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SEAWOLF97
09-12-2007, 09:16 PM
PBS ran this 2 hour show tonight ...a real treat , most anyone who was anyone special in music 1969 was on this show ...Ray Charles, CCR, Dylan, Claption, Neil Young , Marty Robbins , Jerry Lee Lewis , but the real standout was Carl Perkins...I dont know much about him , but great performances...wow ...I didnt even know Johnny had a music show ( I was OOC 69-71 ) ...no lip-synching...this was the "real deal"

the TV summary

Country
The Best of The Johnny Cash Show is a musical and narrative overview of one of the most important and innovative television variety shows in history: celebrating not only the musical genius of one of America's greatest artistic treasures, but also the vision of the man at the helm of a truly distinctive legacy in broadcasting history. The Johnny Cash Show ran from June 1969 to March 1971, during a time of tremendous contrasts. It started as a summer replacement show and continued on as a prime time regular. At the end of this remarkable run that lasted only 15 months of production, The Johnny Cash Show produced a staggering 57 episodes. His vision was massive, and it's only now that TV screens are wide enough to contain it. Johnny Cash didn't just walk the line. He crossed it week after week. This show was a revolution on television that brought us all together. The Johnny Cash Show was not only responsible for exposing an American audience to an eclectic array of talent, but established Johnny Cash as a true American superstar, and solidified Cash as a true artist, humanitarian and bigger than life legend for the rest of his career. Every week, Johnny Cash invited us to "ride that train" with him across state lines, color lines, party lines and the Mason-Dixon line. He had guests on the show that showcased new talent as well as those well established. He invited country as well as rock and roll stars to join him on stage week after week. This eclectic list of performers ranged from Bob Dylan and Neil Young to Loretta Lynn and Bill Monroe to Ray Charles and Charley Pride. He made stars out of newcomers, and made damn sure that music legends – Country and otherwise – stayed that way. This was no ordinary TV show and Johnny Cash was no ordinary host. Now it's your turn to join Johnny Cash. To remember back when reality TV meant TV that was real.



LED ZEPP reunion .....they are going to reunite with Bonham's son doing the drums for 1 show ...cool :D


Led Zeppelin (http://www.nme.com/artists/led-zeppelin) are set to play their first full gig in over 20 years when the band take to the stage at the O2 Arena in London on November 26.

The band are reuniting - with original drummer John Bonham's son Jason joining the group - to play a tribute Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun who signed the band back in 1968 (http://www.nme.com/news/led-zeppelin/31079).

The band were originally asked to do a half hour set, but after rehearsing together in due demanded to play a full two hours (http://www.nme.com/news/led-zeppelin/31082).

Meanwhile to get tickets for the show cost 125 and will be distributed by a ballot.

Fans wanting to go go must register on Ahmettribute.com (http://www.ahmettribute.com/) before Monday (September 17) evening, while any tickets that appear on online auction sites afterwards will be immediately cancelled.

Successful applicants will find out after October 1.

Also playing the show are Pete Townshend, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini with Bill Wyman And The Rhythm Kings backing those three acts as well as playing their own set.

There are also strong rumours that The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger will also play the gig (http://www.nme.com/news/led-zeppelin/31083).

Bernard Wolf
09-15-2007, 09:16 AM
You just had to see him and Bob Dylan sit down on a log and sing 'North Country Fair' together. Totally unaffected, as if the camera was not even there.. I remember it very, very well. It even impressed my Dad who happened to be in the room at the time and believe you me ,he was no fan of Country/Pop or Bob Dylan either. A truly great performance. The only other that has equaled it for me was Cindy Lauper and Patty Label doing 'Time after Time' as a duet.

Bernard

00Robin
09-15-2007, 09:19 AM
SEAWOLF!!! Darn it,Carl Perkins...PBS????? 1969 and everybody else??!! I gotta go right now and check when its on again,or IF its on again....DAMN Carl Perkins is an unreal treat,young or old,he was breathtaking with his easiness that he played,like with no work at all...

SEAWOLF97
09-15-2007, 10:14 AM
Totally unaffected, as if the camera was not even there..

completely


SEAWOLF!!! Darn it,Carl Perkins...PBS????? 1969 and everybody else??!! I gotta go right now and check when its on again,or IF its on again....DAMN Carl Perkins is an unreal treat,young or old,he was breathtaking with his easiness that he played,like with no work at all...

Perkins was playing like no one else was there..totally natural , I was impressed...looked like quite a stud in 1969, even Bob Dylan just belted it out like he was "alone in his shower"

you can search pbs.org ....I did and its on again Sunday..at a crummy time.


Johnny Cash: A Man and His Vision

Pop/Rock


Sunday, September 16, 1:00am
CHANNEL 10 (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Johnny Cash's 1969-71 TV show, which featured the era's music giants and rising stars, is recalled. Included: clips of Bob Dylan; Ray Charles; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Derek & the Dominos; Joni Mitchell; James Taylor; Neil Young.
Sunday, September 16, 2:00am
Conclusion. Johnny Cash's 1969-1971 TV show, which featured some of the era's music greats, is recalled. Included: clips of Cash singing "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line" and, with June Carter Cash, "Jackson."


