Johnny Cash – Strawberry Cake (Out of Print and Rare 1976 live album)

While this may not be the best Johnny Cash live album (that distinction goes to either Folsom or San Quentin depending on who you ask and on what day), it’s certainly the most interesting. Interspersed with stories and dialouge and pure interaction with the audience. This album makes you realize that Johnny Cash’s career did not suddenly end in 1970 and pick back up in 1994 as some would like to believe. No, The 70’s were a fruitful time for the Man In Black, while certainly not as classic and legendary as his 50’s and late 60’s performances and albums, he was certainly at the top of his game as a performer.

This album is a testament to that, and it’s a wonder in this day and age how an album like this remains out of print. If you are looking for Johnny Cash singing the hits, look elsewhere, no Folsom Prison Blues performed at this show (could this be the only Johnny Cash live album to NOT have Folsom on it?). Only hits to speak of are Big River and possibly I Got Stripes (with the band yelling out between verses). Includes an amazing rendition of Rock Island Line which he plays for Lonnie Donegan (who had a hit in the UK with Rock Island Line) who is in the crowd.
The most interesting part of the show however is when June starts to sing Church In The Wildwood but is interrupted as the theater (the London Palladium) must be evacuated for an IRA bomb threat.
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Johnny Cash – Strawberry Cake
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    After 6 years of nothing but spam comments I figured you might appreciate an actual comment about this album, which in 2012 was made available again as part of the massive Complete Columbia Albums box set. Although I agree that the prison albums are superior, I think this might be my favorite of the three live solo albums Cash released in his lifetime. There’s no anger here, just joy of music. The title song is classic Cash, and I Got Stripes and The Fourth Man are actually superior to the studio versions. Cash singing Rock Island Line to the man who made it a hit in the UK (while getting in the dig that he recorded it first, though of course the song was around for decades before that) is magical. The IRA bomb threat is a surprising inclusion, amazingly not referenced in the liner notes, and June’s joke about it later was great. The highlight for me is a hidden track: on the sleeve there’s a track listed as Dialogue #4. It is in fact an a capella version of Cash’s 1964 song Another Man Done Gone performed with June. While the original was a serious call-and-response blues number, Johnny and June have fun with it here, trading jokes. It’s a shame it lasts only a minute before Johnny launches into I Got Stripes. The album flopped when it was first released but I think it’s one of the strongest records Cash put out during the rather fallow years of the mid-70s.

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