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Jerry Reed 1956

Postby Vidar Lund » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:53 am

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Re: Jerry Reed 1956

Postby Tony Enamel » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:25 am

Great!

Is it really Jerry singing?

Sounds like less cigarettes ...
If it ain't got the groove, the bodies won't move.
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Re: Jerry Reed 1956

Postby RonBloor » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:17 pm

There seem to be a bunch of Jerry's early Capital singles out there on U tube. He was was definitely into that Rockabilly sound ;) but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do. I wonder if he really like doing those or he was just trying to make a living... Probably some of both.
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Re: Jerry Reed 1956

Postby RandeDager » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:48 pm

Ron, the story I've always heard is that even though Chet brought Jerry to Nashville based upon his tape of songs like "Down Home", etc., that once Jerry arrived in town he started performing what he thought everyone expected to hear. It didn't go so well for him and Chet finally told him to "be himself" and record in the style that got Chet interested in Jerry in the first place. Once he did that, the rest is history.
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Re: Jerry Reed 1956

Postby RandeDager » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:52 pm

Jack, didn't you mean "Smokey and the Bandit" for Jerry? I'll agree that the similarity is that "Cannonball Run" did at least star Burt Reynolds.
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Re: Jerry Reed 1956

Postby Jussi Huhtakangas » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:00 am

Jerry was signed to Capitol in the mid 50's when no one, not even himself considered him a "guitar player" ( like Chet was or how he would be known some decade later ) He was signed a s a c&w singer but unfortunately, and despite of the quality of the recordings, the records went nowhere. The musicians were the cream of the crop, Grady Martin and Bob Moore and other Nashville top guys. Today those early Capitol sides are considered as some of the best classic rockabilly recordings of the era and all of them have been reissued on cd by German Bear Family label.
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