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JK55's thread about favorite westerns sparked a new thread question for me, continuing on the western-related theme: how many johnny cash fans out there, and favorite johnny cash songs. i never particularly liked johnny cash when i was younger, but now i absolutely revere him.

my list of johnny cash favorites is in no particular order, as i really can't pick favorite johnny cash songs. my favorite any given day depends on my mood and what i'm doing.

*streets of laredo
*i'll fly away
*ragged old flag
*folsom prison blues
*don't take your guns to town
*the first time ever i saw your face
*ring of fire
*long black veil
*i walk the line
*guess things happen that way
*cry, cry, cry
*the night hank williams came to town
*ballad of ira hayes

that's just for starters. i could go on and on and on....
 

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Have you heard some of his covers? He redid (and outdid) Neil Young's song - Heart of Gold and Tom Petty's - I won't back down. Also listen to Ain't No Grave.
 

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JK55's thread about favorite westerns sparked a new thread question for me, continuing on the western-related theme: how many johnny cash fans out there, and favorite johnny cash songs. i never particularly liked johnny cash when i was younger, but now i absolutely revere him.

my list of johnny cash favorites is in no particular order, as i really can't pick favorite johnny cash songs. my favorite any given day depends on my mood and what i'm doing.

*streets of laredo
*i'll fly away
*ragged old flag
*folsom prison blues
*don't take your guns to town
*the first time ever i saw your face
*ring of fire
*long black veil
*i walk the line
*guess things happen that way
*cry, cry, cry
*the night hank williams came to town
*ballad of ira hayes

that's just for starters. i could go on and on and on....
I'll second your list & add:

Cocaine Blues
Jackson(with June)
Time's a Wastin(with June)
Orange Blossom Special
 

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Have you heard some of his covers? He redid (and outdid) Neil Young's song - Heart of Gold and Tom Petty's - I won't back down. Also listen to Ain't No Grave.
yupper. a few of the ones i listed were covers he did, and many of thise i like better than the originals.
 

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I love them all, new and old. He could sing the phone book and I would listen.

I really enjoy That Old Wheel with Hank Williams JrThat Old Wheel

I get chills when I listen to his version of Hurt by Nine Inch Nails.Hurt
i get that same feeling when i listen to him sing 'long black veil', 'first time ever i saw your face', and 'father and son'.
 

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I was stationed at Travis AFB in Fairfield, Ca from '58-62 and I think it was in 1961 when I met Johnny Cash in a dance hall called the "Dream Bowl" in Napa, Ca.

It was the first time I ever heard of him and really liked his music. He was wearing a red shirt and sitting on the edge of the stage during a break and we were discussing Air Force aircraft. I think he said he was ex-air force.
 

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Am I the only member of this forum who went thru the 1970s 4 years high school and 4 years college who never purchased a record an 8 track or a cassette? I really do not have much interest in any music.
 

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I'm a fan of JC's since his "Ring Of Fire" fame days. One song I haven't seen mentioned yet is a western song that is a favorite of mine is...

"Ghost Riders In The Sky"
 

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I'm a fan of JC's since his "Ring Of Fire" fame days. One song I haven't seen mentioned yet is a western song that is a favorite of mine is...

"Ghost Riders In The Sky"
ooooh yeah!!! that's a good one!!
 

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I've always enjoyed Johnny Cash. Had the pleasure of meeting him and June ... and the Carter Family back in the early 90s. This was during a low point in his career ... just a few years before he hit it big again and found a new audience with the 20-something crowd at that time.

He was appearing on the "free stage" at the California Mid-State Fair ... while Clint Black was playing that night to a sold out concert. I found it rather surreal that I was eating a tri-tip sandwich and drinking a beer while Cash and his band were playing about 10 feet away ... at no cost to me. So after his set, I walked up to him ... introduced myself, and had a nice chat with him. He seemed a bit down and sorta sad ... but was extremely gracious and friendly. I'll never forget it.
 

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I've always enjoyed Johnny Cash. Had the pleasure of meeting him and June ... and the Carter Family back in the early 90s. This was during a low point in his career ... just a few years before he hit it big again and found a new audience with the 20-something crowd at that time.

He was appearing on the "free stage" at the California Mid-State Fair ... while Clint Black was playing that night to a sold out concert. I found it rather surreal that I was eating a tri-tip sandwich and drinking a beer while Cash and his band were playing about 10 feet away ... at no cost to me. So after his set, I walked up to him ... introduced myself, and had a nice chat with him. He seemed a bit down and sorta sad ... but was extremely gracious and friendly. I'll never forget it.
wow! that seriously just gave me a chill trying to picture it.
 

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The Sun recordings are classic and incredible. I remember the first time I heard Big River I was blown away by how aggressive and "heavy" it sounded for the time...the mic pre amp is overdriving and the echo slaps back...amazing tune.
 

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