When You're Hot...The Very Best of Jerry Reed: 1967-1983

When You're Hot...The Very Best of Jerry Reed: 1967-1983

by Jerry Reed
     
 

For a musician who had a long, successful career that produced plenty of enduring hits, Jerry Reed has been woefully underserved in proper career retrospectives. Raven's 2009 When You're Hot...The Very Best of Jerry Reed: 1967-1983, released just a matter of months after Reed's passing in 2008, goes a long way to rectifying that wrong, offering a 28-trackSee more details below

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For a musician who had a long, successful career that produced plenty of enduring hits, Jerry Reed has been woefully underserved in proper career retrospectives. Raven's 2009 When You're Hot...The Very Best of Jerry Reed: 1967-1983, released just a matter of months after Reed's passing in 2008, goes a long way to rectifying that wrong, offering a 28-track overview that runs through Jerry's hits from "Guitar Man" to "Good Ole Boys." As generous as this is, this still doesn't contain a fair number of his Billboard country chart entries -- mainly minor hits scattered throughout the years such as "The Preacher and the Bear," "Another Puff," "The Uptown Poker Club," but also the number two "(I'm Just A) Redneck in a Rock & Roll Band" from 1977 -- and the focus on singles downplays his monumental fingerpicking in favor of his humor, as there is no room for such instrumental classics as "The Claw." This is a drawback but not a major one because When You're Hot serves up more prime Jerry Reed than any other CD, offering all the classics in chronological order. This sequencing shows how he slowly expanded his instrumental palette, adding in keyboards and horns, eventually winding his way to an electric guitar on "Amos Moses" -- and it also exposes a handful of sleepy easy listening hits from the late '70s, delivered just after Smokey & the Bandit made him a household name -- but it can sometimes cut against Reed, revealing just how often he rewrote his smash hits, riffing on licks and jokes all the way into the early '80s, when he gave "The Bird" the same chords as "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)." Of course, much of the joy of Jerry is that he never hid his hucksterism; he always worked his audience hard, cracking corny jokes and aiming to please. In a way, that's the charm of this excellent -- not quite definitive due to that lack of instrumentals, but much closer than any other collection -- retrospective: it's Jerry the Alabama Wildman at the top of his game.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/2009
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657029725
catalogNumber:
297
Rank:
43421

Tracks

  1. Guitar Man
  2. U.S. Male
  3. Tupelo Mississippi Flash
  4. Remembering
  5. Alabama Wild Man
  6. There's Better Things in Life
  7. Are You from Dixie ('Cause I'm from Dixie Too)
  8. Talk About the Good Times
  9. Georgia Sunshine
  10. Amos Moses
  11. When You're Hot, You're Hot
  12. Ko-Ko Joe
  13. You Took All the Ramblin' out of Me
  14. Lord, Mr. Ford
  15. The Crude Oil Blues
  16. A Good Woman's Love
  17. Let's Sing Our Song
  18. Semolita
  19. East Bound and Down
  20. You Know What  - Seidina Reed
  21. I Love You, What Can I Say
  22. Gimme Back My Blues
  23. Second Hand Satin Lady (And a Bargain Basement Boy)
  24. Sugar Foot Rag
  25. She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)
  26. The Bird
  27. Down on the Corner
  28. Good Ole Boys

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Reed   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Author
Hank Garland   Composer
Nelson   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
Dick Feller   Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler   Composer
Tim DuBois   Composer
D. Bergen White   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Keith Glass   Concept
Jerry Reed Hubbard   Composer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
J.L. Wallace   Composer
Warren Barnett   Mastering
Peter Shillito   Concept
Terry Reilly   Liner Notes
George L. Cobb   Composer
Cy Coben   Composer
Barry Etris   Composer
Lally Stott   Composer
Shinn   Composer
T. Skinner   Composer
Putnam   Composer
Braddock   Composer
K. Bell   Composer
Coleman   Composer

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