Tuesday, October 5, 2010

tunes i like tuesday: ring of fire

Were you looking for the one and only Johnny Cash? (I would have been.) Ring of Fire is one of my very favorite Johnny Cash songs, so when I stumbled upon Samantha Murphy's rendition, I was more than a little curious to check it out.  I think Murphy takes a bold step in putting her own spin on this classic and I think it pays off for her nicely.  Without Cash's dark, bass-baritone to support the song, it lacks some of the urgency and sadness of the original.  What the listener is left with is actually a sweet little song. You get the idea that Murphy is actually quite pleased to have fallen into the ring of fire. Have a listen and weigh in on Murphy's version. I'd like to hear what you think.


  1. i played this with wyatt and he was very intrigued. i agree, it seems like she's diggin' being in the ring of fire.

  2. I am forever scarred by Adam Lambert's rendition on American Idol.

  3. Love this rendition (this is absolutely my FAVORITE Johnny Cash song, too, and I love this.) Thanks for sharing, as always!

  4. I love this...but, probably still second to Johnny! It has been a while since I visited your table...I've missed it!
    It's always inspiring!
    Have a great day!

  5. Her affectation leaves me wanting to hear the original.

  6. I never would have believed this would work so well ... and I LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Great interpretation but not as good as Johnny Cash :)

  8. I have to agree with Lindy Lou and Love Feast Table. Johnny Cash is the only one who can sing this for me!

    Best wishes,


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