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Out Of The Blue and Into The Black: Johnny Cash

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, April 2012

IT'S NOT EXACTLY boom-chicka-boom, but the twangy guitar part that kicks off Johnny Cash's 1971 album Man In Black is the same minimal single-string picking that had trademarked his music for much of his 15-year career – thin, literal, precise to a fault.

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