Johnny Cash: 10 best songs recorded @ SUN Studio

  “The Sun recordings maximized the effective contrast between the hustling rhythm of the bass and acoustic guitar and the ponderous, sparse vocals & lead guitar. Phillips achievement was to keep Cash’s sound at it’s bare essentials, an then fatten it up with the use of slapback echo. Subsequent producers and engineers could never quite recapture that formula. .. Johnny …

Video of the day: Johnny Cash Live from Austin, TX 1987 (concert video)

“In case you’ve been born since ‘56 and never heard it…this is the way it sounded 31 years ago when we recorded it.” – Johnny Cash (introducing I Walk the Line) “At one point, while introducing his band, Cash tells the audience, “I don’t even remember the bad times, there’s been so many good times,” but on the best moments …

November 5: Johnny Cash released Unchained in 1996

Unchained is my second favorite American Recording done by Johnny Cash (after the first). It is the second album in Johnny Cash’s American Recording series (and his 82nd overall). Like all Cash’s albums for American, Unchained was produced by Rick Rubin. On the album, Cash is backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as a guest appearance of Flea, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood. Marty Stuart also plays on …

Johnny Cash covers Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash became friends at the 1964 Newport Folk Fest where they both performed (they had corresponded some time before this and  they bumpen into each other in New York in 63 backstage at The Gaslight cafe) , Johnny Cash the seasoned country legend and Bob Dylan the new golden boy. They spent the evening picking in Joan Baez’s hotel room with June Carter Cash, …

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