Get Rhythm: Folk and Tumble’s favourite covers of Johnny Cash

On what would have been the 88th birthday of the Man in Black, Folk and Tumble presents some straight up covers of Johnny Cash classics and a few surprises.

Get Rhythm

Various Artists

  • Alternative
  • Americana
  • Rock'n'Roll

  1. I Walk The Line - Halsey
  2. God's Gonna Cut You Down - The Gaslight Anthem
  3. Folsom Prison Blues - Keb' Mo'
  4. Don't Take Your Guns To Town - Charlie Robinson
  5. Daddy Sang Bass - Glen Campbell
  6. Understand Your Man - Dwight Yoakam
  7. Jackson - Florence and the Machine (feat. Josh Homme)
  8. El Hombre De Negro - Loquillo y los Trogladitas
  9. Ring Of Fire - Ray Charles
  10. Hardin Wouldn't Run - Steve Earle
  11. Committed To Parkview - Porter Wagoner
  12. I Still Miss Someone - Linda Ronstadt
  13. Flesh and Blood - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris
  14. Give My Love To Rose - Bruce Springsteen
  15. Wanted Man - George Thorogood
  16. Meet Me In Heaven - Janette Carter, June Carter Cash
  17. Big River - Hank Williams Jr.
  18. Hey Porter - Marty Stuart
  19. Get Rhythm - Little Richard
  20. Sunday Morning Coming Down - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

John R. Cash was born on 26th February 1932. A singer, songwriter, activist, actor, and author, Johnny Cash - the Man in Black - went on to become a legend in his lifetime and beyond.

Cash was one of the few people inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The distinctive baritone vocal and rollin’ train sound of the Tennessee Three crossed genres. As this playlist shows, his influence lives on, inspiring generations of musicians across the world.

The edgy rock’n’roll Cash inspired the likes of Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem, and Florence and the Machine. Country stars such as Glen Campbell, Hank Williams, and Linda Ronstadt performed with the great man. Some of these covers stay close to the originals. Some are just as left-field as you might imagine.

So, on what would have been Johnny Cash’s 88th birthday, sit back and enjoy as we bring you 20 different acts each saying:

Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.