Lucy Clark & Johnny Cash


ASSOCIATED PRESS Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in 1985.



“For once, Johnny Cash didn’t need a tour bus to get to a gig. He could sleep in his own bed, and walk.

The legendary singer invested $250,000 in Asbury Park’s Berkeley-Carteret Hotel in the mid-’80s, and kept a suite of rooms there until 1992. A new CD, “The Great Lost Performance,” documents the July 28, 1990 concert he presented at the nearby Paramount Theatre, on the Asbury boardwalk.

“Good night, Asbury Park,” he says at the end of the concert. “I’ll see you at church tomorrow.”

Cash’s deep, resonant voice is in good shape throughout the show, and he’s in a talkative mood, reflecting on his past, and the country, rock and gospel songs that brought him fame. Throughout the recording, the sound is crystal clear.

Album co-producer Clark Enslin, a former New Jerseyan who now lives in Florida, was unable to get the concert album released in Cash’s lifetime. But he says Cash — who died in 2003 — asked him several times to keep trying. “The Great Lost Recording” came out on July 24, on the Universal label.

There was not much interest in Cash, as a recording artist, in the early ’90s. But spurred partly by his late-in-life hit “Hurt,” and partly by the popular 2005 biopic, “Walk the Line,” the CD-buying public is more fascinated by him than ever.

Counting both reissues and collections of new material, this is the 16th Cash album to be released posthumously.

Songs captured on the CD include classics such as “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” as well as the concert debut of “What Is Man.” Perhaps the most notable track, though, is Cash’s only recording of the joyous southern-gospel tune, “A Wonderful Time Up There,” whose hard-driving beat is reminiscent of one of his signature songs, “Get Rhythm.”

Cash’s longtime collaborator, drummer W.S. Holland, anchors the band, which features his son, John Carter Cash, on guitar and vocals. (John Carter Cash also serves as the album’s executive producer.) Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash, duets on “Jackson” and “The Wreck of Old ’97,” and June’s sisters Anita Carter and Helen Carter Jones sing backing vocals.

A singer who is far less familiar to Cash fans, Lucy Clark, duets on “What Is Man,” and contributes harmonies to the sweet, nostalgic “Forty Shades of Green.” Clark, who grew up in Belleville and now lives in Neshanic, was working with guitarist Les Paul at the time, and both of them were planning to perform with Cash that night.

Paul became sick and couldn’t make the trip down the Parkway from his Mahwah home. “I don’t blame him,” Cash said during the show, in a segment that didn’t make the album, but was provided to The Star-Ledger by Enslin. “If I turned 75 last month, I wouldn’t go out this late anyway.”

Interviewed via e-mail from Europe, where she is touring, Clark says she was not a big fan of Cash’s prior to the show “because I really hadn’t heard much of his stuff. It’s so funny, most people my age will say, ‘I was introduced to Johnny Cash’s music at a young age, because my parents were really into him.’ Not the case for me. My father’s favorites were Perry Como.

“My memories of the show are wonderful. (Cash’s) presence in the room was enormous — what a nice, humble man.”

Enslin, also interviewed by e-mail, says that at the time of the show, “Johnny was very down about the record companies and how things were going in the music business in general. I asked Johnny when was he the happiest, and he thought about it and said, ‘Back in the Sun Records days, when I first started.’ He went on to say how he had a standup bass and a few musicians, and it was great.”

As a result, they decided to use a small band at the show, with Steve Logan playing standup bass. read more 


I Walk The Line- Johnny Cash Learn on Guitar [Travis Guitar Style]

There’s lots of locations where you can discover the chords and strumming pattern to Johnny Cash’s “I WalkThe Line” here on YouTube or as an online guitar lesson … but where would you find a fingerstyle lesson featuring the Travis Picking Style to I Walk The Line?

This I Walk The Line Series here at Acoustic Guitar Videos Lessons goes both ways. significance, lessons created for Beginners to Advanced featuring the Travis Fingerpicking Pattern are consisted of.

The goal here is to find out the lead guitar part (Luther Perkins) as this is exactly what makes this song (besides Johnny Cash himself) so recognizable.

Stay tuned and hope you will take part in learning I Walk the Line at the guitar level you are at today.

