Marshall Tucker Band [Bonus Track]

The Marshall Tucker Band [Bonus Track]

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by The Marshall Tucker Band
     
 

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The remastering of the Marshall Tucker Band's classic debut album is indeed cause for celebration. Like the Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker blended elements from all over the Americana map into their trademark sound, which was anchored in the guitaristry and writing talents of Toy Caldwell, and the reed and woodwind playing of

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The remastering of the Marshall Tucker Band's classic debut album is indeed cause for celebration. Like the Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker blended elements from all over the Americana map into their trademark sound, which was anchored in the guitaristry and writing talents of Toy Caldwell, and the reed and woodwind playing of Jerry Eubanks. With help from Tom Caldwell and Jerry Eubanks on percussion, and Paul Hornsby on piano and keyboards, the Tuckers set down eight Caldwell tunes that shot country straight through with touches of Appalachian folk music, jazz, blues, and roots rock. The effect is transcendent on cuts such as "Take the Highway," and Caldwell's signature tune, "Can't You See." With its biting guitar lines woven around a chunky, honky tonk piano line, and his mournful vocal that comes straight from Albert King, added to a short flute break, it is an anthem to heartbreak and flight. "Take the Highway" is a proto- jam band anthem with its dreamy twinned leads and loping bassline. Widespread Panic owes a great debt to this album, one that they have yet to acknowledge. After 30 years this album sounds as crisp and elemental as it did on its arrival. The remaster is warm, full, and round in its sonic palette, and the bonus track, a live read of "Everyday (I Have the Blues)," is a Caldwell scorcher. Southern rock got its mantle for excess from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, and the Outlaws, with their respective brands of loud and proud redneck rock -- the Allmans were an entity unto themselves. But if the South had a band with an expansive view of American music and how it played into improvisation a lá the Grateful Dead, it was most certainly the Marshall Tucker Band, and this album is a testament to that.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
Label:
Ramblin Records
UPC:
0826663151824
catalogNumber:
31518
Rank:
27139

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marshall Tucker Band   Primary Artist
Toy Caldwell   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Ella Brown   Background Vocals
Tommy Caldwell   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jerry Eubanks   Flute,Percussion,Alto Saxophone,Background Vocals,Group Member
Doug Gray   Percussion,Vocals
Donna Hall   Background Vocals
Paul Hornsby   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano,Moog Synthesizer
Oscar Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Ernestine Jones   Background Vocals
George McCorkle   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Paul Riddle   Drums
Buddy Thornton   Group Member
Fred Wise   Fiddle
Samuel Dixon   Trumpet
Jai Johanny Johanson   Conga

Technical Credits

Marshall Tucker Band   Arranger
Toy Caldwell   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Paul Hornsby   Producer,Engineer
Johnny Sandlin   Remix Consultant
Ovie Sparks   Remix Consultant
Buddy Thornton   Engineer
Barry Alfonso   Liner Notes
James Flournoy Holmes   Illustrations
Ron Rainey   Executive Producer
Traci Swartz   Artwork

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