I spent most of the weekend sorting through stuff I don't need anymore. Funny how much junk one can accumulate over the years. After I got all my chores done, I spent a little time looking for Classic Cuts to play for you this week. It's definately one of my favorite parts of the day. I hope you enjoy these gems as well. Below is a picture of Johnny Cash playing live at Folsom Prison back in the 60's. I thought it would be a great one to kick off our week with. ~Rose
Our KJUG Classic Cut Of The Day Artist was a singer-songwriter, actor, and author who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country icon, his songs and sound spanned other genres including rock and roll and rockabilly —especially early in his career—and blues, folk, and gospel. He is also known as the Man in Black.
He felt great compassion for prisoners & performed concerts at various prisons starting in the late 1950s. His first prison concert was held on January 1, 1958, at San Quentin State Prison. These performances led to a pair of highly successful live albums, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (1968) and Johnny Cash at San Quentin (1969).
The Folsom Prison record was introduced by a rendition of his classic "Folsom Prison Blues", while the San Quentin record included the crossover hit single "A Boy Named Sue". From the live album Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, our KJUG Classic Cut of the day is Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash on 1067 KJUG Country.Be sure to listen for it at 2:25pm today.
Dont forget we have your Drive Thru Lunch and a chance for you to win lunch for two from Hoagies Hero's in Porterville. We'll also take your lunch time requests and dedications at (559) 627 -5584.
We'll also get more people on the guest list to see Kellie Pickler on Sunday, September 1st at Crawdaddy's. Be listening for your chance to win.