Johnny Cash 2011

Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash, One

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Alot of this from memory, from the exact words Johnny Cash spoke, as documented on film by CMT. Childhood, death of 14-year-old brother Jack...

Jack died when Johnny was 12, Jack was very religious, wanted to be a preacher. He fell on one of those big flat table saws. According to JC, Jack lived for about eight days in the hospital, heard the angels singing just before death.

Married Vivian Liberto after getting out of the Air Force in 1954.

(Johnny)After I became famous, Vivian would see how the girls would fall at our feet, just beggin', crawlin', you know. This drove her nuts...she never really supported my music career anyhow."

Landed an audition with Sun Records and its founder, Sam Phillips, in 1955. Quote... (Sam to Johnny) "John, I want you to play what you feel, then we'll work it."
Jumping forward > (Johnny, several years ago) "After Columbia/CBS dropped me in '86, I tried the Mercury label. Mercury was lacking, lacking the people with the skills."

"It took Rick Rubin at American Recordings to take my music, just exactly the way Sam Phillips did."

Johnny Cash, a very detail biography
More Cash at Wikipedia...

Songs By Johnny Cash...

Columbia and Sun Labels,(mostly Columbia)
Don't Take Your Guns To Town
Five Feet High And Rising
Seasons Of My Heart
In The Jailhouse Now
Hey Porter
Cry, Cry, Cry
Ring Of Fire
What Do I Care
Rebel Johnny Yuma
Big Battle
Tennessee Flat Top Box
I Walk The Line
Understand Your Man
Ballad Of Ira Hayes
Orange Blossom Special
It Ain't Me Babe
Everybody Loves A Nut
One On The Right Was On The Left
Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man
Folsom Prison Blues
Orange Blossom Special
Daddy Sang Bass
Boy Named Sue
Sunday Morning Coming Down
If I Were A Carpenter
Flesh And Blood
Man In Black
Big River
Thing Called Love
Rosanna's Going Wild
Ghost Riders In The Sky

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