East Bound and Down

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  1. Mississippi_Kid

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    One from the past...

     
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    That old boy could play him some guitar.
     
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    Yeah, he stands around with it a lot, but when he plays...he can play.
     
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    should we be drinking a coors right about now!?
     
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    More than one!!!
     
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    He could also do a little of that fancy type pickin' if he wanted.

     
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    I've done Eastbound And Down many times. I asked one lead guitar player, that said he knew it, if he had all those Jerry Reed leads, like 'right off the recording'. He replied "Hell no. Are you nuts? I got something that'll work though..."
    Yes, Jerry Reed was a monster of a player, and song writer.
    Guitar Man, Amos Moses, When You're Hot-You're Hot, She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft), and more.
    His list of acting appearances is equally impressive.
    An incredibly talented man.
     
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    You can. I'd rather have a beer.
     
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    I get to play this song fairly often.
    My friend Kenny tears it up.
    People really enjoy it.
    Jerry was brilliant!
    RIP, sir.
     
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    True entertainer. No equivalent today.
     
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    Amen, though Brad Paisley has key elements.
    BP plays great, sings well, writes well, and has a well developed sense of humor.
     
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    Always loved that song. Gotta join a country band if I'm gonna bother learning half of Reed's licks, though. And pulling off half of them would only be hopeful.
     
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    Way back before Jerry Reed was even a name in music, my uncle (who, sadly, is suffering with dementia) used to run around and hang out quite often with Jerry and Jerry's then-wife (I don't know her name) in Atlanta, GA.

    I sure miss him. I wish I could have met him because I would have asked him if he remembered the name, "William Jack Hughes" (my uncle).
     
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    Regarding "Amos Moses", I didn't know until recently that line about hunting for alligators in swamp was based on country singer Freddie Hart's life. Jerry mentions it in this interview. I know Freddie lied about his age to get into the Marines during WWII. Maybe he figured he had a better chance fighting the Japanese in the Pacific than he had with his dad.



    Freddie Hart

     
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    Great story!
     
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    I know this word is overused these days...but, watching this made me realize how much "swagger" he had. Complete confidence.
     
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    Boy can pick.
     
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