Tuesday, December 26, 2006





Johnny Cash & Friends - BBC Show 1968




1968 - The watershed year for Johnny's comeback from the mess he had made of his earlier years. This year saw him sober and touring again, with June, Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers. It was also the same year he did his famous concert for the inmates at Folsom Prison and I hear they even released a record of that show. This particular gem, though, does not have a lot of information available, I am sorry to say. Looking up "Johnny Cash BBC Concert 1968" on google yielded nothing of substance. So I can give you my take on it here. It definitely sounds like it's been ripped from vinyl and after a few seconds of sound adjustment at the very beginning it is a vintage Cash performance. Many of his hits are in evidence and his stage banter, as ever, is worth the download. As well, we get some songs from the great Carl Perkins. He was a great conscience for popular music and although flawed (as we all are) he was a giant amongst Lilliputians in our world. You are missed, Mr. Cash.


1. Big River / I Still Miss Someone
2. Ballad Of Ira Hayes
3. Another Song To Sing
4. Orange Blossom Special
5. Ballad Of Boot Hill
6. Lake County Cotton Country/Turn Around/Matchbox
7. On The Outside Looking In/Country Boy's Dream
8. I Got Stripes
9. Long Black Veil/Delia/Dark As A Dungeon/Folsom Prison Blues
10. Jackson
11. Last Thing On My Mind/Bye Bye, Bye Bye
12. The Old Account
13. Ring Of Fire/Outro


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7 comments:

DaddyRich said...

Part 1 -

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y249yj

Part 2 -

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yyxqeq

Tbag said...

My son thanks you. And so do I.

Tbag said...

I couldn't get it to unzip.

Tbag said...

Nevermind. I just did a winrar repair on them. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I tried to repair in winrar...nothing works....anyway to rename folder in archive b/c I think that the : in the date might be the problem

DaddyRich said...

I can also try to upload again this evening if so many folks are having aproblem.
D.R.

Anonymous said...

No big hurry,DaddyR....When you get a chance ...