East Bound and Down

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About East Bound and Down

"East Bound and Down" is a song written by Jerry Reed and Dick Feller, and recorded by Reed for the soundtrack for the film Smokey and the Bandit. The song features Reed on the lead vocal, and vocalist Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires on the harmony vocal. It was released in August 1977 as a single on RCA Records. The song spent 16 weeks on the U. S. country music charts, reaching a peak of #2. It also reached #3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. The "...and Down" in the title and lyric is CB radio jargon for "I'm finished transmitting, but still listening to the channel. " "[Direction] bound and down" remains a common sign-off for truckers on CB radio. The song was re recorded by the Canadian band The Road Hammers in 2005 and was a #1 hit off their Platinum selling self titled debut album. 


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