Music Diary – 13th January

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 13th January!

Johnny_Cash_At_Folsom_Prison

On the 13th January 1968 a historic performancy by Johnny Cash happened: The Man in Black, featuring June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three, played a very special concert at Folsom Prison (near Sacramento, California). In front of 2,000 inmates, Johnny and his band played classics. like „Folsom Prison Blues„, „25 Minutes to go„, „Jackson“ and „Cocaine Blues„.


The concert was recorded and released under the moniker „At Folsom Prison“ by Columbia Records in May 1968. The LP became one of Johnny Cash’s most famous and successful albums and it reached number one the country chart and the top 15 on the regular album chart.

Get your Johnny Cash stuff here (for Austrian customer):

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                             Shop for JOHNNY CASH here (Worldwide):

Johnny Cash Shop (GERMANY)    Johnny Cash Shop (UK)    Johnny Cash Shop (USA)           GERMANY                                  UK                                        USA

 

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Music Diary – 12th September

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 12th September!

 Johnny Cash (26th February 1932 – 12th September 2003)

Johnny Cash (26th February 1932 – 12th September 2003)

The 12th September 2003 is one of the saddest days in music history: The Man in BlackJohn R. „Johnny“ Cash, died at the age of 71 years in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cash was well known as the outstanding Country musician, but he was quite more than this. He knew no borders and especially his last albums, the legendary „American Recordings„, which were produced by Rick Rubin, prove that.


Beside his many hits like „Ring of Fire“ (which was written by his later wife June Carter), „I walk the Line„, „Folsom Prison Blues“ or “ A Boy named Sue“ the two jailhouse recordings „At Folsom Prison“ (1968) and „At San Quentin“ (1969) are still classics and timeless albums.

In 2004/2005 James Mangold directed the biographical film „Walk the Line“ based on the early life and career of Johnny Cash with Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash.

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Music Diary – 3rd September

Welcome back to my Music Diary – today for the 3rd Sepetmber!

Al Wilson (Canned Heat)

Alan Christie Wilson (4th July 1943 – 3rd September 1970)

 

On the 3rd September 1970, Alan Christie Wilson aka Al „Blind Owl“ Wilson was found dead in his home in Los Angeles. The member of  the legendary Blues/Boogie/Rock band Canned Heat died at the age of 27. Wilson was guitarist, harmonica player, singer and a founder member of the group and wrote one of the biggest hits for Canned Heat: „Gonig up the Country„. This track became the unofficial theme song of Woodstock.

The album „Hooker ‚N Heat is a double album released by Canned Heat with John Lee Hooker in 1971. It’s the last studio album featuring Alan Wilson. The photo for the cover was taken after Wilson’s death, but his framed picture can be seen on the wall.

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

Canned Heat - Canned Heat (1967) Canned Heat - Boogie with Canned Heat (1968) Canned Heat - Living the Blues (1968) Canned Heat - Future Blues (1970) Canned Heat - Vintage (1970) Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker'n'Heat (1970)

Buy recommendations (USA):

Canned Heat - Canned Heat (1967) Canned Heat - Boogie with Canned Heat (1968) Canned Heat - Living the Blues (1968) Canned Heat - Future Blues (1970) Canned Heat - Vintage (1970) Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker'n'Heat (1970)