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Thread #90789   Message #1725097
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
23-Apr-06 - 01:34 AM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Danks wrote that he would have been amazed if in 1966 we would be still listening to Johnny Cash (and idolizing him) in 2006 or words to that effect. I agree with that. But if he had been in that record store in 1957, different story. Cash's early songs showed a mature approach to love and life, not a whiny losers complaint of, say Hank pere. I commend you to Hey Porter, Next in Line, Train of Love, even Home of the Blues just to name a few. During the folk years and beyond, I liked Cash, and some work is really excellent, but his last albums, with that busted, shot voice are thrilling. I listen lots to those early and late recordings. Can anyone tell me tho', why is he in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?----John