The Marshall Tucker Band is the self-titled debut album by American rock band The Marshall Tucker Band. Released in April 1973, the album was recorded in 1973 in Macon, Georgia, at Capricorn Studios.

The Marshall Tucker Band
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1973
ProducerPaul Hornsby
Marshall Tucker Band chronology
The Marshall Tucker Band
A New Life


The album's musical style incorporates elements of psychedelic, jam band, jazz, R&B, gospel and folk.[1] Guitarist/songwriter Toy Caldwell drew heavily from bluegrass and country while writing songs for the band's debut.[4]

The album's eclectic style has been categorized as country rock,[1] progressive rock[2] and Southern rock.[3]

The lead single, "Can't You See", musically is a mixture of country rock and Southern rock.[5] The lyrics of "Can't You See" are noted as being dark, reflecting heartache and "a man running as far away as he can to begin the process of healing himself".[5]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [1]

In a retrospective review, AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars.[1] Rolling Stone named the album one of the "50 rock albums every country fan should own".[4] Paste magazine described the album as a "Southern rock classic".[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Toy Caldwell.

  1. "Take the Highway" - 6:15
  2. "Can't You See" - 6:05
  3. "Losing You" - 5:10
  4. "Hillbilly Band" - 2:35
  5. "See You Later, I'm Gone" - 3:08
  6. "Ramblin'" - 5:07
  7. "My Jesus Told Me So" - 5:32
  8. "AB's Song" - 1:15

Bonus trackEdit

"Everyday (I Have the Blues)" (Live at Winterland Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, September 1973) - 12:33


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  • Producer: Paul Hornsby
  • Recording engineers: Paul Hornsby, Buddy Thornton
  • Album design and illustration: James Flournoy Holmes
  • Photography: C. Hearon, J. Duckworth at Camera House


  1. ^ a b c d e "The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Marshall Tucker Band - 1979 Running Like The Wind". GloryDazeMusic. July 18, 2010. Archived from the original on March 29, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "The Marshall Tucker Band - Searchin For A Rainbow". Paste. November 13, 2007. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "50 Rock Albums Every Country Fan Should Own". Rolling Stone. November 12, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Kelley, Ken (April 2, 2012). "No. 85: Marshall Tucker Band, 'Can't You See' – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band (user review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  7. ^ The Marshall Tucker Band- self-titled debut album Retrieved 1-4-2014.