mangrum being kicked in the thoat by a goat?
Report as inappropriate
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!!!
Report as inappropriate
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
Report as inappropriate
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.
Report as inappropriate
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.
Report as inappropriate
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.
Report as inappropriate
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.
Report as inappropriate
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 !!!!!
Report as inappropriate
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.
Report as inappropriate
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.
Report as inappropriate
Van Halen, and specifically , David Lee Roth, based their entire early-days act and albums on this band!
Report as inappropriate
oh yeah
Report as inappropriate
greyberd
Great with a sixpack. Play it loud n proud..
Report as inappropriate
he sounds a lot like beefheart, but then i wish more musicians did anyway. good stuff.
Report as inappropriate
I always loved Black Oak hope they never die!!
Report as inappropriate
check out www.facebook . c o m / b l a c k o a k a r k a n s a s
Report as inappropriate
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.
Report as inappropriate
My dad made me burn the lp in the yard........ . . h o t rod cool stuff
Report as inappropriate
im from the delta too and THATS THE WAY WE ROLL!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
dmlp1960
They are so f**king excellent.
Report as inappropriate
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
Report as inappropriate
magruver
I love the song, HOT AND NASTY, AWESOME,,gre a t band,
Report as inappropriate
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
Report as inappropriate
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
Report as inappropriate
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
Report as inappropriate
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
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[93, 94, 81, 73, 81, 92, 72, 68, 65, 122, 64, 116, 97, 106, 71, 102, 99, 66, 73, 109, 79, 73, 110, 84, 104, 107, 91, 104, 127, 117, 100, 75, 108, 78, 97, 102, 85, 77, 114, 75, 75, 96, 114, 109, 81, 114, 124, 76, 120, 96, 96, 118, 92, 69, 105, 70, 79, 75, 104, 120, 123, 93, 86, 116, 101, 94, 97, 97, 109, 119, 126, 107, 88, 72, 73, 84, 112, 84, 87, 102, 123, 65, 99, 110, 76, 78, 68, 72, 100, 79, 99, 121, 125, 76, 97, 95, 80, 82, 105, 118, 99, 93, 76, 116, 108, 86, 116, 69, 97, 89, 112, 106, 120, 117, 125, 125, 121, 95, 97, 91, 116, 124, 99, 98, 127, 97, 125, 104, 74, 96, 69, 76, 70, 70, 101, 82, 89, 108, 86, 74, 73, 64, 79, 91, 126, 64, 84, 98, 85, 101, 85, 103, 116, 70, 65, 97, 83, 74, 97, 114, 85, 80, 122, 107, 78, 64, 76, 125, 68, 74, 74, 124, 65, 91, 96, 101, 104, 125, 102, 85, 86, 84, 107, 125, 71, 121, 87, 78, 114, 124, 88, 122, 120, 117, 74, 94, 113, 84, 98, 78, 96, 79, 126, 87, 106, 106, 88, 107, 119, 111, 91, 95, 106, 70, 80, 72, 78, 89, 111, 89, 127, 120, 95, 99, 65, 86, 78, 66, 97, 89, 117, 92, 115, 123, 92, 78, 127, 88, 110, 96, 99, 82, 75, 64, 88, 74, 110, 91, 77, 70, 125, 83, 86, 71, 106, 98, 74, 116, 75, 72, 123, 67, 95, 118, 70, 73, 75, 76, 87, 119, 84, 73, 71, 90, 77, 67, 105, 120, 111, 104, 84, 94, 82, 108, 90, 74, 104, 102, 116, 66, 97, 109, 82, 68, 75, 103, 112, 78, 113, 119, 93, 106, 117, 80, 65, 109, 108, 104, 70, 109, 122, 83, 72, 91, 95, 75, 75, 113, 114, 85, 86, 116, 112, 83, 127, 111, 83, 97, 69, 114, 96, 103, 113, 64, 118, 125, 106, 78, 102, 119, 84, 90, 76, 117, 107, 112, 102, 94, 89, 86, 126, 82, 99, 71, 88, 96, 125, 119, 64, 99, 89, 104, 117, 85, 77, 65, 69, 70, 69, 73, 87, 106, 67, 116, 80, 123, 64, 103, 65, 66, 65, 122, 117, 84, 80, 91, 115, 113, 79, 92, 92, 72, 118, 70, 105, 68, 77, 116, 94, 126, 72, 72, 102, 65, 106, 117, 81, 106, 113, 117, 81, 97, 99, 91, 80, 125, 96, 71, 107, 96, 118, 65, 115, 95, 87, 88, 85, 97, 119, 76, 106, 87, 89, 104, 104, 110, 73, 67, 113, 74, 87, 89, 76, 111, 110, 65, 91, 81, 124, 64, 126, 86, 105, 116, 95, 97, 94, 84, 98, 92, 108, 81, 75, 86, 97, 126, 124, 103, 88, 99, 114, 118, 121, 109, 113, 86, 117, 82, 124, 101, 114, 122, 109, 109, 100, 80, 64, 106, 81, 78, 113, 121, 84, 115, 70, 70, 92, 87, 98, 82, 66, 85, 69, 74, 116, 64, 80, 65, 97, 101, 94, 105]