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With His Hot and Blue Guitar

Johnny Cash - With His Hot and Blue Guitar
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Based on 76 ratings
1957 Ratings: #5
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October 11, 1957 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sun / Label
Country, Rockabilly / Genres
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As classic debuts go, Johnny Cash certainly left a major print when it comes to first impressions. As one of the most important country music singers and writers of all time, With His Hot and Blue Guitar set Cash apart from the standards of his day.

Introducing or explaining Cash in any capacity would feel redundant after over sixty years since his debut record, especially given just how iconic he is as an artist. With the film Walk The Line outlining much of the history behind the artist for ... read more
Johnny Cash is a legend and a true pioneer of the Country genre and also of Rock n Roll, which is also one of the artists I shouldn't even have to introduce. Very inspired by the founders and first of the genre, he almost single-handedly revolutionized the genre in the 50's and 60's, also making it much more popular. Born in 1932 in Arkansas, from a large and poor family, he worked with them from the age of 5 in cotton fields. His childhood experiences and memories, hard or good, mainly during ... read more
'With His Hot and Blue Guitar' may be the country legends debut album yet it showcase such prowess in its guitar work, experience in its lyricism and confidence in its performances that you'd be excused to think Johnny Cash must have released at least a few albums before this. This is surely one of the finest and most influential country albums of all time and it's instrumentation and song-writing holds up impeccably well, even today.
Woah, I was not expecting to like this as much as I did. This album is so damn fun. It's reminds me of if Elvis Presley's self titled was actually really good honestly. This album kinda showed me that country is something I can actually enjoy.

Johnny Cash's vocals are extremely satisfying and his delivery is very catchy, and although the instrumentals are pretty simple, theyre fun.


This series won't be as in-depth as my typical reviews. Just quick overviews of my thoughts on the albums when I rated them 100 and when I'm re-rating them.

As much as I still love With His Hot and Blue Guitar, the perfect score I gave this album can be blamed on Orville Peck. Wait, what? Orville Peck? Why? After listening to his album Pony, I fell in love with it and became determined to listen to more great country albums ... read more
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Added on: November 18, 2013