Friday, April 3, 2015

#AtoZ - Letter C #celebratethesmallthings





CONVOY
I was going to post The Christmas Shoes, but that's a sad one. So I went with this good 'ole 1978 Film with a silly theme song that makes me giggle.

CW McCall's ode to truckers and CB radios, released in 1975, struck a chord with a nation that was, for a short time, in the throes of a fascination with big-rig culture. The song was kind of a rap number, a narrative of CB radio conversations between Rubber Duck, Pig Pen and Sod Buster as they drive across the nation during a fictitious trucker rebellion. McCall recorded a new version of the song for the film, which starred Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw and Ernest Borgnine.



I did see this film many moons ago, and I believe, I liked it!!! And guess what? I recently heard the song played on the radio.






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I'd like to wish everyone a 
Blessed and Happy Easter!





44 comments:

  1. Hope you have a fantastic Easter! Hard to believe it's already this weekend...

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  2. I remember liking Convoy as a kid, just for the Rubber Duck.

    A great reason to celebrate indeed!

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  3. Hi,

    Can't remember watching Convoy, but Born Free was one of the first films I watched in a theatre. Nice to connect. Happy Easter.
    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  4. Amen! Have a blessed Easter.
    I had the 45 record of Convoy.
    And be sure to stop by today...

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  5. Convoy! Wow. I haven't heard that in years, and I've never seen the movie. Have a wonderful Easter.

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  6. Luv that song, too. Happy Easter.

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  7. Never seen Convoy. Have a great Easter!

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  8. I don't think I've seen the movie, but remember when the whole convoy thing was popular. Love the music. Have a blessed Easter weekend.

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  9. This is a film my husband likes. He's a big fan of CB and Ham radio and we've got it in our collection alongside the Smokey and the Bandit films. I wind him up whenever he watches it but it's quite good really.

    Happy Easter. :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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  10. I know the song, but I haven't seen the movie. I'll have to check it out. Happy Easter to you, as well!

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  11. Oh, yes, I remember seeing Convoy and god knows I heard the song cazillion times. :-) It was very popular movie theme for awhile. I'll even admit I laughed my way through Smokey and the Bandit films and I loved Jackie Gleason being in there too.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee .

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  12. Hi Cathrina: Thanks for visiting my site earlier. I had to go searching for you, as you didn't leave a link, but here we are ☺
    I remember the song but never saw this movie. CB radios were all the rage then. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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    1. Happy Easter. And thank you for stopping by!

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  13. I remember the movie and the song.
    Happy Easter - He is risen!

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  14. We sang that song for a Fall choir concert in 9th grade - my choir teacher used it and the "Do, Re, Mi" song from Sound of Music to teach us how to "speak-sing" and enunciate our words. :)
    Happy Easter! He is Risen!

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  15. Its been ages since I watched Convoy, great movie though. Happy Easter.

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  16. I've never seen the movie nor heard the song before, but thanks for sharing. Such a fun song! Happy Easter!

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  17. Thanks for the blast from the past!

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  18. Never heard of this one, but it sounds fun. :-D

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  19. I do remember this movie and how could you forget the song! Well I did forget the entire song except for the one part - the low baritone voice saying, "Convoy..." I thought it was a Burt Reynolds movie, but he did the Smokey and the Bandits. There was a big - big rig - movement then :)

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    ClarabelleRant

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  20. I don't remember seeing this one, but I'm sure I did as I watched EVERYTHING when I was a kid in the 70s. Thanks for remembering Celebrate even while you're in the thick of the A-Z. Happy Easter to you! :)

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  21. Never saw the movie but enjoyed the song a lot.

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  22. I remember that movie... barely! Weird, I don't remember the song at all.

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