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At Folsom Prison

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Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Johnny Cash
genre:
Country

We gave it an A

Three years after providing dramatic bookends for Walk the Line, Johnny Cash’s 1968 Folsom shows get unchained, in their entirety. The first disc of At Folsom Prison is his unabridged morning set; a second CD offers a mostly unheard afternoon show, where his voice goes wildly out of control, as if the convicts plied him with pills at lunchtime. Hearing him sing ? about how he ”shot that bad bitch down,” you wonder if any performer in history knew his ? audience quite so well. A

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