Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fabulous Cash Prizes

I woke up today having no idea it'd have been the 83rd birthday of iconic songwriter and legend-of-legends country music performer Johnny Cash... how'd that happen?
Even more amazing: this is the very first instance on this page where I get to post a birthday appreciation featuring a concert from someone's actual birthday!
This is considered by many to be the definitive JC bootleg, recorded as it was on the Man In Black's 40th birthday on February 26, 1972 and broadcast on FM radio many different times and with many different permutations of tracklist. This here is a composite of all the tunes ever broadcast, with John joined as usual by wife June Carter, axemaster Carl Perkins and the Tennessee 3 for a marvelous hour and ten minutes of country goodness, performed in that classic city of the American South: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Johnny Cash
Nieuwe Rai
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2.26.1972

01 Intro/A Boy Named Sue
02 Ramblin' Around/Sunday Morning Coming Down
03 Man In Black
04 I Still Miss Someone
05 Band Introduction/Five Feet High and Rising
06 Pickin’ Time/Detroit City
07 These Hands
08 Me And Bobby McGee
09 Wreck of the Old 97/Orange Blossom Special
10 I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me
11 Cocaine Blues
12 Folsom Prison Blues
13 I Walk the Line
14 Jackson
15 If I Were a Carpenter
16 Help Me Make It Through the Night
17 June Carter Cash’s thanks to Holland
18 No Need to Worry
19 Will the Circle Be Unbroken/Daddy Sang Bass
20 Children Go Where I Send Thee
21 A Thing Called Love/Goodnight from The Johnny Cash Show

Total time: 1:08:58

Johnny Cash – vocals, acoustic guitar
Marshall Grant – bass
W.S. Holland – drums
Bob Wootton – electric guitar
Carl Perkins – vocals, electric guitar
Larry Butler – piano
June Carter Cash - guitar, vocals
The Statler Brothers - vocals
The Carter Family - vocals

complete concert, composited from several master FM broadcast cassettes
433 MB FLAC here
I've got this blasting right now and it's as advertised, a totally definitive, near flawless performance of a great guy giving the Dutch a fantastic present on his big day. So pull it down and let the gifts keep right on giving as we celebrate one of the most revered and legendary American cultural figures of all time, born this day way back in 1932!--J.
2.26.1932 - 9.12.2003

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