Mudcat Café message #1725410 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90789   Message #1725410
Posted By: Don Firth
23-Apr-06 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Just about anybody can sing simple songs and accompany them with simple guitar. But how many people can take that same simple song and simple guitar and do it with the kind of panache that turns it into a hit? And doesn't just turn it into a "hit" that gets played for a few weeks and then disappears, but makes it memorable?

Johnny Cash could do it. And he did. A lot.

Icon, shmicon! Johnny Cash was unique. Not very many of the current crop of guitar-playing cowboy hats can say that.

Don Firth