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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash
John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) It’s difficult to talk about someone like Johnny Cash and not repeat what many have already read, heard or seen. So please forgive some of my personal stories as it relates to Johnny Cash. I never had the opportunity to see the man himself play live, though I’ve heard his music for most of my life. My father was a fan, so it was not unusual to hear his records, or my Dad pluck one of his songs on his steel guitar or on an old organ we had for awhile. And unfortunately for me, the gene pool of talent for playing an instrument ran out after my two older brothers, leaving me to finally give up after several failed attempts.
At least 132 of Cash’s original songs have been covered and a master of cover songs himself,he recorded nearly 400. I will start with my favorite original song.
“Big River” written by Johnny Cash, recorded November 1957, released as Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two.  Here is a great live c…