• Sep 3rd 2008 at 11:29AM
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"Yo Jesus, you gotcher ears on, good buddy?" Cletus Snow has made his last crackly Tx on the CB. We know Jerry Reed best as The Bandit's Coors-hauling cohort, but Jerry Reed had a long and successful career that saw him rubbing elbows with greats such as Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings, even Dexy's Midnight Runners (the great part might be debatable on that last one.)

The star of music, film, and television passed away in Nash-Vegas on August 31st of emphysema-related complications. Tonight, we're going to break out the LPs, crack a Banquet Beer and watch all three Bandits as we lament another gone too soon. Thanks for the tip, Kyle.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe watch the first Bandit three times and skip the next two...
      • 7 Years Ago
      he was my favorite smokey character.
        • 7 Years Ago
        well, him, sally, and Bufurd T. Justice...but yes, the first is the only one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      R.I.P. Iceman....keep on truckin'
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hahaha, I'm pretty sure The Burt called him Iceman a time or two.....or hell....I might just be imagining it...who knows..

        Either way, rest in peace friend.
      • 7 Years Ago
      His older music from the 50s is some of the greatest rockabilly ever. very talented musician.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do need for a debate on Dexy's. They ARE a great band.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have to say I enjoyed these movies a great deal when I was younger. Sad news, keep on truckin'...
      • 6 Years Ago
      That should have read "No need for a debate on Dexy's".
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is exposing my white trash roots . . . but I am a big fan of Smokey and the Bandit and of Jerry Reed.

      R.I.P.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Little known fact (for Americans): Dexy's Midnight Runners was actually a very solid band who produced at least three excellent albums. They are really only a one-hit-wonder here in the US, they sold out stadiums in the UK for years.

      Also, goodbye Jerry Reed. He appeared to be a guy who derived a large amount of enjoyment just from being alive. Also, he was one hell of a guitar player.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey Snoman, keep your ears on for all of us down here, R.I.P.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Goodbye Snowman, you will be missed! It was fun to watch "what ain't been done before" time and time again as a kid... and a teen... and as an adult.
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