> > *Johnny Cash/Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream/
> > Live at Madison Square Garden/Columbia Legacy
> > [Ed McCurdy song from a live set from 1969.]
> First of all, nice set Steve. Now, how does this JC disc stand
> up to the Folsom and San Quentin shows? Is the setlist much
The set definitely has a different feel than the Jail Cds. First of all, the
set was recorded in NYC instead of Jail, so you get more yawns than cheers
when someone gets murdered. <g> Country music shows in NYC were a rarity in
1969 (according to the liner notes, I personally, wasn't paying attention).
The show itself is much less raw and more more formal than the others. This
sounds like I'm setting it up to say that it sucks...it doesn't. I really
like it, but it has a really different vibe. The track listing is quite
amazing. I'll include it below. It also has some neat guests including Carl
Perkins, the Statler Brothers, the Carter Family, and his brother Tommy. In
the audience is Shel Silverstein and his father, Ray Cash.
Johnny sounds great and so does the band. A lot of the songs are really
short. I'm not sure if they are short or if they've cut out some verses to
keep the show moving.
The liner notes are good too.
Here's the tracklisting:
1. Big River (Cash/Cash)
2. I Still Miss Someone
3. Five Feet High and Rising
4. Pickin' Time
5. Remember the Alamo
6. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
7. Wreck of the Old '97
8. The Long Black Veil
9. The Wall
10. Send a Picture of Mother
11. Folsom Prison Blues (Cash)
12. Blue Suede Shoes
13. Flowers on the Wall
14. Wildwood Flower
15. Worried Man Blues
16. A Boy Named Sue
17. Cocaine Blues
18. Jesus Was a Carpenter
19. Ballad of Ira Hayes
20. As Long as the Grass Shall Grow
21. Sing a Traveling Song performed by Cash / Anita Carter
22. He Turned the Water into Wine performed by Cash / Anita Carter
23. Were You There (When They Crucified My... performed by Cash /
24. Daddy Sang Bass
25. Finale Medley: A. Do What You Do Do Well;...
>And who the hell is Ed McCurdy?
Ed McCurdy is a folk guy.
More info on this CD here: