Marshall Tucker Band-Anyone else get them?

Listening to music this really hit me.

To me... they are an absolutely amazing fusion band... Jazz/Rock/Country/Western... the volume and variety of instrumentation they meld together (without sounding the least bit gimmicky) is mind blowing. They use Horns/Keyboards/Pianos/Guitars etc....and, as you may know, even the flute, to great effect.

I definitely would not classify them in the ..."one of best bands nobody's ever heard of"...because, I think everyone has heard of them (i.e. Heard it in a Love Song)...but, I think they are one of the most misunderstood and under-appreciated bands ever. Unfortunately, I think people make assumptions about them and dig no further... (a tragic case of judging a book by the cover).

Most probably write them off as simply another southern-rock band ...but they are so much more than that...First of all the (main) vocalist Doug Gray...the guy actually Sings...yes, SINGS. (Ironically he is not the vocalist in Heard it in a Love Song!). Toy Caldwell (guitarist), Wow! - Although I'm not a musician...the guitar work sounds amazing (especially the jazz themes). And...if you like jam bands...they have that more than covered too (the album versions of the hits give them the songs the breathing room they deserve)

Bottom Line: In my opinion, they are a music lover's dream.

Just for the record...I listen to everything from The Flamingos to Scarface...mostly alternative this is definitely not a niche thing for me... Actually, I don't have very much "Southern Rock" in my collection at all.
I like their first release best - it is phenominal (IMO). Each release afterwards I like less and less. So much less that I have only kept their first. But I find this true of many bands - their first release being their best (IMO).
I love them. One of my favorite songs is walking my property line, but some many other good ones also. Another band I feel is in this catagory are the Atlanta Rhythm Section.
fwiw, I think 'Can't You See' is one of the best constructed songs ever written. The spacing created for the lead guitar and the vocals sends chills up my spine every time I hear it. (I am listening right now. :-) Chills again.
Thanks for this! 70s college radio (WVBR FM, Ithaca, NY). Any thoughts on the best sounding/best song list compilation? Don't think I've heard them in years, but will definitely add one (but likely only one) disc to my collection; I like the cheesy stuff too. The below link by the way, is keeping the MTB flame alive. John
I too love their music. Didn't Toy Caldwell die within the past couple of yeras?