Marshall Tucker Band

Let’s try out a new type of post for individual bands.

The Marshall Tucker Band originally hailed from South Carolina. The Wikipedia entry has lots of information here:

Wikipedia Entry for Marshall Tucker Band

Along with Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker formed the nucleus of a great group of southern rock bands in the early 1970s. My friends and I were very aware of Marshall Tucker when I was in high school, though I never saw them in concert. Their music is of consistently high quality, though like many bands, I feel their first two or three albums ae the only essential pieces of work.

I see “Can’t You See” as their best song, and consider their biggest radio hit, “Heard It In A Love Song”, to be only modestly interesting. “Fire On The Mountain” is really nice also. Jerry Eubanks’ flute makes their sound unique, and Toy Caldwell was somewhat famous for using his thumb to pluck the strings. The Marshall Tucker Band was really cool. Here’s how I rate their songs in the collection:

Take The Highway, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭✭
A New Life, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭
Blue Ridge Mountain Sky, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭
Another Cruel Love, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭✭
This Ol’ Cowboy, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭✭
Ramblin (live), Marshall Tucker Band
24 Hours At A Time, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭
Fire On The Mountain, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭✭
Searchin For A Rainbow, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭
Walkin’ And Talkin’, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭
Bob Away My Blues, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭✭
Can’t You See (live), Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭✭
Heard It In A Love Song, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭
Can’t You See, Marshall Tucker Band ✭✭✭✭

Here’s the band in its prime:

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