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Favorite Johnny Cash Deep Cut?

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

  1. jdgladw

    jdgladw TDPRI Member

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    Dec 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Tennessee Flat Top Box or Country Boy.
     

  2. davidge1

    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2006
    USA
    Blistered!!

    My all-time favorite JC song. But you have to kick ass as much as his band did on that one.
     
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  3. daddyplaysbass

    daddyplaysbass Tele-Holic

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    Mar 19, 2003
    Chandler Arizona
    Kinda well known but I enjoyed playing, and the crowd enjoyed listening (4 chords for a change)

    "Big River"
    .
    I found her trail in Memphis, but she just walked up the bluff.
    She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down alone.
     
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  4. troy2003

    troy2003 Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 30, 2010
    Central Minnesota
    “There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang”. Duet with Waylon. Fantastic guitar playing too
     
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  5. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    I was gonna say "Tennessee Flat-Top Box," too. It's kind of his "Johnny B. Goode."



    I'll also put forth his cover of the Roy Clark hit "I Never Picked Cotton."



    But, honestly, it doesn't get better than this:

     
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  6. voodoo tele

    voodoo tele Tele-Meister

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    Sep 30, 2009
    kansas
    +1 for cry cry cry or hey porter.
     

  7. Rustbucket

    Rustbucket Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2016
    Arizona

  8. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Some of these tunes are definitely not "deep cuts" you guys - Cry Cry Cry was his first major hit and launched his career - it's like calling Heartbreak Hotel a deep cut for Elvis. His last Rick Rubin record - 2006, right before he passed? there's a song called Like the 309. Powerful, maybe not a bar tune.
     

  9. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    Loading Coal
     

  10. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)

  11. SomeVelvetMorning

    SomeVelvetMorning Tele-Meister

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    Aug 10, 2017
    New Hampshire
    "As Long As the Grass Shall Grow" - the later version with June. Gorgeous.
     
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  12. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Hendersonville, TN
    Johnny's version of Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down".
     
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  13. davidge1

    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2006
    USA
    I'd agree that a lot of his 50s stuff is not his "deepest" – I think Sam Philips pushed him into more pop type lyrics that would appeal to a younger audience, but that what wasn't what JC was all about. I think he hit his stride in the '60s with great songs that told stories.

    Five Feet High and Rising, Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill, Boy Named Sue... so many more.
     
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  14. davidge1

    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2006
    USA
    Also:

    Give My Love To Rose
    Long Black Veil
    Don't Take Your Guns To Town
     
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  15. Chooglin59

    Chooglin59 Tele-Meister

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    Jan 8, 2014
    On da Bayou
    The live version of 'Wreck of the old '97' on the San Quentin album. Bob Wooten was on guitar by that time.
     
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  16. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    I love that cut...perfect Tele tone!
     
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  17. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Tele-Afflicted

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    Sep 11, 2016
    L.A.
    "One Piece at a Time" is a good one.
     
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  18. Slim

    Slim Tele-Holic

    843
    Apr 11, 2003
    Fayetteville, AR
    Sunday Morning Coming Down
     
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  19. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2013
    Michigan
    Offhand, "The General Lee." I'd have to bust out my CD's and look some songs up when I get home, since I honestly don't know the track names...
     

  20. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    don't know if 1996 counts as a "deep cut" but I love this



    I'd like to see someone sing this without a lyric sheet
     

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