• Debbie MacInnis

    These songs are amazing! I love Stars in Your Eyes and Corfu Bay in particular. Cole Tuckey I love you!

  • katiejaworski

    coolest step dad ever you guys are amazing

  • Tom Cummings

    I really like all of the songs. Wonderful, simply wonderful. Consider me your #1 groupie.

  • Me

    I remember Cole Tuckey On Rye very well. My favorite tune/song had the chorus “Heyyahey! Let that rocky rhythm put you on your way.” You rocked it.
    I left Lawrence/Kansas/Midwest the night Lennon was murdered and never moved back. But I still sing that tune full throttle sometimes, usually in the shower. Glad you’re yet around and I wish you peace.

  • Gulden Ulkumen

    Stars in Your Eyes is a heart breakingly beautiful song. Allen, it’s so nice to hear your singing voice! : )

  • Steve

    You played in Columbia Mo, in about ’78 or ’79. You had a song with the lyric “gonna get myself a country wife somehow”. That brings back incredible memories – I’d love to share it with my friends from that time. Could you post the song and the lyrics?

    Thank you so much!

    Steve Reznikoff, Falls Church, VA

    • Dixie

      I believe the song was “Taking More Time” or “Taking More Time Now.” It was one of my favorites then, too.

      • bill brennan

        Hi Dixie,
        In case my reply to ‘Steve’ above doesn’t somehow ‘bounce’ back to you, I’m copying and sending the same message I just sent to him, in case you wanted to hear that song – ok?
        “Hi Steve,
        I’m the drummer for Cole Tuckey. I have some tapes from
        our old rehearsal days at the farm, before we ever even played a gig,
        one of which includes ‘Taking More Time.’ I was in the band until
        sometime in 1978, and we never played that song live in all my time
        before I left. They must have started doing it live after that.
        I
        spliced together pieces of the rehearsal to make the complete tune
        presented here, but there aren’t the lyrics that you remember. They
        might have added or changed lyrics later – it does sound like the same
        ‘topic.’ This site won’t allow me to upload it here, so I’ve got it on
        Dropbox, if you want to hear it. I hope it’s the same tune, and that
        you enjoy hearing it!
        My best to you,
        Bill Brennan”
        https://www.dropbox.com/s/qjsq8g118sg4wl1/cole%20tuckey%20takin%20moremixed%20and%20rendered%20DONE.mp3?dl=0

    • bill brennan

      Hi Steve,
      I’m the drummer for Cole Tuckey. I have some tapes from our old rehearsal days at the farm, before we ever even played a gig, one of which includes ‘Taking More Time.’ I was in the band until sometime in 1978, and we never played that song live in all my time before I left. They must have started doing it live after that I spliced together pieces of the rehearsal to make the complete tune presented here, but there aren’t the lyrics that you remember. They might have added or changed lyrics later – it does sound like the same ‘topic.’ This site won’t allow me to upload it here, so I’ve got it on Dropbox, if you want to hear it. I hope it’s the same tune, and that you enjoy hearing it! Please let me know.
      My best to you,
      Bill Brennan
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/qjsq8g118sg4wl1/cole%20tuckey%20takin%20moremixed%20and%20rendered%20DONE.mp3?dl=0

  • Russell Williams

    You were my favorite band in college. Loved your original songs — and didn’t you do an amazing cover of Chatanooga Choo Choo?

  • Jordaan

    “Well, I’d rather be a plowboy than a lizard loving cowboy ’cause plowboys still know where it’s at. And I’d rather be in Barstow where I had my very first car stole ’cause Barstow is still a better place to be.” Or something along those lines, how’s my memory? Fun tune. The weather’s here,….wish you were beautiful.

  • Jack Owen

    Mizzou 75 – 81. Cole Tuckey, Missouri Hell Band, Best days of college!

  • El Puko

    I just found a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert poster dated 9/24/1976 at Hoch Auditorium in Lawrence, KS. Someone has written in red ballpoint “& Cole Tuckey” underneath Skynyrd

  • Did you open for Ten Years After, Ted Nugent, and REO in St Louis in the mid 70’S? I think I was about 15 and it was one of the first concerts I went to.

    • Debra Shapiro

      I would like to cd from all the wonderful Cole Tuckey songs. I have such great memories of listening to Janet sing.

  • mcarlton

    Some time ago, in the mid-70’s, I found myself shooting pool
    in a college bar in Columbia, MO. The place had two sides—the big, long bar with the pool tables, and another room with a bandstand. A band started to play. After a few minutes of hearing music in the background I remember thinking, “Damn, those guys sound good.” I hung up the pool cue, went into the other room, and, from that moment on, whenever Cole Tuckey (and later, Janet on her own) played in St. Louis I was there. Just now, I was taking a break and, for some reason, I was feeling a little nostalgic. I “Googled” the band. God, what a rush. So glad to see you guys again. It’s been a long time. Keep playing and singing, please.

  • Kevin Bratt

    hi allen and janet. allen i’m an old fiend of your cuz Eddie and we lived to together at ku. i visited you several times in linwood…what a magical place on the kaw with all the cats and dogs. saw you many time in the larrytown area….superb live band. i had a signed copy of your album Cole Tuckey (grey cover don’t think it had another title), but can’t find it. great songs from a great creative duo. any chance of getting a digital copy? i now live in zürich switzerland and have good friend that plays in country swing band. i’ll pass on your link to their female fiddle player (especially jiggerbug cowboy). i was always in love with her her voice and playing style (not to mention good looks). Cole Tuckey, Asleep at the Wheel and Commander Cody really influenced my music horizons out of the rock box. thanks for the fond memories and looking forward to hearing back from you.