Before Johnny Cash became an American institution, he was a Southern singer and guitarist with a bare-bones band consisting of just another guitarist and bass player. Emerging in the mid-1950s, Cash’s unique approach found him combining aspects of country, folk, blues, and gospel in a stripped-down context similar to the rockabilly of his Sun Records peers (Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc.). Recorded in the '50s, GET RHYTHM is loaded with plenty of snap, crackle, and bop, and (of course) Johnny’s booming, heartfelt singing.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Allen