Groupe Country Rock US formé en 1971 à Springfield (Missouri). Les Ozark Mountain Daredevils sont composés de John Dillon, Steve Cash, Randle Chowning, Larry Lee, Buddy Brayfield et Michael Granda.

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils were among the more popular of mid-'70s country-rock outfits, slotting in chronologically and stylistically between the Eagles and Firefall. As exponents of '70s country-rock, the group rode a wave of success for five years on A&M Records and survived in some form into the 1990s, with a following just large enough to justify occasional record releases in their later years.
The sextet was formed in Missouri during the early '70s, consisting of guitarists John Dillon and Steve Cash, blues harpist/singer/guitarist Randle Chowning, drummer/guitarist/singer Larry Lee, keyboard player Buddy Brayfield, and bassist-vocalist Michael Granda, and was signed to A&M Records in 1973. Their first album, recorded under the supervision of producer Glyn Johns (who had also worked with the Eagles), was a critical success and yielded a Top 30 hit in "If You Want to Get to Heaven." A year later, they had the biggest hit in their history, "Jackie Blue," a mellow piece of country-rock that got to number three on the charts and still gets played occasionally as a '70s oldie. They had an ethereal edge to their sound and songs that made them especially appealing to college-age listeners during the middle of the decade. Their self-titled debut album set the tone for the group's next four releases, although by 1978's Don't Look Down, the sound was somewhat closer to country-pop than country-rock. Collegiate girls and their boyfriends could relate to them, and a sense of humor didn't hurt (their third LP, The Car Over the Lake Album had cover art featuring -- you guessed it -- a car over a lake).
Lee, Dillon (who later played with fellow Daredevil Steve Cash on the Waylon Jennings/Jessi Colter White Mansions concept album), and Chowning authored most of the songs that anyone knows ("Jackie Blue," "Following the Way I Feel," "Fly Away Home"). The group enjoyed success primarily on FM radio from 1973 until 1978, and were popular enough to justify the recording and release of a double-LP concert album -- they switched labels to CBS in 1980, losing Lee and Chowning by the end of the decade but picking up Buddy Emmons on steel guitar and Rune Walle on mandolin. The group ceased recording activity in the 1980s, but re-formed and began making records again in the mid-'90s, and there have been some surprising (and very rewarding) archival releases devoted to their work, including early sessions (in which they were at their purest country and bluegrass) and a reunion concert. All of their A&M library has reappeared on CD (some more than once, with upgrades), especially in Europe, and as of 2007 the group was still playing shows to enthusiastic audiences in and around Missouri. Brown died in a house fire in 2004 and the band played a memorial show in his memory in the fall of that same year, but after that the group went into semi-retirement, emerging to play shows now and then in different configurations before settling on a pretty consistent line up of John Dillon, Steve Cash, Michael Granda, Ron Gremp, Dave Painter, Kelly Brown, Bill Jones, Ruell Chappell and Nick Sibley. A new live album, Alive & Wild, was issued in 2011.

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Talents : John : Guitar - Steve : Guitar - Randle : Blues Harp, Singer, Guitar - Larry : Drums, Guitar, Singer - Buddy : Keyboard - Michael : Bassist, Vocal

Style musical : Country Rock, Southern Rock, Pop Rock

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

10/1973 SP A & M 1477-S (US) .

Country Girl / Within Without

1974 SP A & M AM-224 (JAP) Country Girl / Within Without
03/1974 SP A & M 1515-S (US) .

If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Spaceship Orion

1974 ? SP A & M 625.020 (F) If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Spaceship Orion
04/1974 SP A & M 13 273 AT (DE) If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Spaceship Orion
1974 SP A & M 13.273-A (S) If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Spaceship Orion
09/1974 SP A & M 1623-S (US) .

Look Away / It Probably Always Will

1974 SP A & M 13 714 AT (DE) Look Away / It Probably Always Will
1975 SP A & M 8571 (US) .

If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Look Away

01/1975 SP A & M 1654-S (US)
Jackie Blue / Better Days
03/1975 SP A & M 13 865 AT (DE) Jackie Blue / Better Days
1975 SP A & M 625 056 (F) Jackie Blue / Better Days
1975 SP A & M 13 865 A (S) Jackie Blue / Better Days
08/1975 SP A & M 1709-S (US) .

Thin Ice / Colorado Song

10/1975 SP A & M 16 333 AT (DE) Thin Ice / Colorado Song
12/1975 SP A & M 1772-S (US)

If I Only Knew / Dreams

1975 Flexi A & M 92275S (US) Establish Yourself / Time Warp / Journey To The Center Of Your Heart
04/1976 SP A & M 1808-S (US) .