Chords just got a lot simpler- when you do this …

Download the free study guide here:’s a video from my brand-new series called 10 All Time Top Folk Songs where we

will use 3 chords (the D, g and c)and 1 fingerpicking pattern. Trainees though who are simply beginning out, have issues with G C or the D Chord, brief fingers, fat fingers, problems striking other strings while attempting to form chords(most all common left hand problems )will desire to watch this video, as we go over 8 methods or guidelines to make chord playing easier.This intro course includes lots of pointers for playing the 3 chords and the one fingerpicking pattern that we have actually taught extensively over here at Acoustic Guitar Videos & Lessons Channel.Proper posture is the very first action to tidy chords, as slouching will make forming chords a lot more tough. This attempted and real method of appropriate strategy will be your best bet to tidy chords and good left hand positioning to be able to reach those difficult notes.

AMAZING GRACE Guitar for Beginners FINGERSTYLE – play this lesson in 4 minutes!

If you are a beginner and you want to learn ways to fingerpick the guitar, why not find out the traditional Christian Worship Hymn Amazing Grace at the same time! This “Novice Friendly” Fingerpicking lesson is the very first video clip of a New Collection that reveals you everything you have to recognize to Play Amazing Grace {and then some!).

Although this Amazing Grace for Beginners FINGERSTYLE video is just 4 mins, the program which is totally free for everyone, is more than simply a how to play Amazing Grace Youtube Video.

While learning the tune, we will in addition be perfecting the 3 standard chords for Amazing Grace and important guitar techniques, address nearly any of the troubles you may be having currently at your particular stage of guitar.

{First, we will certainly learn step by step the right hand waltz time fingerpicking pattern which supplies a limitless quantity much more appeal compared to {strumming. If you always wanted to discover the best ways to play fingerpicking guitar, than this series will provide you with the strong foundation you require.

Next we will certainly discover easy however effective guitar chords for {beginners, as we will certainly have the option of making use of a 1 fingered G Chord for this tune. Given that we only pluck specific strings, you will see that the typical G chord position and also 4 fingered variation is not necessary. You might currently be comfortable with either of these 2 typical G Chords (and we will learn those chords also in this program) however beginners will certainly enjoy to know that a simpler 1 fingered G Chord is all that’s required.

Although Amazing Grace is considered among the {easy Christian Guitar Songs, we will certainly spend the right amount of time concentrating on how to change chords smoothly, which is the greatest trouble newbies have when attempting to learn the best ways to play fingerpicking guitar, or any style of guitar.

As well as rather than playing on your own and following the Amazing Grace guitar tab, the program features play along lessons: which you can play along with. Of course, the study guide includes the sheet music as well as tab!

Many beginners major purpose is to be able to Sing as well as play Amazing Grace- this training course will help you to do simply that as well as assist you to discover the best key to sing. Even though we are learning Amazing Grace guitar chords in G, we are going to discover how to quickly change keys in accordance with the range of your exact vocal range.

And also for those of you that are completely new to guitar as well as wish to discover, the study guide contains all the fundamentals you will have to get going consisting of, learning tab, discovering the G, C and also D Chords from scratch, easiest techniques for easy playing, as well as an overall FUN and also easy {learning experience. Training course is developed to leave no person behind, and also if you are having a hard time, you will be playing prior to too as well as not also recollect just how hard it was.

“Bada-Bing” Christmas Record A Jersey Hit Thanks To Big Jay

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A novelty CHRISTMAS record playing off NEW JERSEY’s reputation for, er, family has become a local hit thanks to GREATER MEDIA Oldies WJRZ/MONMOUTH-OCEAN morning man BIG JAY SORENSEN. The NEWARK STAR-LEDGER’s CLAUDIA PERRY reports that SORENSEN gave BOB HARRIS and LUCY CLARK’s “JERSEY ‘BADA-BING’ CHRISTMAS” CD some airplay on his morning show with ANITA BONITA and SUNDAY morning talk show, and the song took off.

“It is hysterical,” SORENSEN told the paper. “We’ve gotten such a response to this thing on our station. I was pleased they apparently chose me to break it to the world… It was just phenomenal. I think part of it is that there are a lot of Italian-Americans in MONMOUTH and OCEAN COUNTIES.” read more


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