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Quicklet on The Best Johnny Cash Songs

Quicklet on The Best Johnny Cash Songs

by Charles Limley
     
 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Johnny Cash has lodged himself in the cultural imagination of America. His prolific career spanned many genres -- country, rock and roll, blues, folk, hillbilly -- and carried him through decade after decade of artistic production. Today, his musical influence can still be felt and heard in a wide variety of styles and genres. Perhaps most

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Johnny Cash has lodged himself in the cultural imagination of America. His prolific career spanned many genres -- country, rock and roll, blues, folk, hillbilly -- and carried him through decade after decade of artistic production. Today, his musical influence can still be felt and heard in a wide variety of styles and genres. Perhaps most importantly, however, Cash managed to use his music to create a social and cultural persona -- a kind of modern-day Robin Hood allying himself with the oppressed, the romantic, the marginalized, the imprisoned, and the blue-collar workers of America.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Charles Limley is a native of Colorado. After earning bachelors degrees in both English Literature and Humanities from the University of Colorado, Boulder, he entered the world of professional writing. He began his work with Hyperink during the fall of 2011. In addition to writing, Limley is an avid reader. He also loves bicycles, and has completed several long-distance bicycle tours.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

In 1956, Cash released "Get Rhythm," and the single climbed as high as number 23 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart. It was originally released as the B-side to Cash's even more successful single, "I Walk the Line," and then became the title track of a compilation album released in 1969.

According to Ezine Articles, "it's believed that it was written for Elvis Presley" (Best Johnny Cash Songs). "Get Rhythm" is often recognized as one of Cash's most upbeat songs that centers around optimism, but this reading of the song may be overly simplistic, however, since the song's story of a young African American shoeshine may be read as bringing up some sensitive racial issues (Ezine Articles, Best Johnny Cash Songs). In writing about this song, Alice Randall poses the question: "Racist, racialist, or race appreciating? You decide. Maybe the grinning 'boy' hides something worth knowing in his mask as well as behind his mask" (Amazon, My Country Roots: The Ultimate MP3 Guide to Americas Original Outside Music).

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Quicklet on the Best Johnny Cash Songs
+ The Making Of A Legend: A Johnny Cash Biography
+ Song Lyrics: The Top 10 Songs
+ Johnny Cash Trivia
+ Conclusion
+ ...and much more

The Best Johnny Cash Songs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014540865
Publisher:
Hyperink
Publication date:
04/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
788 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Limley is a native of Colorado. After earning bachelor's degrees in both English Literature and Humanities from the University of Colorado—Boulder, he entered the world of professional writing. He began his work with Hyperink during the fall of 2011. In addition to writing, Limley is an avid reader. He also loves bicycles, and has completed several long-distance bicycle tours.

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