ABOUT THE BOOK
Johnny Cash has lodged himself in the cultural imagination of America. His prolific career spanned many genrescountry, rock and roll, blues, folk, hillbillyand carried him through decade after decade of artistic production. Today, his musical influence can still be felt and heard in a wide variety of styles and genres. Perhaps most importantly, however, Cash managed to use his music to create a social and cultural personaa kind of modern-day Robin Hood allying himself with the oppressed, the romantic, the marginalized, the imprisoned, and the blue-collar workers of America.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Charles Limley is a native of Colorado. After earning bachelors degrees in both English Literature and Humanities from the University of ColoradoBoulder, he entered the world of professional writing. He began his work with Hyperink during the fall of 2011. In addition to writing, Limley is an avid reader. He also loves bicycles, and has completed several long-distance bicycle tours.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
In 1956, Cash released Get Rhythm, and the single climbed as high as number 23 on Billboards Hot Country Singles chart. It was originally released as the B-side to Cashs even more successful single, I Walk the Line, and then became the title track of a compilation album released in 1969.
According to Ezine Articles, its believed that it was written for Elvis Presley (Best Johnny Cash Songs). Get Rhythm is often recognized as one of Cashs most upbeat songs that centers around optimism, but this reading of the song may be overly simplistic, however, since the songs story of a young African American shoeshine may be read as bringing up some sensitive racial issues (Ezine Articles, Best Johnny Cash Songs). In writing about this song, Alice Randall poses the question: Racist, racialist, or race appreciating? You decide. Maybe the grinning boy hides something worth knowing in his mask as well as behind his mask (Amazon, My Country Roots: The Ultimate MP3 Guide to Americas Original Outside Music).
Quicklet on the Best Johnny Cash Songs
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The Best Johnny Cash Songs
- ISBN: 9781614644637 |
- Hardcover: 34 pages |
- Publisher: Hyperink |
- Publication date: Apr 4, 2012 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook