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Toucan Do It Too


Download links and information about Toucan Do It Too by The Amazing Rhythm Aces. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 41:27 minutes.

Artist: The Amazing Rhythm Aces
Release date: 1977
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 41:27
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No. Title Length
1. Never Been to the Islands (Howard & Hughes Blues) 3:53
2. Never Been Hurt 4:16
3. Living in a World Unknown 4:25
4. Everybody's Talked Too Much 5:15
5. Last Letter Home 3:51
6. Who's Crying Now? 4:26
7. Just Between You and Me and the Wall, You're a Fool 4:41
8. I'm Setting You Free 2:58
9. Geneva's Lullaby 3:15
10. Two Can Do It Too 4:27



Although the Amazing Rhythm Aces remained firmly in touch with their country and Southern rock roots, they began shedding their twang in favor of some harder and edgier material, which they matched with equally aggressive execution. The airy and slightly calypso "Never Been to the Islands (Howard and Hugh's Blues)" — which opens their third long-player, Toucan Do It Too — demonstrates that the Aces had not strayed too far afield. Both "Living in a World Unknown" and "Who's Crying Now" provide a contrast with solid, propulsive rockers led by the dual electric fretwork of Russell Smith (guitar/vocals) and Barry Burton (dobro/guitar/mandolin/pedal steel/slide guitar/vocals), who left the band shortly after the Aces recorded their follow-up to this disc. They recall the sunny and carefree southern California sound of the Eagles, and blend that force with their trademark country-rock leanings. The Aces could also pull off lean blue-eyed soulful numbers, such as the midtempo "Never Been Hurt," featuring some tasty keyboard inflections from future Nanci Griffith collaborator and Blue Moon Orchestra member James Hooker (piano/electric piano/clavinet/vocals). There are a number of decidedly more traditional-sounding sides, which are among the album's zeniths. "Everybody's Talked Too Much" offers somewhat of a retreat into an increasingly laid-back country-rock vibe, while the high and lonesome "Last Letter Home" is instrumentally bolstered by Burton's lilting and acoustically lyrical mandolin runs, which are tucked behind Jeff Davis (bass) and Hooker's sonic accoutrement. "Geneva's Lullaby" is an achingly tender ballad from Smith, whose criminally underappreciated guitar work and songwriting are given a well-deserved showcase. His compositional versatility is evident on the LP's closing track, "Two Can Do It Too," which boasts a healthy syncopation that could have easily been covered by the likes of Little Feat or — thanks to the funky shuffle groove — even the Neville Brothers. In 2000, Collectors' Choice Music issued a two-fer that paired this album with Burning the Ballroom Down, the Aces' final release with the original lineup.