Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jerry Reed

5 years ago this summer Jerry Reed passed away from complications due to emphysema. He was 71. Reed was a great talent who had a short burst of hit songs in the early-1970s that were outasite, songs like 'Amos Moses,' 'She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft),' and 'When 'You're Hot You're Hot.' He was even animated on an episode of The New Scooby Doo Movies and hosted his own summer replacement variety show. Then he shot to movie stardom as the Snowman in Smokey & the Bandit and his biggest hit tune (I'm guessing) 'East Bound and Down.' He later went on to co-star in two short-lived primetime dramas, Nashville 99 in 1977 and Concrete Cowboys in 1981.
Here's Jerry with Chet Atkins with 'I'll Say She Does' on The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour from 1972.

From a 1983 concert, 'When You're Hot You're Hot' - Jerry talks about being on Glen Campbell's variety program.

Finally, Jerry with Glen Campbell on Tom Jones' show doing 'In the Pines' and 'Muddy Water.'