3. Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison

(Columbia, 1968)

“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash…”

After a brief introduction, the man in black kicks off what would become a legendary live set from the notorious Folsom Prison.

Recorded in January 1968, the album’s sense of rebelliousness – allied with the driving rhythms of Cash’s brilliant backing band and an impressive vocal performance from the King of outlaw country – make this set a real adrenaline rush, and a great record for the open road.

With Cash favourites ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘Busted’, ‘Give My Love to Rose’ and ‘Jackson’ among the 19 songs performed here, chances are you will be as enthusiastic as the watching inmates by the end of the record.

Try also: Johnny Cash At San Quentin (Columbia, 1969).