Johnny Cash’s Unearthed will be released as a huge vinyl boxset

And some final news from Pitchfork before you break up for the weekend.  Have a good one dear readers. They report: “Johnny Cash’s 2003 box set Unearthed, a posthumous collection of previously unreleased recordings with Rick Rubin, will receive its first vinyl release this fall, as Rolling Stone points out. The lavish new set—which includes guest appearances from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Nick Cave, Fiona Apple, Joe Strummer, and more—will span nine LPs. Continue reading “Johnny Cash’s Unearthed will be released as a huge vinyl boxset”

John Carter Cash takes the fight to white nationalists

And he won’t back down. Rolling Stone reports: “Earlier this week, NPR reported that American Recordings and Universal Music had sent a cease-and-desist letter to Stormfront Radio, the weekly radio show for the white supremacist site Stormfront, over its regular use of Johnny Cash’s cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” At the time, Rosanne Cash, the singer-songwriter and daughter of Johnny, told Rolling Stone, “There aren’t ‘two sides,’ there are no ‘decent’ or ‘fine’ Nazis and we will not tolerate any such group using our dad’s work for their purposes.” Continue reading “John Carter Cash takes the fight to white nationalists”

Cash family “sickened” by neo-nazi in Johnny Cash t-shirt

it’s not been one of the most cheerful weeks of news has it? The solidarity in this should warm your soul for a Friday morning anyway. RS Country reports: “Rosanne Cash and the Cash family said they were “sickened” by a video that showed a “self-proclaimed neo-Nazi” in Charlottesville wearing a Johnny Cash T-shirt. Rosanne Cash posted the fervent note on her Facebook Wednesday on behalf of herself and her siblings Kathy, Cindy, Tara and John Carter. Continue reading “Cash family “sickened” by neo-nazi in Johnny Cash t-shirt”

John Prine: “Johnny Cash was like Abraham Lincoln to me”

Which isn’t the worst ex-US President you could be compared to.  “Drake was like Millard Fillmore to me.” Rolling Stone reports: “”Johnny Cash was like Abraham Lincoln to me,” says beloved songwriter John Prine in a new video discussing his relationship with the late Man in Black. And Cash, it turns out, was one of the only people for whom Prine would alter one of his own lyrics. As Prine tells it, Cash was working with producer Cowboy Jack Clement and wanted to record “Sam Stone,” the harrowing story of a drug-addicted combat veteran that first appeared on Prine’s 1971 debut. Continue reading “John Prine: “Johnny Cash was like Abraham Lincoln to me””

Chris Cornell to appear on new Johnny Cash “poetry album”

But will it match up to “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”? Pitchfork report this morning: “Chris Cornell is one of a handful of artists who will appear on an upcoming album featuring Johnny Cash’s poetry, titled Johnny Cash Forever Words: The Music. Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, invited Cornell to participate before his death. In 2016, Carter Cash published a book of his father’s poetry, Forever Words: The Unknown Poems, but he told Rolling Stone the “precursor to this project” started when country artist Brad Paisley set one of those poems to music for his new album, Love and War. Besides Cornell and Paisley, Jewel, T-Bone Burnett, Kacey Musgraves, and more took part in the album. No release date has been set.  Continue reading “Chris Cornell to appear on new Johnny Cash “poetry album””

Bob Wooton reflects on legendary Cash gig with RS Country

RS Country reports on another recent death by way of a chat they recently had with legendary Guitarist Bob Wootton who joined Johnny Cash’s band in 1968, “the only man who could fill the shoes of the late Luther Perkins. Within less than a year, he was accompanying the Man in Black at one of Cash’s most infamous concerts at San Quentin State Prison in California, and he would continue to be a mainstay in the band until Cash’s retirement from touring in 1997. This past February, Rolling Stone conducted an interview with Wootton, who died Sunday, about the concert that would become 1969’s At San Quentin for an upcoming article. At the time, his wife and manager said that because of health reasons, he could only do an interview via e-mail. It took Wootton less than a day to respond with insightful, candid answers that reflected the pride he felt playing alongside Cash. Wootton’s wife reported that the interview made him smile as he reminisced. Here is everything Wootton had to say about playing with Cash.  Continue reading “Bob Wooton reflects on legendary Cash gig with RS Country”

Johnny Cash Sun Records collection out next month

Charly Records have announced the release of a new rather lovely looking Johnny Cash box set – The Original Sun Albums 1957-1964 will arrive on 8 CDs with all kinds of extras on April 28th 2017. The release celebrates the 60th anniversary of the release of Johnny Cash’s first album in 1957, presenting for the first time all 7 classic Cash Sun albums in one collection, comprising 83 songs as they appeared on the original LPs, plus a bonus disc of alternate versions, rare recordings and outtakes, all newly remastered from the original Sun master tapes. Also included are every Johnny Cash 7-inch single A & B side originally released on Sun Records. Continue reading “Johnny Cash Sun Records collection out next month”