Monday I received my DVD, "The Best Of The Johnny Cash Show"; I watched all of it, both discs, that evening. As I mentioned on my other blog, I couldn't stop smiling as I listened to it.
Tuesday it rained all day, so I watched the whole thing again with Cliff. He liked it, I think, as much as I do.
The show was only on TV for two seasons, from 1969 to 1971, before it was canceled. The best it ever did in the ratings was number 17, but it was facing such Saturday night favorites as Gunsmoke.
I doubt if I missed a single show while it was on. I had always loved Johnny, and he had such a great group of regulars on the show with him each week: The Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins.
And amazing guests! Bob Dylan was on the opening show. Louis Armstrong made an appearance just four months before he passed away. Neil Young; Derek (later known as Eric Clapton) and the Dominoes ; Ray Charles; Neil Young; Joni Mitchell; Tony Joe White; Linda Ronstadt (who didn't have panties on at rehearsal and was wearing a very short dress; June told somebody, "Go buy her some bloomers; she ain't a-gonna sing with MY Johnny bare-butted")
This DVD is pure gold, and it only cost $40.
If you love Johnny Cash, buy it! It's six hours of great entertainment. If you have a family member that loves Johnny Cash, Christmas is coming. You can buy it at Johnny Cash.com; click to enter the site, then click on "general store".
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