Black Oak Arkansas
The musicians
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Updated
7/02/2006
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Current members playing at various times are listed in purple.
Deceased members are in Gray
Tommy "Dork Jackson" Aldridge or here or here - drummer - now with Whitesnake
Dave Amato - guitar - With BOA in 1980 - now with REO Speedwagon
Rocky Athas or here or here or here - guitar
Billy Batte or here - violin/keyboard/synthesizer - 80? - also Savage Innocence
Garrett Bearden - maybe this one? or this one? or this one? - with BOA in late 80's
Biff "The Beast" Bingham - lead guitar - early 80's Added 4/21/06
Johnnie Bolin - drummer - presently
Artis "J.R." Brewer or here - The Knowbody Else - guitar/vocals
Buddy Church or here - guitar/bass
Dave Cochran or here or here or here - bass - Tunica - 11/9/2003 - and others Updated 8/5/04
Johnny Courville JR. - or here personal and road manager 80's & 90's
Johnny "Monk" Courville III - or here or here drummer 90-96
Chris Craig or here - drummer - 79-82
Pat "Dirty" Daugherty or here - bass/vocals
Wayne "Squeezebox" Evans or here - drummer
Mike Farriss - bass - 80's here or here or here also played with RADIX Added 07/02/06
"Big" Mike Fowler - Don't know if any of these sites are the right guy =
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Jimmy "Soybean" Henderso
n or here - guitar
Jack Holde
r or here or here or here or here - guitar/keyboard 
Kelvin Holl
y or here or here or here or here or here - guitar
George Hughen
or here or here - Current bass player - was with Grayghost
Corky Hughes - guitar - early 80's
Added 4/21/06
Harvey "Burley" Jet
t or here or here - guitar/vocals/organ
Cozy Johnson - drums - early 80's
Added 4/21/06
David Johnso
n - guitar - currently with Lectric Liz and Livewire Added 9/30/2003
Stanley "Goober" Knigh
t or here or here  - guitar
Jamie La Rit
z or here - lead guitar - 80?
Shawn Lane
RIP 9/03 at the age of 40 here or here or here or here or here or here - guitar 
William Lemuel
- Bass New 7/29/04
Victor Lukenbaugh
or here or here - drummer - Judge Parker
Jim "Jim Dandy" Mangrum
or here or here or here - vocals/washboard/acoustic guitar/frontman
Michael "Knarley Dude" Mar
tin RIP 2005 Motorcycle accident - guitar - 80's Updated 7/2/06
David "Dave" M
ayo - or here  or here  or here - piano/bass/vocals - On "10 Year Overnight Success" Also appeared on Ruby Starr's albums "Smokey Places" and "Scene Stealer".New 8/4/04
Keith McCann
- here? or here? or this one? or this one? - drummer - The Knowbody Else
Hal McCormack
or here or here or here or here - lead guitar - Twice nominated as best guitarist by Premiere Player's Award of Memphis. Has been in Tora Tora, Survivor, M. Slider, Driving South, and newer band Uprising. Updated 8/5/04
Randii Me
ers or here - drummer
Steve Nunemac
her  or here or here - frontman/lead/rhythm guitar/keyboards/vocals - On "Ready As Hell". Also Known As Steve/Stevie Blaze. Now works with bands Lillian Axe, New Life Experience, and '70 band Angel Updated 8/5/04
Arthur Pear
son or here - guitar - Judge Parker - Batesville AR 6/28/03
Larry Pear
son or here - guitar - Judge Parker - Batesville AR 6/28/03, Dunmor 2004
Jeff "Heart" Pal
mer - bass - early 80's
Marius Pencz
ner or here - or here or here  - keyboard - BOA 77/78
Terry "Slydman" Pow
ers or here or here or here - lead guitar
Greg Red
ing or here or here or here - guitar/piano/vocals
Danny Reynolds - guitar - The Knowbody Else

Rickie Lee "Ricochet" or "Wiz" Reynolds
or here or here - rhythm guitar/vocals/12 string
Deke Riv
ers or here? - guitar
Deke Richa
rds or here or here or here or here - producer/writer/guitar/piano - On "I'd Rather Be Sailing", "Race With The Devil", "Hot & Nasty: Best of BOA CD", and with Ruby Starr on  "Smokey Places".  Worked for many years with numerous Motown legends. New 8/4/04
John R
oth or here or here - guitar Update 8/12/04
Sam Schattenb
erg or here or here? - drummer - The Knowbody Else
Ronnie "Chickie Hawk" Sm
ith or here or here or here?  - organ/road manager
Ruby St
arr RIP 1/14/1995 or here or here or here or here - vocals - Grey Ghost
Andy Ta
nas or or here or here or here or here or here  or here - bass/vocals/songwriting - 77 to 80 - With Krokus after BOA. Can be seen on the "Ballroom Blitz" video. Updated 8/11/04
Jerome Tho
mas or here? or here  - drummer - 78-82?
Michael R. T
odd  - guitar/bass/vocals
Bobby Tore
llo or here or here or here - drummer - '77.  Johnny Winter's drummer '77 to '83 New 8/11/04
Otis Watk
ins or here or here or here or here - guitar
Jo
n "B. J. Wells" - drummer - 80?
Joel Willi
ams or here or here  - drums - 77/78
Artie Wil
son or here or here? - bass - 1994 -
Kinley "Barney" Wo
lfe or here or here or here  or here - bass - early 80's
Roy Yea
ger  or here or here  or here - syndrums - On "I'd Rather Be Sailing"  - Drummer for Atlanta Rhythm Section. Also played with Lobo and Melanie. New 8/4/04
Adolph Zeugne
r

Unknown bass player (Alexandria LA 7/5/2003
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Black Oak Arkansas started off as "The Knowbody Else", then changed names and some of the players after a few years. BOA's biography, as a band, can be found on other sites and in books, so I'm not going to elaborate on that here. My focus is the artists themselves.
This will forever be a work in progress.
I'm going to put these in alphabetical order since chronologically would be hard for me to do.
The underlined names are links to sites where there is info about the artist.
Some names have two or three links.
Just click on the underlined portion.
Some of the links are  for more than one  band member.
Below are links to some sites that have info on the various artists.
I discovered some of these in my quest for artist info.


Les (Mutant) Roediger's BOA site
Classicwebs
Shawn Lane's artist list
BOA discography
BOA stories
BOA history
BOA bio
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Ruby Starr history
Another BOA bio
Rhino write-up
BOA artists family tree
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Slydman Terry Powers
Clockwise from 12 o'clock - Jim Dandy, Rickie Lee, George, Jim & Rickie, Johnny, and Hal
Crew and others of notable mention
Rusty - tour manager
Lionel - crew