BO GRUMPUS was formed in Boston in 1967 .In the spring of 1968, Before The War was issued on the Atco label. A couple of tracks were engineered by Chris Houston, former member of The Undertakers. Felix said that the roots to his rock group, Mountain, can be traced to this recording. When Bell Records approached Felix with an offer for him to produce a record, he wanted Bo Grumpus to be the band. The problem was, The Richmond Organization (the group’s publishing company) owned the rights to the name Bo Grumpus being used for a musical group. That meant another name change.At the suggestion of Eddie Mottau, the group changed its name to Jolliver Arkansaw.
Eddie Mottau - Vocals, Guitar
Jim Colegrove - Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Dobro
Joe Hutchinson - Vocals, Guitar
Ronnie Blake - Drums
Leslie West - Lead Guitar on track 12
Felix PappalardiKeyboard, Trumpet, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Ocherina
1.Frou Frou2.Mr. Brennan3.Bright As Fire4.The Eye5.A Girl Like Mary6.Hatred Sun7.Lisa My Love8.Migrant Fowl9.King Chaos10.You Keep Me Satisfied11.St. Justina12.Gray Afternoon