Happy birthday to Mr. J.R. Cash

Eighty-four years ago to the day, in a tiny little burg known as Kingsland, Ark., a baby boy was born to a couple of cotton sharecroppers. Ray and Carrie Cash named their boy J.R.; we came to know him as Johnny.

He died back in 2003, but his music carries on. Happy Birthday, Mr. Cash.

Have a good weekend, everybody.

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honested
honested

I was going to add "Own Personal Jesus" but found it had already been posted.


Nonetheless, I would like to propose that as the official theme song for the General Assembly as they debate HB-757 over the coming weeks!

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Interesting Christian Johnny Cash's affinity for both Bob Dylan and Rick Ruben (see Betty's video interview of Cash), who were both of Hebrew lineage.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@skydog12 @MaryElizabethSings


Thanks so much, skydog, for sharing that Bob Dylan song with me, which I had not heard before.  It reminds me that we are all cousins on this planet and have the common choice of who and how we will serve, as individuals.  (See Henry Gates PBS series on "Finding Your Roots" which is fascinating in how it demonstrates that we - of all races and religions and cultures - are really cousins to one another.)  Also, I cannot help but think of MLKJr's words:  "I just want to do God's will (and serve somebody) with my life."

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On a related note, a horror story, possibility:


http://www.aol.com/article/2016/02/26/professor-if-trump-gets-the-nomination-hell-win-in-november/21319450/


I prefer the way Hillary would "serve" than the way The Donald would serve, as I see things presently.

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

Johnny and Bob Dylan were great friends and used to get together whenever they could to cut up, mess up, and have a great time doing it. Here's one I bet few of us have heard before – too good for words, especially the ending!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32ZMSNAZcsA

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

When I saw Kris Kristofferson's face below in "The Highwayman," I thought back to when he and Barbra Streisand had made the movie, "A Star is Born," and I had loved this song by them together in that movie, entitled "Evergreen."  I was in my 30s, single again, and about 3 years away from meeting my second husband in Atlanta.  I hope you all enjoy it, and maybe even check out the movie sometime, a "modern version" then of the 1950s "A Star is Born" with Judy Garland and James Mason:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3gQuu2lgGM


Goodnight, all.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@~moonbat_betty~ @MaryElizabethSings


Betty, I usually follow my intuition, particularly if it is a strong inclination, whether unorthodox or not. (I cannot know why for I know not all the mysteries in this Universe but I listen to my heart and to my soul.) Glad I decided, for you, unknowingly, to post a Barbra Streisand traditional love song, on a Johnny Cash commemoration thread.


I had not noticed, until after I had posted both Streisand's and older Cash's songs, that I had unknowingly posted the theme of "Green" twice, in different contexts, on this thread, and that seeing Johnny Cash again as a very old man brought back memories of our (Johnny's, Rosanne's, and my maternal grandmother's) common Irish roots.


Another coincidence which I just perceived this minute, which you and others may appreciate:  St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, is just around the corner, in commemoration (party style) of the Irish/English saint.  I had met my second husband about this time in February, 38 years ago, and we celebrated St. Patrick's Day together for the next 30 years, as a kind of 2nd Anniversary for our lasting union, until his death, in 2007, even taking our daughter with us to celebrate while she lived at home, growing up, with us.


God, whose mind and soul are infinite, works in mysterious ways.

TBS
TBS

I could post the tunes all night folks... What an American gem JC was for us music fans.....

leave you with with this tune.... JC and his homies playing homage to another Americana homie..... Bob Seger


Forget the politics that we all get caught up in and will continue to do so ( I'm guilty and will be so tomorrow)..... lots to be thankful for


PEACE......................






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujRJtRhdlqs






MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@TBS This song always reminds me of the spirit of my maternal grandmother, who died at age 95, and who was born in 1895.  I was her favorite grandchild, of 17.

TBS
TBS

My favorite country singer, Waylon Jennings, and his buddy JC

Hope they are both resting in peace... Grew up listening to these great tunes.... 

May their  God be bless them both in the great beyond




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZboSBga2A94




JamVet
JamVet

@TBS

Thanks for the shout out earlier, friend.

One of his many great lines: Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.

~moonbat_betty~
~moonbat_betty~

@TBS

a few years ago I hooked my turntable back up and this was the first song I cranked up.

Wow! I forgot how powerful music comes off vinyl. 

Needless to say, it got a few more plays...


skydog12
skydog12

@~moonbat_betty~ @skydog12


The best drug prevention is being engaged with the kids. Anything is possible with teens, but not much should come as a big surprise. 

TBS
TBS

I see Jam (what a cool dude) beat me to Hurt... Another killer cover that JC did

If you didn't know ....the Heart breakers did some if not most of his back up on those albums

yes TP's heart breakers 




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpYW3qng78E


TBS
TBS

JC.. 

What an effn SUPER STAR..... here he is with is homies

True story... Met him in 86 or 87 at the ATL airport.   Me a young punk. My great grandmother was coming from Panama.  In those days there was no direct flight from Panama to Atlanta.  You went through MIA,HOU or NYC..... 

He was as was as says dressed in Black.Coming in on the MIA flight  Hate it for the JC apologists. but he was hammered.  I was the first person to notice him come out of the gate.  I called his name.  My cousin said that is him..

He talked to us for a very short time as others gathered around.

Then the Delta Red Coats came to save him and wisked him away.

No lie or exaggeration ..

long live JC



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFkcAH-m9W0


~moonbat_betty~
~moonbat_betty~

Cash. 

The Man.

The legend.

they just don't make 'em like they used to.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@~moonbat_betty~ @Visual_Cortex @JamVet

I'll never forget the first time playing that song (in the car) for Mrs. VC.
Johnny got to the line "The needle tears a hole/The old familiar sting." 

And she shut it off. 

And she loves JC, but that was just too much.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@_GodlessHeathen_ This song by Cash reminds me of my first full year of teaching when I was a 27 year old in Valdosta, GA, having returned from 7 years in NYC.  Those 7th and 8th grade kids used to laugh at my interest in Johnny Cash, but Lord I loved those kids. I loved teaching and kids from day one.  Some of the poor white orphan boys in my basic English class (reading class, actually, from need) were from the Sheriff's Boy's Ranch in the outskirts of Hahira, Ga. and were so much in need of nurturing.  Later, when I had moved to Atlanta, my mother would go by weekly and take her home cooked food and give her maternal nurturing warmth to those children (not those I had taught of course, but others who came along later, and were also disadvantaged, black and white by then.)

skydog12
skydog12

Best quote of the week.


"They are like monkeys with guns"


Hawww!

skydog12
skydog12

Ol Skydog sounds like a 20 piece choir in the back of this song.


No love here. " I don`t care how long you`re gone, I don`t care how long you stay"


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