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Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (CBS 63308)

Geoffrey Cannon, Guardian, The, 12 November 1968

2018 note: The quality and impact of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is not because of the songs. It is because of the behaviour and reputation of the singer, and above all because of the prisoners, the audience whose own acts and fates are played in several of the songs. The significance of the Guardian piece below in John's greatest success is explained in my separate story on Johnny Cash at San Quentin, also archived by RBP.

Total word count of piece: 1357

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