It’s Johnny Cash’s Birthday


Rosanne Cash tweeted earlier today (she’s as good a tweeter as she is a songwriter – a must follow @rosannecash) that today would have been her dad’s 79th birthday. He left us too early but also left us a wealth of good work. In her tweet, Rosanne linked to this video, and it’s a great one. We get to see the Man in Black dressed in white, among other things.

That’s Tex Ritter introducing Mr. Cash and the Tennessee Two (Luther Perkins on guitar, Marshall Grant on bass), probably first broadcast in 1956. The song is Get Rhythm, first released as the B-side of I Walk the Line, then re-released as a single in 1969. Please enjoy!

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