Tonight at 10 on RadioMaxMusic.com the LP Lounge goes to prison. We feature two live albums (oddly enough in surround sound). The first is not widely known outside of the Latin community, which is a shame – the 2nd, well, its the second best selling live album in history.
Larry Harlow – Harlow Live In Quad
A classic live event recorded at Sing Sing prison in upstate NY, the sound was captured in 4 channels. The first Salsa recording to utilize the technology that was new at the time. Beyond the innovation, this album was all about the rhythms. A mix of classic Cuba and straight ahead Salsa, Harlow was a genius at crafting a one of a kind sound. Featuring Junior Gonzalez, Justo Betancourt and more on vocals, the level of performance and quality was second to none.
Johnny Cash At San Quentin
At San Quentin is the 31st overall album by Johnny Cash, recorded live at San Quentin State Prison on February 24, 1969 and released on June 4 of that same year. The album was certified gold on August 12, 1969, platinum and double platinum on November 21, 1986, and triple platinum on March 27, 2003 by the RIAA. It is the second best selling live album of all time surpassed only by its conceptual predecessor, “At Folsom Prison”. The album was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for “A Boy Named Sue.” There have been several releases with different songs and set order. The album cover photo by Jim Marshall is considered to be an iconic image of Cash, with Marshall Grant’s Epiphone Newport bass guitar famously silhouetted in the foreground. – Wikipedia