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Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1979 DVD

Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1979

For the 1979 broadcast, Cash's annual CBS Christmas special returns to Nashville after taping the previous year's program in Los Angeles. This time he features his father, Ray Cash, and older brother Roy Cash in a visit to the small home in Dyess, Arkansas, where Johnny and his siblings were raised. Guests include Canadian pop and country star Anne Murray ("You Needed Me"), who was enjoying the most successful period of her career, and country music's Tom T. Hall, whom Cash introduces as "my very favorite songwriter" before Cash and Hall launch into a medley of Hall's hits "Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine," "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died," "I Love" and "Country Is." The show's comic foil is the late Andy Kaufman, who appears as his character Latka Gravas from the hit network show Taxi. The show originally aired December 6, 1979.
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Program Listing: Opening - Andy Kaufman Comedy Sketch (Ghost) Riders In The Sky - Johnny Cash Five Feet High And Rising - Johnny Cash You Needed Me - Anne Murray That Christmasy Feeling - Johnny Cash & Anne Murray The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver - Johnny Cash That's Why You Have To Be You - Tom T. Hall Tom T. Hall Medley: Country Is - Johnny Cash & Tom T. Hall Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine - Tom T. Hall The Year That Clayton Delaney Died - Johnny Cash & Tom T. Hall I Love - Johnny Cash & Tom T. Hall Country Is - Johnny Cash& Tom T. Hall If I Were A Carpenter - Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash That's When Your Heartaches Begin - Andy Kaufman Christmas Is - Tom T. Hall Back Up And Push - June Carter Cash Christmas Wishes - Anne Murray Let There Be Peace On Earth - Johnny Cash