Thursday, August 24, 2006

johnny cash on american radio circa '58

for all the indie kidz and rockabilly hippies these here mp3s are an amazing bit of rock history, johnny cash and the tennessee two appearing on a few radio shows between 1958-59. these were recorded around the time johnny switched labels, from sun records to columbia, a very productive time for him. i'm unsure of the source, but it is definitely from vinyl, as the pops and clicks can attest, and probably came from an armed forces record (they really push the army lifestyle during the breaks, "...there's no obligation.").

still, it really has very good sound quality for the age (i have records a tenth this old that sound as tho someone danced on 'em, no matter how good you treat vinyl records, they scratch). the band is crisp and fresh as they bash out the first three sun singles with cash's voice sounding as good as it ever did. very nice...

this is about as good as it gets, so get it soon coz it only lasts a little while, for the getting, in mp3 via yousendit:

Country Style USA Intro
Hey Porter
I Walk The Line
“Join The Reserve For Youth Training Program” spot
Rock Island Line
So Doggone Lonesome
Country Style USA Outro

Country Style USA Intro
Folsom Prison Blues
Cry Cry Cry
“Reserve For Youth Training Program” spot
I Was There When It Happened
Get Rhythm
Country Style USA Outro

Guest Star Intro
Country Boy
Chat w/ Johnny
Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
Johnny Cash “Buy Savings Bonds” spot
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Guest Star Outro

thanks to mr. freeze for the heads-up on this one, a very nice catch indeed... enjoy!

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you find the coolest stuff! u rock for sharing.
thank you!

lori in tx

7:28 PM CDT  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

why thank ya miss lori, thank you very much... ed ames to please and so do we... uh, ignore that mingo reference, er, um... thanks...

8:29 PM CDT  
Blogger Bill-DC said...

Thank you very much. This is incredible!

10:40 PM CDT  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

thank mr freeze, i just snagged it from a torrent... gotta love the net!
enjoy...

12:38 AM CDT  
Anonymous Steven Meyers said...

As good as it gets, indeed. Thank you for sharing this.
It doesn't get much better than vintage Johnny Cash.

12:47 AM CDT  
Blogger michael said...

Thanks for this. Shame the Dont Take Your Guns To Town track doesnt seem to work.

9:28 AM CDT  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

i'll repost that tune a.s.a.p., thanks for lettin' me know!

11:09 AM CDT  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

it is back on for a few days, get it while it's hot!

12:57 PM CDT  
Anonymous Jenn said...

None of them worked for me. :(

11:36 PM CDT  
Blogger paul said...

Great post, thank you
But is there any chance of posting the last 7 tracks, as I missed those
Thanks if you can

1:12 PM CDT  
Blogger Bubba said...

Man I wish I had found this blog earlier...I would love to have those last seven tracks!

3:20 PM CST  

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