Black Oak Arkansas
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This is another band that I tirelessly campaigned for over a week to get their own board.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 08.25.08 @ 10:08am
BOA deserves to be inducted into R & R fame. They were the pioneers of southern rock. 3 gold albums & many hits.. Jim was the First Front man - many have fashioned themselves after him .... True southern rockers before skynyrd, 38 Special etc..
Posted by Tammy Hensley on Saturday, 08.7.10 @ 12:41pm
It`s way over due for Black Oak Arkansas Front man "JIM DANDY" to be in R & R Hall of Fame! They were the Pioneers of Southern ROCK! Jim Dandy`s BOA to this DAY is still ROCKin!........KTF
Posted by Jackie on Tuesday, 09.7.10 @ 08:14am
You can't think classic Southern rock without thinking Black Oak Arkansas.
Posted by Terry Toenges on Tuesday, 09.7.10 @ 12:36pm
There is only one more group needed to complete the RRHOF's Southern Rock trilogy. Who will be the next to join The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd ??? Little Feat,Wet Willie,Marshall Tucker Band,Molly Hatchet,38 Special etc.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 09.7.10 @ 13:49pm
There Is A Void In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame That No Band On Earth So Deserving Has Earned The Absolute Right To Fill...! They Remain As Outlaw As Willie Nelson ; Waylon Jennings ; Johnny Cash & David Allan Coe ; They Eclipse Every Band Who Attempted To Be Bad Ass ; They Once Had A Lead Guitarist Who At 16 Could Clean Hendrix`s Clock ; They Had A Lady Who Just Might Have Been The Greatest Singer Since Janis Joplin ; There Spirit Was Fueled By The Purest Inertia Of Life ; Love & Uncompromising Rebellion ; Their Heart Is The Home Of Crudest & Most Brilliant Insights Of Human Nature Expressed Without The Frills Of Any Charmed Life..!!!!!! They Absolutely Earned Their Scars ; Heartbreaks & Like Mickey Rourke The Resurrection Of Their Phoenix..!!!! & The Beauty Of Their Relentless Uncompromising Vision Pulsates With The A Leader Who Has The Heart Of A Lion..!!!!!! If We Look Beyond Sins Of Survival Then You Will Comprehend The Pricelessness Of Their Imperative Existence..!!!!! <><><> BLACK OAK ARKANSAS FOREVER # 1 FOREVER BLACK OAK ARKANSAS <><><> Amen..!
Posted by Owl on Wednesday, 10.12.11 @ 17:08pm
Where are all these Black Oak Arkansas votes coming from?
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 11.11.11 @ 11:36am
They are coming from people who love Black Oak Arkansas! :)
Posted by Julie on Friday, 11.11.11 @ 17:26pm
Long live BLACK OAK ARKANSAS!!!!!
Posted by Sasa on Sunday, 11.13.11 @ 05:47am
Posted by Julie on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 05:36am
Not having Black Oak Arkansas in the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame is like America not having Freedom!
Posted by Bob Jungbluth on Wednesday, 11.16.11 @ 14:23pm
"Not having Black Oak Arkansas in the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame is like America not having Freedom!"
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 11.16.11 @ 15:06pm
Black Oak Arkansas was one of the greatest live bands you could see in the 70's. A real rock and roll band! They are still rockin’ and rollin’ to this day. They give the smaller crowds now days as much energy as they did the huge crowds (300,000!) back in the day. They are a true American rock and Roll band! America will be a better place when they are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Black Oak Arkansas equals Freedom!! FREEDOM! They are Southern Rock Pioneers, Opening the doors for many bands that are now in the Hall of Fame. They deserve to be in the Hall of Fame them selves!
Posted by OrneryBill on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 16:28pm
GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Posted by GFW on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 16:32pm
GOD BLESS BLACK OAK ARKANSAS.
Posted by SAM on Saturday, 11.19.11 @ 16:30pm
Black Oak Arkansas is an American Southern rock band named after the band’s hometown of Black Oak, Arkansas. The band reached the height of its fame in the 1970s with ten charting albums released in that decade. Their style is punctuated by multiple guitar players and the raspy voice and on-stage antics of vocalist Jim “Dandy” Mangrum.
Posted by Greg on Friday, 12.2.11 @ 13:48pm
Looks like we're getting spammed with Black Oak Arkansas "fans" again.
Posted by Marissa on Friday, 12.16.11 @ 14:58pm
Posted by Elisa on Friday, 12.16.11 @ 15:48pm
marissa showing her true colors "half-white ho"? really marissa? bet you got a swastika on your forehead, don’t-cha? lol
Posted by Marie on Friday, 12.16.11 @ 16:19pm
what can we say! raw energy . and there is the ONE AND ONLY JIM DANDY !! SAW THEM LIVE AT LONG BEACH ARENA AND THE WHISKY IN L.A. NEVER WILL NE ANOTHER BAND OF THIS TYPE AGAIN.
Posted by dave on Sunday, 12.18.11 @ 18:39pm
As a band, Black Oak Arkansas has influenced three decades of aspiring musicians, including Jesse James Dupree of Jackyl, Vince Neil, David Lee Roth and Guns 'N' Roses.
Posted by breeze on Sunday, 12.18.11 @ 18:40pm
GETTIN KINDA COCKY! THIS IS THE BAND THAT CREATED RAUNCH N ROLL! WITH WILD MAN JIM DANDY, SEEN THEM AT SHRINE WITH JOHNNY WINTER AND WINTER WAS SMOKIN ,THEN BLACK OAK ARKANSAS HIT THE STAGE AND THEY WERE INSANE !!!SEEN THEM SEVERAL MORE TIMES AS THEY WERE LOUD N PROUD AND THE DANDY WAS HOT N NASSSTY! AS HE WHIPPED THE CROWD INTO ONE THROBBING MASS OF SWEATY FLESH AS THE BAND KRANKED IT UP!! ENOUGH SAID.
