1980 Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Ozark Mountain Daredevils

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils are an American Southern rock/country rock band formed in 1972 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. They are most widely known for their singles “If You Wanna Get to Heaven” in 1974 and “Jackie Blue” in 1975.

By 1979 the group had moved over to Columbia Records and put out the self-titled Ozark Mountain Daredevils in May 1980. This album, recorded in Los Angeles, was produced by famed Country rock pioneer producer John Boylan and did not feature Chappell or Canaday, and Walle only contributed slide guitar to a few songs, since Boylan insisted on bringing in session players for a more typical “California Country rock laid back sound”, which was popular at the time. But Country rock’s popularity seemed to be on the wane at the dawn of the 1980s as groups such as the Ozarks, Poco and Firefall saw their sales begin to slip away. The album saw the band moving away from country towards a harder rock sound. But it failed to find many takers at the record stores and Columbia dropped the group after only one record

Tracks

1  Take You Tonight (John Dillon; Larry Lee; Steve Cash) 03:27
2  Jump At The Chance2 (John Dillon; Larry Lee; Steve Cash) 03:04
3  Sailin’ Around The World (John Dillon; Steve Cash) 03:55
4  Lovin’ You (John Dillon; Rune Walle) 02:58
5  Oh, Darlin’ (Larry Lee) 04:06
6  Tuff Luck (Steve Cash) 03:21
7  Empty Cup (John Dillon; Larry Lee; Steve Cash) 03:46
8  Rosalie (John Dillon; Larry Lee; Steve Cash) 03:49
9  Runnin’ Out (John Dillon; Larry Lee; Steve Cash) 03:11
10  Fool’s Gold (John Dillon; Larry Lee; Steve Cash) 05:12

Media

Musicians

BassMichael Granda
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarLarry Lee
GuitarJohn Dillon
GuitarD Clinton Thompson
GuitarRune Walle
GuitarJon Goin
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
Acoustic GuitarJon Goin
Acoustic GuitarJohn Boylan
KeyboardsLarry Lee
KeyboardsJai Winding
HarmonicaSteve Cash
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionPaul Grupp
PercussionLarry Lee
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
VocalsMichael Granda
VocalsJohn Dillon
VocalsSteve Cash
VocalsLarry Lee

Liner Notes

Producer – John Boylan
Coordinator – George Garvin
Engineer – Paul Grupp
Engineer (Assistant) – Cary Pritikin, Ed Cherney, Erik Zobler, Phil Mahre
Mastered By – Wally Traugott

Design – John Van Hamersveld, Norman Seeff
Graphics – John Van Hamersveld
Photography By – Norman Seeff

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
Mastered At – Customatrix
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.