The mid 70s was the heyday of the “Trucker Mythology” which gave us, among other things, Sally Field changing from a white wedding dress into tight bluejeans in Burt Reynold’s Trans Am. One of the major talents of the “Trucker” chic was CW McCall, who sang the Trucker anthem “Convoy.” I always liked this song so much better.

“We was sittin’ there sucking toothpicks, drinking Nehis an’ onion soup mix when I said Earl let’s mail a card to mother and send these chicken’s on down t’other side…”

You can’t write better than that…

Yes, for a while towards the end of the decade, I did, in fact, own an 8-track and a CB radio…

(Sorry the video is just still of the album cover, it’s the best I could find…)

Just for what it’s worth, Wolf Creek Pass is pretty much exactly as he describes it in this song. I especially like the description of the switchbacks as being “like a can of worms.”