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Doing Time

prison-cell

(photo from Derek Key)

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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 9 a.m.

Here's what we played:

John Hiatt "Tennessee Plates"
 
Kathleen Edwards "In State"
 
Amy Correia "Hold On"
 
Elvis Presley "Jailhouse Rock"
 
The Grateful Dead "Mama Tried"