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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MTMike, Apr 18, 2006.
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I like to turn him on in the dorm when all the other people turn up their rap music. Strangely Im the only one that gets in trouble.
Just saw the movie the other day and really liked it.
I saw it a few months ago - excellent movie.
The wife just dug out some old CD's and we've been listening for the last few days
When I was a kid we didn't have any ise houses close enough to ride our bikes to, but there was a little beer joint in the closest town. We would ride there and turn in our bottles, and buy a soda and I'd spend a few dimes on the jukebox. I always played Ring of Fire at least once a visit. Probably couldn't do that now-a-days .. but there wasn't any customers there in the daytime, and it was the 70's, .. so no one cared.
He was one of the great ones
Well, of course he is. Who did you expect, Morrissey?
Agreed... I wish they would have gone further into his life though.
I really like the song's "A boy named Sue" and "The legend of John Henry's hammer"...
Have to disagree.........he was good but everyone knows that WAYLON is the man
Well, I'm back and gonna give this place another try. Anyway, I picked up the re-issue, un-censored version of the "At Folsom Prison" album, and was smilin' hearin' it. Think my favorite ones off that album are "Long Black Veil", "Cocaine Blues", and "Greystone Chapel".
Johnny and Waylon are great, but MERLE is the man!
My local bar always is bumpin cash, nothing like sitting there drunk chillin with some johnny cash, its the best.
Good tunes and welcome back, this place is good for the soul.
The sad thing is that there is no one out there among these pseudo-country singers that deserves to stand on the same stage as Waylon, Johnny Cash, or Merle.
'cept for maybe Toby Keith, and even then just barely for him. The only guy that still deserves somewhat to be on the same stage as them is Hank Jr.
Johnny Cash is one of the "Legends"....
Yep--The George Jones song "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" was a premonition if you ask me..its like whoever wrote it KNEW country music was never going to be the same after those that started it had passed on..no one will ever fill the shoes of Johnny Cash,Merle Haggard,Buck Owens,Wille Nelson,Waylon,and Conway Twitty--or George Jones and many others....you hear a lot of wanna bees,but none posess the amount of talent those guys had...
Johnny Cash was a heck of a song WRITER ..his songs covered every range of human emotion..I love a lot of his songs..one of my favorite covers of his songs is "I Still Miss Someone" that Suzy Bogguss did on her "Simpatico" CD with Chet Atkins just before he passed away..she also did "He's In The Jailhouse Now"on the same CD.....
I remember buying the 45 RPM record of "A Boy Named SUE!" at the Woolworth's store my mom worked in back in 1969!..
Last tape I bought with Johnny Cash on it was "The Highwaymen" --Cash,Kris Kristofferson,Waylon Jennings,Willie Nelson all in the same band!..they were great together..
The thing I liked most about him other than his great songs,was the fact he stood up for the downtrodden,and was always kind to people who wanted to meet him..he did a lot of charity work too,and donated lots of his earnings to needy folks..the "Man In Black" will not soon be forgotten by his fans..too bad "country" radio has...sadly,despite the popularity of the movie about him,its still difficult to get our stations to play any of his songs...
I think 'country' radio has decided to really try shovel his music under the rug and try to bury him by keeping his music off the air so new fans of him won't be made. Country radio doesn't like him because of what he sang about and how he sang it. He didn't like singing empty, messageless love songs, which is what the radio execs and Nashville still today say you WILL do well first to get established, and WILL continue to do if you want us to still like you. You start singing songs with a real message that provoke people to stop and think, and WE will wreck you in response.
John Pryne can hold his own with any of those mentioned above. He has ben banging out songs since 1949 and sitill at it. They dont play him on "Country Radio" either.
He is also "A Man In Black"
""There's a hole in Daddy's arm where all the money goes,"
I agree, another good example of that is Steve Earle, one of Americas better song writers in my opinion.
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