I will soon be attempting to retrieve as much content as I can from my old Black Oak Arkansas – The Wild Bunch www.blackoakarkansas.bigstep.com and Music Mining websites, http://www.music-mining.bigstep.com that were lost in a server crash a few years ago. Once the number one hit on Google for people looking for rare rock music CDs, memorabilia, underground comix, ROIO music, bootleg live music and more.
Contact me at LRoediger@earthlink.net if you have any requests or want to reconnect!
|The Black Oak Arkansas Wild Bunch Reunion|
|You found it! Welcome home, we’ve been waiting for you. Come on in and hang out a while. You might run across some old friends on the Message BOArd, and you’re sure to make some new ones! I’m Mutant, your tourguide on this little trip down the Rabbit Hole! Hope I can help you retrieve some old rememBOAries!
Sorry about no recent updates, but I’ve been real busy organzing the happening of the Real Ozfest II, featuring Black Oak Arkansas, my band…Warlok, and more for September 2nd (Labor Day Sunday) at the Jolly Troll in Holton, Kansas.
The Real OzFest returns to Kansas for another go!
If you missed the last one, don’t make that mistake again!
Jim Dandy and Black Oak Arkansas join Mutant and Warlok, plus Jolly Troll favorites Slow Ride, for an new installment of this great event from last year. This also marks the 20th Anniversary of Black Oak Arkansas’ appearance at the final show ever to take place at the Jolly Troll Stardust!
Labor Day Weekend Sunday, the bar gets raised once again, don’t miss out!
We are going to be having a free fish fry for the first couple hundred people, so plan on showing up early! Advance ticket holders will be admitted at 6:00pm, one hour before the door opens officially for this and some other special opportunities!
Advance tickets are now available at the Jolly Troll, online or by snailmail! Get em now!
CLICK HERE for all the details or to get advance tickets online!
BE SURE TO “FRIEND” THE JOLLY TROLL so you will be the first to find out about even bigger upcoming shows!
If you would like to help distribute flyers in your community, please let us know!
Now…let’s go back 30 years or so…
|Rickie Lee, Jim and Tommy Aldridge, St. Joe, Missouri Civic Auditorium, 1973.
Like many Rock fans from the 70s, I remember the days of huge general admission concerts. The sweet, thick haze in the air as you sit there patiently (as possible) with 20,000 or so other concert goers waiting for the show. the opening act has put you in the mood for the main course, and the PA is jamming out the tunes. An eternity seems to pass, all the while flooding your senses with anticipation.
Suddenly the lights lower, the recorded music stops, and a lone figure walks out on the stage. A hush falls over the audience. The spotlight hits the chosen figure who has the privilege of uttering those words: ” Ladies and Gentlemen…are you ready to rock?!!
|In The Beginning…|
|…there was THE KNOWBODY ELSE, the little nut that would stand it’s ground and become a Mighty Oak! That is a story for another day. They were signed to a major label by Ahmet Ertegun and became
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS.
|Black Oak around 1970, on the streets of New Orleans where they honed their chops. Pictured are Harvey Jett, Jim Dandy, Pat Daugherty, Wayne Evans, Stanley Knight and Rickie Lee Reynolds, the Original Wild Bunch as far as our purposes are concerned.|
|J. D. Mangrum|
|Jim Mangrum in one of the few tranquil moments during those hectic touring daze of the early 70s.
The man had a plan…speak boldly and carry a BIG STICK!………………………………………………………………
The long awaited Black Oak Arkansas Lyrics Project is under way!. We are compiling lyrics to all the albums right now, as they are being sent in to me by helpful BOAkin.
Anyone wishing to join the project, contact me. If you already have some of the missing albums (or your favorite song) figured out or want to start undertaking them, dive in! You can see the status of a particular album by clicking on the appropriate link in the left toolbar.
Lotsa crazy new BOA goodies, different shirts, mugs, steins, posters, mousepads, the frickin’ kitchen sink and more, are available at Black Oak Arkansas Online!
THE BIG NEWS…It’s here for Christmas!
“BLACK OAK ARKANSAS – The First 30 Years” on DVD!
Click on the Black Oak DVD link at the bottom of the toolbar to the left to get all the details!!!
|Official BOA Website|
|Jukka’s Black Oak Discography|
|Black Oak Message BOArd|
Black Oak Arkansas & Related Links
Black Oak Arkansas CDs & Stuff!
LIBERTY REBELLION 9/11/2001
My BOA Pics
|This page will hold photos and stuff from my personal Black Oak Arkansas experiences. Most of my stuff was lost or destroyed over the years, but I recently found a batch of slides that I once considered rejects, but are now all I’ve got. I’ll add them to this page as I can get them converted and Anett has come to the rescue on resizing them. Thanks, Anett! Check back often.|
|A shot of Rickie Lee, Jim and Tommy at one of my first Black Oak Concerts. The opening act at this show (which I unfortunately have found any pics of) was Ruby Jones. As close as I can remember, this show was at St. Joseph (Missouri) Civic Auditorium in May of ’73.|
|Another shot at the same concert as most of these will be. It may have been ’72, I can’t remember….there was this purple haze in the air! Anyway here’s Pat Daugherty and Stanley Knight. I can’t seem to find any of Harvey Jett so far. I’ll keep looking. Like I said, these are the leftovers. Next, another shot of Dork and The Dandy!|
|Tommy layin’ down a groove and JD struttin’ his stuff! It doesn’t get any better than this! Sorry, but you won’t see this kind of action at a CREED Concert! They just don’t make ’em like they used to.
Following are a couple more pics of JD rappin’ and “Howlin’ at the Moon!” Eat you heart out Ozzy! BOA Fever!!!
|All of these images have been cropped and de-rezed to facilitate loading time. They are all around 40K, down from about a meg and a half apiece. I have the full files and original slides if anyone is interested inphoto-quality laser prints or professional glossies. Contact me for info. These images may be used on your website, whole or edited, if you include a credit and a link to Music Mining. Contact me for permission.
Well put, ladies!!! Tell it like it is!