1977 brought another album from the Amazing Rhythm Aces, their third. Toucan Do It Too was a solid follow-up to their highly regarded first two, with a similar soulful country-rock sound, full of their characteristic eclecticism. Standout tracks included "Living In A World Unknown", their hardest-rocking number at the time, and the achingly sad and beautiful "Last Letter Home", sung from the point of view of a hospitalized (and possibly dying) American Civil War soldier (the vocals handled by drummer Butch McDade). This song in particular is perfect testimony to the band's songwriting abilities and instrumental skills, and Russell Smith's wonderful vocals. Elsewhere on the album several tracks were notable for some soaring lead guitar from Barry 'Byrd' Burton.
Unlike its predecessors, Toucan Do It Too produced no hit singles. It did modestly well on the country album chart, getting to #24.
Too Stuffed To Jump (1976) <|> Burning The Ballroom Down (1978)
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