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Old 01-22-2020, 12:56 PM
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...but the guitar was Luther.
And later Carl Perkins
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IMO he was a one trick pony. Way over hyped in the last few decades by revisionists. Couldn't really do country, folk or rock as well as many of his contemporaries and always sounded like he was trying to find the right genre but didn't quite fit in any that well. I thought Ken Burns way over emphasized him in the recent country series at the expense of true country legends.
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:22 PM
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IMO he was a one trick pony. Way over hyped in the last few decades by revisionists. Couldn't really do country, folk or rock as well as many of his contemporaries and always sounded like he was trying to find the right genre but didn't quite fit in any that well. I thought Ken Burns way over emphasized him in the recent country series at the expense of true country legends.
I'm a fan. I do a bunch of Cash songs, mainly because it fits comfortably in my vocal range. My dad's cousin, big into country, and we're talking 40's, 50's, and early 60's stuff, always looked down on Johnny. "He can't sing" was his opinion. So, to each his own.
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My all time favorite artist. I grew up listening to his albums and have covered 300 of his songs. I especially like the American Recordings albums, particularly the ones that are just him and his guitar. I just finished reading "The Resurrection of Johnny Cash" which deals with his time with Rick Rubin making the American Recordings albums.

His music transcends all genres and he was often at odds with the Nashville establishment. Nary a fiddle or steel guitar to be found.
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:47 PM
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IMO he was a one trick pony.
Honestly, I think that's his charm. He played Johnny Cash music.
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He influences my singing more than anything. Click the Soundcloud link in my signature if interested.
I can hear the influence in that song for sure. Also, well written.
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And later Carl Perkins
Bob Wooton replaced Luther Perkins. Carl Perkins was part of the Johnny Cash tour but not part of The Tennessee Three.
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I can hear the influence in that song for sure. Also, well written.
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I will be seeing his daughter in concert in a couple months. Her voice is fantastic. Her 'Rivers and the Thread' album is fantastic. 'The List' album (list of songs she first learned from dad) is good too.
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after Johnny did a song it was his and everyone else was doing a cover of the song.
Hurt.
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He ownes this.
And it is his version that I copy.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:17 PM
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Bob Wooton replaced Luther Perkins. Carl Perkins was part of the Johnny Cash tour but not part of The Tennessee Three.
Great picker, and great story on how he got the gig.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:12 PM
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If the trick is good enough, the pony only needs the one.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:47 PM
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IMO he was a one trick pony. Way over hyped in the last few decades by revisionists. Couldn't really do country, folk or rock as well as many of his contemporaries and always sounded like he was trying to find the right genre but didn't quite fit in any that well. I thought Ken Burns way over emphasized him in the recent country series at the expense of true country legends.

Johnny Cash holds a unique Musical place in America. His Voice for one will probably never be matched. His influence spanned many decades. He was quite the Historian and blended his love for Folk Country/Americana and native Americans. Many of his early-mid 60s Albums were very unique. Check out his Early 60s LP ‘Ride This Train’. No one could pull off what he did on that LP.
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:58 PM
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Bob Wooton replaced Luther Perkins. Carl Perkins was part of the Johnny Cash tour but not part of The Tennessee Three.
Somehow I remember Carl Perkins always backing Johnny on his ABC television show in 1970. I think Johnny always introduced them as "and Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three"
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Old 01-23-2020, 06:59 PM
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One of my friends Dad was a Sargent at Old Folsom Prison when Johnny and Carl Perkins did the 1st Concert behind the old Granite Wall. Cash gave his dad an Few others an autographed Sun/Prison Blues 45 single.
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