#46. ‘Johnny Cash At San Quentin’ by Johnny Cash


Recorded live at San Quentin State Prison in 1969, this was the second of Johnny Cash’s live prison albums, the first being the one he recorded at Folsom Prison the previous year. “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” and “Folsom Prison Blues” are some of the famous songs Cash performed on this record. The album was nominated for several Grammy awards, and won Best Male Vocal Performance for “A Boy Named Sue.” The record has been released several times with different songs, but the album cover shot by rock photographer Jim Marshall is has become an enduring image of the legendary musician. 

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