Johnny Cash – 07/05/2003 – Hiltons, VA


Johnny Cash
The Final Concert
The Carter Family Fold,
Hiltons, Virginia


01. Intro by Janette Carter
02. Folsom Prison Blues
03. I Walk The Line
04. Sunday Morning Coming Down
05. Ring Of Fire
06. Angel Band
07. Big River
08. Understand Your Man

Johnny Cash – 2003-07-05 – Hiltons, VA (SBD)

On May 15, 2003, Johnny cash lost his wife of 35 years, when June Carter Cash passed away at the age of 73. June had told Johnny Cash to keep working, so he continued to record, completing 60 more songs in the last four months of his life, and even performed a couple of surprise shows at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia. This soundboard recording captures his final public performance.

Before singing Ring Of Fire, Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage:

“The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has.”

Just over 2 months later, Cash died of complications from diabetes on September 12, 2003 while hospitalized at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Many have suggested that Johnny’s health worsened due to a broken heart over June’s death. That day we lost a legend, but his spirit lives in the music he left behind.

Credit: So Many Roads



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Johnny Cash – 1958 – Country Style USA



These are vintage radio broadcast transcription discs (at times you can “hear” the vinyl which adds flavor). The sound quality is amazing.

Country Style USA is from 1958, Guest Star is from 1959. That’s all the info I have. I received these many years ago in a trade and transferred them from cassette. This is as good as it gets.

1) Country Style USA Intro
2) Hey Porter
3) I Walk The Line
4) “Join The Reserve For Youth Training Program” spot
5) Rock Island Line (Johnny says they haven’t recorded it yet)
6) So Doggone Lonesome
7) Country Style USA Outro
8) Country Style USA Intro
9) Folsom Prison Blues
10) Cry Cry Cry
11) “Reserve For Youth Training Program” spot
12) I Was There When It Happened
13) Get Rhythm (“Our latest release on Sun”)
14) Country Style USA Outro
15) Guest Star Intro
16) Country Boy
17) Chat w/ Johnny
18) Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
19) Johnny Cash “Buy Savings Bonds” spot
20) Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
21) Guest Star Outro


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Johnny Cash Tribute – 09/20/2013 – Austin, TX


Johnny Cash Tribute
Cingular Stage
Austin City Limits Festival
Sept 20, 2003

When the word came down that Rosanne Cash had canceled her ACL gig after her father died, word quickly spread that the slot would be filled by a tribute to the great man. Yesterday afternoon, word proved true.

Hosted by Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Austin country’s toastmaster general, the set opened with the award-winning video to Johnny Cash’s remarkable cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” projected onto the Cingular stage screen. The images of days gone by, juxtaposed with footage of Cash as he looked last year, were all the more powerful for their massive size.

Things didn’t let up when the live music started. Benson and up-and-coming belter Tift Merritt glided through a strong version of “I Still Miss Someone” that set the tribute’s casual vibe. Then Merritt announced she would pay tribute to Cash by “honoring his daughter” with a lovely cover of Rosanne’s “Seven Year Ache.”

The ringleaders of the recent Southern rock revival showed up to pay tribute as well. At the start of his band’s set, Drive-By Truckers’ frontman Patterson Hood talked about envisioning June Carter Cash and Johnny sitting down to have dinner in heaven. Then guitarist Jason Isbell provided his own version of celestial music: a moving version of “I Walk The Line” that was marked by his plaintive vocals. Guitarist Mike Cooley followed with a deft reading of “Give My Love to Rose” and then Memphis’ North Mississippi Allstars played acoustic versions of “Home of the Blues” and “Big River.”

Dallas’ Old 97’s all but stole the show with “Let the Train Blow the Whistle” a song they covered on an early 7″, and “Ring of Fire,” which brought everyone back on stage for the tribute’s most heartfelt moment.

