Song of the week: A Boy Named Sue


The howls you’ll hear throughout “A Boy Named Sue” come from the San Quentin Prison inmates Johnny Cash sang to in 1969.  The chatter and rowdiness of the men in the audience dissolves from genuine respect as soon as the first chord is strummed, and from that moment on it feels like it’s just you and Cash.  Once he starts singing, try and close your eyes for a second, let Cash pull you into the crowd and just enjoy it.  The song tells the story of the anger and resentment a son feels towards his father before their final meeting Everyone in the world likes a good story and with Cash’s gravely voice and steady rhythm behind the narration, this song is bound to be one of your favorites.

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