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Thread #92798   Message #1802391
Posted By: GUEST,DrWord
05-Aug-06 - 07:08 PM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - American V
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - American V
the cover of the Lightfoot tune was sad, really. The weakness in his
once SO powerful voice is hard to listen to ... and I don't think it's a great cover anyway :(

i grew up with johnny roy the barefoot boy & my very first LP record,
bought in Winnipeg for $4.20, was Ride this Train none of the tunes on which, as I recall, ever played on the radio. It was a travelogue with Johnny talking, introducing the tunes, which are set in half a dozen different states. The train whistle ... and Cash's incredible recitation of the names of about 50 North American tribes

Mohawk, Mandan, Kickapoo, Cree, &c., &c.