Southern Nights

Jerry Reed And Glen Campbell Sing Southern Nights (1982)

Southern Nights. A wonderful and joyous song made popular by Glen Campbell back in ’77 from his album of the same name. It is in fact one of the songs that Director James Gunn picked for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack. A film I have yet to see but a soundtrack I have been greatly enjoying.

[Via] Marvel Entertainment

In addition I am doing my very best to avoid the internet spoilers of course. Southern Nights though wasn’t written by Glen Campbell, it actually was written as well as recorded by Allen Toussaint in 1975.

[Via] Fernando Vieira

As a matter of fact it’s been said that Glen Campbell not only heard Toussaint’s version in ’75 but was reminded of his own youth. Campbell grew up on a farm near Pike County, Arkansas. In this case Glen made some minor alterations to the lyrics before recording in 1976. Additionally Campbell added a rather unique guitar lick to Southern Nights. One that just so happened to be taught to him by his friend, Jerry Reed.
Southern Nights - Jerry Reed

I want to pause for just a second. Now as a kid I knew of Jerry Reed chiefly for two things. His role as Cledus “Snowman” Snow from 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit. As well as his appearance in the 1972 episode of the The New Scooby-Doo Movies entitled The Phantom of the Country Music Hall.

[Via] alyagotado

While both my Grandfathers were partial to country music, I hadn’t heard of any of Reed or Campbell’s music. Of course as I’ve stated numerous times throughout the years, my own household was largely devoid of music in general. Although having said that I vaguely recall 1982’s Jerry Reed and Special Friends. Furthermore I want to say it was a syndicated TV series with rotating guests, like Glen Campbell.
Southern Nights - Glen Campbell

Now I hope you’ll take a moment and enjoy these two master performers as they have fun with Southern Nights!

[Via] santickles

Hey! Now that you’ve enjoyed the likes of Southern Nights. Why not check out a moment in time when Elvis Presley and Glen Campbell were hanging out?


Awesome Mix Volume 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy

Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Thanks partly to the inclusion of Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” in the trailer, I’m really looking forward to the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film from Marvel. Now, thanks to seeing the awesome artwork for the companion soundtrack, I’m looking forward to hearing all of the music in the film too! With that mix tape adorning the cover, you expect the songs to live up to the moniker. Thankfully, it seems they’ve nailed it!

Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling
Raspberries – Go All the Way
Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky
David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love
10CC – I’m Not in Love
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Redbone – Come and Get Your Love
The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
The Five Stairsteps – O-O-H Child
Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Here’s a few choice selections of retro goodness to get you in the mood…

And as if Rupert Holmes’ Escape isn’t fantastic enough already, here it is with a little added Village People!

Pre-order the soundtrack on Amazon here.