Preconceived notions :That the title says at all, it was recorded at Folsom Prison, one of the first live albums and definitely probably the first one recorded at a prison. I think Merle Haggard was at Folsom prison at the time, or am I making that up. I think I’ve only heard “Folsom Prison Blues” “Cocaine Blues” and “Jackson”. I don’t have any preconceived notions of country, since, A) Cash transcends country and B) I’ve listened to country a lot more often than you’d think.
Favorite track: Jackson-it’s still pretty sassy.
Least favorite track: Green Green Grass of Home
After listening: “25 minutes to go” reminds me of “Five Feet High and Rising”. He has a really great interaction with the prisoners. I especially like when some guy in the audience starts to whistle as Cash sings “I’d been in the arms of my best friend’s wife” during “Long Black Veil”. Like all good country songs, all of the ones on here tell a great story. It’s a quick listen, and pretty much every song is enjoyable on some level; none that I really wanted to skip, but there were some that I wouldn’t listen to on repeat.