Posted by on in Interviews
W.S. "Fluke" Holland Interview 2015 On December 30th, 2014 and January 2nd, 2015, I got a chance to chat with W.S. Holland and ask him some questions--as Cash’s only drummer, he had quite a lot to tell!  His tales about Cash are some of the most candid that I can recall hearing, and he delivered them with a fantastic sense of humor (so I had to ask him about humorous times with Cash, and we have a few stories printed below that I'll bet you've never heard)!  I want to sincerely thank Mr. Holland for his time, and to also thank Mr. Ron Haney, who performs with W.S. and managers his touring band.    Interview by: Jeff Emond   Let’s start at the beginning; what inspired you to be a musician?   [Laughs]  Oh, me!  You know the answer to that question is: nothing inspired me.  It all happened so strangely.  I think that’s one reason...
Continue reading
0 Comments

Posted by on in CashBack
Show 31, February 28, 2015 "Come Along and Ride This Train"   Each episode features a musical history lesson in the people and the places and, of course, the music that made the man in Black the Man. This week, our train features stops that recount the Cash’s show at the Rhythm Café and how that concert changed his life, we will also remember a storybook marriage and a son that it produced, and we will recall Mr. Songwriter.   "On the Record"   This segment features the details behind the recording of some of Cash's biggest (and most obscure) recordings. This week’s song is “One Piece at a Time.”   "On the Charts"   This segment features the charted hits of Johnny Cash. This week, “Understand Your Man” was on the charts.   "On the Road"   This segment presents a song from a Johnny Cash concert recording out along the road that Cash took...
Continue reading
0 Comments
0

Posted by on in The Songs
Love is a Gambler (1987) In 1987 or early 1988, Johnny Cash entered a studio in Hollywood, California and cut several songs for a Peter Bogdanovich comedy called Illegally Yours, which starred Rob Lowe and Colleen Camp.  All songs, including tracks titled "One Wish" and "Lady of Love" remain officially unreleased.  It appears that Cash cut at least three different versions of a song called "Love is a Gambler" for the film.  Two versions appear in in the film--one during the opening credits, the other during the closing credits.    A third version, recorded as a duet between Cash and his daugther Rosanne Cash (who earned three much-deserved Grammys this year for her amazing Americana album, The River and the Thread), was actually the very first version recorded!  Johnny and Rosanne cut the song hoping for a hit record, rather than a movie theme.  Even after being produced by the great muse Jack Clement, in Nashville,...
Continue reading
1 Comment

Posted by on in CashBack
Show 30, February 21, 2015 This special episode features a musical history lesson in the people and the places and, of course, the music that made the man in Black the Man.   This week, our train celebrates the birthday of the Man, himself. Our show is two hours of music and memories. We’ll play your favorites like “Ring of Fire,” “Jackson,” and “I Walk the Line” and more obscure songs like “Sing It Pretty, Sue,” and rare cuts like a special version of “I Still Miss Someone.” You’ll hear how Cash became a legend whose shadow still dwarfs the rest of those on the musical landscape.   CASHback airs daily on johnnycashradio.com. At the conclusion of its run there, it will be available for download at theCASHbackShow.com.   Enjoy Download the show (Right click to download)...
Continue reading
0 Comments

Posted by on in Album Reviews
LIVE In Memphis - W.S. Holland Band W.S. Holland, Johnny Cash’s only drummer, is an individual who needs no introduction.  There are many stories on how Johnny Cash managed to snatch W.S. Holland from Carl Perkins’ band, though as W.S. “Fluke” Holland explains it, there was really nothing dramatic behind the ordeal--he was ready to retire at the end of the 1950s, but Johnny Cash wanted a particular drummer and was persistent enough to keep W.S. with him for 37 years on the road, up until Cash’s retirement.   Of course, W.S. Holland remains on the road, and that very fact makes his latest album, LIVE in Memphis, something unique.    This album was not a rushed release when it arrived in 2014, five years after the W.S. Holland Band’s formation in 2009, nor could it be in more capable hands.   Ron Haney, who manages the operation, is responsible for vocals and guitar, and Russ “Newt” Hall handles...
Continue reading
0 Comments
0

Testimonials

Note

This site is best viewed with the latest version of your web browser and a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768.

This is not an official Johnny Cash website. We are not affiliated with the Johnny Cash Estate.

 

We'd like to acknowledge several people who have helped building the site. Thank you.