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« on: September 02, 2008, 06:41:00 PM »

Today September 2nd, Jerry Reed passed away.  Jerry was an inspiration to most any guitar picker and a heck of a song writter to boot.  Another music legend passed on.  Just FYI. 
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 07:11:35 PM »

here are a few details from wikipedia

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Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937—September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, country guitarist, session musician, songwriter, and actor who appeared in over a dozen films. As a singer, he may be best known for When You're Hot, You're Hot, for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1972 and East Bound and Down, the theme song to the first Smokey and the Bandit movie in which he portrayed the "Snowman", Cletus Snow.

Reed died in Nashville, Tennessee, of complications from emphysema.[1]
 

Several months ago, while at a guitar shop near Nashville, I overheard a conversation between some people who knew Jerry.
Their comments were about how sick he was and I got the impression he did not have long to live.

Chet sure liked Jerry and encouraged him to do more writing - especially instrumentals for the guitar.

He was one of the best guitarist and writer associated with Nashville.
Lots of guitar players have been influenced by him.

- Larry
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 08:38:48 PM »

Great, great picker.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 09:18:59 PM »

Will the circle be unbroken.......
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 11:06:41 PM »

Jerry (The Snowman from Smokey and the Bandit) left his mark on the guitar world. My brother bought the 45 RPM Amos Moses and we wore it out listening. Have a listen and enjoy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7GyLr7Cz2g
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 11:25:46 PM »

  I'll miss my brother
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2008, 03:30:43 PM »

Jerry Reed was great!!!  he will be missed.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2008, 05:40:21 PM »

I missed this news until today.  RIP Jerry.  One of the greats.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2008, 03:20:35 AM »

I met Jerry briefly in early 2000, at a dedication for a Chet Atkins statue, about 5 months befoer Chet's passing. Jerry was a fine picker as you all know, and a gracious, friendly guy. What a mark he has made in the guitar world. Rest in peace.
 
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2008, 04:22:25 AM »

Jerry had just finished a self financed project called "The Gallant Few" a couple of months ago. It's a cd honoring wounded veterans and 100% of sales go directly to an organization that offers assistance to wounded vets. He was recording anytime he had a good day and could get enough breath to speak or sing. He was an amazing musician, entertainer and a giant here in Nashville. He is missed.

The only way to buy the cd is through CD Baby or www.thegallantfew.com

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2008, 10:20:10 AM »

Thanks for the info Scott.
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2008, 11:01:00 PM »

She got the goldmine
I got the shaft........

Anyone who wrote with such humor will always be a friend of mine.....
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2008, 12:55:16 AM »

Jerry sang it with such conviction I thought it was from his personal experience....
looked it up....turns out he was married to the same woman his entire life !
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008, 04:06:35 AM »

Will the circle be unbroken.......
Well said....
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