The Johnny Cash TV Show DVD
From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, Johnny Cash introduced country fans and viewers of his weekly variety show to hand-picked artists they might not have otherwise been exposed to. This best-of anthology is a little more random than its title suggests, omitting the duet with Bob Dylan from the program’s debut—perhaps the series’ best-remembered highlight—in favor of a duet with a then-emerging Joni Mitchell on “The Long Black Veil.” Ray Charles’s souful recasting of “Ring of Fire” is a revelation, and appearances by Eric Clapton’s Derek and the Dominoes, Roy Orbison, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette make for memorable television.
MIM’s Artist Gallery features a joint exhibit with objects from Johnny Cash and the Carter Family that includes instruments used by the legendary artist.
1 disc. Running time is 83 minutes.