Son! I say Yeah!!!
This video is amazing. I have a friend who grew up out in Utah in the 80s and 90s and hasn’t had a whole of exposure to classic country music. When I brought up Jerry Reed the other day, he’d never even heard of him. Now, my buddy is a pretty good guitar player, so I knew he’d appreciate good picking, no matter the genre. I knew I’d seen some stuff with Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins playing together a while back, so I hunted this old Pop Goes the Country video down.
Needless to say, my friend was amazed. That’s one thing I like about guys who are musicians…they are never going to discount an entire genre of music just because they aren’t familiar with it. They recognize talent when they see it. The thing that strikes me most in this video is how it seems like Jerry is just kind of goofing around (as he always seemed to be), while Chet was “sittin’ down on it” and concentrating on what he was doing. Don’t get me wrong, I love Chet’s playing and he’s among the greatest pickers ever.
But Jerry Reed…
Son! Do it!!!!