Johnny Cash at Saint Quentin

Johnny Cash at Saint Quentin


Johnny Cash (vocals, acoustic guitar), June Carter Cash (vocals), Carter Family (vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp), Carl Perkins, Bob Wooton (electric guitar), Marshall Grant (bass guitar), W.S. Holland (drums), The Statler Brothers (vocals)

Columbia 9827

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Wanted Man
A2 - Wreck Of The Old 97
A3 - I Walk The Line
A4 - Darling Companion
A5 - Starkville City Jail
B1 - San Quentin
B2 - San Quentin
B3 - A Boy Named Sue
B4 - Folsom Prison Blues

Recorded on 24 February 1969, live at San Quentin State Prison, USA.

Johnny Cash was a country legend even during his lifetime, although, or perhaps because, he was very different from the numerous country singers with chequered shirts. When performing he chose to wear black as a symbol of solidarity with the oppressed and those who had no rights. His chosen outlaw image was just as convincing as the train-like boom-tiddy-boom sound of his rhythm group who lent their typical sound to many of his 500 songs.
At the very zenith of his career, Cash (who himself had committed a few minor offenses) had the idea of singing and playing for the bad guys behind the prison walls for nothing. Initially his suggestion to market the live recording was rejected, but finally his record company decided to release the album "At Folsom Prison". Fired by the success of his jailhouse recording, Columbia Records released "At San Quentin" shortly afterwards. The recording, in which Cash and his combo were frenetically applauded more or less at the end of each verse, exceeded all expectations. Today it is still considered by Cash fans to be the best live recording by the 'man in black'.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under