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Music that inspired Cash

The first three idiots who reviewed this album need to learn how to read, although being products of our nation's school system they don't suprise me. These songs are not covers. Let me repeat that. They are not covers. The artists featured here have in someway inspired the music of Cash, so instead of bashing them, thank them. This is worth picking up.

The recordings that INFLUENCED Johnny Cash

This collection-- as clearly advertised-- dojes not contain songs written by Johnny Cash. These are some of the records that influenced him throughout his life. One clueless reviewer complained about Cocaine Blues with an accordian-- the recording on this collection is from the 1940s, and was a big hit on Country radio at the time. The accordian was a popular country instrument in the 40s. The Jimmie Rodgers recording is from the late 20s or early 30s. He's considerd the Father of Country Music, and nearly everyone was influenced by him. Love's Ring Of Fire is by Anita Carter, June's sister, and it was written by June. Ernest Tubb was a huge early country star. I don't know when he recorded So Doggone Lonesome, but probably in the late 40s/early 50s. I sure hope I don't have to explain who Hank Williams is... As for the first couple of reviews here, I think it's great that Johnny Cash touched so many people from so many different walks of life. But if you aren't really aware of the country music environment he came out of (and the great trailblazers that paved the way), then it's not really fair to give this such low ratings.

Right On---Kermit

I agree with Kermit...these artists influenced the Great JC in fact he may have butchered some of them himself....BUT...these songs and MANY more influenced Johnny's contributions to American music!

Johnny Cash - Roots & Branches
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Country, Music
  • Released: Jul 04, 2006

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