FORMAT: NTSC REGION: 4
COLOUR RUNNING TIME: NOT STATED.
REVIEW: Johnny Cash’s second Christmas special includes an all-star tribute to Elvis Presley, who died in August 1977, two months before this program was taped for CBS television. Fellow rockabilly pioneers, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison join Johnny on “This Train Is Bound For Glory” in memory of Presley, whose affinity for such sacred music was well-known. The 1977 special also includes holiday guest performances as Johnny takes the stage with Roy Clark for a spirited rendition of “Frosty The Snowman” as well as the Statler Brothers with the yuletide classic “Blue Christmas”.
PERFORMANCES: Johnny Cash – Christmas Time’s A-Comin / Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash – Darlin’ Companion / Johnny Cash and The Statler Brothers – This Ole House / Blue Christmas / Johnny Cash and Roy Clark – Frosty The Snowman / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / Johnny Cash – Big River / Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes / Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman / Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On / White Christmas / Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis – This Train Is Bound For Glory / Johnny Cash, Family & friends – Silent Night / June Carter-Cash – O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Johnny Cash, Family & friends – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Children Go Where I Send Thee.