The 31st of March, last day of month so who better to blogged about than Mr. Cash? I think it’s the 1st country & western artist to be covered in my little TTT posts? I grew-up in a tiny southern western town in W.A. and the most popular style of music down there was C&W, Metal and the mainstream top 40 pop music so I known pretty much any that fit into that or those genes from that time. Moving to the big city I was in my late teenage years and by the mid-90’s Johnny made his big comeback with Rick Rubin I was telling all the indie kids/teenagers Johnny Cash was always cool, they wouldn’t believe me until I played them Chicken In Black or Strawberry Cake or some other unknown oddball songs by him, both those two didn’t make my cut today but I’m talking about anyway and I’ve blogged them before. This was one of the hardest TTT posts I’ve done in a while but in the end I guess was easy because they’re, well my faves! Which are all below, off course but nine are by different songwriters who I’ve also named below after the song name and then album and year. Any who, enjoy!
Cry! Cry! Cry! – debut single (1955)
Orange Blossom Special – Ervin T. Rouse & Gordon Rouse – Orange Blossom Special (1965)
Cocaine Blues – T. J. “Red” Arnall – At Folsom Prison (1968)
Wanted Man – Bob Dylan – At San Quentin (1969)
Highway Patrolman – Bruce Springsteen – Johnny 99 (1983)
Highwayman (with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson) – Jimmy Webb – Highwayman (1985)
Delia’s Gone – Karl Silbersdorf & Dick Toops – American Recordings (1994)
Rusty Cage – Chris Cornell – Unchained (1996)
Hurt – Trent Reznor – American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)
Cindy (duet with Nick Cave) – Traditional – Unearthed box-set (2003)
Wow-wee, that’s 1955 to 2003. The easy biggest gap of time by any artist in my TTT posts! It’s 60’s Cash who won with three tracks, two each for 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s and only one from the 50’s but four single/video clip songs too, finding all on youtube so I’ve included them above. What else can I say about the man in black? Nothing that hasn’t been said before!
Changing music styles yet again next Sunday!
Please do, share your own fave/s by JC right now!