21 Mar

MNTB Classic Pic – Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash – October 1959

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08 Jun

Music Fact TidBit – Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash’s estate was approached by an advertising company asking for permission to use “Ring Of Fire” on an ad for hemorrhoid cream. The request was refused.

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23 Mar

MNTB Classic Pic – Johnny Cash

I’m pretty sure you’ve seen it.  It’s been around forever and people have been doing it in front of the camera ever since.  Jim Marshall, who took the photograph in 1969 at Cash’s San Quentin Prison performance, asked Cash to do a shot for the warden.  Then Cash flipped the finger and Jim took the photo.  I love hearing the stories behind the photographs.

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18 Jan

New Johnny Cash Album

Yes, after 6 years of him dying, he’s putting out his last album on February 26th which would be his 78th birthday.  The albums called ‘American VI: Ain’t No Grave and is the final of recordings done with Rick Rubin.  There’s some songs written by Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson and a song previously done by Bob Dylan.

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18 Nov

Music Quote TidBit

“Sam Phillips always encouraged me to do it my way, to use what ever other influences I wanted, but never to copy … that was a great rare gift he gave me: believe in myself, right from the start of my recording career… if there hadn’t been a Sam Phillips, I might still be working in a cotton field” – Johnny Cash

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15 Jun

Johnny Cash Remixed

A while back I had written about Snoop Dogg being the Executive Producer on Johnny Cash’s new reworked album.  Strangely enough some of the tracks are remixed by Alabama 3, Pete Rock and Snoop himself.  Well ‘Johnny Cash Remixed’ has finally released on June 15th.  There is also a CD/DVD package that will have the DVD showing the documentary about the making of the album.

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04 Apr

Johnny Cash and……Snoop?

OK I’m actually strangely excited about this. On June 15th the album Johnny Cash Remixed is coming out and its going to be produced by Cash’s son John Carter Cash along with Snoop Dogg. I know sounds nuts. Some of the remixes will come from Alabama 3, The Heavy, Buck 65 and more. Snoop is actually going to rap over a remix of “I Walk the Line” and Pete Rock will be hittin up “Folsom Prison Blues”. There will also be a DVD that documents the entire process. Check out a sample.

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