Turn It Up Tuesday!


January 25, 2011 by esarsea

From 1974’s California Jam, here’s 3 from Jim Dandy and the boys. Always liked Black Oak Arkansas and their brand of Southern Rock. In the final clip Dixie you can really hear the influence that BOA had on the Outlaws, who’s self-titled debut album was released the following year.

Turn it up!!

11 thoughts on “Turn It Up Tuesday!

  1. torqdog says:

    I saw BOA a few times back in the 70s. One show they actually opened for Grand Funk IIRC. At the time, I always thought of the drummer as one of the best. He did a hell of a solo.

    Thanks for the memories Stu. :)

  2. Bill says:

    And now, a word from the staff carmudgeon:

    Ok, I have to be honest, I never got into BOA. . .at all. I thought they were some kind of comic band, like Spike Jones in the 40’s. BOA was the Harlem Globetrotters of rock to me. Everything they did just seemed like a mocking, money-making parody of being in a long-haired, hick-rock band and it just didn’t resonate with my ear. Spinal Tap for Southern Rock.

    The Cover of Rolling Stone-tune was cute for the times, like Three Dog Night’s “Momma Told Me Not To Come”-tune. But I permanently shackled BOA with the Poser of the Decade award when I heard, and then saw the video, for “Jim Dandy!” That little fuzzy-haired broad screaming “Go Jim Dandy! Go-Go Jim Dandy!!!” was like nails on a chalkboard played through The Who’s sound system.

    Where was I? Hey! You kids get off my lawn! Not you, YOU! Now, go have some soup. . .I’m going to take a nap out back.

    • Stu says:

      The staff carmudgeon! LOL!

      In defense of BOA, that song “On the cover of the Rolling Stone” was done by Dr. Hook (at least the version that got all the airplay back in the day). Could be BOA covered it (?) but if so I’m not familiar with it.

      Jim “Dandy” Mangrum got the “Dandy” nickname from his father when he was 10 years old, based on the Lincoln Chase/Lavern Baker song “Jim Dandy.” Mangrum and BOA decided to cover the song themselves only after being contacted by Elvis Presley, who recommended they record it.

      They were a bit tongue-in-cheek but they were unique for their time, and some of their songs were great IMO.

      My favorite BOA album, “X Rated” is not available on CD as far as I know, but you can still pick up LPs on ebay. A really, REALLY great rock record.

  3. Jane says:


  4. Bill says:

    You’re right, it was that other comedy band, Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show.

    Randy, guess who’s coming to a little club near the railroad station in Salt Lake City in April?. Intimate club setting, about 300-350 capacity. His initials are JB. . .

    • torqdog says:

      Is that Jeff or Joe? I’m guessin Joe. He seems to have forgotten the good times we had here as he skips Reno every tour now.

      If it’s Jeff and it falls close to a weekend, I just may have to drive up to your neck of the woods and pester you in person. :)

    • torqdog says:

      OK, I finally was able to get on Jeff’s website and it looks as though you will be the opening venue for his second tour. Drat, it falls on a Wednesday. I guess you can put the guns away now as I prolly won’t be makin it after all.

      Who’s Rhonda Smith?

  5. Bill says:

    Dunno. Take Thursday off. You can stay over at our place.

  6. Da Goddess says:

    Beck? Now that sounds like a concert I’d wanna see!

    As for BOA, I have a soft spot in my heart for them. Always have, always will. Turn it up, Stu!

  7. Bill says:

    Well, I can honestly say they influenced at least one musician I’ve heard over the years, Claypool of Primus. “Sally Has A Big Brown Beaver” or something like that featuring that low, growling vocal gimmick.

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