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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS (ABO#175)

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
THE BIG ONE'S COMING
(1969-1999)

Black Oak Arkansas grew beside success. Although the name is known by lots of oldie rock, one can confess that hardly no songs of that band remain in mind. First because they weren't aired enough especially outside america. Second because of the the huge success of Lynyrd Skynyrd. No other southern rock bands had such popularity. Last, the singer's voice is very particular and may disturb the listener's concentration. However, I think Black Oak Arkansas was one of those great but rare southern bands that made great songs. Listen to the extracts to make up your mind.



Extracts :
Swimming In Quicksand

Fancy Nancy






My Black Oak Arkansas TOP3 :
1. High On The Hog (1973)
2. Black Oak Arkansas (1970)
3. Keep The Faith (1972)

My Black Oak Arkansas BOTTOM3 :
1. The Wild Bunch (1999)
2. Black Attack Is Back (1986)
3. I'd Rather Be Sailing (1978)



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. Looks good!

regards
Shadreck

kingpossum said...

Great call on BOA, but I have to admit I'm curious...no "Uncle Elijah"?!

I maintain their first album is an underrated classic, and that song kicks it off in fine form and largely sums up the band's sound. But that's the beauty of Baistophe, a different and personal approach to an artist and their catalog.

A fine choice of an under-recognized artist.

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Indeed, no Uncle Elijah nor no tracks from Raunch'n'Roll.

The first was out because of the time, sadly, very sadly, the second because of the sound that was not the best. Much more sad I guess.

jeb-e-diah said...

Damnit! I did realize it but, where's "Jim Dandy"?!?!

Ok, now it's on the Dazed and Confused soundtrack but it's really missing here nonetheless.

Other than that, good selection and I don't miss "Uncle Elijah" either... ^^