get rhythm / I walk the line
jack white's third man records revive & reissue classic 7" cuts from the legendary rock & roll label, kicking off with this johnny cash pairing.
released in 1956, 'get rhythm' is an upbeat number by cash with positive lyrics speaking of a happy shoe-shine boy. while the song is classic, inimitable cash, it would quickly become overshadowed by its b-side, 'i walk the line'. a peculiar song that changes key between each verse & has no chorus, 'i walk the line' would become the song cash is best known for, a tale of pledged fidelity with lyrical undertones implying even deeper meaning.