“ACL” producer Terry Lickona introduced the final part of the tribute — Johnny Cash’s 1987 appearance on “Austin City Limits” shown on the stage’s monitor — by decrying “the plastic pop that passes for country” these days. About five minutes after the screening started, it began to pour. Which was somehow totally appropriate. — Joe Gross


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Johnny Cash – 1976 – Strawberry Cake


Johnny Cash
Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake is a live album by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1976. In it, Cash tells stories about the recording of each song, and also the history of the United States, in a precursor of sorts to the VH1 Storytellers series, for which he would go on to record a live album entitled VH1 Storytellers: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson. The album includes several of Cash’s most well-known early songs, such as “Big River”, “I Still Miss Someone” and “Rock Island Line”, as well as a number of more obscure compositions, some of which were performed by Cash for the first time; this includes “The Church in the Wildwood”, “Lonesome Valley”, “Strawberry Cake” and “Navajo”. The title track was released as a single, but did poorly on the charts, peaking at No. 54.

The concert was held at the London Palladium. An IRA bomb threat warning given as June Carter Cash started to sing “The Church in the Wildwood” meant the theatre had to be evacuated but the show continued after the building was searched.
Track listing
“Big River” (Cash) – 3:07
Dialogue – 0:39
“Doin’ My Time” (Jimmie Skinner) – 2:28
Dialogue – 0:23
“I Still Miss Someone” (Cash/Cash) – 2:55
Dialogue – 0:43
“I Got Stripes” (Cash/Charlie Williams) – 2:19
Dialogue – 0:45
Dialogue – 0:38
“The Church in the Wildwood” / “Lonesome Valley” (A. P. Carter) – 3:03
Dialogue – 1:18
“Strawberry Cake” (Cash) – 3:06
Dialogue – 0:44
“Rock Island Line” (Leadbelly) – 3:25
“Navajo” (Cash) – 2:59
Dialogue – 1:09
“Destination Victoria Station” (Cash) – 2:48
“The Fourth Man” (Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith) – 2:34
Johnny Cash – vocals, acoustic guitar
June Carter Cash – vocals, acoustic guitar
The Carter Family – vocals
Marshall Grant – bass
W.S. Holland – drums
Bob Wootton – electric guitar
Jerry Hensley – electric guitar
Larry McCoy – piaino

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Johnny Cash – 10/23/1997 – Knoxville, TN


Johnny Cash
Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville, TN

1 (beginning missing)
2 A Cowboy’s Prayer
3 Oh Bury Me Not
4 Country Boy
5 Unchained
6 Ring of Fire
7 Promised Land (Earl Ball)
8 I Walk the Line
9 Big River
10 Rusty Cage
11 Jackson (with June Carter)
12 If I Were a Carpenter (with June Carter)
13 Wabash Cannonball (June Carter + Rosey Carter)
14 Wildwood Flower (June Carter)
15 Angel From Montgomery (Rosey Carter)
16 It’s Your Love (Rosey Carter)
17 I Used to Be Somebody (June Carter)
18 Will the Circle Be Unbroken (June Carter)
19 Daddy Sang Bass (with June + Rosey Carter + Cindy Cash)
20 The Fourth Man
21 Orange Blossom Special

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Johnny Cash – 07/09/1996 – New York, NY


Johnny Cash
July 9, 1996
Irving Plaza
New York, NY

01 – Folsom Prison Blues
02 – Get Rhythm When You Get the Blues
03 – Sunday Morning Coming Down
04 – (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
05 – A Cowboy’s Prayer ] Oh, Bury Me Not
06 – I Never Picked Cotton
07 – Unchained
08 – Rowboat
09 – Rusty Cage
10 – Southern Accents
11 – Memories Are Made of This
12 – Ring of Fire
13 – Intros ] Walk the Line
14 – I’ve Got Jesus in My Soul
15 – Jackson
16 – If I Were a Carpenter
17 – Wabash Cannonball
18 – Wildwood Flower
19 – June yakking ] I Used to Be Somebody
01 – Will the Circle Be Unbroken
02 – Big River
03 – I Still Miss Someone
04 – Orange Blossom Special
05 – I’ll Be Waiting
06 – Filler- Bird on a Wire
07 – Filler- The Eyes of Men
08 – Filler- Big River
09 – Filler- Sunday Morning Coming Down
10 – Filler- Get Rhthym When You Get the Blues
11 – Filler- Folsom Prison Blues

