Outlaws

Also known as Outlaws, The
Members of Outlaws: B.B. Borden, Billy Jones (2), Chris Anderson (15), David Dix, Frank O'Keefe, Freddie Salem, Harvey Dalton Arnold, Henry Paul, Hughie Thomasson, Monte Yoho, Rick Cua, Steve Grisham
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.outlawsmusic.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaws_(band)

Discography of Outlaws:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Ghost Riders 8 Audio 1980 Arista
2 Outlaws 10 Audio 1989 Arista
3 Lady In Waiting 9 Audio 1993
4 Hurry Sundown 9 Audio 1994 Pipeline Records (4)
5 Bring It Back Alive 12 Audio 1993 BMG
6 Ghost Riders 8 Audio 1992 BMG Ariola München GmbH
7 Riders On The Devil's Road 11 Audio 1994 Royal Sound Music
8 Soldiers Of Fortune 10 Audio 1986 Pasha
9 Hittin' The Road Live! 10 Audio 1993 Roadrunner Records
10 Diablo Canyon 10 Audio 1994 Blues Bureau International
11 Lady In Waiting 9 Audio 1976 Arista
12 Outlaws 10 Audio 1975 Arista
13 Outlaws 10 Audio 1975 Arista
14 Bring It Back Alive 12 Audio 1978 Arista
15 In The Eye Of The Storm 9 Audio 1979
16 Soldiers Of Fortune 10 Audio 1986 Pasha
17 (Ghost) Riders In The Sky 2 Audio 1980
18 Playin' To Win 9 Audio 1978 Arista
19 Outlaws 10 Audio 1975 Arista
20 Lady In Waiting 9 Audio 1976 Arista
21 Greatest Hits Of The Outlaws, High Tides Forever 8 Audio 1982 Arista
22 There Goes Another Love Song / Keep Prayin' 2 Audio 1975 Arista
23 (Ghost) Riders In The Sky / Devil's Road 2 Audio 1980 Arista
24 Bring It Back Alive 12 Audio 1978 Arista
25 Playin' To Win 9 Audio 1978 Arista
26 Soldiers Of Fortune 10 Audio 1986 Pasha
27 There Goes Another Love Song 2 Audio 1975
28 Playin' To Win 9 Audio 1978 Arista
29 Bring It Back Alive 12 Audio 1978 Arista
30 Bring It Back Alive 12 Audio 1978 Arista
31 Soldiers Of Fortune 10 Audio 1986 Pasha
32 Outlaws 10 Audio 1975 Arista
33 Breaker - Breaker 2 Audio 1976-06-00
34 Green Grass & High Tides 2 Audio 1976 Arista
35 In The Eye Of The Storm 9 Audio 1979 Arista
36 Outlaws 10 Audio
37 Green Grass & High Tides / Holiday 2 Audio 1978 Arista
38 Lady In Waiting 9 Audio 1976 Arista
39 Greatest Hits Of The Outlaws, High Tides Forever 8 Audio 1982 Arista
40 Greatest Hits Of The Outlaws, High Tides Forever 8 Audio 1982 Arista
41 Outlaws 10 Audio 2001 Buddha Records
42 Greatest Hits Of The Outlaws, High Tides Forever 8 Audio 1990 Arista
43 Lady In Waiting 9 Audio 1976 Arista
44 Outlaws 10 Audio 1975 Arista
45 Ghost Riders 8 Audio 1980 Arista
46 In The Eye Of The Storm 9 Audio 1979 Arista
47 Greatest Hits Of The Outlaws, High Tides Forever 8 Audio 1993 Arista
48 Radio Remixes 4 Audio 1982 Arista
49 Los Hombres Malo 9 Audio 1982 Arista
50 Outlaws 10 Audio 1975 Arista


Outlaws are a southern rock band formed in Tampa, Florida in late 1967 by guitarist/vocalist Hughie Thomasson, drummer David Dix, bassist Phil Humberg, guitarists Hobie O'Brien and Frank Guidry, plus singer Herb Pino.

