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“Earth Rise”

Since: Jan 10

Planet Earth

#1 Apr 10, 2010
Back in the real late 60's and early 70's there was a band that toured quite a bit in So.Calf. by the name of Black Oak Arkansas. I seen them at least 5 times. They toured once with Alice Copper and stole the show. It seemed like every time I came home on leave they were second billing for bigger and better bands. The band had a hit later in the 70's called Jim dandy to the rescue. I was wondering if anyone on this forum knows what County they came from because if I'm seeing mapquest right there are 3 cities in Ar. with the name Black Oak. One is in Craighead County, one is in Poinsett County, and the third is in Washington County. I was looking up old bands on youtube and I started thinking about Black Oak and wondered if they really came from a City Called Black Oak in Ar. Any help would be much appreciated.
Guest

Martinsburg, WV

#2 Apr 10, 2010
The lead singer Jim (Dandy) Magrum(sp) was born and raised in Black Oak, AR Craighead county. I was friends with Stanley Knight, he grew up in Bono, also in Craighead co. Stanley was one of the orginal band members. Jim Dandy was still trying to make a go of it last I heard. The rest of the orginal band was from in and around Jonesboro, AR. They were in the big time for a while.

“Earth Rise”

Since: Jan 10

Planet Earth

#3 Apr 10, 2010
Guest wrote:
The lead singer Jim (Dandy) Magrum(sp) was born and raised in Black Oak, AR Craighead county. I was friends with Stanley Knight, he grew up in Bono, also in Craighead co. Stanley was one of the orginal band members. Jim Dandy was still trying to make a go of it last I heard. The rest of the orginal band was from in and around Jonesboro, AR. They were in the big time for a while.
Thank You for the quick reply do you know if Magrum, Stanley Knight,Ricky Reynolds, Harvey Jett, Daugherty, and the drummer Wayne Evans were all from the same area or town. I know the band had a few changes over the years but I think those 6 were the original 6 or thats all I can find. What a show they would put on! you got your money worth when Black Oak was on the bill.

“Earth Rise”

Since: Jan 10

Planet Earth

#4 Apr 10, 2010
I wanted to add I wonder where they are today but I see you already gave me an update about Jim Magrum. Thanks again
colonel angus

United States

#5 Apr 10, 2010
When the won the battle of the bands at the old ymca in about 65-66 as the knowbody else Mangrum could sound just like Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals. (They were doing cover songs then) He didn't always sound like a frog on steroids. I still consider myself a friend of Stanley's.
Musician

Little Rock, AR

#6 Apr 10, 2010
California Old School wrote:
Back in the real late 60's and early 70's there was a band that toured quite a bit in So.Calf. by the name of Black Oak Arkansas. I seen them at least 5 times. They toured once with Alice Copper and stole the show. It seemed like every time I came home on leave they were second billing for bigger and better bands. The band had a hit later in the 70's called Jim dandy to the rescue. I was wondering if anyone on this forum knows what County they came from because if I'm seeing mapquest right there are 3 cities in Ar. with the name Black Oak. One is in Craighead County, one is in Poinsett County, and the third is in Washington County. I was looking up old bands on youtube and I started thinking about Black Oak and wondered if they really came from a City Called Black Oak in Ar. Any help would be much appreciated.
Jim Mangrum and the original drummer are from Black Oak, which is about 30 miles East of Jonesboro,AR. off Hwy 18. Stanley Knight, Harvey Jett and Pat Daughtery are from Jonesboro. Ricky Reynolds still hangs out with some of my friends here in Jonesboro. But I don;t think he was from Jonesboro. Harvey has a singing daughter Holly Jett. She is beautiful and sweet and has a MySpace page. So does Black Oak. They still play. They even played at a Swedish Rock Festival in the past couple of years. Stanley lives in Jonesboro. But he is a very private person, so I won't post his address. I've known him all my life, since he played in The Esquires with one of my neighbors Rick Metzler. Stanley was playing in The Tuesday Blues when Jim asked Stanley to join his band Knowbody Else and changed their name to Black Oak. Stanley's old band mates in The Tuesday Blues, Scott Snellgrove and Bill Little have a classic Rock band in Jonesboro called The P F Flyers. The current Black Oak includes the brother of legendary jazz guitarist and former Deep Purple member Tommy Bolin's brother Johnny on drums. They have played in Jonesboro recently. I am a life time musician and know these facts by experience. Hope this short summary helps.

TC
Guest

Dallas, TX

#7 Apr 10, 2010
These guys deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if you ask me.
guest

Russellville, AR

#8 Apr 10, 2010
I've met Stanley Knight, he told me about Black Oak's first tour as an opening act...Eastern Europe fronting for Black Sabbath! I guess that was around 1970 or so. They are legendary. David Lee Roth pretty much stole his whole act from Jim Dandy and he says that BOA was a huge influence on Van Halen.
thats right

Jacksonville, AR

#9 Apr 10, 2010
Guest wrote:
These guys deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if you ask me.
Yes they should.

