Mon 7 Nov 2011 to Sun 13 Nov 2011

by Johnny Cash


Legacy Recordings continues to celebrate the life and times – and music! – of Johnny Cash, an international superstar and American statesman who would have turned 80 years old next February 26, 2012. In that spirit, Legacy’s CASH 80 campaign is launched with the third entry in the successful Cash Bootleg series, focusing on live performances in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.

BOOTLEG VOL. 3 – LIVE AROUND THE WORLD is a treasure trove of rare tracks spanning nearly a quarter-century of Johnny Cash performances. The shows date from 1956 (the Big “D” Jamboree in Dallas, Texas) to 1979 (the Exit Inn in Nashville). Along the way, this deluxe double-CD package of 50 musical performances (39 of them previously unreleased) makes some very exciting stops:
• New River Ranch, a country hoe-down in rural Rising Sun, Maryland (1962),
• Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island (July 1964),
• Annex 14 NCO Club, Long Binh, Vietnam (USO tour, January 1969),
• The White House, at President Nixon’s invitation (April 1970);
• Osteraker Prison in Sweden (October 1972); CBS Records Convention in Nashville (1973);
• The Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia (1976);
• and Wheeling Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia (October 1976)
From country jamborees and juke joints, to folk festivals, prison shows, USO tours in war zones, and even a White House invitational, there was no audience Cash could not win over through his music.

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