Forget M.I.B.....The Man In Black On Dvd

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  1. MatS

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    any good recomendations?

    the following is coming in a couple weeks

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    Johnny Cash
    A Concert Behind Prison Walls

    With Special Appearances By: Linda Ronstadt, Roy Clark & Foster Brooks

    Hello I’m Johnny Cash……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. He’s a complex, unpredictable, ball of talent and energy that no one has ever been able to pigeonhole or categorize.

    Part country singer, part folk hero, Johnny Cash is one of the towering figures of American popular music. His effect on other musicians has been greater than his commercial success--and his commercial success has been huge (more than 100 top 40 country hits, plus a dozen pop hits). Johnny Cash has written more than 400 songs, songs about cowboys and Indians, preachers and convicts, railroad engineers and assorted blue-collar workers, and he sings them in a deep, profound voice that sounds less like a typical singer and more like a narrator of the American vision.

    Born February 26, 1932 in rural Kingsland, Arkansas, the name "John" came later and he wasn't "Johnny" until he made his first records. He made those records at Sam Phillips' Sun Studio after spending four years in the Air Force, moving to Memphis and hooking up with guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant. Cash was one of Sun's few real "country" singers, his background didn't include the influence of both white and black musicians that marked the styles of Sun artists like Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich or Jerry Lee Lewis, and he was also one of the label's most successful. Cash had four number-one singles among his two dozen hits for Sun: "I Walk The Line," "There You Go," "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" and "Guess Things Happen That Way."

    Cash recorded such classics as "Ring Of Fire," "Understand Your Man," "Man In Black" and "A Boy Named Sue" (recorded live at San Quentin Prison, the record won Cash a Grammy and the Country Music Association's Single Of The Year award in 1969). Also in 1969, Cash won CMA awards for Entertainer Of The Year, Male Vocalist Of The Year, Vocal Group Of The Year (with June), Single Of The Year and Album Of The Year for Johnny Cash At San Quentin Prison (his other live prison album, Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison won the previous year). He and "A Boy Named Sue" won five Grammys between 1967 and 1970. Cash hosted his own TV show on ABC from 1969-1971; it was a testament to the singer's expansive nature that he could appeal to enough segments of a splintered American population to draw a network-sized crowd. Later, Cash would be elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1980, making him the youngest living person ever inducted. When he was elected to the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame in 1992, he became the first person inducted into both halls. He was also given the Grammy's Living Legends Award in 1990.

    Country radio no longer plays his music, but he has been embraced by rock and alternative-country crowds. The phenomenon happens to him about every 10 years or so (he hung with Bob Dylan in the '60s and '70s, Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds in the '80s, and Rick Rubin, U2 and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and most recently covering Nine Inch Nails’ song “Hurt”), and Cash handles it, as he does most things, with the equanimity that befits an icon.

    "Folsom Prison Blues" was a dozen years old when Cash performed this live concert at the song's namesake, but the audience gives it such an ovation (cheering, for example, when Cash sings "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die") that the song takes on new life.
    Johnny Cash - A Concert: Behind Prison Walls was shot in 1976 and has Johnny Cash performing and accompanied by legendary performers Linda Rondstadt and Roy Clark for inmates inside the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville. This is only one of two prison concerts Cash ever shot for television.

    1.) Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
    2.) Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down
    3.) Johnny Cash - Hey Porter
    4.) Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special
    5.) Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
    6.) Linda Ronstadt - Silver Threads And Golden Needles
    7.) Linda Ronstadt - Desperado
    8.) Linda Ronstadt - You’re No Good
    9.) Linda Ronstadt - That Honeymoon Feeling
    10.) Roy Clark - Rolling In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
    11.) Foster Brooks - Half As Much
    12.) Roy Clark - Shuckin’ The Corn
    13.) Linda Ronstadt - Love Has No Pride
    14.) Johnny Cash - Jacob Green

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  2. Mark Zimmer

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