Happy Birthday James "Jim Dandy" Mangrum

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  1. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray We're Jammin' Gold Supporting Member

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    From a land far away, a long long time ago. Youngsters, don't be alarmed, this was how it was back there in the 70's:

     
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    Jim Dandy to the rescue!
     
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    30,000 ft. to drop.

    Saw them live about that time. They did an extended version of Hot Rod, where they built the double lead guitars to a fevered pitch, then swung the guitars like baseball bats crashing them into each other, which was timed to a white strobe light only effect.

    Damned near dropped my smoke.
     
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    I used to play drums in the early 70's before switching to guitar
    Used to love listening to Tommy Aldridge with Black Oak Arkansas.

     
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    Awesome. THE inspiration for David Lee Roth.
     
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    Saw these guys playing in a club in Calgary around 1985/86. Still one of the funniest concerts I've ever seen, will never forget it. Yep DLR owes quite a bit to Jim Dandy.
     
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    Still bangin' the groupies in his senior years.

    I hope the forumite comes into this thread to re-tell the story of how
    BOA stole their gear at a gig a few years ago, and they had to track
    the band down on the road and re-take their stuff back.
     
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    Exactly the first thing that came to mind for me..... :D
     
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    I have "BOA: the first 30 Years" DVD and it's a great biography on this band. I would love to have played in a band with such energy, spirit, simplicity and abandon. I never get tired of Mangrum's southern preacher drawl and distinct gravely delivery of words and corny sayings. Jimmy Henderson had some of the best Marshall - LP tones ever.
     
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    Rock's finest washboard player!
     
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    Where's mah teef?

    Happy birthday JD.
     
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    Kids don't be alarmed. Very few bands were that bad in the 70's. So bad on many levels.
     
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    you just had to have been there
     
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    Jimmy Henderson went to my high school and knew a couple of the older guys in a band I was in for a while. About 12 or 13 years ago he engineered/produced a CD for us here. Knew his stuff. The other guys had told me he'd played with BOA, had a gold record or something from BOA hanging on the wall of the studio.

    Now that I think about it, Tommy Auldridge was from here, too.
     

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