Keep On Churnin' / Time Warp

04/1976 SP A & M 1809-S (US) .

You Made It Right / Dreams

1976 SP A & M 8586 (US) .

Jackie Blue / If I Only Knew

08/1976 SP A & M 1842-S (US) .

Chicken Train Stomp / Journey To The Center Of Your Heart

10/1976 SP A & M 1880-S (US) .

Noah / Red Plum

01/1977 SP A & M 1888-S (US)

You Know Like I Know / Arroyo

11/1977 SP A & M 1989-S (US) .

Crazy Lovin' / Stinghead

03/1978 SP A & M 2016-S (US) .

Following The Way That I Feel / Snowbound

197? SP 33 t. A & M 47.023 (BRA) You Made It Right (Tema Da Staroup) / It'll Shine When It Shines
03/1980 SP COLUMBIA 1-11247 (US) .

Take You Tonight / Burnin' Out

08/1980 SP COLUMBIA 1-11357 (US) .

Oh Darlin' / Sailin' Around The World


Albums

10/1973 LP 12" A & M SP-4411 (US) THE OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS - Country Girl / Spaceship Orion / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Chicken Train / Colorado Song / Standing On The Rock / Road To Glory / Black Sky / Within Without / Beauty In The River
10/1974 LP 12" A & M SP-3654 (US) IT'LL SHINE WHEN IT SHINES - You Made It Right / Look Away / Jackie Blue / Kansas You Fooler / It Couldn't Be Better / E. E. Lawson / Walkin' Down The Road / What's Happened Along In My Life / It Probably Always Will / Lowlands / Tidal Wave / It'll Shine When It Shines / Better Days
10/1975 LP 12" A & M SP-4549 (US) THE CAR OVER THE LAKE ALBUM - Keep On Churnin' / If I Only Knew / Leatherwood / Cobblestone Mountain / Mr. Powell / Gypsy Forest / Thin Ice / From Time To Time / Southern Cross / Out On The Sea / Whippoorwill
1975 LP 12" A & M 985 022 (F) THE CAR OVER THE LAKE ALBUM - Keep On Churnin' / If I Only Knew / Leatherwood / Cobblestone Mountain / Mr. Powell / Gypsy Forest / Thin Ice / From Time To Time / Southern Cross / Out On The Sea / Whippoorwill
1976 LP 12" A & M SP-4601 (US) MEN FROM EARTH - Fly Away Home / You Know Like I Know / Breakaway / The Red Plum / Mountain Range / Watermill / Noah / It's How You Think / Arroyo / Homemade Wine
1976 LP 12" A & M 985.040 (F) MEN FROM EARTH - Fly Away Home / You Know Like I Know / Breakaway / The Red Plum / Mountain Range / Watermill / Noah / It's How You Think / Arroyo / Homemade Wine
10/1977 LP 12" A & M SP-4662 (US) DON'T LOOK DOWN - River To The Sun / Crazy Lovin' / Giving It All To The Wind / The Fox / Backroads / Snowbound / Following The Way That I Feel / Love Makes The Lover / True Believer / Moon On The Rise / Stinghead
08/1978 2 LP 12" A & M SP-6006 (US) IT'S ALIVE :
DISC 1 : Walkin' Down The Road / Black Sky / You Know Like I Know / River To The Sun / Satisfied Mind / Fly Away Home / Horse Trader / Followin' The Way That I Feel
DISC 2 : Chicken Train / Ooh Boys / Homemade Wine / Commercial Success / Jackie Blue / Noah / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / It's All Over Now
05/1980 LP 12" COLUMBIA JC-36375 (US) OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS - Take You Tonight / Jump At The Chance / Sailin' Around The World / Lovin' You / Tuff Luck / Oh, Darlin' / Empty Cup / Rosalie / Runnin' Out / Fool's Gold
1981 LP 12" A & M SP-3202 (US) THE BEST OF OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS - Jackie Blue / Following The Way I Feel / Road To Glory / You Know Like I Know / Leatherwood / Fly Away Home / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Homemade Wine / You Made It Right / Country Girl / Walkin' Down The Road / Keep On Churnin'
1985 LP 12" Sounds Great SGS-5004 (US)

In The Lost Cabin Sessions - Long Time To Here / Lost Cabin / Canaday / Outside My Country Home / Feelin' Good / Dillon / Sheriff's Comin' / (I Threw Away) The Chains / Moon Come Up / Sometimes You Earn / Running Away

