Jerry Reed

The Un­be­liev­able Gui­tar And Voice Of Jerry Reed

Guitarist - - Feature -

Jerry Reed wrote the Elvis hits Gui­tar Man and U.S. Male, as well as Johnny Cash’s A Thing Called Love. Mean­while, he also starred as Cle­dus Snow in the ’77 Burt Reynolds film Smokey And The Ban­dit and wrote the film’s theme tune East Bound And Down. On top of all that, as his de­but al­bum tes­ti­fies, Reed was one of the most gifted gui­tarists that ever drifted into Nashville. For full ev­i­dence of his ta­lent, wrap your ears around The Claw, a ny­lon-strung work­out as wor­shipped by Jerry Don­ahue, Tommy Em­manuel and his best friend and col­lab­o­ra­tor, Chet Atkins. Stand­out track: The Claw Tech­nique take-home: Get into ny­lon strings then nail The Claw

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