|How Long Was I Asleep?|
Cash Family Chronicles
|CD submitted by kmbone on Apr 29, 2012|
|1.||Johnny Cash||The Man Comes Around|
|2.||June Carter Cash||Ring of Fire|
|4.||Carlene Carter||Bandit of Love|
|5.||Nick Lowe||Time Wounds All Heels|
|6.||Rosanne Cash||The Wheel|
|7.||Rodney Crowell (with Johnny Cash)||I Walk the Line|
|8.||Johnny Cash||Delia's Gone|
|9.||Rosanne Cash (with Johnny Cash)||September When It Comes|
|11.||Johnny Cash||Get Rhythm|
|12.||Rosanne Cash||I Still Miss Someone|
|13.||Rodney Crowell||Adam's Song|
|14.||Nick Lowe||The Beast in Me|
|15.||Carlene Carter||Easy from Now On|
|16.||Johnny Cash||Mr. Garfield|
|17.||June Carter Cash (with family)||Anchored in Love|
|18.||Rosanne Cash||On the Surface|
|19.||Brad Paisley||Keep on the Sunnyside|
|20.||Elvis Costello (with Johnny Cash)||We Oughta Be Ashamed|
|21.||The Highwaymen||Songs That Make a Difference|
|22.||Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash||'Cause I Love You|
|23.||Kelley McRae||Johnny Cash|
I went to a matinee performance of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash today. I admit to a bias against “jukebox musicals,” and although this one was a fairly decent example of its genre, it was still just stringing together a bunch of the “usual suspect” hits with not much plotline. Eh. At least the performers were very good and enthusiastic.
I stayed around for a talkback with the performers after the show. The first question the moderator asked the audience was, “How many of you were big fans of Johnny Cash coming in?” Maybe about 20% of the people raised their hands. Then, “How many of you knew at least 80% of the songs?” Maybe 10% raised their hands, including me. I’m thinking that country music fans and theatre fans don’t overlap much. Maybe I’m the one piece of overlap in the entire community?
So, they were having a lively discussion of Cash’s influence and the changes made to the show since it flopped on Broadway, when an audience member asked, “Did any of Johnny Cash’s children go into music?” I think my jaw hit the floor. I need to remind myself that not everyone is into this kind of music. Not everybody has an extensive collection of Rosanne Cash and Carlene Carter music, and that’s OK. Really. They’ve got a lot of great stuff to discover.
So, this is my Ring of Fire-inspired mix, including the Cash/Carter extended family, offspring and former in-laws, Cash side projects, songs that weren’t used in the show (the director mentioned a few that they specifically couldn’t get the rights to) and well-known Carter/Cash songs. The Cash family chronicles, as it were.
Title from Rosanne.
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