The Wabash Cannonball

Saturday, August 28, 2010 \AM\.\Sat\.

Something for the weekend.  Johnny Cash puts his own unforgettable stamp on the Wabash Cannonball.  The song originates from 1882 and is attributed to AJ Roff.  Many lyrics have been added to it over the years.  Here is the version sung by the Carter family in 1929. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy Independence Day! (A Roundup)

Sunday, July 4, 2010 \PM\.\Sun\.

Happy Independence Day, folks! — Here is a roundup of some choice reads as we commemorate the birth of our nation:

Following are two books which I heartily recommend for some engaging historical reading of the American Revolution and our founding fathers. Read the rest of this entry »


Ragged Old Flag

Friday, July 3, 2009 \AM\.\Fri\.

The incomparable Johnny Cash reading his  Ragged Old Flag.  Something to watch as we approach the 233rd Independence Day.