First concert I ever attended I saw BOA at the old Mid South Coliseum in Memphis. "When Electricity Came To Arkansas" is still a great jam.
Ted

Deridder, LA

#10 Apr 10, 2010
Did Terry Cooksey play for Black Oak at one time? I've heard that Jim Dandy kept trying to get him to be their guitarist but Terry was busy with The Light.
Guest

Forney, TX

#11 Apr 10, 2010
To Cali Old School--
try posting any questions you have about Black Oak on the Monette, Arkansas topix. Jim Dandy Mangrum has a ton of relatives there who likely read topix; heck he may even read it himself!
whistledick

Russellville, AR

#12 Apr 10, 2010
this is a great BOA classic
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/hot-an...
the drummer is Tommy Aldridge, who replaced Wayne Evans. he later played with Ozzy & Whitesnake , among others.

“Earth Rise”

Since: Jan 10

Planet Earth

#13 Apr 10, 2010
Musician wrote:
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Jim Mangrum and the original drummer are from Black Oak, which is about 30 miles East of Jonesboro,AR. off Hwy 18. Stanley Knight, Harvey Jett and Pat Daughtery are from Jonesboro. Ricky Reynolds still hangs out with some of my friends here in Jonesboro. But I don;t think he was from Jonesboro. Harvey has a singing daughter Holly Jett. She is beautiful and sweet and has a MySpace page. So does Black Oak. They still play. They even played at a Swedish Rock Festival in the past couple of years. Stanley lives in Jonesboro. But he is a very private person, so I won't post his address. I've known him all my life, since he played in The Esquires with one of my neighbors Rick Metzler. Stanley was playing in The Tuesday Blues when Jim asked Stanley to join his band Knowbody Else and changed their name to Black Oak. Stanley's old band mates in The Tuesday Blues, Scott Snellgrove and Bill Little have a classic Rock band in Jonesboro called The P F Flyers. The current Black Oak includes the brother of legendary jazz guitarist and former Deep Purple member Tommy Bolin's brother Johnny on drums. They have played in Jonesboro recently. I am a life time musician and know these facts by experience. Hope this short summary helps.
TC
Thanks for the great reply Musician, I have been into rock since the early days of my childhood. I played around on the drums in a neighbor hood garage band. We played a few birthday partys. Wish we were as good as we thought we were. LOL I was just looking around on youtube last night and looking for some of the bands I had seen and Black Oak just jumped out at me. I never seen any other band as many times as I did Black Oak. I knew if they were from a small town there would more than likely be a few people who knew their history. Thanks again and to all the others who replyed.

“Earth Rise”

Since: Jan 10

Planet Earth

#14 Apr 10, 2010
Guest wrote:
To Cali Old School--
try posting any questions you have about Black Oak on the Monette, Arkansas topix. Jim Dandy Mangrum has a ton of relatives there who likely read topix; heck he may even read it himself!
Thanks Guest I do have a few I love to have answered.

“Earth Rise”

Since: Jan 10

Planet Earth

#15 Apr 10, 2010
guest wrote:
I've met Stanley Knight, he told me about Black Oak's first tour as an opening act...Eastern Europe fronting for Black Sabbath! I guess that was around 1970 or so. They are legendary. David Lee Roth pretty much stole his whole act from Jim Dandy and he says that BOA was a huge influence on Van Halen.
Let me just say this the chicks went wild when he went into his washboard thing.
Guest

Dallas, TX

#16 Apr 10, 2010
Guest wrote:
These guys deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if you ask me.
Id like to see that.

“Earth Rise”

Since: Jan 10

Planet Earth

#17 Apr 11, 2010
Last night I spent some time with Black Oak and Lord have Mercy on My Soul is still my favorite song. It was great seeing these guys again even if was on a computer screen.
BOA

United States

#18 Apr 11, 2010
I know Tommy Aldridge looks back at his time in that band as an embrassment.I mean come on the singer was not a singer and pretty bad at garble vocals. Lemmy from Motorhead is more melodic on vocals. Washed up hicks.They are right were they belong.Hell, Dan Mcaferty from Nazerath still has the pipes!!!! better than 1990 poser bands.BoA was a gimmick with hillbilly hippies that did not even have a shelf life.So much for the south will rise again!What next,the kentucky headhunters should be in the hall of fame too! HAAHHAHA. You hicks are funny.
Musician

Little Rock, AR

#19 Apr 11, 2010
BOA wrote:
I know Tommy Aldridge looks back at his time in that band as an embrassment.I mean come on the singer was not a singer and pretty bad at garble vocals. Lemmy from Motorhead is more melodic on vocals. Washed up hicks.They are right were they belong.Hell, Dan Mcaferty from Nazerath still has the pipes!!!! better than 1990 poser bands.BoA was a gimmick with hillbilly hippies that did not even have a shelf life.So much for the south will rise again!What next,the kentucky headhunters should be in the hall of fame too! HAAHHAHA. You hicks are funny.
You should get your mommie to hold you, and maybe you won't throw these tantrums and spew your wittle boy doo doo rants. You COULD get your mommie to help you play with your G.I. Gay Joe action figures. Music certainly is NOT something you are qualified to talk about.
BOA

United States

#20 Apr 11, 2010
Musician wrote:
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You should get your mommie to hold you, and maybe you won't throw these tantrums and spew your wittle boy doo doo rants. You COULD get your mommie to help you play with your G.I. Gay Joe action figures. Music certainly is NOT something you are qualified to talk about.
It pretty clear what I said, the facts are there look em up retard..I know more about music than you can even begain to think square hair hick.

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