damon (vstraylight) wrote,

Playing Folsom

Recollections from Cash's producer on the recording of the Folsom prison and San Quentin albums.  Long and not safe for work places that filter/log due to language.

The Story

"The prisoners came unwound, standing up yelling. Then he sang an unexpected violent song, and they were on the tables, yelling at the top of their lungs. I didn't think it'd be a problem at first, but then the guards began backing up to their posts on the walkways, backing up against the walls in the cafeteria. I was picking me the closest door I could go through and seeing where the most guards were that I could use as a possible shield."
Tags: art, folsom, johnny cash, music, prison, san quentin
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