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Johnny Cash: Pills'n'Thrills And Bellyaches

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, June 1991

HITCHING UP HIS blue jeans to give his hands something to do, country music's Greatest Living Legend smothers a cough before the familiar voice offers ...

Johnny Cash

Report and Interview by Paul Gorman, Music Week, 1995

HE’S BACK IN BLACK...again. And, as ever, he means business. Johnny Cash, the original rock'n'roll spectre lets loose the leashes with new album Unchained, covering ...


Johnny Cash (1996)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, October 1996

Johnny Cash talks to Barney Hoskyns about his health, his religion, his revival with Rick Rubin, and the myth of the Million Dollar Quartet

File format: mp3; file size: 50.5mb, interview length: 55' 07" sound quality: ****


The Byrds, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, P.J. Proby et al: Freedom From Hunger Benefit, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, June 1965

Most Fantastic Show Ever! ...

Johnny Cash — The C&W Legend Also Beloved By Rockers

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, May 1966

JOHNNY CASH has become almost a country and western legend in the twelve years that he's been recording. Rock 'n' roll fans in this country ...

Roy Orbison's Own Rock History #1

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, December 1967

As told to Jim Delehant ...

Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Charlie Rich and Ronnie Hawkins: Arkansas Rock Pile

Overview by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, June 1969

ROCK AND roll was the victory of regional locality over the world, of precise beliefs over general theory, of particular feelings over universal philosophies. ...

Johnny Cash: Country Boy

Profile and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, September 1969

Hard life of the legendary folk star ...

Johnny Cash: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, December 1969


Johnny Cash Walks The Line...

Profile by Danny Goldberg, Circus, March 1970

JOHNNY CASH the Misfit: Drug induced and being busted for possession of benzedrine at the Mexican border happened long after he had made a name ...

Johnny Cash: Jailhouse, Jesus and H.G. Wells

Report and Interview by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1971

THE HEAVY carved front door into House of Cash, Johnny Cash's state mansion, in Madison, Tennessee, swung inward to reveal blinding sunshine and the awe-struck ...

Johnny Cash: Hard Cash To Cleanse Your Soul

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, October 1972

IT'S 7.30 P.M. at the backstage entrance of the Albert Hall and strange things are happening. It's Wednesday, the second of Johnny Cash's performances at ...

Johnny Cash: Ragged Old Flag

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, July 1974

I'VE ALWAYS HAD me suspicions about Johnny Cash. ...

Johnny Cash: The Junkie And The Juicehead Minus Me (CBS); B.B. King: Friends (ABC)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1974

IN WHICH two culture heroes find themselves well and truly on the artistic skids. ...

Johnny Cash - John R. Cash

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1975

IN WHICH JOHNNY Cash meets up, quite casual-like, with the '70s and discovers that even though they don't really have a whole lot in common, ...

Johnny Cash: Man In Black

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, August 1975

ANAHEIM: Forty miles from Los Angeles, Johnny Cash sits in the Royal Inn Hotel. Cash is in town to promote his autobiography, Man In Black, ...

Johnny Cash: Riding the Rails and Marty Robbins: Gunfighter Ballads

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, August 1975

OKAY, SO HERE are two special double album packages from CBS that feature two of the world's greatest exponents of country and western melodrama. ...

Johnny Cash: The Gospel According to J.C.

Report and Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, October 1975

IF I'D never heard of Johnny Cash and someone came up and described him to me, I can't think of any other entertainer, short of ...

Johnny Cash: Look At Them Beans

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, November 1975

I FEAR JOHNNY Cash has turned his back on progress once again. ...

Johnny Cash: The Last Gunfighter Ballad

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, March 1977

THE PICTURE on the cover shows Cash, head and shoulders, in a beat-up cowboy hat that looks like the one he wore in the movie ...

Johnny Cash

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Unpublished, written for Q, 1988

Who do people think Johnny Cash is? "A conservative country singer who lives down in the South somewhere," according to the Man in Black himself, ...

Johnny Cash: A Little Farther... Down The Line

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, June 1988

ONSTAGE, JOHNNY Cash likes to joke about his daughter Rosanne's recording of 'Tennessee Flat Top Box': "She played it for me and I said, 'That's ...

Perkins, Presley et al: The Complete Million Dollar Session

Review by Bill Holdship, Creem, June 1988

TOTALLY UNEXPECTED, totally out of the blue, and just when you'd almost given up on hearing anything this exciting again... ...

