The Johnny Cash Show
The Johnny Cash Show was an American television music variety show hosted by Johnny Cash. The Screen Gems 58-episode series ran from June 7, 1969 to March 31, 1971 on ABC; it was taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
The show lasted a little under two years, but in that time it hosted a lot of fantastic musical guests. Johnny Cash had great taste in music and had to fight to get his choices on tv on several occasions.
There are so many great artists and they’re giving some of the best performances ever done for TV.
Here are my 11 favorite You Tube clips from the magnificent, The Johnny Cash Show:
Bob Dylan – I Threw It All Away , Living The Blues and Girl From The North Country (duet with Johnny Cash):
Neil Young – The Needle and the damage done and Journey through the past:
Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson – Sunday Morning Coming Down:
Cash fought hard to keep the word, “stoned” in the lyrics that were broadcast.
Kris Kristofferson – Loving her was easier:
Ray Charles – Ring of Fire:
Derek and The Dominos – It’s too late:
Carl Perkins, Eric Clapton & Johnny Cash – Matchbox:
Merle Haggard – The Fugitive/The Highway Is My Home , No Hard Times and Sing Me Back Home (duet with Johnny Cash):
Waylon Jennings – Brown eyed handsome man:
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising:
The Staple Singers – More Than A Hammer And Nails: