JUST as Bill and I grew apart, so did Johnny Cash
4 Johnny Cash
-A Boy Named Sue (live): A No1 Country Music hit, this was also No3 in the Pop charts.
The recorded snippets of Johnny's voice to his then-baby daughter before the first and last song tracks on the album and the 71 seconds of silence that is the 13th and final track 0:71 as a symbol of the fact that both Johnny Cash
and Vivian Liberto died at age 71 are obvious bookends.
In the seven ),ears he spent developing the Johnny Cash
biopic "Walk the Line," James Marigold became intimately acquainted with Cash's music.
Chapters address diverse subsets of the genre from blues country to gospel country, the legacy of Johnny Cash
, the impact of commercialism on country music creativity, and much more.
Outside of one small spot in the Five Greats, why has no mention of the death of Johnny Cash
been made in the mag?
I thought Johnny Cash
was like Elvis, this presence and superhero.
The death of country music legend Johnny Cash
in September has prompted a rush of re-issues and new releases from publishers.
Bush like Johnny Cash
, too, and I wouldn't begrudge him the pleasure--though it's hard to imagine President Tax-Cut-To-The-Cheneys listening very closely to the Man In Black's signature song--
can sing on all three subjects with equal certitude.
As a lesbian icon, Johnny Cash
enjoys the attention of a particular dyke crowd who stand by their man for his notable contributions to the world of lesbian fashion.
Likewise, when Ice Cube raps, "I've got a shotgun and here's the plot/Taking niggas out with the fire of buckshot" ("Gangsta, Gangsta"), he sends shudders through many African,Americans heartbroken by black-on-black violence; but when Johnny Cash
sings of an equally nihilistic killing in "Folsom Prison Blues" - "Shot a man in Reno/just to watch him die" - the public taps its feet and hums along.