Ozark Mountain Daredevils , The ‎– It'll Shine When It Shines (vinyl)


Ozark Mountain Daredevils , The ‎– It'll Shine When It Shines

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Label & Ser #A&M Records ‎– SP-3654 

Format ~ 1 lp , 12 tracks, Black Vinyl, 12-inch , 33rpm, LP.
Year of release ~ 1974 
Country Manufactured ~Canada
Genre / Style: Country Rock
Cover Condition (Out of 10) ~9- slight edge wear /gatefold
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side # 1 - 9 slight mark
Side # 2 - 10

# 27- 31

In 1971 Randle Chowning formed a band which included Steve Cash, Randle Chowning, John Dillon, Elizabeth Anderson, Larry Lee and Michael Granda began playing together with Bill Jones (flute, horns, formerly of Mike Bunge's band Granny's Bathwater) and Rick Campanelli (piano) at Springfield, Missouri's New Bijou Theater for small crowds of friends on Wednesday night under the name "Family Tree" ("Emergency Band", "Burlap Socks" and "Buffalo Chips" were other names they considered for this grouping in the early days). Larry Lee was working at the New Bijou as a bartender. The band recorded a demo at Springfield's Top Talent studios and that demo, containing such early songs as "Rhythm of Joy", found its way to New York music executive John Hammond via the hands of band friend Steve Canaday, who was co-owner of the New Bijou Theater. Hammond sent a producer, Michael Sunday, to the band's Ruedi-Valley Ranch in Aldrich, Missouri, the house rented from Randle Chowning's Southwest Missouri State teacher Mrs. Ruedi, where the band rehearsed and where Chowning and his brother Rusty lived. Sunday offered the group $500 to make another demo tape but ultimately decided to pass on offering them a contract.[1]

The band later sent a tape to the team who managed fellow Missourians Brewer & Shipley, Kansas City's Paul Peterson and Stan Plesser (who also owned the Vanguard, a popular coffee house and ran their own Good Karma Productions), who gave the band a chance and became their managers as well. The band then changed their name to the Ozark Mountain Daredevils in 1972 (see "Name") and saw the departure of Campanelli and Jones and the addition of Buddy Brayfield, a friend of Granda's, as the piano player. Anderson, though still romantically involved with Dillon, retired from the stage. Campanelli left on his own to pursue a master's degree in music; Jones rejoined the Daredevils briefly later and would continue to appear as a guest player on some of their shows and recording sessions

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