29 Jul

I’ve never been a huge fan of country music, but I recognize and respect the icons, like Johnny Cash. Since his death a couple of years ago, I wonder at times what music would be like if he was more mainstream. I don’t have an answer to that question.
But I must recommend his posthumous release, American V. If I could recommend one song to you, it’s “If You Could Read My Mind,” the haunting Gordon Lightfoot ballad. The vocals here are so pained, it’s a rare recording–one that bests the original.

American IV is also required listening.

We miss you, Johnny. I’m sorry I didn’t get to know your music better while you were still alive.


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