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May 24, 2018

Who remembers Johnny Cash “At Folsom Prison”?

Filed under: Music — furtherglory @ 12:55 pm

Johnny Cash never actually shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

But the rowdy inmates of California’s Folsom State Prison didn’t seem to mind, loudly cheering the country icon as he sang those famous words in Folsom Prison Blues, which hit the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart 50 years ago on May 25, 1968.

The outlaw anthem is taken from Cash’s seminal live effort At Folsom Prison, which he recorded over two shows inside prison walls on Jan. 13, 1968, before releasing the album that May. He was inspired to write the song in 1953 while serving in the U.S. Air Force, after watching the 1951 movie Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison. He originally recorded and released it as a single in 1955 and it became a top-5 hit on country radio.

But it wasn’t until he recorded a live version of the track in 1968 — which he performed for an estimated 1,000 prisoners — that it managed to cross over onto the pop charts, peaking at No. 32 on the Hot 100 that summer.

May 8, 2018

And now it is time for some country music…

Filed under: Music — furtherglory @ 5:05 pm

January 12, 2018

Alison Chabloz (((Survivors)))

Filed under: Holocaust, Music — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 2:19 pm

Read all about Alison Chabloz on my blog post below.

December 24, 2017

Stille Nacht, nice video

Filed under: Germany, Language, Music, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 2:49 pm

Stille Nacht – Heilige Nacht – Wehrmacht Radio 24.12.1942

Filed under: Language, Music, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 2:43 pm

Stille Nacht

Filed under: Language, Music, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 2:33 pm

December 1, 2017

Sieg Heil Viktoria

Filed under: Germany, Language, Music, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 7:37 am

November 25, 2017

Volk ans Gewehr

Filed under: Language, Music, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 8:16 am

One thing I like about this video is that it has the German lyrics printed out at the bottom of the screen so that we can all sing along.

November 22, 2017


Filed under: Language, Music, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 12:10 pm

New rendition of a classic German marching song just released!

November 16, 2017

Don’t rock the Juke box — I wanna hear me some Jones

Filed under: Music — furtherglory @ 8:16 am

There was a time, long ago, in America when everyone knew who country singer George Jones was. On a Saturday night, half the people in America were sitting a few feet away from their radio, as they listened to George Jones sing.

The following information is from Wikipedia:

George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best known song “He Stopped Loving Her Today“, as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last twenty years of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer.[1][2] Country music scholar Bill C. Malone writes, “For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved.” Waylon Jennings expressed a similar opinion in his song “It’s Alright”: “If we all could sound like we wanted to, we’d all sound like George Jones.” The shape of his nose and facial features earned Jones the nickname “The Possum.”[3]

Born in Texas, Jones first heard country music when he was seven and was given a guitar at the age of nine. He married his first wife, Dorothy Bonvillion, in 1950, and was divorced in 1951. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was discharged in 1953. He married Shirley Ann Corley in 1954. In 1959, Jones recorded “White Lightning,” written by J. P. Richardson, which launched his career as a singer. His second marriage ended in divorce in 1968; he married fellow country music singer Tammy Wynette a year later. Many years of alcoholism caused his health to deteriorate severely and led to his missing many performances, earning him the nickname “No Show Jones.”[4] After his divorce from Wynette in 1975, Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado, in 1983 and became mostly sober. Jones died in 2013, aged 81, from hypoxic respiratory failure. During his career, Jones had more than 150 hits, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists.

End quote from Wikipedia

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