Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Favourite Jonny Cash Song

Over on the Jesus Creed, Scot McKnight asks "What is your favorite song by Johnny Cash?" He goes for "Jackson". My choice might seem a little eccentric, but it is his cover version of the Hank William's classic "I Saw the Light":



This comes from the 1974 episode of Columbo starring Johnny Cash as Tommy Brown (season 3, episode 7, "Swan Song"). I watched this episode when the BBC we re-showing the entirety of Columbo in he late 1980s and it made a massive impression on me, introducing me to Johnny Cash for the first time and developing my love for the Columbo TV series.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Either "Folsom Prison Blues" or "Ring of Fire" ... Neither is very deep, but then deep is overrated.

Roger Loyd (who doesn't like the Google/Blogger system)

Selah beth said...

I saw the Light always makes me feel happy. I think it's just that kind of song.
I think my fave Cash song is Delia's Gone tho
Columbo rules.