Johnny Cash double bill this issue…
First we toast the 60th anniversary of the release of Cash’s debut Sun Records single ‘Cry! Cry! Cry!’ and discuss the beginnings of his illustrious career. We then focus on his rapid rise to fame and explore how he became a true rebel icon and the voice of the people.
Plenty of exclusive interviews in this issue too – Sleepy LaBeef discusses his time at Sun and a life on the rockabilly live circuit, Kentucky star Art Adams opens up about record deals and how he was given a new lease of life, and Phil Bloomberg – bass player with The Polecats – takes us back to the rockabilly revival. Teen idol Bobby Vee is up next in Alan Thompson’s series of ‘Hail! Hail! Rock’n’Roll’ radio archive interviews and rising talent JD McPherson talks about his riotous new album too.
Elsewhere in this editon we tell the story of ‘The Godmother Of Rock’n’Roll’ Sister Rosetta Tharpe and ask the ominous question: what was the first rock’n’roll record? That one should open up a lengthy debate!
Our classic album this issue is ‘The Dance Album of Carl Perkins’ and there’s plenty more including the story of Nashville, the top 40 US hits that missed in the UK and all the regulars too!
What’s more, there’s the chance to win not one, not two but THREE Bear Family Records Johnny Cash box sets worth over £200!!