| Through the Eyes Of A Fan
Song Folsom Prison
After seeing the
movie Inside the Walls Of Folsom Prison, Cash wrote the song in less than
an hour during a flight to a concert in Memphis. It boasts the most famous
country song beginning of them all: "Hello I'm Johnny
This song contributed to the myth that Johnny Cash served
prison time ( Not True ). It contains one of the most brutal lines in
country music: "I Shot a man in Reno just to watch him die"
The song Folsom Prison Blues first charted on
Feb 11, 1956
And went to #4 on The Country charts. And again rose on the
country charts on June 1, 1968 only this time it was a number one
hit for Johnny Cash
Never Been Part Of The Machine
The cool Man In Black, Johnny Cash – who’s hotter than
hot thanks to his current American recordings album says he’s considered
a bit of a rebel because he has never considered himself, and never will
be, part of the Nashville record-making machine. I refuse to conform
because “I think it greatly hampers and restricts artistic
expression”, Johnny told a New York interviewer. “From day one in the
music business, I wanted to do it the same way as Hank Snow – he’s one
of my heroes. It’s is all about feel – the feel that comes from music
The Pima Ira
Hayes ( Arm upraised ) scaled heights of glory at Iwo Jima
The song Ira Hayes by Johnny Cash got me started finding articles on the man that the
song was written about ( Ira Hayes ), here is a referring
link for some information on Ira Hayess
Ira Hayes link
Johnny Cash Sings Ira Hayes Or Did He ???
At a Johnny Cash Concert one night as the show started, the usual Hello Im Johnny
Cash, and then the roar of the crowd. Which was something I always looked forward too, and
I might add, that part of the show never changed at a Johnny Cash concert. One
of the songs the troubadour sang that night as I remember was ( Forty Shades of Green ) a
song that Id never heard him sing at a concert and in person before. At the end of
the song I remember a heckler yelling out"Sing Ira Hayes", and in a very
graceful voice Johnny Cash yells back yea Ill do that one later. Happy to hear that
I sat back in my seat and the heckler and myself prepared ourselves to enjoy the rest of a
great concert. Later that night driving home from the concert, thinking to myself, you
know he never sang that song Ira Hayes. I had to laugh at Johnny Cash he did a great job
at handling that heckler and most of all ME.
The Ballad Of Ira Hayes by Johnny Cash
( # 3 HIT ) 1964
From the Eyes of a Fan
Columbia 45 Single 4-42147
19 1961 #11 peak pos. on Billboard charts for 14 weeks
I can't remember what Rosanne Cash had said about this record when she
recorded it herself. It was either she couldn't remember that her Dad wrote it ,or had
recorded Tennessee Flat-Top Box. Well this fan remembers, and
liked it by Johnny Cash. I fell in love with his song back then, and all over again
when Rosanne Cash recorded it in 1987, for her album King's Record
Shop. I've always liked it when Rosanne did one of her dad's songs, on her
RESEARCH ON THIS SONG, I LEARNED THAT IT WAS WRITTEN ABOUT JOHNNY CASH
AND HIS FIRST GUITAR. HE WROTE THE SONG! HIS DAUGHTER,
ROSEANNE CASH RECORDED IT MANY YEARS LATER, RESULTING IN A #1 HIT.
Tall Men ( 20th Century Fox Movie
Daughter Rosanne Cash's version hit pos #1 1988
lyrics - Tennessee Flat-Top
In a little cabaret in a South
Texas border town,
Sat a boy and his guitar, and the people came from all around.
And all the girls from there to Austin,
Were slippin' away from home and puttin' jewelery in hock.
To take the trip, to go and listen,
To the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.
And he would play:
Well, he couldn't ride or
wrangle, and he never cared to make a dime.
But give him his guitar, and he'd be happy all the time.
And all the girls from nine to ninety,
Were snapping fingers, tapping toes, and begging him: "Don't
And hypnotized and fascinated,
By the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.
And he would play:
Then one day he was gone, and
no one ever saw him 'round,
He'd vanished like the breeze, they forgot him in the little town.
But all the girls still dreamed about him.
And hung around the cabaret until the doors were locked.
And then one day on the Hit Parade,
Was a little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.
And he would play:
Cash The Rebel -Johnny Yuma
Columbia EP B-2155
Yes I remember it all very well Nick Adams starring in The
Rebel or Johnny Yuma. It was a television weekly production in the early
60s. And yes Johnny Cash did the sound track to these series. Johnny Cashs
song Johnny Yuma charted #24 Pos on Billboard charts and was on for two weeks. Johnny Cash
recorded it on December 24 1959. I remember waiting all week long and watching every
series of Johnny Yuma just so I could listen Johnny Cash's song Johnny Yuma., I was so
thrilled when I was able to purchase the 45 EP
The Rebel - Johnny Yuma
Remember The Alamo
The Ballad Of Boot Hill
Back At The House Of Cash
Remember When !!!!
The House Of Cash Is
No Longer Open To Public
All Information Was Taken From An Old Scrapbook
Welcome To the House Of
We've Been Here Twenty
Years And We're Here To Stay. The Museum Was Planned With You In Mind.
Many Of My Personal Mementos, Awards Gifts From Other Celebrities As Well
As A Great Carter Family Exhibit are Here As Well.
When you walk through the
Johnny Cash Museum it's like a walk through Time And History, you'll See A
Letter From Andrew Jackson, al Capone's Chair, A Desk Set Once Belonging
To Chang Kai-Shek. we'll Take You Back to The Old West With Buffalo Bill's
Winchester Rifle And John Wayne's Peacemaker. From Indian Artifacts To
Buddy Holly's Motorcycle. From Fine Arts, To Johnny's Personal Photo
gallery. From Props Out Of The Movie "The Gospel Road", To Real
Life Memorabilia From The Legendary Carter Family. There's Even An Old
train Station On the Grounds Call (Amqui), Home Of June's Antiques.
It Was All There At The House Of
Cash, Plus A Walk Through Johnny's Musical Career - Awards, Gold Records,
Presidential Letters, And Personal Items From Around The World That Pay
Tribute To The Man In Black And 35 Plus years In Music
It Has Been Said That The Cadillac That Was Used For The The Video
"One Piece At A Time" Is Still Stored In The Back Of The House
Revised: September 03, 2007