JOHNNY CASH: LIVE AT SAN QUENTIN
One-hour radio special hosted by Rodney Crowell
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It took Johnny Cash 12 years to record one of his live prison shows, but it wasn't easy. He was threatened against doing it, warned it would ruin his career, but Cash's instincts were dead on. He just went ahead and recorded at Folsom Prison in 1968 and never sounded so raw and alive. The live album was a huge hit, and followed by the even bigger "Johnny Cash at San Quentin" - his first #1 album on the pop charts.
In this hour we explore how Cash's concert at San Quentin came about, went down and the wake it left behind. Your listeners will hear Johnny Cash on the edge, plowing through well-known songs and premiering new ones that stated, "San Quentin, I hope you rot and burn in hell." Needless to say, he almost started a riot in a room full of very bad men. The program also features a few songs from the show not included on the original live album.
For an inside view, we'll hear about prison life from the prisoners and prison guards, taken from the documentary "Johnny Cash in San Quentin." The original producer, Bob Johnston, speaks about the excitement and fear, as does Jim Marshall, photographer of the famous "Johnny flipping the bird at San Quentin" photo. We'll also hear about Johnny Cash's views on the lock-up from bassist Marshall Grant, son John Carter Cash, singer/songwriter Larry Gatlin and music writer Anthony DeCurtis.
- Produced by Joyride Media - Paul Chuffo & Joshua Jackson
- Host: Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell
- Length: 0:59 with breaks for local spots
- Broadcast Window: Begins November 3, 2006
- Terms: Available for all USA broadasters at no cost
TIMINGS & CUES - Noncom version
0:00 -- 19:00 Segment 1
In: "I don't think it's too much of an exaggeration to say..." Out: "I'm Rodney Crowell, and you're listening to Johnny Cash: Live at San Quentin."
19:00 -- 20:00 Break 1 with music bed
20:00 -- 43:11 Segment 2
In: "Welcome back to Johnny Cash: Live at San Quentin. I'm Rodney Crowell." Out: "I'm Rodney Crowell, and you're listening to Johnny Cash: Live at San Quentin."
43:11 -- 44:11 Break 2 with music bed
44:11 -- 59:00 Segment 3
In: "Welcome back to Johnny Cash: Live at San Quentin. I'm Rodney Crowell." Out: "I'm Rodney Crowell, and thanks for listening."