Monday, September 11, 2006

Johnny Cash - All American Country

Hopefully all you boys and girls are sufficiently grown-up enough to be over any learned aversion to country music. As for myself it took many years and I regret the lost time. But after hearing Johnny Cash you can see that the man was larger than the labels placed on music, he was above categorization. This album is as good as any of his greatest-hits packages to start with and will hopefully lead you on to more of his music. Johnny Cash was one of the very few people who's passing actually affected me in a way that surprised myself. It was a feeling of loss (even though, in my opinion his best music was in the 50's - 70's) that was almost like someone you knew was gone for good - kind of like December of 1980 when Lennon was shot, I was still very young but felt the pain and loss. Now I never knew Johnny Cash and I was pleased to learn that he will remain forever rebellious and clad in black every time I play his music. Please do yourself a favor and give the man a listen if you haven't done so before.


1979 said...

Thank you for sharing Johnny Cash. He deserves to be heard, but you should mention that these recordings are re-recordings of his hits which he did in the 1980s for a new label. They are somewhat inferior to the original Columbia and Sun Recordings I think.

DaddyRich said...

I agree with you, but I figured for those just starting out that it was suitable.

Anonymous said...

Don't suppose you could re-post


thanks for the new blog really like the country stuff :-)

Big Nige