Monongahela (album)

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Monongahela
Monongahela.jpg
Studio album by The Oak Ridge Boys
Released August 10, 1988 (1988-08-10)
Genre Country
Length 35:49
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Bowen
The Oak Ridge Boys chronology
Heartbeat
(1987)
Monongahela
(1988)
Greatest Hits 3
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Monongahela is the 14th country studio album by American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys, released in 1988 via MCA Records. The album peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[2]

The album includes three singles that charted on Hot Country Songs: "Gonna Take a Lot of River", which reached number 1, followed by "Bridges and Walls" at number 10 and "Beyond Those Years" at number 7.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gonna Take a Lot of River" (Mark Henley, John Kurhajetz) – 3:00
  2. "I Can Count on You" (Roger Murrah, Randy VanWarmer) – 3:36
  3. "Never Together (But Close Sometimes)" (Rodney Crowell) – 2:20
  4. "No Way Out" (Steve Bogard, Rick Giles) – 3:16
  5. "Beyond Those Years" (Troy Seals, Eddie Setser) – 4:37
  6. "Private Lives" (Seals, Mentor Williams) – 3:16
  7. "Too Many Heartaches" (Jerry G. Hludzik, Mark Wanko) – 2:57
  8. "Bridges and Walls" (Murrah, VanWarmer) – 3:52
  9. "When Karen Comes Around" (Dewayne Blackwell, Bobby Fischer, Earl Bud Lee, Robert Ellis Orrall) – 4:20
  10. "Taking One Heartbeat (At a Time)" (Walker Igleheart) – 4:35

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[4]

The Oak Ridge Boys[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Dewey Dorough — saxophone
  • Bessyl Duhon — saxophone
  • John Jarvis — piano, synthesizer
  • Wade Benson Landry — fiddle
  • Mike Lawler — synthesizer
  • Rick Marotta — drums
  • Leland Sklar — bass guitar
  • Billy Joe Walker, Jr. — acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Reggie Young — electric guitar

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roland, Tom. "Monongahela review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Monongahela Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 303. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ Monongahela (CD booklet). The Oak Ridge Boys. MCA Records. 1988. 42205.