1988 The Oak Ridge Boys – Monongahela

Monongahela is the 14th country studio album by American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys, released in 1988 via MCA Records. The album peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

The album includes three singles that charted on Hot Country Songs: “Gonna Take a Lot of River”, which reached number 1, followed by “Bridges and Walls” at number 10 and “Beyond Those Years” at number 7.


1  Gonna Take A Lot Of River (John Kurhajetz; Mark Henley) 3:04
2  I Can Count On You (Roger Murrah; Randy Vanwarmer) 3:39
3  Never Together (Rodney Crowell) 2:22
4  No Way Out (Steve Bogard; Rick Giles) 3:19
5  Beyond Those Years (Troy Seals; Eddie Setser) 4:39
6  Private Lives (Troy Seals; Mentor Williams) 3:17
7  Too Many Heartaches (Jerry Hludzik; Mark Wanko) 3:00
8  Bridges And Walls (Roger Murrah; Randy Vanwarmer) 3:56
9  When Karen Comes Around (Dewayne Blackwell; Earl Bud Lee; Bobby Fischer; Robert Ellis Orrall) 4:22
10  Taking One Heartbeat (Walker Igleheart) 4:36



BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarReggie Young
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
Acoustic GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
PianoJohn Jarvis
SynthesizerMike Lawler
SynthesizerJohn Jarvis
AccordionBessyl Duhon
SaxDewey Dorough
FiddleWade Benson Landry
VocalsDuane Allen
VocalsJoe Bonsall
VocalsSteve Sanders
VocalsRichard Sterban

Liner Notes

Producer – Jimmy Bowen
Digital Editing – Milan Bogdan
Engineer (Second) – Russ Martin, Marty Williams, Mark J Coddinton
Mastered By – Glenn Meadows
Mixed By – Tim Kish
Project Coordinator – Jessie Noble
Recorded By – Ron Treat
Recorede By (Overdubs) – Tim Kish, Willie Pevear

Art Direction – Simon Levy
Design – Dennas Davis
Photography – McGuire

Recorded At Soundstage Studios
Produced For – Lynwood Productions
Manufactured For – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.
Manufactured For – MCA Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.