The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

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Ozark Mountain Daredevils – If You Wanna Get To Heaven

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils combines humor and diverse talents of the writers and musicians in the band to play feel good, cozy alt country, Appalachian rock & roll. In short, they created timeless Southern rock.

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils was formed in Missouri during the early ’70s  with and Steve Cash and John Dillon on guitars, Michael Granda  on bass, Randle Chowning on vocals, Buddy Brayfield on keyboards and Larry Lee on drums.

Their demo tape found its way to Jerry Moss, founder of A&M records and in 1973 boys found them selves in the studio recording self-titled debut album that featured hit “If You Want to Get to Heaven”. It helped the album gain more exposure and was eventually certified gold.

Second album “It’ll Shine When in Shines” followed in 1974 and single “Jackie Blue” became their biggest hit to date, peaking at #3 on billboard charts. With the release of third album “The Car Over The Lake Album” there was a musical turn from country rock to more laidback country pop.

Next three albums, Men From Earth, Don’t Look Down, and double live album It’s Alive saw decreasing sales, multiple personnel changes and Ozark Mountain Daredevils was finally dropped from A&M roster in late 70’s.

In 1980 The Ozark Mountain Daredevils signed to CBS records and made one more album, but buying audience didn’t agree with their modern sound and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils slowly faded away from music scene before making their comeback in mid-nineties.

After forty years and over two million albums sold, even today The Ozark Mountain Daredevils keeps performing live on selected dates with original members Michael Granda, Steve Cash and John Dillon.

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The Ozark Mountain Daredevils Discography:

1973  The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
1975  It’ll Shine When It Shines
1975  The Car Over The Lake Album
1976  Men From Earth
1978  Don’t Look Down
1978  It’s Alive (Live)
1980  Ozark Mountain Daredevils
1981  The Best (compilation)
1985  The Lost Cabin Sessions
1987  Heart Of The Country
1989  Modern History
1990  Now Hear This! (released on as cassette)
1997  13
1997  Archive Alive (Live)
1999  Concert Classics(Live)
2000  Time Warp (Compilation)
2006  Rhythm And Joy (Live)
2006  Our Most Dangerous Stunts (compilation)

Links:

Official website: www.ozarkdaredevils.com

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