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Country legend Jerry Reed dies, 71
RTÉ.le ^ | Sept 03, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 09/04/2008 3:04:25 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult

Jerry Reed, the country and western star who was also world famous for his role in the 'Smokey and the Bandit' films, has died. He was 71.

Reuters reports that Reed passed away on Monday from complications arising from emphysema.

Known as 'The Guitar Man', Grammy winner Reed made his first record aged 18 and went on to release over 40 albums.

Reed wrote for Johnny Cash and Brenda Lee and two of his early songs, 'US Male' and 'Guitar Man', were recorded by Elvis Presley with Reed playing on the studio versions.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actor; country; death; singer
Many of us grew up watching and listening to him. He will be missed. Searched and didn't find this posted.
1 posted on 09/04/2008 3:04:26 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

:(

Thanks for posting this.

Jerry played the hell outta a guitar, too.

Heaven done called another blues singer back home. (sorta) Gonna miss ya Jerry.


2 posted on 09/04/2008 3:10:22 AM PDT by WireAndWood (Ham may come and ham may go, but pepperoni is forever.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

R.I.P.

Thanks for the years of songs and movies, Jerry. May you find rest in the Lord.


3 posted on 09/04/2008 3:15:51 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Any fans of Jerry Reed and Sarah Palin might want to check this from yesterday.
4 posted on 09/04/2008 3:19:34 AM PDT by magslinger (A politician who thinks he is above the law is actually beneath contempt.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

RIP Snowman.


5 posted on 09/04/2008 3:22:35 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I think it was posted before. Still, sad to see him go.

But, I always sigh at bad timing. After all, if it were a quiet season, with nothing much going on, Jerry’s death and life might have gotten more attention. But, here we are in the midst of war, a political conventions, a hurricane... Jerry just got sort of short shrifted as he passed.

Damn the luck.


6 posted on 09/04/2008 3:23:08 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I had one of his records on a 45 RPM in Jr. High called “Amos Moses”- a song about a cajun alligator hunter with his “...left arm gone, clean up to the elbow...” Great guitar, vocals and lyrics. More than MOST pop “artists” can say about their songs today. RIP.


7 posted on 09/04/2008 3:24:59 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: WireAndWood
"played hell out of the guitar"

Reed was an excellent finger-style (no flat-pick) guitarist. And he didn't just play chords that way, he could play intricate melodies.

8 posted on 09/04/2008 3:28:05 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: equaviator
“Amos Moses”

Those excellent off-beat riffs- unmistakably Jerry Reed on guitar. One of the best songs he ever did, and one of my favorites.

RIP Jerry Reed.

9 posted on 09/04/2008 3:32:29 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Going to miss him. “Put your foot down on that pedal, don’t you touch that brake, come on, we got a run to make. They’re thirsty in Atlanta and there’s beer in Texarkana”


10 posted on 09/04/2008 3:34:31 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: equaviator

That’s all he got left cuz the aligator bit him!

You remember the OTHER side of the 45? The “Preacher and the Bear”???? Hysterical!

RIP Jerry.


11 posted on 09/04/2008 3:35:28 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

Named him after a man of the cloth.

Called him Amos Moses.

On a related note, “who’s gonna collect my welfare check...pay for my Cadillac?”

I usually hate when singers talk during songs...except for Jerry Reed.


12 posted on 09/04/2008 3:46:28 AM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: perez24

About 45 minutes southeast of Thibodeaux LA,
Lived a man called Doc Millsap and his pretty wife Anna,
Where they raised up a son that could eat up his weight in groceries.....

He could trap the biggest, meanest alligators,
And just use one hand.

D@mn I love that song!


13 posted on 09/04/2008 3:52:22 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Musician, actor Jerry Reed dies at 71
14 posted on 09/04/2008 4:01:13 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

My uncle turned me on to Chet Atkins when I was a young lad into The Beatles and The Ventures . Uncle Doug was a big Chet Fan , but never put down the bands I listened to . Instead , he just offered up Chet , and later on Jerry Reed , Chet’s protoge so to speak , for ear consumption . Always dug them both . To coin a perhaps , worn out phrase - they don’t em like that any more . R.I.P. Jerry .


15 posted on 09/04/2008 4:06:51 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Condolences to Jerry Reed’s family and friends.


16 posted on 09/04/2008 4:22:35 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Well just d@amn. I’m so jazzed about Sarahcudah. But this is a heart breaker. He was way too young to go. Sir, you will be missed.


17 posted on 09/04/2008 4:35:36 AM PDT by BruceysMom (My heart is in Wyoming)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Thanks. FR search turned up no results on his name.


18 posted on 09/04/2008 5:10:48 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

R.I.P. Jerry. You made us laugh, you made us think. You will be missed.


19 posted on 09/04/2008 5:11:48 AM PDT by Islander7 ("Common sense and common decency are uncommon virtues among America's left.")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
As a kid, I wore out both sides of my 45 of "Amos Moses" & "The Preacher & The Bear." "Lord Mr. Ford" and "The Bird" are two other hilarious songs nobody's mentioned yet.

Jerry Reed also did a big favor for Elvis by producing the LP, "Guitar Man." Jerry took some Elvis tracks that had been overproduced with strings and choirs, wiped away everything but Elvis' vocal track, and set them to a rocking five-piece band with himself on lead guitar. It yielded the hit single "Guitar Man," and proved that Elvis was still great. His greatness had just been buried under the mediocrity of his producers and handlers.

20 posted on 09/04/2008 6:26:27 AM PDT by HHFi
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I met Jerry in North Wilkesboro, NC at a concert in a little restaurant in 1995. He was a great guy and put on a great show. He will be missed.


21 posted on 09/04/2008 7:05:14 AM PDT by amishman (Barack Obama=Jim Jones)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

RIP Jerry.


22 posted on 09/04/2008 8:36:35 AM PDT by kenth (Will Rogers never met Barack Obama.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Man, I just heard about this. Can’t say his music really did anything for me, but I enjoyed several of his movie performances, especially “The Survivors” and “Hot Stuff.”


23 posted on 09/05/2008 4:17:38 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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