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Favorite Johnny Cash Deep Cut?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by The_Doctor [EV], Nov 1, 2017.

  1. The_Doctor [EV]

    The_Doctor [EV] Tele-Meister

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    So, quick psuedo-plug, I'm a sideman in a Johnny Cash tribute show called Cash Unchained, look us up if you like, but I won't break decorum by posting a link or whatever.

    We've been doing this for over a year now, and we're in the process of restructuring our show for the next year. Myself and the bandleader/frontman have some ideas of what material we'd like to work in, but I figured it'd be a waste to not do some surveying of other fans.

    So this is what I'd like to know: what's the ONE song of Johnny's (solo or collaboration) that would just absolutely make your evening? A deep cut, a song the average person wouldn't have heard before, something that would surprise you in the best way?

    Any input on this is absolutely appreciated.
     

  2. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    See Ruby Fall

     
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  3. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    September When it Comes. I also love his version of You'll Never Walk Alone. But there'd be no point in you playing that without Johnny.
     

  4. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
    Daddy sang bass is fun.
     
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  5. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Tele-Afflicted

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    Mean eyed Cat or Cry Cry Cry.
     
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  6. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    JR and U2 after the Apocalypse...



    John does Jimmie with a proper blues band (the Red Devils).

     
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  7. LoveHz

    LoveHz Tele-Holic

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    First Johnny Cash record I ever bought way back in the late '50s -- 'Thanks A Lot'. Still one of my favourite JC records.

    The 'B' side (at least in the UK) was 'Luther Played The Boogie', the first time I'd ever heard of Luther Perkins -- mind you, I was only about 13 at the time.
     

  8. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    The One On The Right Is On The Left - always makes me chuckle and sing along, especially timely these days.
     

  9. blues bondsman

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    How do you do Michigan City IN

    Cool prison song about my home town
     

  10. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Any Cash, is money in the bank!
     
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  11. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Tele-Afflicted

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    The Ballad of Ira Hayes.
     

  12. RyCo1983

    RyCo1983 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 15, 2012
    Central PA
    He had long performed a fantastic cover of one of my favorite spirituals, "I'll Fly Away". It is on a record done during his American years. 'My Mother's Hymn Book'.
     

  13. texastengu

    texastengu Tele-Holic

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    Definitely a Man in Black song.

     
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  14. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Egg suckin hound
     
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  15. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

    Oct 17, 2012
    Nelson City TX
    Mean Eyed Cat - I heard this as a cut on a Sun Records box set. He later recorded it on the Unchained LP
    Big River - I like the "...cavortin' in Davenport" line
    The Wall - From the Live at Folsom Prison LP
    Those are all I can think of, right off the top...
     
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  16. suthol

    suthol Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2010
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    She Used To Love Me A Lot
    Long Black Veil
     
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  17. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    There's a couple of good songs on the Tom Petty produced album.
    I usually shy away from his other rock band covers though.
     

  18. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    UK
    Going To Memphis

    That flat amoral delivery: standing on the body of your collapsed friend to get a better view

    I think the clanking chains do it for me: song shuffling on in leg irons
     

  19. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO

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