Sunday, March 20, 2011

Jerry Reed

Eastbound and down, 
Loaded up and truckin'
We gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go 
And a short time to get there
I'm eastbound, just watch ol' Bandit run
(The late, great Jerry Reed was born on this date in 1937.  Reed was a virtuoso guitar player, and had a string of country-western hit singles -- many of which were comic -- but is best remembered as the sidekick of Burt Reynolds in the "Smokey and the Bandit" movies, all three of which were just awful.  This song is from the soundtrack of the first "Smokey" movie.)

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