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Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark join the Man in Black for a nationally televised live concert appearance, featuring the songs Folsom Prison Blues; Desperado; You're No Good; Shuckin' the Corn; A Boy Named Sue; Silver Threads and Golden Needles , and more. 1977/color/60 min/NR/fullscreen.
The late Man in Black headlines this 1976 televised concert, shot inside the Tennessee State Prison and featuring post-hippie chanteuse Linda Ronstadt, country picker Roy Clark, and, rather incongruously, tuxedo-ed comedian Foster Brooks, whose '70s drunk act was often funny on, say, Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast, but seems a little wrong for an audience of felons.
Ronstadt is surely appreciated for her short skirt and sweet pop-blues (her "Love Has No Pride" nears epic intensity), and Clark's showmanship works with kitsch like "Orange Blossom Special." But it's Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down," Folsom Prison Blues," and famously bloody "Boy Named Sue" that resonate most powerfully with his, uh, captive audience. There's a touch of condescension toward the prisoners in some stage patter and song choices: Sure, Ronstadt had a hit with "Desperado" at the time, but here it sounds like she's wagging her finger at the crowd. --Tom Keogh
Plays great and case/packaging were superb, very happy. Lota of memories esp. Linda!!Published 2 months ago by Perry Vann
Johnny is great but Ronstadt, on the verge of stardom in front of a galley of prisoners, is the real knockout vocally and physically. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charles Z.
the late great johnny cash known for his concerts and who can forget his prison concerts? this is another concertPublished 15 months ago by thomas c dobeck
It is one of the best dvd's I have.
I had one but broke it getting it out of the case.
got a replacement.
I purchased this for my mom who is a big fan. We watched it together & it was very good. I really enjoyed it & mom loved it!Published on February 12, 2011 by ToBeSkatin
Enjoyed Johnny Cash with Linda Rostadt, Roy Clark and Foster Brooks. A terrific combination of artists. Read morePublished on October 31, 2010 by howie
I bought this strictly for the Linda Ronstadt performance. She appeared on the Johnny Cash show years ago, when she was still struggling to find her place in music. Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by tjwash