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Monday, November 8, 2010

Marshall Tucker Band - Self Titled

Classic review day was almost not going to happen. It fought me through and through today. Every band I wanted to review didn't link any samples. Brutal! Finally I got to Marshall Tucker Band - and one of my favorite classic songs ever - 'Can't You See'. If you haven't heard this track, I promise you'll love it. But my guess, is at some point in your life you have, maybe without knowing it. Way back in 1972 a few fellas from South Carolina got together and started jamming. Their style is a blend of rock, blues, gospel, jazz and a little country. Mixed together it goes down smooth. You might be led to believe someone named Marshall Tucker is in the band. Well my friend, you couldn't be any more wrong. They were sitting in a warehouse where they practiced trying to come up with a band name. Someone looked down at the warehouse key, and had Marshall Tucker inscribed on it. They were later informed that he was a local piano tuner - that had rented the space before the band did. The owner just never got around to making a new key. If I was a betting man, I'd guess Mr. Tucker was pretty excited to have his name grace a band for no reason. They have never stopped over the years either. They still put on a solid number of shows around the US to this day. They even had a studio release back in 2004. That's almost 40 years of playing and making new music. Pretty cool. I'm not super familiar with the rest of their catalog, but I enjoy this album. It's different. Unlike a lot that was coming out in the 70's. If not even just for the one track, this is totally worth checking out today.

1. Take the Highway
2. Can't You See
3. Losing You
4. Hillbilly Band
5. See You Later, I'm Gone
6. Ramblin'
7. My Jesus Told Me So
8. AB's Song
9. Everyday (I Have the Blues) (Bonus Track)

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Can't You See
2. Take The Highway
3. Hillbilly Band

3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. had no idea you were a marshall tucker fan. DID YOU KNOW that on the zac brown band live album, the zac brown band and guest artist KID ROCK to a kick ass cover of 'can't you see?' i suggest you procure it if you were not already awares.

  2. I did know that. I think I mentioned that in my Zac Brown review a while back. I should check it out again, just because I can.

  3. i can never remember what you've already reviewed. now if i could search alphabetically by artist...

  4. I'm working on it. I only have 2 other staff members. My web design guy is busy right now.