The Marshall Tucker Band
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The Marshall Tucker Band is a Southern rock band.Read More...
Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, the band formed in 1972, and soon signed with Capricorn Records. In 1973 they released their first EP, simply titled 'The Marshall Tucker band.
Compared to Southern rock pioneers and label-mates The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker had a more country and western feel, with the flute being a key lead instrument in their sound. "Can't You See", "Fire on the Mountain", and "This Ol' Cowboy" are among their songs that received appreciable FM radio airplay, while "Heard It in a Love Song" made it to #14 as a single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977.
Original bassist Tommy Caldwell died in a car crash on April 28, 1980. His brother, guitarist Toy Caldwell, died of respiratory failure on February 25, 1993.
The Marshall Tucker Band still plays up to 150 shows in a year. They are currently with Ramblin' Records.
There was no band member named "Marshall Tucker". Originally, the band called itself The Toy Factory (named after lead-guitarist Toy Caldwell). But by the time the band released its first album they had become the Marshall Tucker Band. During a radio interview in Hempstead, NY in 1973, Tommy Caldwell explained the origins of the band's name:
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- LyricsI'm gonna take a freight train, down at the station
I don't care where it goes
Gonna climb me a mountain, the highest mountain
Jump off, nobody gonna know
Can't you see oh can't you see
- LyricsI ain't never been with a woman long enough, for my boots to get old
We've been together so long now they both need to be sewed
If I ever settle down you'd be my kind
And it's a good time for me to head on down the line
Heard it in a love song
- LyricsTook my family away from our Carolina home
Had dreams about the west and started to roam
Six long months on a dust covered trail
They say heaven's at the end
But so far it's been hell
- LyricsTake the highway
Lord knows I've been gone too long
Lot of sad days
One day you'll turn around
And I'll be gone
- LyricsI've got ramblin',
Ramblin' on my mind, Lord.
Gotta find me a woman
Of a different kind.
Now she's gone, Lord,
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