Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece, Revised and Updated

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece, Revised and Updated

by Michael Streissguth

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Overview

On January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash (1932-2003) took the stage at Folsom Prison in California. The concert and the live album, At Folsom Prison, propelled him to worldwide superstardom. He reached new audiences, ignited tremendous growth in the country music industry, and connected with fans in a way no other artist has before or since.

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece, Revised and Updated is a riveting account of that day, what led to it, and what followed. Michael Streissguth skillfully places the album and the concert in the larger context of Cash's artistic development, the era's popular music, and California's prison system, uncovering new angles and exploding a few myths along the way. Scrupulously researched, rich with the author's unprecedented archival access to Folsom Prison's and Columbia Records' archives, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison shows how Cash forever became a champion of the downtrodden, as well as one of the more enduring forces in American music.

This revised edition includes new images and updates throughout the volume, including previously unpublished material.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496824905
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 09/25/2019
Series: American Made Music Series
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 1,189,882
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michael Streissguth is the author of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, editor of Ring of Fire, and an associate professor of English at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

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