Archive | Mar 10, 2017

Certain Songs #814: Johnny Cash – “Folsom Prison Blues”

Album: The Complete Sun Masters
Year: 1955

Johnny Cash was, of course, a towering figure in American music, a guy who was somehow able to reinvent his career more than once without ever straying very far from who he was.

As part of his first act, he was part of Sun Records proto-everything “Million Dollar Quartet,” along with other pikers like Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and some guy named Elvis. It was at Sun where he wrote and recorded such classic songs as “I Walk The Line,” “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town,” “Big River” and of course, “Folsom Prison Blues.”