Songs You May Have Missed #87

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The Marshall Tucker Band: “Low Down Ways” (1974)

Another mid-70’s country rock gem, with a profoundly simple and relatable chorus:

I ain’t ever seen a woman/Who could love me for a day/I ain’t never seen nobody/Who could take my low-down ways.

Country rock ain’t rocket surgery, and it doesn’t need to be–just has to have a feel.

Sometimes a song’s success is all about timing. This album track nails the same vibe as Marshall Tucker’s massive 1977 breakthrough hit “Heard it in a Love Song”, which was the band’s only song to crack the top twenty. Had “Low Down Ways” come a few years later than it did it might have made a nice follow-up single.

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