Vinyl - Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison

Vinyl - Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison

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Reissue of 1968 live album on vinyl LP!

 

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time — Rated 88/500!

The show itself is a classic! Johnny (an ex-con himself) and his top notch band, featuring Carl Perkins on guitar, have the 2,000 prisoners in the hall eating out of the palms of their hands as they storm through a set comprising of prison songs, Cash originals, and covers such as Lefty Frizzell's "Long Black Veil" to the obvious delight of the audience, the chilling lyrics to a lot of the songs offset by Cash's dark sense of humor.

You can just imagine how the prisoners must have felt as they heard songs about train journeys to far away places, and if that wasn't bad enough, the rise in temperature is tangible as June Carter joins her future husband for a rendition of "Jackson." The only thing stopping the inmates from thinking that they had died and gone to heaven is the constant announcements on the prison annoy system (talk about being brought back down to earth with a bump). This fabulous show ends fittingly with a song written by Glen Sherley, an inmate doing time at Folsom prison.

American roots music doesn't get any better than this!

 



Side 1
1. Folsom Prison Blues (Live at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, CA - January 1968)
2. Dark as the Dungeon (Live at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, CA - January 1968)
3. I Still Miss Someone (Live)
4. Cocaine Blues (Live)
5. 25 Minutes to Go (Live at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, CA (1st Show) - January 1968)
6. Orange Blossom Special (Live)
7. The Long Black Veil (Live)

Side 2
1. Send a Picture of Mother (Live at Folsom State Prison, Folsom, CA - January 1968)
2. The Wall (Live)
3. Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog (Live)
4. Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart (Live)
5. Jackson (Live - Folsom Prison Disc 20 of "The Complete Columbia Collection" / 88697910472)
6. Give My Love to Rose (Live)
7. I Got Stripes (Live)
8. Green, Green Grass of Home (Live)
9. Greystone Chapel (Live - Folsom Prison Disc 20 of "The Complete Columbia Collection" / 88697910472)