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Eastbound And Down - Bill Breen

Posted by Just Bill, written by Jerry Reed

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Size: 1,994kb, uploaded 9/11/2008 3:43:26 PM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Jerry Reed's popular tune from the movie, "Smokey And The Bandit." I put this arrangement together in response to an email request I received from fellow BHO member, "Furman's Student," Monty from Greenville, SC. I couldn't think of a better tune to post in remembrance of Jerry Reed and Bobby Thompson. Thanks for the inspiration, Monty! My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm struggling along on the banjo and guitar.



28 comments on “Eastbound And Down - Bill Breen”

bomac Says:
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @6:17:45 PM

Bill , that was really nice pickin.Enjoyed!

joemac Says:
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @6:24:17 PM

great picking Bill, five big ones......Joe

Furmans student Says:
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @6:47:56 PM

Bill,  I think it is GREAT !!!!!!  I do believe Jerry Reid would be proud.  My thanks to you and your wife for your efforts and for posting this wonderful tune.  Maybe, just maybe, someday I can play it almost as good.  Bill, please keep up the good work and if you are open to any more requests, please let me know.......  Thanks a milion,   Monty

wrightedward Says:
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @8:51:53 PM

Bill as always you are struggling along with the banjo ,ha ha .As i have said in the past i really enjoy yor talent ,great pickin and yes it would make Jerry proud .I will keep trying and maybe someday i will be able to play ,just a little like you . Eddie

Just Bill Says:
Friday, September 12, 2008 @8:25:16 AM

Thanks, guys!   It was very kind of you to comment.

Monty, thanks again for the inspiration for this tune.  I'm always open to suggestions for tunes!  :^)

Bill

Nelson Says:
Friday, September 12, 2008 @8:49:57 PM

Super!!  I love it.

Just Bill Says:
Friday, September 12, 2008 @9:27:14 PM

Thanks, Nelson!  :^)

 

Bill

fconnaly Says:
Monday, September 15, 2008 @6:58:30 PM

Great job a solo of this with just the banjo would be interesting.

Just Bill Says:
Monday, September 15, 2008 @7:19:39 PM

Howdy, Julius, and thanks for the comment.  Check your BHO email.

Bill

Rick Woods Says:
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @5:34:08 AM

Awesome, just awesome. How I wish I could play be ear and make something that great come out of my banjo. You sure nailed that one all the way around. Absolutely flawless and lots of fun.

Just Bill Says:
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @10:46:49 PM

Thanks, Rick!  It was fun picking it, too!  :^)

Bill

Don Borchelt Says:
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @4:32:19 PM

Really great, Bill, just a nice, enjoyable performance, you catch the feel of mischief in those notes.   "What we're dealing with here... is a complete lack of respect for the law."  Sheriff Buford T. Justice

Just Bill Says:
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @9:23:10 PM

Aw, Don, you don't really think banjo pickers would be displaying a sense of mischief, do you?  LOL! 

Thanks for the post!  :^)

Bill

kcjc69 Says:
Friday, September 26, 2008 @9:50:57 PM

Bill,

That tune sure brings back some memories. Great job and Thanks for sharing.

Jim

rdeputy Says:
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @1:45:57 PM

You sounded great! That's always been a favorite tune of mine. You honored Jerry Reed quite nicely.

 

 

Rob

Just Bill Says:
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @5:18:19 PM

Thanks, Jim & Rob!  I'm pleased you guys took the time to comment on my picking.  I'm really glad I could bring back a nice memory for you, Jim.  Rob, I am very humbled that you feel my effort honored Jerry Reed's memory.  He was a wonderful talent and will be greatly missed.

Bill

jimh269b Says:
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @12:02:52 PM

and another goodin bill

Just Bill Says:
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @12:42:21 PM

:^)

Grumps Says:
Friday, July 31, 2009 @5:59:57 AM

Only just come across it on the 'jukebox'

REALLY impressed Bill! great pickin' & so lucky to have a base player in the family too.    "Wanna 'Limey' friend?"

Edwin (Grumps)

Just Bill Says:
Friday, July 31, 2009 @1:02:53 PM

Sure, Edwin!  I have a couple of "Limey" buddies...the more the merrier!  :^)

Thanks for the nice comment on EB&D.

Yep, she's my favorite bass player, too!  LOL!

Bill

Banjo Bob Anderson Says:
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @8:27:57 PM

Love this song--great version. Thank you.
bbob

Just Bill Says:
Thursday, April 15, 2010 @8:54:54 PM

Thank you, Bob! :^)

dougjr Says:
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 @10:18:02 PM

Dang that was some gooooood playing. All I could do was smile as it rolled on. There is something to say about a soug that make you feel good when you here it a playing.

Good Job Bill

Just Bill Says:
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @4:27:15 AM

Thanks, Eddie! Comments like that make ME smile! :^D

runningwolf Says:
Thursday, October 28, 2010 @5:27:06 PM

That sounded really good Bill. I always enjoyed that song since first hearing it. Great upbeat.

Just Bill Says:
Thursday, October 28, 2010 @5:40:12 PM

Thanks, Daniel!

Just Bill Says:
Thursday, October 28, 2010 @5:40:12 PM

Thanks, Daniel!

jstone999 Says:
Sunday, January 8, 2012 @7:43:03 AM

Some friend of mine told me about your page, and I love your arrangements. This just ROCKS! I always loved that song, and your arrangement does it justice.

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