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Los Angeles quartet The Americans are off out on tour around the UK, with the country and blues influenced band playing six dates. It all kicks off at The Cluny on Saturday 27th January, and to get you in the mood, the band decided to give us five recommendations for their favourite Jerry Read songs. Over to you gents…

1. Amos Moses
Coming in hot in the #1 slot is the legendary, unparalleled AAAAAmos Moses! This scorcher came to be on July 1, 1970, just in time for Independence Day!

Key lyrics:
Now Amos Moses was a Cajun
He lived by his self in the swamp
He hunted alligator for livin’
He just knock ’em in the head with a stump

2. Amos Moses
Bringing up track #2 is none other than the Jerry Reed classic Amos Moses! Amos grew up mean in the Louisiana swamps, which is where he learned to hunt alligators and hide from the law.

Key lyrics:
When Amos Moses was a boy his daddy would use him for alligator bait
Alligator bait in the looosiana bayou!

3. Amos Moses
Tough call here—still in the running, we’ve got East Bound and Down; She Got The Goldmine, I Got The Shaft; and When You’re Hot, You’re Hot…but here comes AAAAAmos! 

Key lyrics:
He could trap the biggest, the meanest alligator, and just use one hand
That’s all he got left, ’cause a alligator bit it!

4. Amos Moses
A number of classic tracks by hitmaker Jerry Reed could easily fall into the #4 slot, but the nail-biting cat-and-mouse of Amos and the sheriff makes Amos Moses the clear victor.

Key lyrics:
Well, I wonder where the Louisiana sheriff went to
You can sure get lost in the Louisiana bayou!

5. Amos Moses
No contest! The #5 song by Jerry Reed is none other than the fearsome alligator poacher Amos Moses!

The Americans play The Cluny, Newcastle on Saturday 27th January.

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