It'll Shine When It Shines

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It'll Shine When It Shines
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1974
Recorded1974, "On A Farm In Missouri"[1]
GenreCountry rock/Southern rock
ProducerGlyn Johns
David Anderle
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils chronology
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
It'll Shine When It Shines
The Car Over the Lake Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]

It'll Shine When It Shines is the second album by the Southern rock/country rock band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, released in 1974.

Their debut album had been successful enough to give the band the clout to record their sophomore effort on the musicians' home turf. For the session, they cut their tracks in the pre-Civil War farmhouse that served as their rehearsal space, with producers Glyn Johns and David Anderle working from a mobile recording truck parked outside. The homey makeshift setup yielded a loose, organic vibe that invigorated material like Steve Cash's tongue-in-cheek swamp-rocker "E.E. Lawson".

This album contains the band's biggest single, "Jackie Blue", which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975. The song was brought in by Larry Lee late in the session and recorded at the insistence of Johns, who cajoled Lee into altering his original lyrics about a drug-dealing friend into a fond ode to a free-spirited female loner.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Made It Right" (John Dillon, Elizabeth Anderson) – 3:46
  2. "Look Away" (Randle Chowning) – 3:36
  3. "Jackie Blue" (Steve Cash, Larry Lee) – 4:11
  4. "Kansas You Fooler" (Larry Lee) – 2:39
  5. "It Couldn't Be Better" (John Dillon, Elizabeth Anderson) – 4:23
  6. "E.E. Lawson" (Steve Cash) – 3:32
  7. "Walkin' Down the Road" (John Dillon) – 3:28
  8. "What's Happened Along My Life" (Larry Lee) – 3:32
  9. "It Probably Always Will" (Michael Granda) – 3:15
  10. "Lowlands" (John Dillon) – 3:45
  11. "Tidal Wave" (Steve Cash, John Dillon) – 4:12
  12. "It'll Shine When It Shines" (Steve Cash, John Dillon) – 3:38



  • Producer: Glyn Johns/David Anderle
  • Recording Engineer: Glyn Johns
  • Art Direction: Roland Young
  • Photography: Harry Mittman, Jim Mayfield
  • Liner notes: Ken Seeholzer