Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison

You’ve heard of the Man in Black right?  And I’m not just referring to some ambiguous villain in a Stephen King novel.  I’m talking about Johnny Cash, the man who helped to usher in a new era of country music.  The whole outlaw image worked out pretty well for Mr. Cash, and what better place to build a reputation like that than at a prison?  Since he never actually served hard time (a single night in jail doesn’t qualify as time, it just qualifies as a story), he did the next best thing and recorded his iconic live album, well, like the title says, At Folsom Prison.  It went on to become, by most standards today, a classic.

If you want to know more, you can certainly check out the Wikipedia.  You didn’t think that Joaquin Phoenix wrote all of those songs did you?!  Never trust a man who says he’s going to quit acting to become a rapper AND feels like frogs might just nest in his hair.  If you’re interest is at least piqued by wondering just how excited a prison crowd could be or if you just miss the sound of slide guitar, you can go ahead and listen to the first track:

If you want to hear the rest:

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Record Club began in the cold, dank, snowmageddon scene that was New England of January 2011. We’re probably no different than you. We all work in cubicles, some in smaller, less private cubicles than others; that just means we have to be even sneakier about how we listen to our music. But we have to listen to our music, mostly as a way of saving our own personal sanity. Sometimes our opinions lead us to debates that may or may not be published in their entirety on this site, but I can promise you’ll at least get a glimpse of the way our minds work. The main goal is to find new music we like or find old music that we didn’t know we liked. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes it’s a total and complete disaster. After our ears have rejoiced or stopped bleeding we try something else. This is our pattern, every Tuesday and Thursday. Sometimes, when the club isn’t officially in session, just to keep everyone on their toes, we throw in a theme day. We’re beginning to run low on our original list, so please, if you have albums that you’d like us to review or themes that you’d like to see our playlist of, feel free to contribute. After all, we’re all in this together once we punch the time clock. So if you’re busy (or just plain bored) lurking in your cubicle as you read this join in. After all, life wasn’t meant to be lived staring at a computer screen. I guarantee you, it’s at least more fun when you plug the headphones in.

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