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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by The_Doctor [EV], Nov 1, 2017.
Tennessee Flat Top Box or Country Boy.
My all-time favorite JC song. But you have to kick ass as much as his band did on that one.
Kinda well known but I enjoyed playing, and the crowd enjoyed listening (4 chords for a change)
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.
“There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang”. Duet with Waylon. Fantastic guitar playing too
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:
+1 for cry cry cry or hey porter.
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.
I sing this one
"As Long As the Grass Shall Grow" - the later version with June. Gorgeous.
Johnny's version of Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down".
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.
Give My Love To Rose
Long Black Veil
Don't Take Your Guns To Town
The live version of 'Wreck of the old '97' on the San Quentin album. Bob Wooten was on guitar by that time.
I love that cut...perfect Tele tone!