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Black Oak Arkansas - The Definitive Rock Collectio

Black Oak Arkansas - The Definitive Rock Collection (2006)

Named after lead vocalist Jim Dandy Mangrum's hometown, this hard-boogiein' Southern rock sextet defined the genre in the '70s along with Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band. They were harder, wilder, funkier, and often raunchier than their like-minded contemporaries. This 2-CD set includes their 1974 Billboardr Top 40 smash Jim Dandy and the '76 stand-out Strong Enough To Be Gentle, and signature songs like ''Keep The Faith,'' ''Hot & Nasty,'' and ''Hot Rod.''
THE DEFINITIVE ROCK COLLECTION is a wonderful double-disc anthology of Black Oak Arkansas, featuring songs from throughout their career as one of the funkiest, grittiest, most psychedelic bands ever to come out of the South. This band provided the blueprint for such 80s street-metal bands as Guns N' Roses, L.A. Guns, Motley Crue, and Junkyard. True, BOA lacked the musical finesse of the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, the Outlaws, .38 Special, or even Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet, but they made up for it with an absolutely wicked sense of humor.


Disc 1

1. Uncle Lijiah
2. Hot And Nasty
3. Lord Have Mercy On My Soul
4. When Electricity Came To Arkansas
5. Keep The Faith
6. Fever In My Mind
7. White Headed Woman
8. Gravel Roads
9. Fertile Woman
10. Mutants Of The Monster
11. Gettin' Kinda Cocky
12. Hot Rod
13. Swimmin' In Quicksand
14. Happy Hooker
15. Red Hot Lovin'

Disc 2

1. Jim Dandy
2. High 'N' Dry
3. Sting Me
4. Son Of A Gun
5. Dixie
6. Everybody Wants To See Heaven 'Nobody Want To Die'
7. Taxman
8. Fancy Nancy
9. Back Door Man
10. Diggin' For Gold
11. Cryin' Shame
12. Hey Ya'll
13. Strong Enough To Be Gentle
14. Rock 'N' Roll
15. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star