1987 LP 12" DIXIEFROG DFG 8409 (F) HEART OF THE COUNTRY - Everywhere She Goes / Heart Of The Country / Lonely Knight / Give 'em My Number / Fishin' In The Dark / I'm Still Dreamin' / Wilder Days / Turn It Up / Heatin' Up / The River
1989 CD Conifer Request CDRR-303 (UK)

Modern History - Everywhere She Goes / Love Is Calling / I'm Still Dreaming / Turn It Up / True Love / Lonely Knight / Over Again / Heatin' Up / The River / Heart Of The Country / Wilder Days

03/1997 CD ECLIPSE MUSIC GROUPE 64883 (US) JACKIE BLUE - Black Sky / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Homemade Wine / It'll Shine When It Shines / Fly Away Home / Country Girl / You Made It Right / Walkin' Down The Road / Jackie Blue / Chicken Train
07/1997 CD ARCHIVE ACDM 1528 (US) ARCHIVE ALIVE ! - Ozark Mountain Daredevils At The Cowtown Ballroom Kansas City, MO - Absolute Zero / Beauty In The River / Homemade Wine / Chicken Train / Mountain Range / Country Girl / Commercial Success / Noah / Sonora / (I Threw Away) The Chains / River To The Sun / Reudi Valley Boogie
1997 CD NEW ERA 31947-2 (US) 13 - Dream-O - Everywhere She Goes / Bad Road / Standing On The Corner Of Live And Learn / Over Again / New York / Where Are We / I'm Still Dreamin' / If It's True / In The Day, In The Night / Tear In The Rain / Love Is Calling / Barhoppin'
1998 CD Direct Source 7687 (US) Jam Session - Atlanta Rhythm Section / Ozark Mountain Daredevils / CHICAGO - So Into You (Atlanta Rhythm Section) / Spooky (Atlanta Rhythm Section) / Imaginary Lover (Atlanta Rhythm Section) / I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight (Atlanta Rhythm Section) / Do It or Die (Atlanta Rhythm Section) / Champagne Jam (Atlanta Rhythm Section) / Jackie Blue (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) / If You Wanna Get To Heaven (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) / Chicken Train (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) / Black Sky (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) / Homemade Wine (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) / It'll Shine When It Shines (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) / Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is (CHICAGO) / 25 or 6 to 4 (CHICAGO) / Questions 67 And 68 (CHICAGO) / I'm A Man (CHICAGO) / Liberation (CHICAGO) / South California Purples (CHICAGO)
08/1999 CD RENAISSANCE CDR-0708-2 (US) CONCERT CLASSIC - VOLUME 8 - Chicken Train / Homeade Wine / Beauty In The River / Love Makes The Lover / Country Girl / Noah / Commercial Success / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Look Away - The Raod Master
12/2000 CD A & M 490 819-2 (US) TIME WARP - THE VERY BEST OF THE OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS - If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Jackie Blue / Country Girl / Chicken Train / Spaceship Orion / Standing On The Rock / Road To Glory / You Made It Right / Look Away / E.E. Lawson / It Probably Always Will / Walkin' Down The Road / It'll Shine When It Shines / Keep On Churnin' / Leatherwood / Cobblestone Mountain / Mr. Powell / Homemade Wine / Arroyo / Giving It All To The Wind / Time Warp
01/2001 CD CLEOPATRA 988 (US) GREATEST HITS - Black Sky / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Homemade Wine / It'll Shine When It Shines / Fly Away Home / Country Girl / You Made It All Right / Walkin' Down The Road / Jackie Blue / Chicken Train
10/2001 CD PILOT 121 (UK) MASTERS OF THE ROAD - Chicken Train / Homemade Wine / Beauty In The River / Love Makes The Lover - Country Girl / Noah / Commercial Success / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Look Away / Road Master
09/2002 CD A & M 493 326-2 (US) THE BEST OF THE OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS - THE MILLENNIUM COLLECTION - If You Want To Get To Heaven / Jackie Blue / Country Girl / Spaceship Orion / Look Away / E.E. Lawson / Leatherwood / You Know Like I Know / Keep On Churnin' / Homemade Wine / Following The Way I Feel / Road To Glory
2002 CD Universal 828394549-2 (US) THE CAR OVER THE LAKE ALBUM - Keep On Churnin' / If I Only Knew / Leatherwood / Cobblestone Mountain / Mr. Powell / Gypsy Forest / Thin Ice / From Time To Time / Southern Cross / Out On The Sea / Whippoorwill / BONUS TRACKS : Establish Yourself / Time Warp / Journey To The Center Of Your Heart
