Johnny Cash At San Quentin

by Johnny Cash

Original Release Date: 1969-06-04

Johnny Cash At San Quentin

Cut at San Quentin State Prison in 1969 (the year after the legendary At Folsom Prison album), this is outlaw country. Cash’s raw-boned rumble (with vital assistance from rockabilly hero Carl Perkins on guitar and, of course, June Carter) gains in excitement as he feeds off the energy of his captive audience. He practically incites a riot with prison-reform anthem “San Quentin,” but it’s the uproarious, rough-and-tumble “A Boy Named Sue” that really nails this album’s iconic status.


  1. Wanted Man
  2. Wreck Of The Old 97
  3. I Walk The Line
  4. Darling Companion
  5. Starkville City Jail
  6. San Quentin
  7. San Quentin
  8. A Boy Named Sue
  9. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley
  10. Folsom Prison Blues

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Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue Repress (180 Gram)
Label Columbia
Catalog Number 88875111981
Notes Sticker on cover can vary with 2 versions: We are vinyl sticker or Legacy sticker. The labels state that the record is mono. The audio is actually stereo. Contains download card.
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