Posted by DJ on Sunday, 12.18.11 @ 19:16pm
the worlds primo booggie band during the 1970s was JIM DANDY AND HIS MERRY BAND OF FREAKS,THE ONE AND ONLY, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS!!!! THERE IS ONLY ONE JIM DANDY!!!ROCK ON.
Posted by DARLENE on Sunday, 12.18.11 @ 19:35pm
I saw them at California Jam in 1974 and they blew Black Sabbath off the stage! I heard later that Ozzy convinced Tommy Aldridge, Black Oaks drummer at the time to join him, and he did. lol Kinda sucked for Black Oak though. Tommy Aldridge was so good with them!
Posted by Elisa on Tuesday, 12.20.11 @ 17:14pm
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS MUSIC IS WHAT I WOULD CALL, SOUTHERN DIRT METAL!! AND THE DANDY IS THE ONE AND ONLY FRONT MAN WHO USES THAT GRAVEL TOAD HOWL!!!! LONG LIVE BOA AND GRAVEL ROADS.
Posted by dave on Monday, 12.26.11 @ 17:12pm
I SAW BLACK OAK ARKANSAS BACK IN 77 IN CINCINNATI AT CONEY ISLAND AND TWICE IN 2011. I SAW THEM AT BOWLING GREEN SHOW WHICH WAS TOTALLY AWESOME. Yhey opened with new tune plugged in and wired and also played halls of karma / lord have mercy on my soul. They kicked ass! These guys wrote the book on southern rock. Rock On!
Posted by DON HOMMELMEYER on Thursday, 01.5.12 @ 20:35pm
Hey DON. I saw them in 2011 too, and they definitely still have it! They kicked ass! "Plugged In And Wired" is going to be on their new CD "Memphis Mean Tymes". Cant wait for that to hit the stores. Been quite a while since their last CD! Hope its out soon!
Posted by gill on Friday, 01.6.12 @ 15:58pm
This Band Black oak brings back alot of good times. Had alot of fun. Still do when I here them. I saw Jim dandy live In ST> charles mn. Man they just rocked the place.
Posted by B.P. MN on Wednesday, 01.18.12 @ 08:44am
They had some nice jams. But Rock & Roll Hall of Fame worthy?
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 01.21.12 @ 17:43pm
hey back when the ready as hell album came out me and my brothers had the pleasure of meeting THE MAN HIMSELF,, JIM DANDY AND THE BOYS,we were the last guys in line at the promotion and record signing at tower records.jim dandy invited us to party on their touring bus ,WHAT A BLAST!VERY GRACIOUS PEOPLE, ANY WAY THEY PUT ON A SMOKING SHOW THAT NITE AT THE ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER,WHAT MORE COULD U ASK FOR, BACK STAGE PASSES ,PARTYIN ON THE TOURING BUS , I MEAN WE GOT TO PARTY LIKE ROCK STARS FOR ONE NITE !WE STILL TALK ABOUT THAT NITE 30 YRS LATER !ROCK ON BOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by jd on Sunday, 01.29.12 @ 11:34am
<><><> BOA4EVER <> # 1 <> 4EVERBOA <><><>
Posted by Owl on Tuesday, 05.1.12 @ 13:49pm
just saw black oak in fort meyers fl, in nov. with hatchet and blackfoot, jim dandy is still rippen up the stage, great stuff
Posted by joe on Thursday, 11.29.12 @ 21:56pm
without black oak and there triple guitar attack , there would be no molly hatchet, outlaws or skynyrd! black oak was the prototype for these bands, plus jim dandy was the man back in the day and we know he spawned david lee roth, jesse dupree,and a few others. they were one of the top concert draws during the 1970's plus 1 platinium and 3 gold albums not bad for some wild eyed country raunch n rollers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by joseph on Friday, 11.30.12 @ 18:03pm
R.I.P. Stanley Glen Knight
Posted by paula on Tuesday, 02.19.13 @ 14:22pm
black oak just signed 2 record deal with atco,new cd will be released oct 15th, along with new tour! ,jim dandy rides again,yew ahh!!!!
Posted by dave on Tuesday, 07.30.13 @ 16:16pm
We are very pleased to announce the re-signing of southern hillbilly psycho-boogie band, Black Oak Arkansas to Atlantic/Atco Records. The band is making their triumphant return with their new album 'Back Thar N' Over Yonder' out October 15th 2013
Posted by JR on Thursday, 08.1.13 @ 04:07am
back thar n over yonder is great stuff, good to see the boys back on top again,get down jim dandy
Posted by dj on Friday, 10.25.13 @ 20:39pm
back thar n over yander is good old black oak boogie
Posted by dave on Tuesday, 12.17.13 @ 20:27pm
time to get plugged in and wired!
Posted by dj on Saturday, 09.6.14 @ 16:05pm
Absolute disgrace that they are not in there (the R&R Hall of Fame). Isn't it time for fans like us to kick-start ($$$$) a new and true R&R Hall of Fame? Not just for BOA, but so many legendary others who will never get a second glance from the corporate snobbery that passes for music criticism these days.
Posted by Marty on Friday, 03.18.16 @ 18:38pm
Got their first album in 1970 when I was 14, I think they were a seminal southern rock band. It's a shame they're not in the hall. They forgot about them just like The Moody Blues Jimmy Gunn
Posted by Jimmy Gunn on Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 04:58am
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