Monday, September 24, 2007

I can't stop smiling

I've loved Johnny Cash forever.  There were some years, back in the days of the old Columbia Record Club, when the only records I ordered were Johnny Cash.  They're all still upstairs in my junk room, and I have CD's of some of them now.

"Walk The Line" is one of my favorite movies.  I visit
often.  Which is where I found out there's a DVD called "The Best Of The Johnny Cash Show".

I ordered it, and received it today.  It's the best $40 I've spent in a long time.

Watching it, I'm twenty-five years old again and it's Saturday night;
Country music singers don't have to be pretty (or handsome); I have a baby daughter and a toddler son.  I own a Gibson Dove guitar that I later sold for a pittance, not knowing how much it was worth.  (But I have another one now, and it won't go anywhere until after I die.) 

On this DVD, I've seen:  Bob Dylan; Kris Kristofferson (back when I had a crush on him and had his picture on my dresser... poor Cliff); Louis Armstrong; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Waylon Jennings (before he was "an outlaw"); James Tayler; Pete Seeger; Neil Young; Mother Maybelle Carter; Joni Mitchell; Eric Clapton, back when he was Derek and the Dominoes; Bill Monroe; Jerry Lee Lewis; Tony Joe White; Stevie Wonder;  Conway Twitty... and so many others!

Cliff's going to love this one.  I think Kevin, my son-in-law, will enjoy a few of these songs too.

I'm still smiling.

If you remember the old "Johnny Cash Show" on television, you'll love this.  Wow.


marainey1 said...

Lots of happy memories there for sure.  Good buy!  'On Ya' - ma

helmswondermom said...

I may just have to indulge in that DVD myself.  I am a fan of Johnny Cash, too.

deshelestraci said...

Oh wow.  I didn't know he had a show.  He once played at a trail riding ranch that had a country western bar in the back.  I worked at the ranch, but not when Johnny was there.  

jlester961 said...

I might stick a stamp on my son Jackson and ship him to you. The other night he walked by singing - it took me a minute to realize he was singing The Fulsom Prison Blues! He considers Johnny Cash one of the greatest singers of all time and I'm pretty sure he's the only country singer he listens to. His other taste in music runs to Dark and Dismal gothic type stuff so the Johnny Cash thing really threw me.

lowis6535 said...

I GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO SHARE THAT GUY!  Johnnie Cash is my idol, too.

nanlynska said...

My favorite Johnny Cash song is......"Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart". LOL  Leaves a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

ryanagi said...

Hmm! My dad used to love his show. Maybe I'll pick up that DVD for him for Christmas. I wonder if they have any old Hee Haw episodes on DVD too....

suzypwr said...

Not my music choice, but I am glad you found something that made you so happy!