5 Things You Didn't Know About Johnny Cash's 'Folsom Prison Blues'


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CMT's new collection about legendary producer Sam Phillips, Solar Data, chronicles the start of rock & roll by spotlighting the early careers of Johnny Money, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Kevin Fonteyne stars as the longer term Man in Black, who had his first success with Phillips at his iconic Memphis recording studio. Forward of Solar Data' February 23rd premiere, listed here are 5 belongings you did not find out about its most well-known artist.

The music is partially plagiarized.
Money cribbed from Gordon Jenkins' "Crescent Metropolis Blues," which incorporates the opening line "I hear the practice a'comin'; it is rollin' 'around the bend." Money forked over a reported $100,000 after Jenkins sued him for copyright infringement.

Money scored a serious hit with "Folsom Jail Blues" – twice!
A Prime 5 single in 1956, "Folsom Jail Blues" returned to the nation charts a dozen years later, this time because the lead monitor from At Folsom Jail.

The cheers heard in the course of the reside model of "Folsom Jail Blues" have been secretly spliced into the recording.
The hoots and hollers heard after the lyric, "I shot a person in Reno simply to observe him die," have been added by producer Bob Johnston.

Money started performing "Folsom Jail Blues" for inmates within the late Fifties, greater than a decade earlier than At Folsom Jail's launch.
The occupants of a jail in Huntsville, Texas, gave Money his first incarnated viewers again in 1957. When wet climate ruined his band's gear, Money completed the present solo.

A rustic basic because the 1950s, "Folsom Jail Blues" has made its method into numerous genres.
Dozens of artists, from Buckcherry to Everlast, have put their very own stamp on the music, updating Money's twang with the whole lot from psychobilly percussion to onerous rock riffs.