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  posted on 11/17/2013 at 06:07 AM
since the late 80's doug gray has been carrying on the marshall tucker band and is now the only original member. anyone like any of the albums or songs from this era of the MTB?

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  posted on 11/17/2013 at 08:58 AM
Two friends of mine saw them perform the last year or two and were disappointed: no passion, boring, and disjointed. It sounds like the MTB needs to hang it up and move on.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2013 at 09:02 AM
We saw them a few years back.

Doug Gray does more talking than singing and when he does sing it's sad to hear.

They shouldn't be billing themselves as Marshall Tucker.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2013 at 09:05 AM
i already knew live they weren't good anymore. i was wondering about the albums they make though
 

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  posted on 11/17/2013 at 09:48 AM
I'm going to somewhat disagree here. The musicians Doug has surrounded himself with are seasoned pros - all quite good. Chris Hicks on guitar is a name than that has been out there for years with several bands. The guy on keys, sax, & flute is a major talent,and he sings well. The other fellas are also pros.

Instrumentally, the show I saw this summer was pretty good. The solos and jams were very good. As someone mentioned, Doug's voice is shot. He can barely sing, and that is sad because at one time his vocals were off the charts - he could hit the highest of high notes & hold them beyond where many vocalists could go. He struggled on the few songs he sang at the show I saw. The other members of the band are now singing the majority of the songs, which I don't have a problem with, as these guys are good vocalists.

It is what it is now - classic songs and good musicians playing nice music. That's my take.

They did a studio album several years back called "Beyond The Horizon". There are some nice new songs here mixed in with a couple of Toy's songs. It's a pretty decent CD. Below is one song from that CD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb3WK8rvqIM

Below is another cut from that CD, but this is a live version with Chris Hicks singing vocals on Toy's song "Midnight Promises".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mAcPrf-uco


 

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  posted on 11/17/2013 at 01:03 PM
I'm going to agree with D28. The guys in the band are great. And Matt I know you are asking about Post Toy MTB Cd's ... Let me suggest the Outlaws Diablo Canyon (if you can find a copy). It has some of Chris Hick's best playing and compositions i.e. "Macon Blues." Combine that with the incomparable Hughie Thomasson ... Also the other guitarist in the current MTB, Rick Willis, is a heck of a player too. Before joining MTB he released a CD called Jackson Crossing Saints And Sinners with my good friend Rusty Barkley, one of the finest guitarists in the Charlotte area. The CD was available from HTN. I'd recommend it if your looking for that vintage 70's Southern Rock vibe. It was recorded in Macon with Paul Hornsby producing. Just a little FYI just in case ...

 

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  posted on 11/17/2013 at 02:59 PM
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I'm going to somewhat disagree here. The musicians Doug has surrounded himself with are seasoned pros - all quite good. Chris Hicks on guitar is a name than that has been out there for years with several bands. The guy on keys, sax, & flute is a major talent,and he sings well. The other fellas are also pros.

Instrumentally, the show I saw this summer was pretty good. The solos and jams were very good. As someone mentioned, Doug's voice is shot. He can barely sing, and that is sad because at one time his vocals were off the charts - he could hit the highest of high notes & hold them beyond where many vocalists could go. He struggled on the few songs he sang at the show I saw. The other members of the band are now singing the majority of the songs, which I don't have a problem with, as these guys are good vocalists.

It is what it is now - classic songs and good musicians playing nice music. That's my take.

They did a studio album several years back called "Beyond The Horizon". There are some nice new songs here mixed in with a couple of Toy's songs. It's a pretty decent CD. Below is one song from that CD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb3WK8rvqIM

Below is another cut from that CD, but this is a live version with Chris Hicks singing vocals on Toy's song "Midnight Promises".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mAcPrf-uco




thanks.

so if anyone has these which one is better?
face down in the blues
gospel
beyond the horizon
the next adventure

 
 


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