KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in Folsom State Prison, California, some time after 10AM on January 13th, 1968 for a live recording of "Jackson" by Johnny Cash and June Carter, first released on the LP "At Folsom Prison" on Columbia...
""Jackson" was actually written in 1963 by Billy Ed Wheeler and Jerry Leiber (yes, that one!) and first recorded by The Kingston Trio. The two better-known versions are the Cash/Carter and The Lee Hazlewood/Nancy Sinatra versions, both hits in 1967. But my favourite is this live version from '68, recorded not that long before Johnny and June were wed. They give the song a 'lived in - been there done that' feel and June is every bit a match for the man in black. Fueled by a live audience of inmates and Carl Perkins on guitar, I don't think you could ask for a better version." - KV
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