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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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

In 1968 Columbia Records finally agreed to record one of Cash's prison concerts, and the invigorating At Folsom Prison is one of the most atmospheric of all live albums. It remains, probably, Cash's best album and a contender for the best ...

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 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African-American Television (2005)

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks

at Folsom prison who earns an opportunity to compete in the Olympics as a runner. JERK TOO, THE (NBC, January 6, 1984). This two-hour telefilm was a sequel to the theatrical film The Jerk starring Steve Martin. The story was that white ...

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