Hits include Jackie Blue; If You Wanna Get to Heaven; It’ll Shine When It Shines
One of country rock’s more inventive exponents, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils were formed in 1971 by the songwriting team of John Dillon, Randle Chowning, Larry Lee, and Steve Cash, with Michael “Supe” Granda and Buddy Brayfield completing the line-up. The group was originally based in Springfield, Missouri. Their acclaimed 1973 debut album, recorded in London under the direction of producer Glyn Johns, contained the US Top 30 single “If You Wanna Get To Heaven”, while a second success, “Jackie Blue’, which reached number 3, came from the band’s follow-up collection, “It’ll Shine When It Shines.” The band carried on into the new millennium with a new line-up featuring Dillon, Cash, Granda, Ron Gremp (drums) and Bill Brown (guitar/vocals).
With the band’s music collection mostly out of print by the millennium, and only their debut album in print on CD, an effort was begun to reissue all of their works. This was launched with the December 2000 release of “Time Warp” The Very Best Of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, a 21 track compilation from all of the A&M studio albums. The Ozark Mountain Daredevils continue to enjoy a cult popularity today. After 35 years of service to their craft, the music and the group have truly withstood the test of time. This is why they are one of America’s most original and enduring bands.