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.