The Man In Black

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The Man In Black

Post by zhivago » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:10 am

let's hear it for Johnny Cash.

a total obsession of mine, and a life-saver for loads of people who wonder what to get me for my birthday (presents are usually Johnny Cash related!)

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Post by flatfiver » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:17 pm

Hear, hear!

Johnny Cash was, and still is, The Man (in black or otherwise).  Johnny Cash made Music, not country, not rockabilly, not folk, just Music.

I love Luther Perkins's playing on the early stuff.

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Post by zhivago » Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:44 am

Luther played a Jazzmaster occasionally too :)

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Post by sookwinder » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:18 am

JC,  always loved his music, the honesty and the emptiness in it ... never cluttered ... many people hear different things in his songs, to me I hear a lot of blues ... may not be 12 bar, but blues it what I hear

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Post by fuzzking » Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:05 am

My Dad used to be a huge Cash-Fan (though he doesn't understand
a word of English, he was just into the image, I suppose), so  I grew up
with the man's music as a kid.

I never really got into the Amerian recordings, though.

"Live At Folsom Prisom" is one of my all-time faves.
Isn't that middle-finger pic from that show?

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Post by chrisjedijane » Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:48 am

yeah, IIRC Jim Marshall was taking photos at the gig, and said to Cash "Have you got a message for the Governor?" and he did that!

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Post by i love sharin foo » Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:22 pm

FUZZ_KING wrote: My Dad used to be a huge Cash-Fan (though he doesn't understand
a word of English, he was just into the image, I suppose), so  I grew up
with the man's music as a kid.

I never really got into the Amerian recordings, though.

"Live At Folsom Prisom" is one of my all-time faves.
Isn't that middle-finger pic from that show?

Cheers,  M
I have Live at Folsom on vinyl and it is definitely one of my favorites. I like most of the later stuff he did with Rick Rubin too. I especially love the cover he did of Hank William's I'm so Lonesome with Nick Cave.

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Post by fuzzking » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:30 am

i love sharin foo wrote: I like most of the later stuff he did with Rick Rubin too. I especially love the cover he did of Hank William's I'm so Lonesome with Nick Cave.

Justin
I listened to "Hurt" (that NIN cover) a few weeks ago.
It got me so depressed, I drank myself into a stupor.

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Post by tsalwel » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:28 am

FUZZ_KING wrote:
i love sharin foo wrote: I like most of the later stuff he did with Rick Rubin too. I especially love the cover he did of Hank William's I'm so Lonesome with Nick Cave.

Justin
I listened to "Hurt" (that NIN cover) a few weeks ago.
It got me so depressed, I drank myself into a stupor.

Michael
when i saw the clip of that song...
i had tears in my eyes

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Re: The Man In Black

Post by blacktiger » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:32 pm

Johnny was truly great, so was Luther.

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