Saturday, March 9, 2013

Music for the Road: The Essential Jerry Reed

You know, the guy with that great laugh.  Well, he can sing too and recording since 1954.  he was the Good Ol' Boy before that came into style.  He says he is the luckiest man in the world because he gets to play himself.

This one has his better-known hits like 1970's "Amos Moses" and "When You're Hot, You're Hot" and "East Bound and Down" from the movie "Smokey and the Bandit."

"Guitar Man", one of his first songs, mentions Memphis, Macon, Georgia and Panama City before he finally settled in Mobile.

Other good songs:  Alabama Jubilee, Koko Joe and  Lord, Mr Ford.

"Let's Sing Our Song is a great Cajun one.  Then "Crude Oil Blues" is one we all can relate to.

Of course, too, there's the great divorce song, "She Got the Gold Mine, I Got the Shaft."

And who can forget that look he got after the bikers had beaten him up and he then ran over their motorcycles?

One Funny Guy.  --RoadDog

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