Song of the Day: Johnny Cash – “Cocaine Blues”

Today marks the birthday of the legendary Johnny Cash, who would have been 84 years old today. This track is a favorite from Cash’s extraordinary live album At Folsom Prison. Originally written by T. J. “Red” Arnall and recorded by W. A. Nichol’s Western Aces, the song has been covered numerous times, but Cash certainly put his stamp on it. The lyrics and subject matter are no doubt intense, and Cash sells it all wonderfully in this performance.

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