Traveling Cash: An Imaginary Journey by Johnny Cash on CD
Like the critically acclaimed movie, our story also begins in Folsom Prison. But unlike the movie, there is not a word of truth in our story. Inspired by an idea from Bear Family's Richard Weize, music-historian Hank Davis has created a fictionalized Traveler, and told the imaginary story of his life based on 20 of Johnny Cash's best Sun recordings. Join our Traveler as he sits alone in his cell with the Folsom Prison Blues, remembering how he drove his true love Katy down a Wide Open Road, forcing her into the arms of a Mean Eyed Cat, and dooming himself to forever ride the Blue Train. You'll also learn who that 'Man' in Reno was, and why the Traveler shot him "just to watch him die." With tongue firmly in cheek, we present this concept album that was never released during Johnny Cash's lifetime, but would have been a worthy companion piece to his efforts like 'Ride This Train.' Includes 20 original Sun recordings, including an undubbed version of "Guess Things Happen That Way".