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Johnny Cash at San Quentin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Like father, like son...

    Who'da thought that one of the greatest live records ever recorded would be done inside the concrete and steel of San Quentin Prison? Besides getting to hear a great performance, you get the added bonus of hearing criminals in the background reacting to the band, to the female back-up singers, to the prison gaurds, and even the warden. My father was there that day...he was doin' time for 'seduction of a married woman", which back then was a serious crime. According to ol' Slappy (Slappy is what the other inmates called my father because he had once slapped a prison gaurd in the face for taking away his food tray) "It was the best dern honky-tonk i ever heard." You know what Dad-I think you're right. If you don't buy this album YOU belong in San Quentin, and I don't think Johnny will be comin' by any time soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cash... as good as gold.

    After hearing the newer Folsom Prison release I was chomping at the bit wondering if or when San Quentin would follow. Gloriously it did. The added songs are great, the performances seem even more adrenaline-ized, the instrumentation sounds cleaner, bigger and more robust, and Johnny's voice, though noticably dry in this performance cuts through the taut atmosphere. JC's cocky bravado was never more evident and who can blame him facing this crowd. This is not the grand old Opry or the Ryman. It's a captive audience - captive for a reason. I feel the real gems here are A BOY NAMED SUE which never sounded better-allowing Carl Perkin's guitar to really shine, SAN QUENTIN, the MEDLEY featuring a historic who's who of country music, and a personal fave that proves unplugged was cool before it was called unplugged - STARKVILLE CITY JAIL. This version also shows the work that went into editing the first version which is quite fascinating, and the unbleeped ''SOB'' in ''Sue'' certainly takes me back several years to hearing the televised show from my bedroom as a kid. My CD copy was purchased used with no cover or liner notes. Fortunately I still have more to discover from this awesome live recording. Scott McKone Dartmouth NS Canada

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    Posted October 14, 2010

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