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Johnny Cash – 12/08/1994 – Austin, TX


Johnny Cash
December 8, 1994
Frank Erwin Center, University of Texas
Austin, Texas

01.Folsom Prisom Blues
02.Got Rhythm
03.Sunday Morning Coming Down
04.Ghost Riders in the Sky
05.A Cowboy’s Prayer
06.Oh Bury Me Not
07.Big River
08.I Walk The Line
09.I Still Miss Someone
10.The Man In Black
11.Remember The Alamo
12.Orange Blossom Special
13.Death And Hell
14.Delia’s Gone
15.Bird On A Wire
16.The Beast In Me
17.Tennessee Stud
18.Down There By The Train
19.Drive On
20.Ring Of Fire
22.If I Were a Carpenter
23.It Ain’t Me, Babe
24.Live Forever
25.Will the Circle Be Unbroken
26.The Next Time I’m in Town
27.Guess Things Happen That Way
28.The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
29.Home of the Blues
30.Long Black Veil
31.A Boy Named Sue
33.There Will Be Peace in the Valley


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Johnny Cash – 08/25/1990 – Cumberland, MD


Johnny Cash
(w/ June Carter Cash)
Rocky Gap Festival
Cumberland, Maryland
August 25, 1990

1. Ring Of Fire
2. Folsom Prison Blues*
3. Sunday Morning Comin’ Down
4. Get Rhythm
5. Any Old Wind That Blows
6. Under The Double Eagle
7. Come Along And Ride This Train
8. Five Feet High And Rising
9. Pickin’ Time
10. Busted
11. No Setting Sun
12. Hey Porter
13. Ragged Old Flag
14. You Win Again
15. Big River
16. I Still Miss Someone
17. Call Me The Breeze
18. Tennessee FLat Top Box
19. Ghost Riders In The Sky
20. Jackson
21. If I Were A Carpenter
22. Far Side Banks Of Jordan
23. Wreck Of The Old ’97
24. Gospel Boogie (A Wonderful Time Up There)
25. Oh Come Angel Band
26. The Fourth Man
27. I Walk The Line

* – some slight digi-noise during part of song

Source: SBD > ? > Silver > CDR > WAV > FLAC
Taken from the Tendolar bootleg ‘Beast In Me’

Excellent SBD recording

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Johnny Cash – 03/20/1989 – Minneapolis, MN


Johnny Cash
Guthrie Theater,
Minneapolis, MN

01 – Ring of Fire
02 – Stuck in Folsom Prison
03 – Sunday Morning Coming Down
04 – Peace in the Valley
05 – Crazy Arms (Earl Ball)
06 – Big River
07 – Get Rhythm
08 – I Still Miss Someone
09 – Ragged Old Flag
10 – Highwayman
11 – Tennessee Flat Top Box
12 – The Wall – Long Black Veil
13 – (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
14 – If I Were a Carpenter (with June Carter)
15 – Where Did We Go Right (with June Carter)
16 – Jackson (with June Carter)
17 – Wreck of the Old ’97 (with June Carter)
18 – Orange Blossom Special
19 – Walk the Line

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Johnny Cash – 01/03/1987 – Austin, TX


Johnny Cash
Austin, TX
TV Taping “Austin City Limits”

1 Ring Of Fire
2 Folsom Prison Blues
3 Sunday Mornin Coming Down
4 I Walk The Line
5 The Wall
6 Long Black Veil
7 Big River
8 I’ll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again
9 Heavy Metal (Don’t Mean Rock and Roll to Me)
10 Let Him Roll
11 Ballad Of Barbara
12 Sam Stone
13 She’s Not a Bad Woman (Tommy Cash)
14 That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine (w/Tommy Cash)
15 (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
16 Where Did We Go Right (with June Carter)
17 The Big Light
18 Gospel Boogie
19 I Walk The Line (Outro)

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