The fuuny part is that I dont really like country,,but really enjoyed this show.:applaud::applaud:

00Robin
09-15-2007, 11:11 AM
Our PBS is WKAR out of Detroit. I didn't see it,but I only get the guide up until Friday so maybe with some luck. I'm not a wahoo country fan either,but anytime and anywhere I was lucky enough to catch Carl Perkins on ANYTHING,the man blew me away.
Back in the middle/late 80's he did a video with Mark Knopfler(sp?)on CMT and it was done in black and white. Never was very popular,(the video)but I waited for it to come on,I WISHED I could remember the song now,Oh God,he was that good. It was video of him and Mark interspersed with a story,like how they did those CMT videos back then. Fantastic stuff! The two of them acting like they were in their living rooms...
Ah well,I'll watch for it to come up here.

00Robin
09-15-2007, 11:22 AM
AND...just had to do the AND,I am about sick of lip-synching crap they feed us. There is NOTHING better than seeing and watching the entire band/orchestra or whatever and whoever is up there actually DOING what instruments are for.
I saw Neil Diamond(gag me)but his Orchestra and band,all 46 of them were a show I will NEVER,EVER forget,in Billings,Montana. Outstanding. Neil on the other hand,still maintained some remnants of his figure with a girdle of SOME sort because he was,I SWEAR,wearing those old Angel Flight Disco pants. It was when he began to lay himself all over the stage,belly down and roll his head backward trying to sing 'Girl,You'll Be A Woman Soon that I was really gagged out,but the band,that GIANT unbelieveble band was something I will never forget.
He had this huge Black Conga player at the very top of the triangle the band formed and he manned the largest set of Congas I have ever seen palmed and knuckled in my life. All you could see was this shirtless man with a set of the biggest,whitest teeth and laden,festooned with layers upon layers of gold going to town with the biggest smile ever.
Sorry,i am so off topic...:blah::blah::blah:

hjames
09-15-2007, 12:33 PM
PBS for Seawolf (Oregon?) seems to run a completely different sequence of classics and interesting shows than we get off the satellite in DC - guess we are too much snobs to get the good stuff Like Johnny Cash .. even late at night - sigh ...

Thats typical - out local PBS radio station is taking all the cool music and arts shows off the FM and putting them on this overhyped "HD Radio" band - just "talk radio" on the FM band here ... no more "Thistle and Shamrock" on Sundays for me! ...

I checked Netflicks - but they don't have a listing for it! Boo!

00Robin
09-15-2007, 04:23 PM
PBS for Seawolf (Oregon?) seems to run a completely different sequence of classics and interesting shows than we get off the satellite in DC - guess we are too much snobs to get the good stuff Like Johnny Cash .. even late at night - sigh ...

Thats typical - out local PBS radio station is taking all the cool music and arts shows off the FM and putting them on this overhyped "HD Radio" band - just "talk radio on the FM band here ... no more "Thistle and Shamrock" on Sundays for me! ...

I checked Netflicks - but they don't have a listing for it! Boo!

Beale Street Blues is no longer...I had better PBS out in Wyoming and Montana. I honestly thought the radio here would cook. Kiss fm in Detroit with Tom Joyner's show is the best. Its an all black station. None of the oldies like WABX of even WRIF got it goin' on anymore...time changes,30 years gone and its a whole different world out there...I'd still love to see Carl Perkins...Once on Austin City Limits in the early 80's I caught Earl Thomas Conley live and he had SEVEN guitars in his band..it was incredible. Each one played something comepletely different all for one song....:blah::blah::banghead:

SEAWOLF97
09-15-2007, 04:32 PM
Our PBS is WKAR out of Detroit. I.

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09-15-2007, 04:36 PM
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Fred Sanford
09-15-2007, 05:04 PM
I've got a VHS of an old Cable TV special of Carl Perkins from some defunct channel, and it's great. Possibly the best I've ever seen Ringo Starr play drums- he was really at home with the rockabilly stuff Carl was playing.

Ah, here it is, CD and DVD are on Amazon:



When the roots-oriented side of the New Wave movement, driven by such retro-minded bands as the Stray Cats and the Blasters, took hold in the early Eighties, Perkins found himself back in favor once again. A widely watched Cinemax special from 1985 - celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of “Blue Suede Shoes” - found him joined onstage by a few Beatles (George Harrison (http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/george-harrison) and Ringo Starr), Eric Clapton (http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/eric-clapton) and others.

1985: Carl Perkins is joined on a London soundstage by such admirers as George Harrison (http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/george-harrison), Eric Clapton (http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/eric-clapton) and Dave Edmunds for the Cinemax special Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session With Carl Perkins and Friends.


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00Robin
09-15-2007, 06:19 PM
Thank you Fred. I love you guys,you have the best tidbits! I just know this will be a great one too. Thanks,Robin

SEAWOLF97
09-15-2007, 08:44 PM
they are running it again , right now..

damn Jerry Lee Lewis was cookin'....kicked out the piano bench, jamming standing up on "Whole lot of shakin going on " ...

and Roy Orbison.....man !! what a sweet singing voice !!!

funny, Clapton was not so good...

Hoerninger
09-23-2007, 12:13 PM
You mentioned Carl Perkins ...
... I ordered at Amazon "The essential Sun collection".

I do enjoy this Rockabilly music :) .He reminds me of Johnny Burnette.
Perkins is not very well known here. Funny thing aside, my father in law has heard of Carl Perkins - but he is a musician.
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Peter

Titanium Dome
09-23-2007, 02:45 PM
The entire "Essential Sun Collection " series has some great music: Perkins, Cash, Orbison, Lewis.