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THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND TOPS 'GREATEST SOUTHERN ROCK SONG' LIST

10/3/2012

The Marshall Tucker Band's 1973 classic "Can't You See" has been named the 'Greatest Southern Rock Song' in a new list by UltimateClassicRock.com. The track -- which has been a mainstay on FM radio upon it's release on the band's self-titled debut album -- has often been mistaken for being an Allman Brothers Band song, actually was never a hit, "peaking" upon release at a disappointing Number 108 on the Billboard singles charts. Coming in second was Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1974 mission statement, "Sweet Home Alabama," with 1975 Outlaws favorite "Green Grass & High Tides" rounding out the Top Three.

 

Co-founder and singer Doug Gray is thrilled with the honor, telling the website: "We are over the top with this announcement from Ultimate Classic Rock. It certainly lets us all know that 'Can't You See' is and will continue to be appreciated for a very long time."

  • Doug Gray told us that he's never been ashamed to be known as a Southern Rock act: "No, absolutely not. We are a Southern Rock band -- it's that simple. We're a band that's not afraid to be hooked to the Allman Brothers, not afraid to be hooked to Charlie Daniels. What would I be -- right now -- if I didn't have my background and roots into where we're coming from, and try to put that in the music. I can't be somebody we're not."
  • The Marshall Tucker Band will next perform on Friday and Saturday night (October 5th and 6th) in Steelville, Missouri at the Wildwood Springs Lodge.

  • The Greatest Southern Rock Songs , according to Ultimate Classic Rock:
    1. "Can't You See" -
    The Marshall Tucker Band
    2. "Sweet Home Alabama" -
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    3. "Green Grass & High Tides" -
    The Outlaws
    4. "Highway Song" -
    Blackfoot
    5. "Long Haired Country Boy" -
    The Charlie Daniels Band
    6. "Flirtin' With Disaster" -
    Molly Hatchet
    7. "La Grange" -
    ZZ Top
    8. "Ramblin' Man" -
    The Allman Brothers
    9. "30 Days In The Hole" -
    Humble Pie
    10. "Mississippi Queen" - Mountain

DID YOU KNOW???

  • If you ever wondered what instrument Marshall Tucker played in the band -- the answer is. . . NONE. The band cribbed the name from the key ring that used to open their rehearsal space. It turns out "Marshall Tucker" was a local piano tuner who had rented the space before the band.

CHECK IT OUT: The Marshall Tucker Band performing "Can You See" live in 1973:

Doug Gray Says He Has No Problem With People Calling The Marshall Tucker Band Southern Rock


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