The Johnny Cash Radio Show

 

Everyone has heard of Johnny Cash these days, but back in 1954, he was pretty much an unknown. He moved to Memphis in 1954 and was studying to become an announcer on the radio. In his spare time, he played music with Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant. These two fellows were also known as the Tennessee Two.

He and the Tennessee Two got their own show at a radio station in Memphis, Tennessee called The Johnny Cash Radio Show in 1954. Here is one of the only recordings left from that show and I think it’s the first episode. Enjoy this rare classic right now.

 

Johnny Cash Show 54-01 First Song-Wide Open Road

 

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