High on the Hog (Black Oak Arkansas album)

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High on the Hog
Studio album by Black Oak Arkansas
Released 23 September 1973
Recorded Criteria Sound, Miami, Florida, 15–19 September 1972
Wally Heider Recording, Hollywood, California, 4–29 August 1973
Genre Southern rock, country rock
Length 33:50
Label Atco
Producer Tom Dowd
Black Oak Arkansas chronology
Raunch 'n' Roll Live
(1973)
High on the Hog
(1973)
Street Party
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

High on the Hog is the most commercially successful album by the southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas. It is mainly known for its cover of the LaVern Baker song "Jim Dandy", which reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album prominently featured southern electric guitar licks and James Mangrum's scratchy, hillbilly vocals.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Black Oak Arkansas, except "Jim Dandy" by Lincoln Chase and "Moonshine Sonata" by Black Oak Arkansas & Tom Dowd

  1. "Swimmin' in Quicksand" - 3:20
  2. "Back to the Land" - 2:25
  3. "Movin'" - 3:13
  4. "Happy Hooker" - 5:27
  5. "Red Hot Lovin'" - 2:45
  6. "Jim Dandy" - 2:38
  7. "Moonshine Sonata" - 5:26
  8. "Why Shouldn't I Smile" - 2:21
  9. "High 'n' Dry" - 2:25
  10. "Mad Man" - 3:50

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Tom Dowd - producer
  • Ron & Howie Albert - engineers on tracks 3, 9, 10
  • Ed Barton - engineer on the other tracks
  • Joe Petagno - album illustration

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)[2]

Year Chart Position
1974 The Billboard 200 52

Singles - Billboard (North America)[3]

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Jim Dandy" Billboard Hot 100 25

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