A lot of people of my generation probably think of this first when they think of Jerry Reed. It’s his appearance on The New Scooby-Doo Movies, wherein “Pretty Mary Sunlight” is repeated about 514 times.
Unfortunately, this episode has not been released on DVD to my knowledge, apparently due to rights issues. So I don’t feel so bad about including
the whole thing here. However, the “Best of” that was released is available on DVD from Amazon.
Update: The full episode has been taken down so we switched to a single performance of the song.
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][ad#shortpost] Of course, what follows hard upon that memory is this: Smokey and the Bandit. Jerry Reed was the Snowman and he also sang the immortal theme song. This movie is a freaking classic.
But before any of that, Jerry was a musician and a fine one at that. We’ll let him play this post out.
Jerry died of complications from emphysema this past Monday. Damn, man. We miss you already. Thanks for everything, Jerry.