Those four words resonate throughout the world much as "In God We Trust" and other familiar phrases which have stood the test of time.
Yet the introduction is no more necessary than telling someone the name of the Mona Lisa when viewing the painting. Johnny Cash is a household name, and his career spans nearly five decades.
Few artists in history have enjoyed the successful career Cash has. Many people describe him as a mythical, larger than life figure. Others describe him as one of the greatest recording artists of all time.
Yet there is no one description which adequately fits The Man In Black. Hes a complex, unpredictable, ball of talent and energy that no one has ever been able to pigeonhole or categorize.
First time on vinyl, the birth of country cool! The Johnny Cash you hear on this remarkable live performances is not the venerable legend of today. This was the young, feral Cash, full of piss, vinegar and sly orneriness. Even to those who know every note, joke and guitar lick on Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison or San Quentin, hearing Cash in his prime, aided and abetted by the Tennessee Two, guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant, is a revelation,
This historic document sourced directly from the 1958 kinescope reels, capture Cash in his most revolutionary days, laying the bedrock of all that was to come and, despite age and infirmities, continues today.
1. Town Hall Party Intro
2. Johnny Cash Intro
3. Get Rhythm
4. Johnny Introduces The Tennessee Two
5. You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
6. I Was There When It Happened
7. Don't Take Your Guns To Town
8. Frankie's Man Johnny
9. I Walk The Line
10. The Ways Of A Woman In Love
11. Give My Love To Rose
12. It Was Jesus
13. All Over Again