Early Cash on German DVD

Germany’s Bear Family Records has issued a DVD, Johnny Cash at ‘Town Hall Party.’ The disc features Cash and the Tennessee Two (Marshall Grant, bass, and Luther Perkins, guitar) in appearances on the West Coast TV show from Nov. 15, 1958, and Aug. 8, 1959. The DVD runs nearly 70 minutes and features 24 performances captured on kinescope including the Cash classics “Get Rhythm,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” “”Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” and “Big River.” The set also includes Cash imitating Elvis Presley on “Heartbreak Hotel.” The Bear Family Web site is at bear-family.de. 04/08/02