Johnny Cash: Old, Gifted And Black

Report and Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, April 1991

A C&W star for longer than most people have been alive, you'd expect JOHNNY CASH to be a down home, redneck good ol'boy. Hell no! ...

Johnny Cash: The Gospel Collection

Sleevenotes by Colin Escott, Sony, July 1992

ONE NIGHT in August 1957, after an appearance on Town Hall Party in Compton, California, Johnny Cash went to the home of Lawrence and Hazel ...

Johnny Cash: The Man in Blackpool

Report by Mick Houghton, Q, April 1993

JOHN R. CASH is somewhat bemused by questions about Butlin's – or Bognor come to that. He's between sets at Southcoast World (Butlin's, Bognor to ...

Johnny Cash: American Recordings

Review by Mark Cooper, MOJO, September 1994

SOMETIME IN THE LATE '80S, Columbia Records unceremoniously dropped Johnny Cash. No matter that Cash had been one of Sun's Million Dollar Quaret, alongside ...

Johnny Cash: A Law Unto Himself

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1996

WE'RE PASSING through Andover, Kansas, scene of one of the worst tornadoes in American history: a monstrous twister that levelled the little town and took ...

How To Buy Johnny Cash

Guide by Fred Dellar, MOJO, October 1997

COLLECTING ALBUMS by Arkansas' Man In Black is a doddle. For starters, he's never made any really bad ones. And most of the ...

Johnny Cash: Love/God/Murder

Review and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, August 2000

Three themed, career-spanning compilations, selected and introduced by the Man In Black. Extra linernotes by June Carter (Love), U2's Bono (God) and Quentin Tarantino (Murder). ...

Johnny Cash: American III: Solitary Man

Review by Ed Doheny, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

ONE OF THE bullet-point discussions of this album – on which the mythopoeic Man in Black does the Rick Rubin thang a third time, thus ...

Johnny Cash: The Man Comes Around (American Recordings)

Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, December 2002

WEIGHTED DOWN by the difficult circumstances behind its recording – illness, hospitalisations, two bouts of pneumonia this past year alone, speculation that the increasingly fragile ...

Johnny Cash: Outta My Way

Retrospective and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, January 2003

Thirty-five years ago, ex-felon Johnny Cash was invited to perform in two of America's toughest prisons – one of which he was no stranger to ...

Johnny Cash: Cash's Video Adieu

Report by Martin Aston, MOJO, May 2003

It's been on CNN and it made Bono and Rick Rubin cry. Johnny Cash's video for Hurt might be the most powerful music video ever ...

The Mantra In Black: Ten Reasons Why Johnny Cash Always Matters

Comment by Gary Pig Gold,, October 2003

1. LUTHER PLAYED THE BOOGIE Without a red hot and blue band to back it all the way up, even a Man in Black's powers ...

Johnny Cash's Concept Albums

Retrospective by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, October 2004

THEY WERE "CONCEPTS" all right, but that didn't make them the product of cool, analytical thinking. Back in the early '60s, Johnny Cash was wrestling ...

Johnny Cash: Cash Upfront

Comment by Andrew Mueller, Guardian, The, January 2006

WALK THE LINE, James Mangold's cinematic telling of the early life of Johnny Cash, takes its title from one of its subject's best-known songs. ...

Johnny Cash: American V

Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, July 2006

MORE THAN THREE YEARS after his death, the Man In Black is still enjoying the kind of final-act career resurgence that artists half his age ...

Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (Legacy Edition)

Review by Mark Kemp, Paste, October 2008

IN THE DOCUMENTARY included with this new edition of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, daughter Rosanne shatters the mythology surrounding her dad, gently bringing him ...

Bob Johnston on Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Nashville Skyline

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, May 2009

JUNE 17th MARKS the 40th anniversary of the original Columbia Records release of Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline album, produced by Bob Johnston. ...

Johnny Cash: When Johnny Came Marching Home

Retrospective by Graeme Thomson, Word, The, August 2011

In 1993 Johnny Cash sat on Rick Rubin's sofa and began playing songs — just as a "getting to know you" exercise. It turned out ...

Out Of The Blue and Into The Black: Johnny Cash

Retrospective by 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 ...

see also Carlene Carter

see also June Carter Cash

see also Rosanne Cash

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