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Doing Time


(photo from Derek Key)


On this date in 1968 Johnny Cash performed for 2,000 inmates at Folsom State Prison in California. Those performances were released as the album At Folsom Prison and hit number one on the Billboard Country chart. The album included the hit "Folsom Prison Blues." What other songs about prison and jail can you come up with? We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Clash "I Fought the Law"

Wanda Jackson "Riot in Cell Block Number Nine"

Mose Allison "Parchman Farm"

Kathleen Edwards "In State"