Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

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  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (230)

Johnny Cash was a musician known for his country music and great original songs. He is considered one of the most influential singer song writers in the music industry. His signature baritone voice, bad boy antics and lyrics, mixed with his multiple-genre music is said to have influenced nearly every modern musician and song writer alive today. He began his career in 1955 with a few songs that met with modest acclaim. It wasn't until he put out the album Folsom Prison Blues that rocketed him to stardom and legendary status. The song "I Walk the Line" as well as the title track "Folsom Prison Blues" hit the country charts as well as the Top 20 pop charts. After multiple records and a heavy dose of creating an outlaw image, he was invited to play Folsom Prison in 1968. With the video cameras rolling, Johnny Cash played Folsom Prison to a full jail of inmates who were all Johnny Cash Fans. He began the set with the ever popular Folsom Prison Blues and continued with multiple songs about prison.

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Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
1. Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
August 21, 2008
Half live performance, half rockumentary, this film explores Cash's legendary performance at Folsom Prison in California.
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Johnny Cash was a musician known for his country music and great original songs. He is considered one of the most influential singer song writers in the music industry. His signature baritone voice, bad boy antics and lyrics, mixed with his multiple-genre music is said to have influenced nearly every modern musician and song writer alive today.

He began his career in 1955 with a few songs that met with modest acclaim. It wasn't until he put out the album Folsom Prison Blues that rocketed him to stardom and legendary status. The song "I Walk the Line" as well as the title track "Folsom Prison Blues" hit the country charts as well as the Top 20 pop charts. After multiple records and a heavy dose of creating an outlaw image, he was invited to play Folsom Prison in 1968. With the video cameras rolling, Johnny Cash played Folsom Prison to a full jail of inmates who were all Johnny Cash Fans. He began the set with the ever popular Folsom Prison Blues and continued with multiple songs about prison.

  • Premiere Date
    August 21, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (230)