Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

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JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON evokes the moment of the seminal Johnny Cash album "At Folsom Prison" in 1968 and places it in historical and musical context. When Cash took the stage on January 13, 1968, little did he know that the live album of that show would propel him to super stardom. That day's events and the aftermath were career altering, making Cash a champion of the downtrodden as well as one of the more enduring forces in American music. Participants include Rosanne Cash, band member Marty Stuart, former inmate Millard Dedman, and inmate/singer Glen Sherley, who later became a member of the Cash show. As there was no film of the actual Folsom performance, the producers make extensive use of photographs, enhanced for broadcast by "extrapolation technique." Songs include "I Got Stripes," "Folsom Prison Blues," "25 Minutes To Go," "The Wall," "Big River" and "I Walk The Line." Though Johnny Cash died on September 12, 2003, his music lives on, in part due to this single concert performed at one of America's most notorious prisons.

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