Top 10 Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs

Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs

Photo: Alex G from Puteaux, France, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Our Top 10 Top 10 Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs list focuses on the material released by the Tedeschi Trucks Band over the past ten years. We have been fans of the solo careers of both Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi going back many years. The merger of these brilliant solo talents and the addition of their former band members in forming this fabulous 11-piece group called the Tedeschi Trucks Band has been one of the highlights of the past ten years in the music industry.

The band released their first studio album called Revelator in 2011. That album was followed up with 2013’s Made Up Mind. In 2016, they released Let Me Get By. The band’s fourth studio album was released in 2019 titled Signs. In 2022, the I Am The Moon project was released in which the group out new music in four separate volumes entitled Crescent on June 3, 2022, Ascension on July 1, 2022, The Fall on July 29, 2022, and Farewell on August 26, 2022. Interstingly, each album was put out during a full moon.

As far as live albums go, the band has put out some of the best ones ever released, including 2012’s Everybody’s Talkin’, 2017’s Live from the Fox Oakland, and 2021’s Layla Revisited (Live at Lockn’). There is also an archival release series of over a dozen titles that continues to grow. 

Our top 10 Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs list looks back at the songs the group released on their live albums and studio recordings. There are so many great live tracks and studio songs that we went through to pick 10 to present. It wasn’t easy. However, if you’re new to this band, we hope this article will help showcase these musicians’ greatness and push you into looking into the rest of their catalog.

# 10 – Come See About Me

We open our top 10 Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs list with the excellent track “Come See About Me.” It’s the perfect song to open this list with. The song was released on the band’s first album entitled Revelator. The album was released in 2011. “Come See About Me” was also placed as the album’s opening cut. The song opens instantly with the excellent guitar work of Derek Trucks and then slams right into Susan Tedeschi’s brilliant, soulful, blues-infused vocal. In 10 seconds, it’s welcome to the sound of the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

The song “Come See About Me” is an original by Tedeschi Trucks Band. It was written by Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Tyler Greenwell, Mike Mattison, and Theodore Pecchio. The song’s infectious guitar lick and feel-good old-school groove were to die for. It instantly established this band as a welcome reprieve from all the other musical nonsense released in 2011. Great new rock and blues songs played by real musicians sung with soul and groove. Amen!

The band on the Revelator album consisted of musicians Derek Trucks on lead guitar, Susan Tedeschi on guitar and lead vocals,  Oteil Burbridge on bass, Kofi Burbridge on keys, Tyler Greenwell and J. J. Johnson on drums and percussion, Kebbi Williams on saxophone, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown on trumpet, Saunders Sermons on trombone and Mike Mattison and Mark Rivers on backing vocals.

# 9 – Anyhow

Continuing with our Top 10 Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs list, we turn to their classic song “Anyhow.”  The song was initially released on the album Let Me Get By. It was the band’s third studio album. It was released in 2016. The song “Anyhow” was placed as the album’s opening cut. Mike Mattison, Derek Trucks, and Susan Tedeschi wrote the song.

Derek Trucks starts this one with some excellent guitar strumming while Susan Tedeschi howls in the background, giving us chills. The sound of the drums steps in and lights it all up. The backing vocals give the song warmth. It’s incredible how great this sounds, wrapped in a beautifully written composition.

The personnel on the Let Me Get By album differed slightly from the musicians we just listed on this list’s opening cut from their first album. It had been five years since their first album’s release. The Let Me Get By record featured in the band Derek Trucks on lead guitar, Susan Tedeschi on guitar and lead vocals,  Tim Lefebvre on bass, Kofi Burbridge on keys, Tyler Greenwell and J. J. Johnson on drums and percussion, Kebbi Williams on saxophone, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown and Ephraim Owens on trumpet,  Elizabeth Lea on trombone and Mike Mattison, Mark Rivers and Alecia Chakour on backing vocals.

# 8 – Keep On Growing

This song is so perfectly titled because that’s precisely what the band does with its musical arrangements of this classic song. The legendary song “Keep On Growing” is given much respect, as is the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s version of this famous Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock song. The band are all in on this one. Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi play some great solos. The vocal duet between Susan Tedeschi and the other band members is out of sight. It cooks, it kills, it chills, it fills. Yeah, we get a little excited writing about music this darn good. Help me, mama! The song was released on the band’s Live From The Fox Oakland live album. The double album was released in 2017.

# 7 – The Storm

Choosing only ten songs for this Top 10 Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs list was hard. Even though the band does not have an extensive catalog of music to pull from, the fact is that what they have released is all simply stunning. Four studio albums and two live records stand as some of the best music of the 21st century. The song presented here at number seven, entitled “The Storm,” is from the album Made Up Mind.

This one starts out with a furious guitar lick by Derek Trucks, carried along with some excellent drum work until it all slams into the brilliance of Susan Tedeschi’s vocal chops. This one is down-and-dirty blues rock. I love it …..how could you not? The chord changes from blues to jazz in the song’s mid-sections are to die for when Derek Trucks lays down those solos unlike anyone else in the business. Did we say how much we love this one, did we, did we?

# 6 – Don’t Know What It Means

And they keep getting better and better….. The song “Don’t Know What It Means” was the opening track on the group’s grand live album Live from the Fox Oakland. Everyone’s involved in this one right from the start. On this smoking live album released in 2017, the band consisted of Derek Trucks on lead guitar, Susan Tedeschi on guitar and lead vocals, Tim Lefebvre on bass, Kofi Burbridge on keys, Tyler Greenwell and J. J. Johnson on drums and percussion, Kebbi Williams on saxophone, Ephraim Owens on trumpet, Elizabeth Lea on trombone and Mike Mattison on guitar and vocals and Mark Rivers and Alecia Chakour on backing vocals.

