Carolina Dreams [Bonus Track]

Carolina Dreams [Bonus Track]

by The Marshall Tucker Band
     
 
Released in 1977, Carolina Dreams was a commercial breakthrough for the Marshall Tucker Band in large part due to a pair of hit singles -- "Heard It in a Love Song" and "Fly Like an Eagle." It was also the beginning of their transition from one of Southern rock's preeminent "boogie bands" to a unit that was equally versed in

Overview

Released in 1977, Carolina Dreams was a commercial breakthrough for the Marshall Tucker Band in large part due to a pair of hit singles -- "Heard It in a Love Song" and "Fly Like an Eagle." It was also the beginning of their transition from one of Southern rock's preeminent "boogie bands" to a unit that was equally versed in country, rock, blues, folk, pop, and jazz. The easy grace of Doug Gray's voice and Jerry Eubanks' reeds and woodwinds, juxtaposed with the edgy sting of Toy Caldwell's guitars, was a solid combination that is exploited here to its fullest. Paul Hornsby's production accents the ballads and midtempo rockers to fine effect. The band contributed heavily to the compositions on Carolina Dreams, and because Caldwell's singles are so transcendent, the other songs on the set are ratcheted up, as evidenced by the beautiful horn-drenched "I Should Have Never Started Lovin' You" or "Life in a Song," which successfully brought together hard country and Southern R&B in a tight, punchy, and bluesed-out mix. The remastered and expanded edition contains a smoking live version of George McCorkle's "Silverado." It's a bit thin in fidelity, but the performance more than compensates.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
Label:
Ramblin Records
UPC:
0826663752625
catalogNumber:
37526
Rank:
27528

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marshall Tucker Band   Primary Artist
Toy Caldwell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Group Member
Tommy Caldwell   Bass Guitar,Tambourine,Background Vocals
Charlie Daniels   Fiddle,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jerry Eubanks   Flute,Saxophone,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Doug Gray   Vocals
Paul Hornsby   Organ,Piano
Jaimoe   Conga
Leo Labranche   Trumpet
Dezso Lakatos   Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Leavell   Piano
George McCorkle   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Group Member
Paul Riddle   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Toy Caldwell   Composer
Tommy Caldwell   Composer
Jerry Eubanks   Composer
Doug Gray   Composer
Paul Hornsby   Producer,Audio Production
Kalifornia Kurt Kinzel   Engineer
Leo Labranche   Horn Arrangements
George McCorkle   Composer
Marie Kaylan   Art Direction
Barry Alfonso   Liner Notes
Ron Rainey   Executive Producer
John Roberts   Artwork

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