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Old 09-13-03, 08:01 PM
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Your Favorite Cash Songs?!

I think we need to remember the man with his music, what are some of your favorite music from Johnny Cash. From the classics to the less known, list your favorites!
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Old 09-13-03, 09:07 PM
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Sam Hall- captures his bad-assness
Folsum Prison Blues- classic, his definitive track
They'll be Peace in the Valley- the one from San Quentin. Best album closer ever?
Highway Patrolman- great Springsteen track from Nebraska that Johhny nailed to the wall.
Big River- this is the song the Grateful Dead wishes they had the true depth to do.
Hurt-Cash makes the song real.
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Folsom Prison Blues and A Boy Named Sue?!!?!?!!?
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Folsom Prison Blues
Cocaine Blues
25 Minutes to Go
Ring of Fire
Dirty Ol' Egg Suckin' Dog
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The Long Black Veil
I Walk the Line
Folsom Prison Blues
Cocaine Blues
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Ring Of Fire
A Boy Named Sue

plenty of others

and everytime I listen to his rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" I lose it.
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His cover Your Own Personal Jesus is a doozy, but I have to say Hurt is just powerful beyond words.
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Old 09-14-03, 01:32 AM
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Boy Named Sue
Ring of Fire
I Walk the Line
Folsom Prison Blues

etc etc etc
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Tennessee Flat Top Box - what a great catchy riff.

Wanted Man - A cover, but one hell of a song
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Old 09-14-03, 11:52 AM
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my fav J. Cash tune is One Piece at a time, I am constantly in fear of someone chucklehead doing a rap version of this classic.
Also I heard he and Dylan singing Lay Lady Lay on the radio the other day, not his song but INCREDIBLE
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Old 09-14-03, 12:28 PM
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Unfortunately, up until his death, I dismissed him as just another country star, which is not a genre I like.

After he died, I checked out Fulsom Prison, and Live From San Quentin.

I like this guy a lot. Not typical country at all..
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One Piece at a Time
Folsom Prison Blues
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1. Folsom Prison Blues (of course)
2. 25 Minutes to Go
3. Delia's Gone
4. Orange Blossom Special
5. Cry! Cry! Cry!
6. Unchained
7. Wreck of the Old 97
8. A Boy Named Sue
9. I Walk the Line
10. The L & N Dont Stop Here Anymore

I have over 30 Cash cds. Been a fan for too long....
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I love most of Mr. Cash's music, but "Sunday Morning Coming Down" is my favorite track of his.
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I have always HATED country music, but the first time I saw the video for "Hurt" I was moved, and I found a whole new respect for Mr. Cash. "Hurt' is probably the best video released in my lifetime, no other video gives me emotion or makes me think about life like this video does.
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Great list so far. I would add Drive On , Ghost Riders in the Sky , and his version of the Beatles In My Life .
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Wanted Man and Long Black Veil are particular favorites.
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I enjoy most everything from the American Recordings era, but my favorites are his covers. He puts great spins on otherwise excellent songs.

Rusty Cage
I Won't Back Down
Personal Jesus
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Folsom Prison

I have listened to Hurt at least a dozen times in the past few days...
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Old 09-17-03, 05:05 AM
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While not a song, don't forget about his cameo on The Simpsons a couple years back; he was the voice of a dog I do believe.
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Old 09-17-03, 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by Lateralus
While not a song, don't forget about his cameo on The Simpsons a couple years back; he was the voice of a dog I do believe.
Yep, my favorite Simpsons episode.

Homer goes to a chili contest and pours wax down his mouth and throat so he can eat the hottest chili offered and not feel pain. Chief Wiggum gives him a Guatemalan Insanity Pepper which basically makes Homer have an acid-like trip. In his delerium, a wolf appears to him and convinces him to find his soulmate. When Homer recovers from his trip, he tries to rationalize what he saw, heard and experienced and convinces himself that the wolf was actually a dog sitting on the library steps. The next bit of dialogue is classic, IMO:

Dog: "Find your soulmate, Homer"
Homer: "Hey, dogs can't talk."
Dog: "Woof!"
Homer: "Damn straight!"

Johnny Cash did the voice of the wolf and dog.
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I don't think Cash did the voice of the dog, it was high and cartoony and sounded like Harry Shearer. He definitly did the coyote voice though.

Sunday Morning Coming Down has been stuck in my head a lot lately.
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Old 09-18-03, 12:45 AM
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The Man Comes Around is just awesome, if you haven't heard check it out on the album of the same name.

I also love the recent covers, Solitary Man, Personal Jesus and One are especially good.
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Old 09-18-03, 02:19 AM
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There are too many good ones. Here's some I like to listen to (I can't say for sure these are my favorites, though, since I like almost all his songs)

Folsom Prison Blues
I Got Stripes
I Walk the Line
The Man in Black
Man in White
The Man Who Couldn't Cry
Cocaine Blues
Guess Things Happen That Way
Ring of Fire
and so on

I have about 12 CDs of his, and I can't think of a bad song on any of them.

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