BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
01 - Plugged In And Wired [2013 Reunion] - 4:14
I'm really happy to find back these two famous musicians Black Oak Arkansas 'Jim Dandy and Rickie Lee Reynolds. This band is a legend of Southern Rock and is back on ATCO, their 1971 label that issued their first albums. These times are now back with Back Thar N' Over Yonder, with recordings that belonged to Tom Dowd on Unreleased Studio and the songs "Gigilo", "Hot Rod" and a crazy "Up up up" close to the Stones' "Satisfaction" better than the original Jim Dandy's version with much guitars everywhere.
Here five new songs from Black Oak with Johnnie, Tommy Bolin's brother, on drums, a new guitarist Hall McCormack (who was on the Deep South project in 2006 with Jimmy Hall, Chris Hicks, Artimus Pyle and Robert Nix), and with the "old" Pat Daugherty on bass, Jimmie Henderson and Ricky Lee Reynolds on guitars and the special voice of Jim Dandy who give a special atmosphere on the great "Plugged In and Wired". Then we get the nice ballad "Sweet Delta Water" of Judge parker where Jim dandy's voice is perfect, some classical Black Oak on "15 Million Light Years Away" and heavier on "I ain't Poor", a big moment on Bob Dylan's cover "I shall be released", an old song quite unknown. Black Oak gives a new chance to that song! If you want more, you should buy the DeLuxe edition of Back Thar N' Over Yonder, to get four other songs including the 2013 instrumental "G Wiz" and the 1971 demo of "Keep the Faith".
Just wish them good luck for a new album on ATCO that could already be signed. Let's just say to Jim Dandy this famous Proudhon's sentence : The highest society perfection is in the union of order and anarchy.