Ozark Mountain Daredevils
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils signed with A&M Records in 1973. Their contract called for a minimum of one album and a mximum of eight with A&M retaining the right to drop the band after albums 2, 4, 6, and 8.
The self-titled debut album was recorded in June and July 1973. There were two singles from the album, "Country Girl" and "If You Wanna Get to Heaven."
It'll Shine When It Shines was recorded in May/June 1974 as a remote recording done in Missouri and overdubs in Los Angeles. The woman on the cover is Lydia Bonham. The album produced four singles, the biggest of the four was "Jackie Blue" which was also the last single to be released from the album.
The Car Over the Lake album's first pressing came with these inserts. The flexdisc contained three songs that the group wanted the public to have and its flip side had the recording of producer David Anderle's memo to A&M's president, generl manager and A&R director on why to make this addition to the album.
When founding member Randle Chowning wanted to leave the group, Jerry Moss offered him a solo artist contract.
|Buddy Brayfield||1975||keyboards, oboe|
|John Dillon||1975-1977||guitars, mandolin, harp|
|Larry Lee||1975-1977||drums, guitar, synthesizer|
|Randle Chowning||1975||guitars, mandolin, harp|
|Ruell Chappell||1977||keyboards, vocals|
|Rune Walle||1977||guitars, sitar, banjo, vocals|
|Steve Canaday||1977||guitars, drums, vocals|