Johnny Cash - At San Quentin - Legacy 1969 Country Rock 180 Grm LP

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Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At San Quentin


Label: Columbia / Legacy
– 88875111981
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
Country: Europe
Originally Released: 1969
Released: 2015
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock, Country

Notes: Recorded during the making of Granada Television program, 'Johnny Cash At San Quentin Prison'

Editorial label-credit remarks:
Track# A2 'Wreck Of The Old 97':
Has no author-credit. Apparently David G. George never won a law-suit against RCA-Victor in 1933 over the copyrights for this song.



Tracklist


A1 Wanted Man
A2 Wreck Of The Old 97
A3 I Walk The Line
A4 Darling Companion
A5 Starkville City Jail


B1 San Quentin
B2 San Quentin
B3 A Boy Named Sue
B4 (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley
B5 Folsom Prison Blues

An American classic

Asking "Which Cash prison album is best: San Quentin or Folsom Prison?" is like saying "Which of your lungs is your favourite?". They're both essential to ANY music collection. Which one you like best will probably depend on whether you want a more comprehensive take on Cash's music (the love songs and gospel on this one) or one aimed square at his audience (the prison song laden "Folsom").

Read the glowing praise from Merle Haggard (or Marty Stuart if you want someone of more recent vintage) and look at any critic's list of "Essential" country music and this will be on it. Look at the better pop critics' lists and even they will recognize this as the epochal moment in music that it is.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Choosing the best tunes here is hard, but here goes. As on Folsom, Johnny performs an actual prisoner's song (T. Cuttie's "I Don't Know Where I'm Bound"). Cuttie's lyric is a classic tale about "rambling" and the search for identity. The reaction to the title song's line "San Quentin, may you rot and burn in Hell" is a "goosebump" moment. The audience loved it so much they demanded he sing it again...immediately. (Afterwards Cash remarks "I'm starting to like it myself" with a grin...) "Wanted Man" is surprisingly "commercial" for a collaboration with Bob Dylan. The "funny" songs on this one are also better than "Folsom": "Starkville City Jail" and alltime classic "Boy Named Sue" (which the liners note was being performed for the first time at this show..Cash actually had to read the lyrics off a sheet). "Daddy Sang Bass" is a great number,too...no doubt because the lyric (from Carl Perkins) reflected Cash's own upbringing. It's abetted by June Carter Cash, Perkins himself, and the Statler Brothers' harmony.

LOWS:
No clunkers at all this time. There's nothing here I'd remove... This is as perfect as it gets on a song by song basis.


Johnny Cash - San Quentin

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Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue"

Live from the dansih television broadcastingstudios of DR(Danmarks Radio) back in 1971

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Johnny Cash - Wanted Man (San Quentin)
as i was told the story, a gent named Bob Wootton showed up to one of Cash's shows shortly after Luther Perkins death, said he knew every Cash lick there ever was and would like to meet the man. Johnny hired him on the spot and Bob remained the lead guitarist until Johnny's death, and still tours today with the "Tennessee Three"

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Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line at San Quentin

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Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues (San Quentin)

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Legacy
Color Black