Wednesday 11/30/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Marshall Tucker Band – Carolina Dreams (1977)

Carolina Dreams, released January 1977, was The Marshall Tucker Band’s sixth album and an ode to the band’s home state, South Carolina, USA. Focusing on Western themes, it spawned their biggest hit to date, “Heard It In a Love Song”, which rose to #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, taking the album with it to #22 and #23 on the Country and Pop charts, respectively. They toured early that year to promote the album.

“Fly Like an Eagle” 3:03
“Heard It in a Love Song” 4:55
“I Should Have Never Started Lovin’ You” 7:10
“Life in a Song” 3:33
“Desert Skies” 6:24
“Never Trust A Stranger” 5:28
“Tell It To The Devil” 6:45

Doug Gray – lead vocals
Toy Caldwell – lead, acoustic and steel guitars
Tommy Caldwell – bass, tambourine, and background vocals
George McCorkle – electric, twelve string and acoustic guitars
Paul Riddle – drums
Jerry Eubanks – flute, saxophone, background vocals
Paul Hornsby – Piano and organ
Charlie Daniels – Fiddle and harmony vocal on “Desert Skies”. (Charlie Daniels appears courtesy of Epic Records)
Chuck Leavell – Piano on “Life In A Song”
Jaimoe – Congas
Leo LaBranche – Horn section arrangements and trumpet on “Life In A Song” and “I Should Have Never Started Lovin’ You”
Dezso Lakatos – Tenor sax as part of the horn section.