Favorite "Direction" Songs #10 - "East Bound and Down"

@teamfreak16 (41407)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
August 6, 2017 3:09pm CST
Another music series, another theme. In this case songs with a direction in the title. As always, we start with #10: "East Bound and Down" by Jerry Reed. Jerry Reed performed "East Bound and Down" for the movie Smokey and the Bandit, a film in which he costarred with Burt Reynolds. Reed cowrote the tune with Dick Feller, who wrote "Some Days are Diamonds (Some Days are Stone.)" Both songs won BMI Awards. "East Bound and Down" reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, spending a total of 16 weeks on that chart. (It also reached #2 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. This is a fun tune. The attached video contains footage from Smokey and the Bandit. Jerry Reed made it into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year. He deserved the honor while still living, but better late than never. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Music video I made for one of my favorite songs of my all-time favorite movie "Smokey and the Bandit"!
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
6 Aug 17
Saw this for the umpteenth time last month, classic
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Aug 17
I hadn't seen it in years. Watched on TV a couple years ago. I had forgotten just how good that movie was.
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@JohnRoberts (63050)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Aug 17
Smokey and the Bandit. Remember when they made just simple unpretentious fun movies like that?
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• Redlands, California
6 Aug 17
That is true what ever happened to real fun. That is it firing everyone. You are fired John.
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Aug 17
Yep, back when movies were fun.
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• Redlands, California
6 Aug 17
@teamfreak16 Yeah, everything so serious now.
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@crossbones27 (21216)
• Redlands, California
6 Aug 17
What I am confused, which way do I go. Cool song, remember it actually smoky and the bandit. Fun stuff.
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Aug 17
That was definitely a fun movie.
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@dgobucks226 (13787)
6 Aug 17
Great movie! If memory serves me Jackie Gleason played the sheriff. And everyone wanted CB's "Good Buddy." P.S. Like the song too. DB
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Aug 17
Yes. Jackie Gleason. He was great in it.
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@dgobucks226 (13787)
6 Aug 17
@teamfreak16 Thanks thought so and he was
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@FayeHazel (19948)
• United States
7 Aug 17
Nice one! I got to see JErry Reed in concert. It was cool
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Aug 17
Really? That would have been cool. I liked him.
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@FayeHazel (19948)
• United States
9 Aug 17
@teamfreak16 Yeah - it was cool! I used to volunteer at this cultural center. What it was, was actually an old highschool. But they would host artists, have concerts etc. Usually local talent - but sometimes bigger names. Enter Jerry Reed... I volunteered that concert and got to watch from the back row. He took requests. One little kid shouted out "Amos Moses" and he kidded around saying something like "You don't think I would come all this way and not play Amos Moses, did you?" lol. He did not socialize before or after the gig, he stayed in his trailer. But one of his staff did take an LP of mine for him to sign. I didn't realize he had passed. (something like 9 years ago.) Sad.
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 Aug 17
@FayeHazel - I wouldn't have minded seeing him.
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• United States
6 Aug 17
Its Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit whats not to like...
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Aug 17
I know. He was great in it.
@TRBRocks420 (82677)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Aug 17
Great choice. I like this TV show too.
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Aug 17
Jerry Reed was great. This was a fun one from him.
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