Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece

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Da Capo Press, Jul 27, 2005 - Music - 191 pages
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"Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is an account of that day, what led to it, and what came after. Michael Streissguth places the album and the concert in the larger context of Cash's artistic development, the era's popular music, and California's prison system, uncovering new angles and exploding a few myths along the way. Informed by the author's unprecedented access to Folsom Prison and Columbia Records' archives, and fully illustrated with over 100 photos - many never before published - by legendary photographer Jim Marshall, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison shows how Johnny Cash forever became a champion of the down-trodden, as well as one of the most enduring forces of American music."--BOOK JACKET.

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Review: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Remarkably engaging, going well-beyond the scope of the title and into colorful history and character development. Read full review

Review: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece

User Review  - David Howell - Goodreads

Cash was once described as a dark Abraham Lincoln with a wild side.. This album is his darkest and best and this book is about the events and prison concert that led to the final masterpiece that was ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Michael Streissguth is the author of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, editor of Ring of Fire, and an associate professor of English at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

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