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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 07:38 PM
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Is Marshall Tucker Band Country, Western or Americana?
Seriously - these guys are better than the Eagles in terms of their merging Country and Rock....


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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 07:42 PM
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1. Yes.
:evilgrin:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 07:54 PM
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2. GAH!!!
This is Country

Wait, no it's Jazz Country

No it's Country Rock

No it's Southern Rock

GAH!!!!!!
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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 08:34 PM
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3. I love me some Marshall Tucker! I go for Country-Rock ( but not opposed to other labels, as long as.
I can listen)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:14 PM
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5. MTB was about as good as you could get
Seriously!

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BrendaBrick Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:08 PM
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4. They were popular back in the day
when music was just that. Music. No need to pigeon-hole an artist into some category. If it was good, then it was good - period.

Sad that it has to resort to now somehow categorizing an artist or band.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:26 PM
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6. I think they were both awesome and seminal...
If no Marshall Tucker, no Eagles
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BrendaBrick Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 10:19 PM
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7. That's the thing with artists...
they spin off of each other. Ideally, nudging each other in a playful kind of competitive way as to be the best that each could be and to push the envelope collectively.

The circle of unending, cordial inspiration not only applies to music, but to any endeavor, I would suspect.


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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 12:56 PM
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8. Southern rock & roll. n/t

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BrendaBrick Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 01:25 AM
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12. Southern Rock & Roll you mutter?
Past & present, I would assume?

THIS!...Good as any starting place, I reckon beginning in the 70's...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX3cbFJ3lYU

(Only complaint = wish I could have cranked this up like, 10x more!)

2nd: and we're still SO PROUD...if GA ain't got nothin' ya'll -(by backwoods skippy) - we DO have the Allman Brothers to our credit, after all, from Macon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6up076lSH8

3rd. OK. Not really so sure just EXACTLY WHAT 'the south' will actually be (specifically) doin' agin? (According to these lyrics?) Delusional? Cognitive dissonance maybe? Fantasy-land maybe???? shrug. Who knows? But never no mind over all of that - because still (overall intention aside) - some really, awesome wicked fiddle playin' all the same along these lines is a bit rare no matter the specific venue:

(Spoiler: I post this here strictly out of pure artistic merit...just so ya know:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL-1T9g5-vU

Stemming from here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgKIGu1QqY

...and ORIGINATING...repeat "ORIGINATING" from: Hands down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ofD9t_sULM

Though ya know ya'll, Chuck Berry is quite the staunch intellectual...to this day. Still! An Absolutely, incredible fascinating mind...and still quite HOT to this day because of it ~

Still yet: Little Richard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFq5O2kabQo

(Got to hand it to that ONE BRAVE couple!)

(semi)Bottom line: The Indisputable Genius:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krk5y86aDJI

SO - OK - ABSOLUTE bottom line here, I would guess, would be fittingly to close out with this classic which may touch ALL of our hearts:

(Ray didn't take any guff from his staff!)

In 1979, Charles was honored with: "And in 1979 the Georgia legislature declared Ray Charles's version of "Georgia on My Mind" to be the official state song."

Sadly, I can not find a whole lot of information on this on the web which actually led up to that final decision, though I personally remember it very well.

See, from what I can recall, Charles refused to play in a Jim Crow state once he arrived - obviously prior to 1979. Flat out and it hurt his career for a time. It was only many years later that the GA legislature finally realized what they had done by banning his performance and tried to make amends in 1979.

Ummph. umm. umm. umm.

Dang ya'll ~

Yep.

Lest we never, EVER forget nor confuse our REAL roots to all of this and what other folks had to go through for a New York minute!

Never.

Ever.

Truth.

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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 09:41 PM
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9. ?
Edited on Sun Nov-06-11 09:42 PM by Tuesday Afternoon
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
With five number one singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (19711975) and Hotel California, ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the band was ranked #75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.<2[br />
more at link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_(band)


The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band's blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel<1> helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s.<2> While the band had reached the height of its commercial success by the end of the decade, the band has recorded and performed continuously under various lineups for nearly 40 years.<2>

The original lineup of the Marshall Tucker Band, formed in 1972, included lead guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter Toy Caldwell (19471993), keyboard player and vocalist Doug Gray (b. 1948), flutist Jerry Eubanks (b. 1950), rhythm guitarist George McCorkle (19462007), drummer Paul Riddle (b. 1953), and bassist Tommy Caldwell (19491980). They signed with Capricorn Records and in 1973 released their first LP, The Marshall Tucker Band. After Tommy Caldwell was killed in an automobile accident in 1980, he was replaced by bassist Franklin Wilkie. Most of the original band members had left by the mid-1980s to pursue other projects.<3> The band's lineup as of 2009 consists of Gray on vocals, guitarist Stuart Swanlund, keyboard player and flutist Marcus James Henderson, guitarist Rick Willis, bassist Pat Elwood, and drummer B.B. Borden.<4>

more at link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Tucker_Band

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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 02:29 PM
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10. Thanks for that. I thought the Eagles pre-dated MTB, but hadn't checked. (I love them both) /nt
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:19 PM
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11. yw
:)
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 01:38 AM
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13. I just LIKE 'em. Can't you see?
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