Tuesday, September 02, 2008

This is the Bandit, signing off...

Jerry Reed died today. Actor, singer, songwriter, and a helluva nice guy. If there's a heaven, Chet Atkins is smiling... he got his old pickin' partner back.

R.I.P. Jerry. He was 71.

If you love good picking, you won't find much better than this. It's under 2 minutes and I think you owe it to yourself.

If you're too young to remember his early movies and singing career, you would probably recognize him as opposing Coach Red Beaulieu in The Waterboy.


Clippy Mat said...

anyone who can sing "She got the goldmine. (I got the shaft.)" must have been a good guy. Great guitar playing too.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Damn, all I knew about him was he was in The Bandit.

Thanks for memorializing this fine musician and actor.