Listen: Johnny Cash ‘Me and Bobby McGee’
The Man in Black’s haunting, soulful country take on a classic.
Johnny Cash may be gone, but luckily for his legions of fans he left a rich musical legacy in his wake, including even occasional—and increasingly rare—unreleased gems. Such is the case with the new Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971.
Consisting of classics like “I Walk the Line,” and, heard here, “Me and Bobby McGee,” it also features the duet “If I Were a Carpenter,” the song that won him and June Carter Cash a Grammy in 1971. Recorded as a concert special on Danish television, these songs were originally only available as a performance video.
A limited vinyl-only edition was released to independent record shops in celebration or Record Store Day last Friday. Listen to Cash’s signature baritone above, and click here to preorder the digital edition or CD. Also, coming in February, is a live recording of his Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live), in which Cash played to 40 thousand audience members and, according to the U.S. ambassador, did more for U.S.-Czech relations in four concerts than he could have accomplished in four years.