Saturday, February 25, 2006

Tribute to Man In Black

Man in Black

Tomorrow is the birthday of the late legendary country music singer, Johnny Cash. He was born in Kingsland, Arkansas on 26th February 1932. The Man in Black was well-known for his foray into the fields of rock, country, folk, blues and even gospel music, which earned him honours in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame.

Here are some interesting covers of his classic tracks:

Coldplay - Ring of Fire

Social Distortion - Ring of Fire

My Morning Jacket - I Still Miss Someone

Walk The Line

By the way, I just watched Walk The Line, a film based on Mr. Cash's autobiographies titled "Man in Black" and "Cash: The Autobiography". The acting was brilliant. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon's portrayal of Johnny Cash and June Carter were mesmerizing and so heartbreakingly real. I was even impressed that they did their own singing, and the chemistry between them was totally convincing and made the story of John and June believably realistic. The stunning performances really deserve the honour of Oscar, but it would not be easy with gay cowboys standing on their way.

Soundtracks from the show:

Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon - Jackson

Joaquin Phoenix - Folsom Prison Blues

P/S: Was kinda suprised to see few young musicians such as Tyler Hilton, Jonathan Rice and Shooter Jennings (as his father) playing some music legends back in the 50-60s.

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

<< Home