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Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Time Warp-The Very Best of
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Personnel: Buddy Brayfield (vocals, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, organ, keyboards, percussion); John Dillon (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, autoharp); Randle Chowning (vocals, acoustic, electric & National guitars, harmonica); Larry Lee (vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, drums, percussion); Michael "Supe" Granda (vocals, electric guitar, bass); Steve Canaday (vocals, electric guitar, drums); Rune Wall (vocals, electric guitar); Steve Cash (vocals, harmonica, percussion); Jerry Mills (mandolin); Nancy Blake (cello); Geoff Richardson (viola); Nick De Caro (accordion); Bill Jones (flute, horns, synthesizer); Bobbye Hall (congas, percussion); Farrell Morris (bells). Producers include: David Anderle, Glyn Johns, David Kershenbaum. Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna. Includes liner notes by Bill DeYoung. Digitally remastered by Jim Phillips (Universal Mastering Studios West, North Hollywood, California). Personnel: Rune Walle (vocals, guitar, banjo, sitar); Randle Chowning (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, National guitar, dobro, harp, mandolin); John Dillon (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer, autoharp, mandolin, fiddle, mouth bow, percussion); Larry Michael Lee (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion, musical saw); Steve Cash (vocals, harp, percussion); Buddy Brayfield (vocals, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, organ, keyboards, percussion); Jerry Mills (mandolin); Geoff Richardson (viola); Nancy Blake (cello); Bill Jones (flute, horns, synthesizer); Nick DeCaro (accordion); Steve Canady (drums); Bobbye Hall (congas, percussion). Liner Note Author: Bill DeYoung. Photographers: Stan Plesser; Mark Hanauer. Although it omits three songs from the far less comprehensive (and deleted) 1983 12-track Best Of, and doesn't include any live or post-A&M music, this 2000 release stands as the final word on the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' career. Cherry-picking 21 tunes from their five studio album stint circa 1974-1978 -- with the lion's share coming from their first three albums and only three selections from the final two -- this is pretty much all you'll need from the under-recognized band that worked in the '70s country-rock shadows of Poco and Firefall, but weren't as dependable or pop savvy as either. In fact, their biggest hit, the Hall & Oates, blue-eyed soul-styled "Jackie Blue," was so atypical of the band's characteristically down-home approach that it ultimately may have been more damaging to their career than if they had clicked with a song more representative of their crisp, rural country pop/rock. As enjoyable and pleasantly organic as they were, the group lacked a distinctive vocalist, direction, and most importantly great songs. This collection focuses on their less commercially rocking, more rootsy side, and as such it's a consistently listenable, predominantly chronological compilation that is all any but the most die-hard fan will ever need. An extensive essay (including quotes from bandmembers) and rare photos in the disc's 16-page booklet sweeten the pot and make this as definitive an overview from a talented also-ran outfit as necessary. Like its closing title track, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils lived in a stylistic time warp, comfortable within its own limitations and unwilling -- but not unable -- to break free of them. ~ Hal Horowitz

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UPC 606949081928
Runtime 75 min.
Type Performer
Genre Rock & Pop
Sub Genre Southern Rock
Label A&M Records
Number of Discs 1
Track Listing Disc 1
  • 1. If You Wanna Get to Heaven
  • 2. Jackie Blue
  • 3. Country Girl
  • 4. Chicken Train
  • 5. Spaceship Orion
  • 6. Standing on the Rock
  • 7. Road to Glory
  • 8. You Made It Right
  • 9. Look Away
  • 10. E.E. Lawson
  • 11. It Probably Always Will
  • 12. Walkin' Down the Road
  • 13. It'll Shine When It Shines
  • 14. Keep on Churnin'
  • 15. Leatherwood
  • 16. Cobblestone Mountain
  • 17. Mr. Powell
  • 18. Homemade Wine
  • 19. Arroyo
  • 20. Giving It All to the Wind
  • 21. Time Warp
Format Compact Disc
Spars Coding n/a
Artists Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Dimensions 5.4x4.8x0.4
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