Jerry Reed

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1984 (The 1985 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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East Bound and Down (1977)

Jerry Reed @ Wikipedia

Jerry Reed Videos

Will Jerry Reed be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


5 comments so far (post your own)

Country and Novelty.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.25.15 @ 22:08pm

Guitar man
Amos Moses - rock country funk and Cajun fusion
When You're Hot You're Hot
She Got The Goldmine I Got The Shaft
A Thing Called Love

Chet Atkins and Les Claypool have called Jerry Reed a great guitar player.

Les Claypool said Amos Moses is one of the first records he ever bought.

Due to Reed's unique style of tuning and guitar playing The guitar players Elvis was using on his cover of Guitar Man could not recapture the sound of the original as Elvis wanted. Jerry Reed played on the cover and also several other Elvis recordings.

Jerry Reed played on Ringo Starr's recording of Nashville Jam

Jerry Reed has also been involved in 11 movies.

Some of the artists that have covered Jerry Reed's songs:

Brenda Lee - Ronnie Milsap - Merle Haggard - Elvis Presley Chet Atkins - Johnny Cash - Dolly Parton - Willie Nelson - Bobby Bare - Righteous Brothers - Hank Williams Jr - Glen Campbell - Oak Ridge Boys - Dean Martin - The Imperials - Homer & Jethro - Joan Baez - Al Hirt - Frankie Laine - Jimmy Dean - Tom Jones - Tanya Tucker - Duane Eddy - Lynn Anderson - Conway Twitty - Ray Price - Primus - Jesus and Mary Chain

Posted by Zuzu on Thursday, 02.26.15 @ 08:58am

Some interesting tidbits on 10 of Rolling Stones Top 100 Guitarist concerning Jerry Reed

#77 - Willie Nelson - Jerry Reed played guitar on several of Willie's records

#21 - Chet Atkins - mentored Jerry Reed and performed and recorded several songs and albums together
declared Jerry Reed a Certified Guitar Player - only 4 people were given this title

#19 - James Burton - wasn't able to nail Elvis' cover of Reeds Guitar Man - so they got Jerry Reed to play it

#64 - Duane Eddy - covered Guitar Man

#3 - Jimmy Page - there had been a rumor going around that Page had been trying to get album recorded with Reed that didn't work out

#5 - Jeff Beck - named one of his albums Crazy Legs after a Jerry Reed song

#44 - Mark Knopfler - colaberated with Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed

Acknowledged Jerry Reeds contributions to guitar playing

#6 - B B King
#2 - Eric Clapton
#18 - Les Paul

Posted by Zuzu on Tuesday, 09.15.15 @ 12:18pm

Jerry Reed needs to get into the Country Music Hall of Fame before we worry about the Rock Hall.

Imo, one of the biggest snubs for the Country Hall.

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 09.15.15 @ 14:43pm

Elvis recorded 4 songs written by Jerry Reed (the most songs Elvis recorded, written by any songwriter

Jerry Reed also played guitar on several of Elvis' recordings

Elvis was inducted into the R&R hall in 1986 and the Country hall in 1998.

Posted by Zuzu on Monday, 09.21.15 @ 10:55am

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