At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash

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  1. "Folsom Prison Blues"
  2. "Dark as a Dungeon"
  3. "I Still Miss Someone"
  4. "Cocaine Blues"
  5. "25 Minutes to Go"
  6. "Orange Blossom Special"
  7. "The Long Black Veil"
  • Side 2
    1. "Send a Picture of Mother"
    2. "The Wall"
    3. "Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog"
    4. "Flushed From The Bathroom of Your Heart"
    5. "Jackson"
    6. "Give My Love to Rose"
    7. "I Got Stripes"
    8. "Green, Green Grass of Home"
    9. "Greystone Chapel"
Vital Stats
Originally released May 1968 by Columbia records and re-released October 19, 1999, the album was recorded At folsom state prison on January 13, 1968. A country style album, the Members included Johnny Cash, June Carter, and the Tennessee Three. The album went triple platinum selling over 3 million copies. The most popular single, Folsom Prison Blues, helped to chart the album on the Hot 100 and make it #1 on the country charts.


Technical Detail
The sound of the album includes the Tennessee Three's guitar, drums, upright bass, and piano, and vocals by Johnny Cash and June Carter. At Folsom Prison was recorded live. The general theme of the songs involved stories about criminals and their activites. "25 minutes to go" is about a man about to be executed and his experience of the 25 minutes until his death.

Cultural
This album reflects how life in prison was at the time. Johnny Cash chose to do this alum after watching a documentary about Folsom Prison. This made him want to perform at a prison and folsom was perfect for him. An inmate by the name of Glen Sherley wrote a song and sent it to Johnny Cash, Cash performed it for the first time ever in this alum. This album was so great it was re-released twice, once in 1999 and again in 2008. The popular single "Folsom Prison Blues" had to be censored due to the line "I shot a man in reno" after JFK's assassination. Johnny Cash protested but eventually agreed and the song once again became popular.

Media
At Folsom Prison




Cocaine Blues