# 5 – Shame

This one starts out as heavy as it gets. It’s great guitar work by Derek Trucks, and some killer horn riffs just blow up this opening. Susan Tedeschi brings it all home with that golden blues voice. This one rolls up and down like a boat cruising over heavy waves. The intensity is up and down, as dynamic as it gets. It’s emotional, powerful and thrilling. It’s a trip worth taking. No one is making music like this anymore. If this were 1968, the band would have been huge. The song “Shame” was released on the album Signs. It was released in 2019.

# 4 – Midnight in Harlem

Once again, we turn to the band’s début album, Revelator. One of the album’s most popular and fan-favorite songs is the killer cut “Midnight In Harlem.” Mike Mattison and Derek Trucks wrote the song. This tender song was perfect for Susan Tedeschi to lay into. While Tedeschi can whale with the best of them on the screeching rockers, her vocal performances on the ballads are second to none. “Midnight In Harlem’s” popularity helped drive sales of this record in 2011. The song received a tremendous amount of airplay.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator album was a godsend for the music industry and its fans. The album was widely accepted by everyone and even earned a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. Released on Sony Records, the band was also helped by the power of promotion from one of the most influential companies in the world. It also allowed the group to maintain their size of an eleven-piece outfit. Large bands like that reflect the days when groups like Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire performed with large outfits.

# 3 – Darling Be Home Soon (live)

This may be Derek Truck’s most incredible guitar solo of all time. It’s tough to make a statement like that because he has done so many. But this one feels extra special.  You need to stop everything you’re doing and listen to this entire performance. The band always sounds great in the studio, but they take it to another level live. That’s what all the legendary bands like The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead did.

# 2 – Leaving Trunk

We turn to the fabulous live album Live From The Fox Oakland one last time. The song “Leaving Trunk” was written by Sleepy John Estes. It’s the only song on this top 10 Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs not to feature Susan Tedeschi on lead vocal. This one sound’s probably closer to the Allman Brothers than most of the band’s other material. It’s a party jam with incredible guitar solos and a tremendous grooving horn section that makes you jump right out of your seat. Mike Mattison delivers a soaring vocal on this one.

# 1 – Everybody’s Talkin’

We close out our top 10 Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs with the group’s clever and very original cover version of the classic song Everybody’s Talkin’. The song was released on the band’s first live album, Everybody’s Talkin’. The live album was released in 2012. It is not common for most bands to release a live album after only one studio album, but with the release of “Everybody’s Talkin’,” the band was making a statement that everyone already knew… the Tedeschi Trucks Band was all about the live experience.

The song “Everybody’s Talkin'” was initially written by Fred Neil. The song was turned into a big-time hit when it was recorded by Harry Nilsson in 1969. The song was placed in the movie Midnight Cowboy, starring Dustin Hoffman. The song won a Grammy Award. The Tedeschi Trucks Band version took the song in a completely different direction. It became not so much a jam band exploration of the song but an extended version that crossed many musical genres while delivering one of the most excellent Tedeschi Trucks Band recordings on record.

Top 10 Tedeschi Trucks Band Songs article published on ClassicRockHistory.com© 2024

DMCA.com Protection Status

DON’T MISS A BEAT

Be the first to know when a new article is published

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Roy Buchanan Songs
Top 10 Roy Buchanan Songs
Emerson
Top 10 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Songs
25 Most Distinctive Opening Harmonica Solos In Rock Music
25 Most Distinctive Opening Harmonica Solos In Rock Music
Arctic Monkeys
10 Best Arctic Monkeys Songs
Humble Pie Albums
Top 10 Humble Pie Albums
Bob Seger Albums
Our Ten Favorite Bob Seger Albums
Paul McCartney Albums
Top 10 Paul McCartney Albums
ZZ Top Albums
Our 10 Favorite ZZ Top Albums
Peter Frampton
Frampton, Foreigner, Ozzy, & Dave Matthews Band Voted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Best Of Bruce Springsteen
2024 Best Of Bruce Springsteen CD Comes With No Rare Tracks
Earthquake In New York
Earthquake In New York This Morning, Like Nothing I Have Ever Felt
Monsters of Rock Cruise 2024: Day Five Review
An Interview With Isom Innus Of Foster The People & Peel
An Interview With Isom Innus Of Foster The People & Peel
Oliver Wakeman Interview
An Interview With Oliver Wakeman, Formerly Of Yes
Leslie Mandoki Interview
An Interview With Leslie Mandoki Of The Mandoki Soulmates
Marc Ribler Interview
An Interview with Marc Ribler of Little Steven’s Disciples of Soul
Chevelle Albums
Complete List Of Chevelle Albums And Discography
Haim Albums
Complete List Of Haim Albums And Discography
KISS Solo Albums
Complete List Of KISS Solo Albums And Discography
White Zombie Albums
Complete List Of White Zombie Albums And Discography
9 Bands That Never Replaced Departed Members
Music CDs Comeback
Why Music CDs Have No Chance Of Making A Comeback
Classic Rock Bands Still Together But Overdue For A New Album
Classic Rock Bands Still Together But Overdue For A New Album
When Glam Bands Went Grunge In The 1990s
When Glam Bands Went Grunge In The 1990s
Taylor Swift Albums And Discography
Complete List Of Taylor Swift Albums And Discography
Carly Simon Hotcakes Album Review
Carly Simon’s HOTCAKES Album Still Sizzles After 50 Years
11 Tracks Of Whack Album Review
Walter Becker – 11 Tracks of Whack Album Review
Sammy Hagar Album Review
Why Sammy Hagar’s 1977 ‘Sammy Hagar’ LP Was One Of His Best