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What is your favourite Johnny Cash song?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by MiloCroton, May 17, 2013.

  1. MiloCroton

    MiloCroton Tele-Holic

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    Nov 5, 2011
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    Say why if you can...

    I just heard "Tennessee Flat Top Box" for the first time, been listening to it over and over. New favourite.
     
  2. reflected

    reflected Tele-Meister

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    Mar 28, 2012
    Budapest, HU
    I always liked "Ol' 97". The lyrics are quite shocking and brutal, and it has that typical twangy tele riff.
     
  3. Vortexan

    Vortexan Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    For me "I Got Stripes". Something about that rhythm and riff.
     
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  5. AirBagTester

    AirBagTester Friend of Leo's

    Nov 7, 2010
    Maryland
  6. hemingway

    hemingway Friend of Leo's

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    +1, one of my faves. Fave album always been Ballads of the True West, apart from the Sun stuff.
     
  7. strateles

    strateles Tele-Holic

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Eastern NC
    my all time fav too!
     
  8. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Way too many to pick just one. I saw at the post office last night that there's a Johnny Cash "Forever" stamp coming out next month, how cool is that
     
  9. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity

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  10. bluesfordan

    bluesfordan Friend of Leo's

    Jun 1, 2006
    Nashua NH
    of all his songs, I've gravitated towards Folsom Prison Blues the most.
     
  11. castpolymer

    castpolymer Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2008
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    This song is just awesome.

     
  12. onenotetom

    onenotetom Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 27, 2009
    Colbert, WA
    Another vote for Big River followed by I've Been Everywhere and Jackson.
     
  13. onenotetom

    onenotetom Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 27, 2009
    Colbert, WA
    Oh Yeah!:cool:
     
  14. MiloCroton

    MiloCroton Tele-Holic

    693
    Nov 5, 2011
    uk
    Get rhythm was my favourite before.

    To be honest I really like a whole bunch of his music I didn't realise. I had just list heard records like Folsom prison and loved everything on it (John henry is cool!) - never thought about a time when he and the band had a less tight, well defined sound.

    Got an old "best of" record, and its got all these gospel type songs on it which are great! And "flat top box" which is nice and bluegrassy.
     
  15. AirBagTester

    AirBagTester Friend of Leo's

    Nov 7, 2010
    Maryland
    Actually now that I think about it, I can't really decide between "Sunday Morning Coming Down" or "One Piece At A Time" or "Get Rhythm."
     
  16. elihu

    elihu Friend of Leo's

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    I read that Kristofferson pitched Sunday Morning Coming Down by landing a helicoptor on Johnny's lawn.

    Being a blues nut i thought Johnny did a good version of this Jimmie Rodgers song (backed by The Red Devils). But it just goes to show that the man could sing most anything and make it his own.

     
  17. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Tele-Afflicted

    Folsom Prison Blues and pretty much all the rest of 'em.
     
  18. 4192362

    4192362 Tele-Meister

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    Jul 2, 2012
    England
    It's a tie between Big River and Folsom Prison Blues.

    But all the rest fall in close behind!
     
  19. raito

    raito Friend of Leo's

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI


    is a candidate.
     
  20. The one I sing the most: "Burning Ring of Fire".

    From his latter years:

     
  21. walleyeman

    walleyeman Tele-Holic

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    Jan 2, 2009
    Hills of Arkansas
    How about the Lumberjack song?

     
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