Friday, May 1, 2009

VA - Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Here's the long out of print soundtrack to the amazing movie "Smokey and the Bandit" from 1977 - one of my favorite childhood flicks.
"The theme music "Eastbound and Down" (A.K.A. "Westbound and Down") was sung by Jerry Reed. The song was written by Jerry Reed (credited under his birth name, Jerry Hubbard) and Dick Feller. It became Reed's signature song and is found on multiple albums, including Country Legends and his live album Jerry Reed: Live Still. In 1991 it was arranged for orchestra by Crafton Beck and recorded by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for their album "Down on the Farm".
"Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 movie starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films, including two sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II (originally known as Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again in the U.K.), and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3. There were also a series of 1994 television movies (Bandit Goes Country, Bandit Bandit, Beauty and the Bandit and Bandit's Silver Angel) from original director/writer Hal Needham loosely based on the earlier version, with Emmy-winning actor Brian Bloom now playing Bandit. The three original movies introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am (while the TV-movie version drives the Dodge Stealth). The film was the second highest grossing film of 1977, beaten only by Star Wars".
Source: Wikipedia

Tracklist: 1. The Legend, 2. CB Dialogue #1, 3. West Bound and Down, 4. Foxy Lady, 5. CB Dialogue #2, 6. Orange Blossom Special, 7. The Bandit, 8. March of the Rednecks, 9. If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry, 10. East Bound and Down, 11. The Bandit, 12. And the Fight Played On!, 13. Ma Cousin Plays Steel, 14. Hot Pants Fuzz Parade, 15. CB Dialogue #3, 16. The Bandit (Reprise).
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Smokey and the Bandit @ Wikipedia / Smokey and the Bandit @ IMDB

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