Interview Part 86 - Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
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John R. Interview Part 86 - Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around in Arkansas to poor cotton farmers, Cash rose to fame in the prominent country music scene in Memphis, Tennesseeafter four years in the United States Air Force. Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, [a]  the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band characterized by train-like chugging guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness   coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor,  free prison concerts,  and a trademark, all-black stage wardrobe, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black".
Much of Cash's music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. At birth, Cash was named J. His mother wanted to name him John and his father preferred to name him Ray; J.
Inwhen signing with Sun Recordshe started using the name Johnny Cash. In Marchwhen Cash was three years old, the family settled in Dyess, Arkansasa New Deal colony established to give poor families the opportunity to work land that they may later own. Consequently, Cash had sympathy for the poor and working class throughout his life.
On Saturday, May 13, Cash's older brother Jack, with whom he was close, was seriously injured in an accident at his job in a high school. He was pulled into an unguarded table saw while cutting oak into fence posts, and was almost cut in two. He died from his injuries a week later. His mother urged Jack to skip work and go fishing with his brother, but he insisted on working as the family needed the money. On his deathbed, Jack said he had visions of heaven and angels.
Decades later, Cash spoke of looking forward to meeting his brother in heaven. Cash's early memories were dominated by gospel music and radio. Taught guitar by his mother and a childhood friend, Cash began playing and writing songs at the age of When young, Cash had a high-tenor voice, before becoming a bass-baritone after his voice changed.
In high school, he sang on a local radio station. Decades later, Times Up - Living Colour - Times Up released an album Interview Part 86 - Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around traditional gospel songs, called My Mother's Hymn Book. He was also significantly influenced by traditional Irish musicwhich he heard performed weekly by Dennis Day on the Jack Benny radio program.
He worked as a Morse code operator intercepting Soviet Army transmissions. InCash and Vivian moved to Memphis, Tennesseewhere he had sold appliances while studying to be a radio announcer. At night, he played with guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant. Perkins and Grant were known as the Tennessee Two. Cash worked up the courage to visit the Sun Records studio, hoping to get a recording contract.
Phillips was rumored to have told Cash to "go home and sin, then come back with a song I can sell", although in a interview, Cash denied that Phillips made any such comment. Cash was also in the studio, and the four started an impromptu jam session.
Phillips left the tapes running and the recordings, almost half of which were gospel songs, survived. They have since been released under the title Million Dollar Quartet. In Cash: the AutobiographyCash wrote that he was the farthest from the microphone and sang in a higher pitch to blend in with Elvis. Cash's next record, "Folsom Prison Blues", made the country top five. His " I Walk the Line " became number one on the country charts and entered the pop charts top That same year, Cash became the first Sun artist to release a long-playing album.
Although he was Sun's most consistently selling and prolific artist at that time, Cash felt constrained by his contract with the Interview Part 86 - Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around label.
Presley had already left Sun, and Phillips was focusing most of his attention and promotion on Lewis. InCash left Phillips to sign a lucrative Lust For Life - Iggy Pop - Lust For Life with Columbia Records.
His single " Don't Take Your Guns to Town " became one of his biggest hits, and he recorded a collection of gospel songs for his second album for Columbia. However, Cash left behind a sufficient backlog of recordings with Sun that Phillips continued to release new singles and albums from them, featuring previously unreleased material until as late as Cash was in the unusual position of having new releases out on two labels concurrently.
Columbia eventually licensed some of these recordings for release on compilations De Knapen - Meneer Van Zanten - Gigantisch Cash's death. Early in his career, Cash was given the teasing nickname "the Undertaker" by fellow artists because of his habit of wearing black clothes. He said he chose them because they were easier to keep looking clean on long tours.
June later recalled admiring him from afar during these tours. In the s, he appeared on Pete Seeger 's short-lived television series Rainbow Quest. Cash's career was handled by Saul Holiff, a London, Ontario, promoter. As his career was taking off in the late s, Cash started drinking heavily and became addicted to amphetamines and barbiturates.
For a brief time, he shared an apartment in Nashville with Waylon Jenningswho was deeply Interview Part 86 - Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around to amphetamines.
Cash used the stimulants to stay awake during tours. Friends joked about his "nervousness" and erratic behavior, many ignoring Balada De La Trompeta - Raphael - Ayer, Hoy Y Siempre. Sus Grandes Éxitos warning signs of his worsening drug addiction. Although he was in many ways spiraling out of control, Cash could still deliver hits due to his frenetic creativity. His rendition of " Ring of Fire " was a crossover hit, reaching number one on the country charts and entering the top 20 on the pop charts.
