The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show

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Posted on : 19-Jul-2013 | By : Tank Dodson | In : tv

The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show

Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash – Hey Porter
Bob Dylan – I Threw It All Away
George Jones – Medley (White Lightning with Johnny Cash, She Thinks I Still Care, Love Bug, The Race Is On)
Neil Young – The Needle And The Damage Done
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
Loretta Lynn – I Know How
Kris Kristofferson – Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
Johnny Cash, The Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins and The Tennessee Three – Daddy Sang Bass
Ray Charles – Ring Of Fire
Johnny Cash – Sunday Morning Coming Down
Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes
Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash – The Long Black Veil
Waylon Jennings – Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
Roy Orbison – Crying
During the late 1960s and early ’70s, Johnny Cash introduced country fans and viewers of his weekly variety show to hand-picked artists– some contemporary country’s best—whom they may not have otherwise had exposure to. This “best of” anthology is a little more random than its title suggests, omitting the duet with Bob Dylan from the program’s debut (perhaps the best remembered highlight from the series) in favor of a duet with the then-emerging Joni Mitchell on “Girl From the North Country,” and including a hokey arrangement of “I’ve Been Everywhere” with Lynn Anderson. Yet Ray Charles’ soulful recasting of “Ring of Fire” is a revelation, and a roster ranging from Eric Clapton’s Derek and the Dominoes to Roy Orbison to George Jones and (separately) Tammy Wynette made for some memorable television. –Don McLeese

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  • From the summer of 1969 to the final show in March of 1971 (58 episodes in all), The Johnny Cash TV Show not only exposed an American audience to an eclectic array of musical talent, but also helped establish Johnny Cash as a true artist, humanitarian and larger-than-life legend. The 66 performances contained on this new Best-Of DVD showcase the spectrum of incredible performers that Johnny hand-p

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