Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison : the making of a masterpiece /

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Jackson : University Press of Mississippi,, United States, p.xii, 160 pages : (2019)

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Biography., Country musicians, United States


"First printing 2019.""Originally published in 2004 by Da Capo Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. All rights reserved"--Title page verso.Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-150) and index (pages 155-160).Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Train a' comin' -- Stuck in Folsom Prison -- Blow my blues away -- Good boy -- Farther down the line -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index."On January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash (1932-2003) took the stage at Folsom Prison in California. The concert and the live album, 'At Folsom Prison', propelled him to worldwide superstardom. He reached new audiences, ignited tremendous growth in the country music industry, and connected with fans in a way no other artist has before or since. 'Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece, Revised and Updated' is a riveting account of that day, what led to it, and what followed. Michael Streissguth skillfully places the album and the concert in the larger context of Cash's artistic development, the era's popular music, and California's prison system, uncovering new angles and exploding a few myths along the way. Scrupulously researched, rich with the author's unprecedented archival access to Folsom Prison's and Columbia Records' archives, 'Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison' shows how Cash forever became a champion of the downtrodden, as well as one of the more enduring forces in American music. This revised edition includes new images and updates throughout the volume, including previously unpublished material."--Provided by publisher.