Sep 12, 2013

RhoDeo 1336 Goldy Rhox 125

Hello, today the 125th post of GoldyRhox, classic rock pop.  Today's focus is on an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003-died 10 years ago today) who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—and blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won him the rare honor of induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

He was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice, for the "boom-chicka-boom" sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for a rebelliousness, coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, for providing free concerts inside prison walls and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black"

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album is a live album and 27th overall album by today's artist, released on Columbia Records in May 1968. Since his 1955 song "Folsom Prison Blues", he had recieved requests from inmates and first answered one of the letters by performing at Huntsville State Prison in 1957. Satisfied by the favorable reception of the concert, he performed at several other prisons, including Folsom in 1968. Backed with June Carter, whom he married later that year; Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three, he performed two shows at Folsom State Prison in California on January 13, 1968.

Despite little initial investment by Columbia, the album was a hit in the United States, reaching number one on the country charts and the top 15 of the national album chart. The lead single from the album, a live version of "Folsom Prison Blues", was a top 40 hit. It was certified Gold on October 30, 1968, Platinum and 2x Platinum on November 21, 1986 and 3x Platinum on March 27, 2003 by the RIAA. In 2003, the album was ranked number 88 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Also that year, it was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. This here the remastered so-called "Legacy Edition" .

Goldy Rhox 125   (flac 377mb)

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Goldy Rhox 125   (ogg 187mb)

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Goldy Rhox 110   (flac 290mb)

Goldy Rhox 110   (ogg 138mb)

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