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Johnny Cash: Bootleg Vol. 3: Live Around the World
In his liner notes to this third volume of rarities from the Man in Black’s personal archives, veteran rockcrit Dave Marsh couldn’t put it more succinctly: Johnny Cash spoke truth to power. He did it in a voice that was subtly confrontational but always genuine, which might explain how he got himself invited to play the White House in April 1970—a time when Nixon was feeling the squeeze of an unpopular war in Vietnam. Cash supported the troops there (his rowdy versions of “Cocaine Blues,” “Jackson” and “Ring of Fire,” from his USO trip to Long Binh with wife June, are included on this two-disc set), but he also identified with youthful protesters at home, and decided to make the sermon-like “What Is Truth?” the focal point of his White House gig. Nixon apparently took it well; two years later, he invited Cash back.
Live Around the World covers more than 20 years on the road, with highlights from the 1964 Newport Folk Festival (featuring Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” and a take of “I Still Miss Someone” that’s unusually mournful, even for Cash), a 1972 stop at a Swedish prison (Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Comin’ Down”), and jamborees from Texas to Tennessee. Through all of the locations and lineup changes, Cash looms tall and strong, singing his heart out for the underdog.
In honor of Umphrey’s McGee’s return to Summer Camp this weekend, we present the group’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger performing this version of “The Pequod” from UM’s Anchor Drops.
Dame shares a song from her new EP Preventions of Heartbreak.
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The Chapin Sisters share an tune from their new album A Date With the Everly Brothers.
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Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden performs a duet with his sister-in-law Lou Canon. The song appears on Us Alone his first record on Broken Social Scene’s Arts & Crafts Productions.
The Milk Carton Kids share the first song from their new album, The Ash & Clay.
Here is the new video from Serbian guitar ace Ana Popovic. “Object Of Obsession” appears on her latest album Can You Stand The Heat.
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