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At Folsom Prison


"At Folsom Prison" is a live album and 27th overall album by Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in May 1968. Since his 1955 song "Folsom Prison Blues", Cash had been interested in performing at a prison. His idea was put on hold until 1967, when personnel changes at Columbia Records put Bob Johnston in charge of producing Cash's material. Cash had recently controlled his drug abuse problems, and was looking to turn his career around after several years of limited commercial success. Backed with June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three, Cash performed two shows at Folsom State Prison in California on January 13, 1968. The resulting album consisted of fifteen tracks from the first show and two tracks from the second.

  • genres: Country, Folk rock, Blues rock
  • released in (47 years ago)
  • some of the awards:
      • Grammy Award for Best Album Notes nomination for Johnny Cash
      • Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year nomination for Johnny Cash & Columbia
      • Grammy Award for Best Album Notes (Album notes writer), received by Johnny Cash
      • Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, received by Johnny Cash & Columbia
      • Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year nomination for Johnny Cash

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Google previewPop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] (2014)

by Gladys L. Knight

Cash also recorded At Folsom Prison, a live album, at the prison in 1968. For Visitors The Folsom Prison Museum is located off Prison Road in Folsom, California. It offers tours, historical information, artifacts, exhibits, as well as a gift shop. Museum exhibits cover the gamut of life in prison from assorted points of view, notorious escapes, riots, and violence. The museum also keeps alive the memory of Johnny Cash, who forever memorialized the prison in song. See also California ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Music (2012)

Best Album Notes: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison; annotator: Johnny Cash (Columbia) 1969 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female: Stand By Your Man— Tammy Wynette ( Epic) Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: “A Boy Named Sue”— Johnny Cash (Columbia) Best Country Song: “A Boy Named Sue” (Shel Silverstein) Best Country Performance ...

Google previewGang Slanging Dictionary (2015)

by Russell D. Flores

The most powerful prisoner at Folsom prison. General Population [Prison] To be placed into one of the.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

The brilliant live johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Cash's finest recording, was released the same year and remains one of the best country albums ever. Cash wore plain clothes to distance himself from the glitz of Nashville, earning himself the title “The ...

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