Monday, November 2, 2009

Cool Kidsongs: Nasty Dan

Johnny Cash: Nasty Dan


The lead track on Johnny Cash's 1975 children's album was actually written for the Man in Black by composer and television writer Joel Moss of Sesame Street fame; it had made its debut several years earlier on the show in the admiring company of Oscar the Grouch. Cash and Grouch were a perfect pair, and the two minute sketch remains one of my favorites.

Sans Oscar's interjections, the song remains a fun little ditty, wry and somehow sweet. Heck, the whole album is an underrated gem.

Incidentally, today's feature marks the tenth Johnny Cash post in Star Maker Machine's history. Five posts a year isn't bad, kids, but I think we can do better.

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