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(Huffington Post UK)   Today would have been Johnny Cash's 82nd year of walking the line   (huffingtonpost.co.uk) divider line 47
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2014-02-26 09:00:07 AM
For a HoffPo contributor, that was a very good article.

/still miss Johnny Cash
 
2014-02-26 09:07:08 AM
don't worry. I hear the man will come around
 
2014-02-26 10:35:18 AM
I wonder how long before the godawful CMAs pay "tribute" to the man whose music they ignored for over 25 years by having the worst of their godawful Southern pop singers butcher his work. Really look forward to Keith "No Booze for Me, Thanks, My Movie Star Wife Won't Allow It" Urban covering Sunday Morning Coming Down.
 
2014-02-26 10:42:38 AM
The picture that is mandatory in all Man in Black threads:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-26 10:44:50 AM

EyeballKid: I wonder how long before the godawful CMAs pay "tribute" to the man whose music they ignored for over 25 years by having the worst of their godawful Southern pop singers butcher his work. Really look forward to Keith "No Booze for Me, Thanks, My Movie Star Wife Won't Allow It" Urban covering Sunday Morning Coming Down.


Do it right.

Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.  With Emmylou Harris singing backup.
 
2014-02-26 10:49:39 AM
I didn't know he was dead. Looking it up he's been dead since 2003.

Now I can't figure out why I thought he was still alive.
 
2014-02-26 10:49:40 AM
Can't link at work, but hit YouTube for "The Ghost of Johnny Cash".  You won't be disappointed.
 
2014-02-26 11:10:59 AM
So?  Is this going to get greenlit every year till the end of time?  He's dead, yo.
 
2014-02-26 11:14:48 AM

asquian: I didn't know he was dead. Looking it up he's been dead since 2003.

Now I can't figure out why I thought he was still alive.


He died in The Great Jo(h)n Purge of 2003.

RIP Cash, Brandis, Ritter. R.I.P.
 
2014-02-26 11:18:47 AM
His cover of `Hurt' was the most poetic, heart-breaking, dignified swan-songs a musician could hope for while exiting this world.
I still can't listen to it without getting a lump in my throat.
 
2014-02-26 11:20:24 AM

oldfarthenry: His cover of `Hurt' was the most poetic, heart-breaking, dignified swan-songs a musician could hope for while exiting this world.
I still can't listen to it without getting a lump in my throat.


I like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IoO5nkxT_4
 
2014-02-26 11:21:09 AM
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RIP Johnny
 
2014-02-26 11:32:21 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-26 11:47:55 AM

EyeballKid: Keith "No Booze for Me, Thanks, My Movie Star Wife Won't Allow It" Urban


it's the Hat of the month club.
Not the Hit of the month club.
 
2014-02-26 11:52:46 AM
EyeballKid: I wonder how long before the godawful CMAs pay "tribute" to the man whose music they ignored for over 25 years by having the worst of their godawful Southern pop singers butcher his work. Really look forward to Keith "No Booze for Me, Thanks, My Movie Star Wife Won't Allow It" Urban covering Sunday Morning Coming Down.

To be fair, outside of a song here and there, and the Highwaymen, most of his output in the 70's and 80's was uninspired and/or lousy. By the time Rick Rubin came around, it had been years, many many years, since he had a hit.
 
2014-02-26 12:13:22 PM

MizzouGuy: To be fair, outside of a song here and there, and the Highwaymen, most of his output in the 70's and 80's was uninspired and/or lousy.


No fair. In 1979 he did this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H75eQX006jA
 
2014-02-26 12:50:04 PM

oldfarthenry: His cover of `Hurt' was the most poetic, heart-breaking, dignified swan-songs a musician could hope for while exiting this world.
I still can't listen to it without getting a lump in my throat.


I love that song.
 
2014-02-26 01:00:26 PM
How about the fact that today is actually Fats Domino's 86th year of Walking to New Orleans?
 
2014-02-26 01:03:25 PM
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
 
2014-02-26 01:26:32 PM
Just leaving this tribute to the man here.
 
2014-02-26 01:35:30 PM
Johnny Cash's death was an "I know where I was" moment for me.
 
2014-02-26 01:44:03 PM

Another Government Employee: EyeballKid: I wonder how long before the godawful CMAs pay "tribute" to the man whose music they ignored for over 25 years by having the worst of their godawful Southern pop singers butcher his work. Really look forward to Keith "No Booze for Me, Thanks, My Movie Star Wife Won't Allow It" Urban covering Sunday Morning Coming Down.

Do it right.

Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.  With Emmylou Harris singing backup.


This one from a couple of years ago is pretty good.

Highlights for me were Willie, Kris, Shooter Jennings, and Jamey Johnson on The Highwayman and Rhett Miller on Wreck of the Old 97.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008ARQ6FS/r ef=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_ZnJdtb0EN4TJT
 
2014-02-26 01:56:32 PM
He'd barely recognize Folsom www.kenericksonhomes.com
 
2014-02-26 01:58:21 PM
My parents were big fans, so I was exposed early (late 1960s). They went to see him at Madison Square Garden and some joint in New Jersey, the latter of which resulted in a car crash caused by drunken teens that left my Dad lying in a rented hospital bed in the dining room for two months. That said, I like the duet of Johnny's and Joe Strummer's "Redemption Song," written by that Jamaican dude.
 
2014-02-26 02:00:45 PM

wickershark: How about the fact that today is actually Fats Domino's 86th year of Walking to New Orleans?


apparently being "fat(s)" hasn't hurt his longevity.
 
