[Slowhand] Johnny Cash article at rollingstone.com mentions Derek &
The Dominos recordings
jwalasko at telus.net
Fri Mar 3 12:38:41 EST 2006
There is an article posted at rollingstone.com entitled "Johnny
Cash's Vault" with a short mention of unreleased Dominos material.
Here's the excerpt regarding the unreleased tapes found by the Cash
estate, with quotes by Sony producer Greg Gellar;
The tape archive, Geller says, "was a large walk-in closet with, I
like to think, virtually every recording that ever passed through his
hands," including test pressings of Cash's Sun records and publishing
demos by Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. On one visit,
Berkowitz noticed towers of unlabeled boxes wrapped in brown paper.
Inside were multitrack audio masters from Cash's ABC TV series, The
Johnny Cash Show, including unaired songs by guests such as Bill
Monroe, Stevie Wonder and Derek and the Dominos. "It is
extraordinary," says Berkowitz, who is planning future releases of
the material (Sony owns the footage from the show). "You hear Louis
Armstrong teaching Johnny to sing [Jimmie Rodgers'] 'Blue Yodel' and
Ray Charles trying to teach the Carter Family to sing like the
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