Guidry brought the name Outlaws with him when he joined(he'd been in another group that had that name). Previous to Guidry's arrival the band had been called The Rogues, then The Four Letter Words. By early 1968 O'Brien & Humberg both had left the band to get married and Frank O'Keefe came in on bass. In the spring of 1968 the group's first manager, Paul D., brought them to Epic Studios in NYC to record an album which was never released after the band and the producer of the album had a falling out. Guidry left at this point after differences with the manager. The group headed back to Tampa, then got another deal to go to Criteria Studios in Miami to record another album with producer Phil Gernhard. But this album was likewise never released and Gernhard vanished soon after. Ronny Elliott was brought in around this time to play bass while O'Keefe briefly switched to guitar. But O'Keefe went back to bass after Elliott left in 1969 and Herb Pino began playing guitar as well as singing by this time. Drummer Monte Yoho came in that same year to sub for Dix.

In early 1970, the Outlaws were joined by two members of the Dave Graham Group that was also managed by Paul D. (Ped-Dyn. Productions.) The Dave Graham Group's Union leader was Monte Yoho but he was not invited to be part of this line-up. The early 1970 Outlaws line-up was Hughie Thomasson, Frank O'Keefe, Dave Dix, Billy Jones and Dave Graham. Graham was influential in moving the group toward country-rock, especially the music of Poco. They recorded a cover of the Doors "Five to One" as an audition to a recording deal that never materialized. This grouping disbanded in the Spring of 1970 and the group eventually parted ways with Paul D. Yoho and Herb Pino returned, but by 1971 the offers for gigs had slowed down and the group went into limbo for a year or so not sure if they would continue.

In 1971 Henry Paul, a singer & guitarist who was born in New York but grew up in the Tampa area, returned from a stay in Greenwich Village NYC to form Sienna, which was more of a country rock outfit. He was joined by Monte Yoho and Frank O'Keefe. In 1972 Hughie Thomasson, himself returned from a brief spell in New York where he'd been backing up folksinger Milton Carroll, joined up with Paul, Yoho and O'Keefe and Sienna became the reborn Outlaws

Billy Jones, who would sometimes show up to jam with the group on organ in 1971 & 1972, returned from a stint in Boulder, Colorado in 1973 and switched to guitar, giving birth to the band's first infamous guitar trio later dubbed "The Florida Guitar Army". O'Keefe left the group temporarily in 1973-74. Buzzy Meekins and another bassist named Rick stood in until he was able to return. In 1974 Charlie Brusco signed on as manager for The Outlaws. Alan Walden(brother of Capricorn Records founder Phil Walden) was told of the group by Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie Van Zant and he joined forces with Brusco as co-manager.

The band was the first act signed to Arista Records under Clive Davis. Davis was in the audience at a show in 1974 where the band was opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd in Columbia, South Carolina. At the end of Lynyrd Skynyrd's set, lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant said from the stage: “If you don’t sign the Outlaws, you’re the dumbest music person I’ve ever met—and I know you’re not.”

The Outlaws' earliest well known songs were "There Goes Another Love Song" and "Green Grass and High Tides", both from their 1975 self-titled debut album. Their 1981 cover of "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" from the album Ghost Riders was their biggest single chart success, reaching #31 on the Billboard "Pop Singles" chart.

Current members

* Henry Paul – guitars, vocals (1972–1977, 1983-1986, 2005–2006, 2008–present)

* Chris Andersen – guitars, vocals (1986–1989, 2005–present)

* Billy Crain – guitars, vocals (2008–present)

* Jon Coleman – keyboards, vocals (2008–present)

* Randy Threet – bass, vocals (2005–present)

* Monte Yoho – drums, percussion (1969, 1970–1979, 2005–present)

[edit] Original recording members

* Hughie Thomasson – guitars, vocals, banjo (1967–1996, 2005–2007)(Passed away 2007. Hughie was responsible for the 2005 band resurrection )

* Henry Paul

* Billy Jones (died 1995)

* Frank O'Keefe (died 1995)

* Monte Yoho


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