Johnny Cash

‘Boy On Fire’: Mark Mordue’s New Nick Cave Biography

By Alyson Camus | December 9, 2020

‘it’s not just about Nick, it’s about us’

The Musical Tastes Of Our Ex-Presidents

By Alyson Camus | November 10, 2020

‘Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers just about put me in the White House’

People’s Perception Of Art And Artists Is Evolving For The Worse

By Alyson Camus | July 7, 2020

It’s all about staying in a safe place, on a safe subject

The Early Bird: Top New Record Releases 6-26-20 – 7-2-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2020

good stuff throughout if Ken Barnes hasn’t curdled you on him forever

Ken Burns, Country Music, Episode #4 (“I Can’t Stop Loving You) 1953 – 1963)”

By Steve Crawford | September 23, 2019

the ring may have been a reference to June’s…um…hot spot.

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s – 790 to 781

By Steve Crawford | February 6, 2018

The tale of the mislabeled lad who hated his deadbeat dad.

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 2003

By Steve Crawford | May 28, 2017

Fare thee well, John R. Cash.

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 1994, Part I

By Steve Crawford | March 28, 2017

It gave Cash a new, younger audience

Country Music History – Essential Recordings of 1963

By Steve Crawford | October 6, 2016

Merle Kilgore wanted to license the song to the hemorrhoid relief company

Country Music History – Essential Recordings of 1959, Part I

By Steve Crawford | September 18, 2016

Satan Is Real

Country Music History – Essential Recordings of 1958, Part I

By Steve Crawford | September 16, 2016

Entries from George Jones, Ray Price, and Johnny Cash

Guess Famous Rockstars’ Baby Pictures

By Alyson Camus | September 7, 2016

There is so much talent on this page that it is ridiculous

Country Music History – Essential Recordings of 1955

By Steve Crawford | September 6, 2016

World meet Cash And Jones

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases: 8-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2014

Look Again To The Wind: Johhny Cash’s Bitter Tears revisited – Various Artists – His 1965 concept album in support of the Native Americans (again, in 1965 -before “Bury My Heart At Wounded Hill”) is giving some fine performances by the Milk carton Kids along with folks like Emmylou, Earle, Kristoffersson and I for one didn’t know the original but love this folk album very much – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+

How Deep Brain Stimulation May Change Our Musical Tastes

By Alyson Camus | May 29, 2014

So what happened in this strange case? The deep brain stimulation may have altered musical preferences but scientists are not sure how. It is possible that Cash was the first song Mr. B

Fading to Black – Tracing Johnny Cash's Footsteps in Dyess, Arkansas

By Steve Crawford | May 20, 2014

Poverty among rural farm families was the norm in that era and as you drive down the rough dirt road where Cash lived, you can easily imagine long walks into town on humid summer days – surrounded by nothing but dirt, cotton, and endless blue skies

US Top 10 Albums 4-12-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 3, 2014

This isn’t even a popularity contest. Book ended by two perennials, the 8 in the middle will be gone by next week. So let me take a moment to mention how much I enjoy MCR greatest hits? Alright? On to next week.

Johnny Cash's "Out Among The Stars" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 26, 2014

But in the end, it really is a consistently pretty good album. It doesn’t sound like there has ever been a time when it would be a huge hit but it also isn’t a drunken mess, it is a real thing.

10 Songs, wednesday, March 26th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 26, 2014

Baby Ride Easy – Johnny And Jane Carter Cash – So now we know where Dave Edmunds and Carlene Carter heard it, Johnny and June covering the song for one Billy Sherrill back in the 80s. Not bad, and the fiddle break is more than that, but Dave and Carlene jumped for joy all the way through their version – B+

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases Week Of 3-24-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 24, 2014

I am excited for the new Hold Steady and always to hear from Barry Manilow. From what I’ve heard of Shakira I can’t claim to be thrilled at the concept of her newbie but I could be wrong. Yokyo Police Club? Sure, let’s rock. And to top it off Grieves all important sophomore effort and a great lost Johnny Cash album.

Johnny Cash: "She Used to Love Me a Lot" (Elvis Costello Mix) Reviewed

By Helen Bach | March 11, 2014

The original version of ‘She Used To Love Me A Lot”, chock full of slide guitar and pluckin’, with a two step sawdust floor back beat. Not a bad thing- it fits just right- but with the help of Mr Costello, this ’80s rarity gets the thump and momentum of a 2014 anthem.

Robert Hilburn's "Johnny Cash: The Life" Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | January 3, 2014

It’s all well and good that Cash was admired by Bob Dylan and Tom Petty and Bono and various rock critics and was a peer of Elvis and Jerry Lee and Carl Perkins. However, it’s somewhat mystifying that Hilburn would rely on third party quotes and recognition instead of trying to define the gravitas of Cash in his own voice.