It was originally performed by June's sister, but the signature mariachi -style horn arrangement was provided by Cash. Vivian Liberto claimed a different version of the origins of "Ring of Fire". In JuneCash's camper caught fire during a fishing trip with his nephew Damon Fielder in Los Padres National Forest in California, triggering a forest fire that burned several hundred acres and nearly caused his death.
Although Cash cultivated a romantic outlaw image, he never served a prison sentence. Despite landing in jail seven times for misdemeanorshe stayed only one night on each stay. On May 11,he was arrested in Starkville, Mississippifor trespassing late at night onto private property to pick flowers. The officers suspected he was smuggling heroin from Mexico, but found instead Dexedrine capsules amphetamines and Equanil sedatives or tranquilizers tablets that the singer had hidden inside his guitar case.
Because the pills Better Days - Luna Falls - Falling To Pieces prescription drugs rather than illegal narcotics, he received a suspended sentence. In this period of the mids, Cash released a number of concept albums.
His Bitter Tears was devoted to spoken word and songs addressing the plight of Native Americans and mistreatment by the government. While initially reaching charts, this album met with resistance from some fans and radio stations, which rejected its controversial take on social issues.
Ina book was published about it, leading to a re-recording of the songs by contemporary artists and the making of a documentary film about Cash's efforts with the album. His Sings the Ballads of the True West was an experimental double record, mixing authentic frontier songs with Cash's Fill Your Cup - Jeffrey James And The Haul - Ride The Wind Carnival narration.
Reaching a low with his severe drug addiction and destructive behavior, Cash was divorced from his first wife and had performances cancelled, but he continued to find success. Cash was last arrested in in Walker County, Georgiaafter police found he was carrying a bag of prescription pills and was in a car accident. Cash attempted to bribe a local deputy, who turned the money down.
The singer was jailed for the night in LaFayette, Georgia. Sheriff Ralph Jones released him after giving him a long talk, warning him about the danger of his behavior and wasted potential. Cash credited that experience with helping him turn around and save his life. There is an unconfirmed story that in early Intermission - Kraftwerk - MP3 Collection, Cash had a spiritual epiphany in the Nickajack Cave.
The story says that Cash had attempted to commit suicide while under the heavy influence of drugs. He descended deep into the cave, trying to lose himself and "just die", but passed out on the floor. Utterly discouraged, he felt God's presence in his Spanish Lady - Various - Irish Folk and struggled out of the cave despite exhaustion by following a faint light and slight breeze.
June, Maybelle, and Ezra Carter moved into Cash's mansion for a month to help him get off drugs. The couple married a week later on March 1 in Franklin, Kentucky.
She had agreed to marry Cash after he had "cleaned up. Cash's journey included rediscovery of his Christian Interview Part 86 - Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around . According to Marshall Grant, though, Cash did not completely stop using amphetamines in Cash did not end all drug use untilstaying drug-free for a period of seven years.
Cash began using amphetamines again in Byhe was deeply addicted again and became a patient at the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage for treatment.
He stayed off drugs for several years, but relapsed. Several months later, his son followed him into this facility for treatment. Cash began performing concerts at prisons in the late s. Both live albums reached number one on Billboard country album music and the latter crossed over to reach the top of the Billboard pop album chart. InCash became an international hit when he eclipsed even The Beatles by selling 6. The Folsom Prison record was introduced by a rendition of his "Folsom Prison Blues" while the San Quentin record included the crossover hit single " A Boy Named Sue ", a Shel Silverstein -penned novelty song that reached number one on the country charts Interview Part 86 - Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around number two on the U.
The AM versions of the latter contained profanities which were edited out of the aired version. The modern CD versions are unedited, thus making them longer than on the original vinyl albums, though they retain the audience-reaction overdubs of the originals. Columbia, the label for which Cash was recording then, was opposed to putting the song on his next album, considering it "too radical for the public".
The film's DVD was released on August 21, Cash wrote three of the songs himself and one with the help of Johnny Hortonbut the majority of the protest songs were written by folk artist Peter La Farge  son of activist and Pulitzer prizewinner Oliver La Fargewhom Cash met in New York in the s and whom he admired for his activism.
In reaction, on August 22,the singer posted a letter as an advertisement in Billboardcalling the record industry cowardly. Just one question: WHY??? So is Rochester, Harlem, Birmingham and Vietnam. Later, on The Johnny Cash Showhe continued telling stories of Native-American plight, both in song and through short films, such as the history of the Trail of Tears.
Inin response to his activism, the singer was adopted by the Seneca Nation's Turtle Clan.
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