2002 CD A & M 069 490 545-2 (US) MEN FROM EARTH - Fly Away Home / You Know Like I Know / Breakaway / The Red Plum / Mountain Range / Watermill / Noah / It's How You Think / Arroyo / Homemade Wine / BONUS TRACKS : A Dollar's Worth Of Regular / Roscoe's Rule / Better Days
10/2003 CD VARESE 302 066 508 2 (US) THE LOST CABIN SESSION - Rhythm Of Joy / Lovin' Again / On Our Carousel / Someday Darlin' / Keep On Churnin' / Outside My Country Home / Lost Cabin / You Know Like I Know / Leatherwood / Fly Away Home / Chicken Train / Feelin' Good / Sheriff's Comin' / Walking In The Morning / (I Threw Away) The Chains / Rainbird / Long Time To Here / Satisfied Mind
07/2004 CD GALAXIE 381832-2 (UK) OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS - Black Sky / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Homemade Wine / It'll Shine When It Shines / Fly Away Home / Country Girl / You Made It Right / Walkin' Down The Road / Jackie Blue / Chicken Train
02/2005 2 CD BGO BGOCD648 (UK) The Ozark Mountain Daredevils / It'll Shine When It Shines :
CD 1 : Country Girl / Spaceship Orion / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Chicken Train / Colorado Song / Standing On The Rock / Road To Glory / Black Sky / Within Without / Beauty In The River
CD 2 : You Made It Right / Look Away / Jackie Blue / Kansas You Fooler / It Couldn't Be Better / E.E. Lawson / Walkin' Down The Road / What's Happened Along In My Life / It Probably Always Will / Lowlands / Tidal Wave / It'll Shine When It Shines
11/2005 CD NEW ERA A 96025 (US) OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS - Take You Tonight / Jump At The Chance / Sailin' Around The World / Lovin' You / Tuff Luck / Oh, Darlin' / Empty Cup / Rosalie / Runnin' Out / Fool's Gold
2005 CD NEW ERA B0004957-02 (US) DON'T LOOK DOWN - River To The Sun / Crazy Lovin' / Giving It All To The Wind / The Fox / Backroads / Snowbound / Following The Way That I Feel / Love Makes The Lover / True Believer / Moon On The Rise / Stinghead / BONUS TRACKS : Sweetwood / Plainity / Valencia Road
06/2006 CD MUSIC AVENUE 250129 (B) OUR MOST DANGEROUS STUNTS - Chicken Train / Jackie Blue / Fly Away Home / It'll Shine When It Shines / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Black Sky / Homemade Wine / Walkin' Down The Road / You Made It Right / Country Girl
08/2006 CD VARESE 302 066747-2 (US) 1980 REUNION CONCERT - Standing On The Rock / Black Sky / Walkin Down The Road / One More Night / Oh Darlin / Look Away / Country Girl / Cobblestone Mountain / Thin Ice / Arroyo / Noah (Rode The Storm) / Jackie Blue / Durty Gurl / Satisfied Mind / Lovin’ You / Tuff Luck / If You Wanna Get To Heaven
09/2006 CD GUSTO 0607 (US) OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS SING THEIR BEST - Jackie Blue / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / You Made It Right / Black Sky / It'll Shine When It Shines / Country Girl / Homemade Wine / Chicken Train / Fly Away Home / Walkin' Down The Road
10/2006 CD BGO BGOCD737 (UK) The Car Over The Lake Album / Men From Earth - Keep On Churin' / If I Only Knew / Leatherwood / Cobblestone Mountain / Mr. Powell / Gypsy Forest / Thin Ice / From Time To Time / Southern Cross / Out On The Sea / Whippoorwill / Fly Away Home / You Know Like I Know / Breakaway (From Those Chains) / The Red Plum / Mountain Range / Watermill / Noah / It's How You Think / Arroyo / Homemade Wine
2006 CD RENAISSANCE RMED-00708 (US) ALIVE IN AMERICA - Chicken Train / Homeade Wine / Beauty In The River / Love Makes The Lover / Country Girl / Noah / Commercial Success / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Look Away / The Raod Master
05/2007 CD KRB Music 8018 (US) Fly Away Home - Jackie Blue / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / Chicken Train / Black Sky / Homemade Wine / It'll Shine When It Shines / Fly Away Home / You Made It Right / Walkin' Down The Road / Country Girl
10/2009 CD American Legends 210023 (US) JACKIE BLUE - Jackie Blue / If You Wanna Get To Heaven / You Made It Right / Chicken Train / Country Girl / Homemade Wine / Walkin' Down The Road / It'll Shine When It Shines / Black Sky / Fly Away Home

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