Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Man in Black Back

For the first time since his eponymous album 1969 "Johnny Cash at San Quentin" hit No. 1, Cash is haunting the top slot with his posthumous "American V: A Hundred Highways." As he earned this coveted position with the least sold units for a debut at the apex of Billboard's Top 200 albums (88,000 discs), he bested the Dixie Chicks' "Taking the Long Way." 2006 has been a banner year for now defunct Sun Records with the recrudescence of its giants Elvis the Pelvis and the Man in Black: maybe, this new Sunrise will bring back the "Killer" Jerry Lee Lewis in a return tour of the Bayou State with his Ferriday cuz Jimmy Swaggart.

Cf. http://news.aol.com/entertainment/music/articles/_a/johnny-cash-tops-chart-after-37-year/20060712182509990001.

1 comment:

obfuscator22 said...

"Johnny Cash at San Quentin" is eponymous in the same way as "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" and "B.B. King Live at Cook County Jail".  I guess Jerry Lee is eponymous with the number 13 and Swaggart is eponymous with Airline Highway.  

I'll tell you what I'm going to have to do:  I'm going to have to go out and purchase American V is what.

See ya'll in J-Town.