Afternoon Madness w/ The Johnny Cash Show

by alphamonkey on August 20, 2007 · 0 comments

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

There’s a number of reason I love Johnny Cash, but mostly it comes down to just how much he loved music. The man was, by all accounts, a veritable encyclopedia of American music, and he collected songs like no other. His own career is a testament to how much he enjoyed sharing popular songs, but great evidence of his love came in the form of the Johnny Cash Show, which ran from 1961-1971 on ABC.

It seems like every popular musician of the day got their own show, but it was Johnny Cash who turned his show into something other than a half-assed variety show. Cash used his televised music pulpit to preach the love of music, no matter the style or genre. So I’m asking for a few minutes of your day to spend some time with Johnny, and a selection of the amazing guests he booked on his show. I was just lamenting with my mom the other day that there was no DVD record of the Johnny Cash show (which I can only imagine would cost a fortune in usage rights to sell as a complete record), but lo and behold! ‘The Best of the Johnny Cash Show’ is coming to DVD this September. AWESOME!

To the right you should see a great Johnny & June moment as they duet on “I Still Miss Someone” and “Jackson“. Hit the jump for fun with Derek & the Dominoes, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Liza Minnelli (no kidding), and more.

Derek & the Dominoes – ‘Too Late’

Ray Charles – “Ring of Fire”

Jose Feliciano – “I Guess Things Happen That Way”, “Earl’s Breakdown”, “Windmills of Your Mind”

Roy Orbison – “Crying”

Liza Minnelli – “Lazy Bones/Stormy Weather”

Bob Dylan – Girl from the North Side

Merle Haggard – Sing Me Back Home

Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’

with Bobbie Gentry – “On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain”

And finally, we’ll close things out with Johnny, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis singing “This Train is Bound for Glory”

Super Bonus Content
I couldn’t start this out with Johnny and June and then not showcase why she was the darling of the country stage. Here’s a great collection of moments between Johnny & June, wherein June always gets the better of the Man in Black

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