Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece

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Da Capo Press, Aug 17, 2005 - Music - 192 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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A nice counterbalance to the bio-movie on Cash starring Joaquin Phoenix. It gets a bit repetitious at times due to the reference nature of the book, aimed at a research niche. Good pictures ... Read full review

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These books add to the flurry of material on Johnny Cash, who died a year ago on September 12. Streissguth (editor, Ring of Fire ) offers the more interesting entry, using the Johnny Cash at Folsom ... Read full review

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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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