2014-02-26 02:18:24 PM
I still miss The Man in Black.
 
2014-02-26 02:28:24 PM

grimlock1972: I still miss The Man in Black.


i.cdn.turner.com

RIP

 
2014-02-26 02:54:29 PM
Lucky enough to have seen Cash around 94 or 95. My ratrod car club pals are livid about that.
 
2014-02-26 03:07:55 PM
Amazing. Johnny Cash could experience an entire year in a single day...
 
2014-02-26 03:11:05 PM
Thing is, he stole that song from a liquor store owner he knew. When the owner would close up shop he'd sing "I lock the wine, I lock the wine" and Cash just jumbled the words a bit but otherwise stole it. The store owner died a broken-down alcoholic who'd beat his family every time that song came on the radio. The strange thing is that he owned fourty some-odd radios, each one always on and tuned to a different station. It seemed like he was looking for the excuse.
 
2014-02-26 03:15:08 PM

oldfarthenry: His cover of `Hurt' was the most poetic, heart-breaking, dignified swan-songs a musician could hope for while exiting this world.
I still can't listen to it without getting a lump in my throat.


The only one I've ever heard that comes close is Warren Zevon covering "Knockin' on Heaven's Door."
 
2014-02-26 03:21:59 PM

Porous Horace: Thing is, he stole that song from a liquor store owner he knew. When the owner would close up shop he'd sing "I lock the wine, I lock the wine" and Cash just jumbled the words a bit but otherwise stole it. The store owner died a broken-down alcoholic who'd beat his family every time that song came on the radio. The strange thing is that he owned fourty some-odd radios, each one always on and tuned to a different station. It seemed like he was looking for the excuse.


Not bad...


The United States Airforce might disagree, however.
 
2014-02-26 03:22:26 PM

oldfarthenry: His cover of `Hurt' was the most poetic, heart-breaking, dignified swan-songs a musician could hope for while exiting this world.
I still can't listen to it without getting a lump in my throat.


What you mean cover, NIN ripped that song off from him.

//I hope you're not new to fark...
 
2014-02-26 05:03:15 PM

Wellon Dowd: The picture that is mandatory in all Man in Black threads:

[i.imgur.com image 480x600]


This one too: 

Snapper Carr: [i.imgur.com image 600x758]


/gotnuttin
 
2014-02-26 05:08:42 PM
Porous Horace: Thing is, he stole that song from a liquor store owner he knew. When the owner would close up shop he'd sing "I lock the wine, I lock the wine" and Cash just jumbled the words a bit but otherwise stole it. The store owner died a broken-down alcoholic who'd beat his family every time that song came on the radio. The strange thing is that he owned fourty some-odd radios, each one always on and tuned to a different station. It seemed like he was looking for the excuse.

Well, he did "steal" Folsom Prison Blues

Link
 
2014-02-26 05:32:39 PM

asquian: I didn't know he was dead. Looking it up he's been dead since 2003.

Now I can't figure out why I thought he was still alive.


You didn't know the guy personally, so don't worry about it.
 
2014-02-26 06:06:07 PM

Snapper Carr: [i.imgur.com image 600x758]


The taste, of cake is sweet...
 
2014-02-26 06:18:55 PM

asquian: I didn't know he was dead. Looking it up he's been dead since 2003.

Now I can't figure out why I thought he was still alive.


Don't feel bad, you didn't know him personally.
 
2014-02-26 06:25:49 PM

MizzouGuy: Porous Horace: Thing is, he stole that song from a liquor store owner he knew. When the owner would close up shop he'd sing "I lock the wine, I lock the wine" and Cash just jumbled the words a bit but otherwise stole it. The store owner died a broken-down alcoholic who'd beat his family every time that song came on the radio. The strange thing is that he owned fourty some-odd radios, each one always on and tuned to a different station. It seemed like he was looking for the excuse.

Well, he did "steal" Folsom Prison Blues

Link


Yep, that's the tune.

The lyrics have an even more interesting history.
 
2014-02-26 07:44:54 PM
Fats Domino is still alive, i think
 
2014-02-26 08:50:22 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: Fats Domino is still alive, i think


86
 
2014-02-26 09:01:32 PM

Ooba Tooba: Lucky enough to have seen Cash around 94 or 95. My ratrod car club pals are livid about that.


He and June used to come to Kingsport, TN every so often, to play at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA. I saw him play his last show there on July 5, 2003, not long after June had passed away (I still have the ticket).
I didn't have a camera, but here's pic someone took:
cdn.pigeonsandplanes.com

He was friendly, as usual, but you could tell that he wouldn't last much longer. Janette Carter (June's aunt and Maybelle Carter's sister) had said that Johnny wanted to be back with June more than anything else.

Happy birthday, JR
 
2014-02-26 09:10:49 PM
Go to You Tube and punch in Johnny Cash "Heart of Gold"
He belts it out like its his.
 
2014-02-26 09:48:34 PM

macadamnut: grimlock1972: I still miss The Man in Black.

[i.cdn.turner.com image 641x750]

RIP


Is that a belt buckle or a riot shield?
 
2014-02-26 10:21:57 PM
I like him. So did my dad.
 
2014-02-26 10:43:19 PM

W.C.fields forever: Go to You Tube and punch in Johnny Cash "Heart of Gold"
He belts it out like its his.


Thanks for this.  Seriously made  my day.
 
2014-02-27 02:35:00 PM
Fats Domino had more of an impact on, and was a founding father of,
rock and/or roll
always thought of Cash as more of a folk/Americana singer and not a country guy
 
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