Marshall Tucker Band: Doug Gray (vocals); Toy Caldwell (electric & steel guitars, dobro); George McCorkle (guitar, banjo); Jerry Eubanks (flute, soprano & baritone saxophones, organ, background vocals); Ronnie Godfrey (piano, background vocals); Paul T. Riddle (drums).
Recorded at Creative Arts Studios, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The Marshall Tucker Band: Doug Gray (vocals); Toy Caldwell (guitar, steel guitar, dobro); George McCorkle (guitar, banjo); Jerry Eubanks (flute, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, organ, background vocals); Ronnie Godfrey (piano, background vocals); Franklin Wilkie (bass guitar, background vocals); Paul Riddle (drums).
Greetings from South Carolina was the last album to be recorded by the original (except for the late Tommy Caldwell) lineup of the Marshall Tucker Band, prior to a breakup and a restructuring in 1984. While there are a few good songs on this one, it lacks the energy and creativity that burned so brightly within the band during the 1970s and into the early '80s. Exceptions include the Franklin Wilkie composition "Closer to Jesus" and the country "I May Be Easy But You Make It Hard." Of the three recordings produced at their studios in Spartanburg, SC, Greetings from South Carolina stands as the weakest. Still, there are always a few rare gems in any Tucker recording. ~ Michael B. Smith