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Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash

Even if you don’t like Country Music – there is NO WAY you don’t like Johnny Cash!!! AND this is his Top Rated Song of all times!!! “Ring of Fire” was ranked No. 4 on CMT’s 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music in 2003 and #87 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

AND I wrote an arrangement for ALL LEVEL PLAYERS – plus a Duet!!

About the Song:

Ring of Fire“, or “The Ring of Fire“, is a song written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and recorded by Johnny Cash. The single appears on Cash’s 1963 album, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.

The song was recorded on March 25, 1963, and became the biggest hit of Cash’s career, staying at number one on the charts for seven weeks. It was certified Gold on January 21, 2010 by the RIAA and has also sold over 1.2 million digital downloads.

Cash claimed he had a dream where he heard the song accompanied by “Mexican horns”. Cash noted that adding trumpets was a change to his basic sound. This sound was later used in the song “It Ain’t Me Babe”, which was recorded around the same time. Mother Maybelle and the Carter sisters are prominently featured in the Cash recording singing harmony.

 

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