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You know what I need more of in my life?
« on: July 15, 2005, 11:40:24 AM »
Johnny Cash

So what are the best of the best Johnny Cash songs? So that I may find them and love them.

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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005, 12:11:51 PM »
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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2005, 12:16:01 PM »
Ring of Fire is a classic, as is A Boy Named Sue.

I also really, really dig that really recent one he did, right before he died -- I can't think of the name of it.  It was a cover of a Nine Inch Nails song.
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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2005, 02:53:27 PM »
Hurt.
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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2005, 03:42:12 PM »
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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2005, 04:17:16 PM »
I have a dick dale track where he's redone guitar to go with Ring of Fire. It's still Cash singing, but Dick Dale playing guitar. It's way cool. I also have him singing "It Ain't Me Babe" with June Carter.

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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2005, 11:54:43 PM »
I'm with those who said "Hurt".
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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005, 02:31:55 AM »
The Last Gunfighter Ballad

Don't Take Your Guns to Town

Hung My Head

All superb

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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2005, 09:24:40 AM »
I just want to note that this liking of Johnny Cash does NOT mitigate or contradict my more general moratorium on country music. Cash is more like... western folk blues than it is country.

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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2005, 07:31:46 AM »
I don't consider Cash to be Country at all, despite what everyone else says.  I see him much more as "Folk" or "Folk/Rock".

And I don't even much care for him, either.  =รพ
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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2005, 03:46:11 PM »
While he does span many genres, Cash is a cornerstone of county music.  It's real country, classic country, not like most of the crap they call country today.  

And while he does have a few folky songs, he is certainly not a folk artist.  Not even close.


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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2009, 01:24:37 AM »
I'll throw "Highwayman" into the mix - great collaboration by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2009, 06:40:31 PM »
I second Highwayman.  Love that one.  He talks about starships in it!

Also: The Mercy Seat, Sam Hall, Man in Black, Rusty Cage
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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2009, 07:09:34 PM »
Folsom Prison Blues.

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Re: You know what I need more of in my life?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2009, 07:47:42 PM »
Hurt.

^This^

Also, Devil comes back to georgia (performed by charlie daniel's band, but has mr. cash on main vocals) is really good. It's obviously a sequel to the much more well known song of similar name.
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