英语 英语 日语 日语 韩语 韩语 法语 法语 德语 德语 西班牙语 西班牙语 意大利语 意大利语 阿拉伯语 阿拉伯语 葡萄牙语 葡萄牙语 越南语 越南语 俄语 俄语 芬兰语 芬兰语 泰语 泰语 泰语 丹麦语 泰语 对外汉语

VOA慢速英语 2007 1223

时间:2008-03-20 05:30来源:互联网 提供网友:蓝静子   字体: [ ]
    (单词翻译:双击或拖选)

VOICE ONE:

I’m Faith Lapidus.

VOICE TWO:

And I’m Doug Johnson with the VOA Special English program PEOPLE IN AMERICA. Today we tell about world famous country music performer Johnny Cash.

(MUSIC: "I Walk The Line")

VOICE ONE:

 
Johnny Cash
That was Johnny Cash singing his first major hit record, “I Walk The Line‿  It has sold more than two million copies since it was released1 in nineteen fifty-six.

Music industry experts say Johnny Cash recorded one thousand five hundred songs during his life.  He sold more than fifty million records.  He recorded not only country music, but religious songs, rock and roll, folk and blues2.

Johnny Cash’s music could be as dark as the black clothes he always wore.  Those songs told stories about poor people, outlaws3, prisoners, coal miners4, cowboys and laborers5.  He sang about loneliness, death, love and faith.  He also sang very funny songs, like this one, “A Boy Named Sue6.‿/P>

(MUSIC)

VOICE TWO:

Johnny Cash was born in nineteen thirty-two in the southern state of Arkansas.  His parents were poor cotton farmers.  He worked in the fields alongside7 his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

He also listened to country music on the radio.  He began writing songs and he performed on radio programs.  After high school, he joined the United States Air Force.  He served as a radio operator8 in Germany.

He returned to the United States in nineteen fifty-four and married Vivian Liberto.  They moved to Memphis, Tennessee.  He got a job selling kitchen equipment and went to school to learn how to be a radio announcer9.

Cash formed a band with two friends and performed at local events.  They began recording10 for Sun Records in Memphis. One of the songs Cash wrote became the first country music hit record for the company.  It was “Cry, Cry, Cry.‿/P>

(MUSIC)

VOICE ONE:

Johnny Cash continued to record on his own for Sun Records.  He performed all across the United States and Canada.  He also appeared on radio and television shows.  His next big hit record sold more than one million copies. It was a hit for a second time in nineteen sixty-eight after Johnny Cash recorded it live at Folsom Prison.  It was “Folsom Prison Blues.‿nbsp;

(MUSIC)

VOICE TWO:

By nineteen fifty-eight, Johnny Cash was a successful recording artist, songwriter and singer. He was invited to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.  He performed his music in front of live audiences in the United States and in other countries.   But he was often afraid to perform in front of a lot of people. He began using drugs to help him perform and quickly became dependant11 on the drugs.  His serious drug problem caused the end of his marriage.

Johnny Cash said he took drugs regularly for seven years during the nineteen sixties.  Then he would drive cars and boats too fast and get into dangerous accidents that almost killed him.  He finally decided12 that he needed to stop taking drugs. One of his best friends, country singer June Carter, helped him through this difficult time.  The Carter family is considered one of the earliest country and western singing groups.

Johnny Cash and June Carter recorded together.  They won a Grammy award in nineteen sixty-eight for best country and western performance by a group.  The song was “Jackson.‿/P>

(MUSIC)

VOICE ONE: 
June Carter Cash

Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in nineteen sixty-eight.  They performed many times with the Carter family.  She also helped him re-discover his Christian13 faith.

Years earlier, June Carter had written a song about her feelings for Johnny.  His record of that song became one of his biggest hits, “Ring Of Fire.‿/P>

(MUSIC)

VOICE TWO:

Johnny Cash had his own television show and also acted in movies.  He published two books about his life. He won many awards, including eleven Grammy Awards and the Kennedy Center Honors14.  He was elected to both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  He also received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Johnny Cash suffered many health problems as he got older.  When June Carter Cash died in May, two thousand three, his friends feared the worst.  But Cash decided to continue recording.

He recorded more than fifty songs in the four months before he died on September twelfth, two thousand three, in Nashville.  He was seventy-one years old.

VOICE ONE:

Fans say that Johnny Cash’s music was important because it told simple stories about life and death.  They say he cared about social issues and continued to express support for those who are poor and without political power. One of the last songs he recorded was one made popular by the rock and roll group Nine Inch Nails.  It is called “Hurt.‿/P>

(MUSIC)

VOICE TWO:

A reporter once asked Johnny Cash what he hoped people would remember about his music.  Cash said he hoped people would remember that his music described the feelings of love and life.  That it was different.  And that it was honest.

(MUSIC: "I Walk The Line")

VOICE ONE:

This Special English program was written by Nancy Steinbach. It was produced by Lawan Davis. Our studio engineer was Suleiman Tarawalay.  I’m Faith Lapidus.

VOICE TWO:

And I’m Doug Johnson.  Join us again next week for another PEOPLE IN AMERICA program on the Voice of America.

 


点击收听单词发音收听单词发音  

1 released 23690fd759f17135ec9879b56ff2600c     
v.释放( release的过去式和过去分词 );放开;发布;发行
参考例句:
  • He was released on bail pending committal proceedings. 他交保获释正在候审。
  • With hindsight it is easy to say they should not have released him. 事后才说他们本不应该释放他,这倒容易。
2 blues blues     
n.抑郁,沮丧;布鲁斯音乐
参考例句:
  • She was in the back of a smoky bar singing the blues.她在烟雾弥漫的酒吧深处唱着布鲁斯歌曲。
  • He was in the blues on account of his failure in business.他因事业失败而意志消沉。
3 outlaws 7eb8a8faa85063e1e8425968c2a222fe     
歹徒,亡命之徒( outlaw的名词复数 ); 逃犯
参考例句:
  • During his year in the forest, Robin met many other outlaws. 在森林里的一年,罗宾遇见其他许多绿林大盗。
  • I didn't have to leave the country or fight outlaws. 我不必离开自己的国家,也不必与不法分子斗争。
4 miners ab724571593ef029832491cee13a1e44     
矿工( miner的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The coal miners have come out for about two weeks. 煤矿工人已罢工约两周了。
  • The roof of the cave dropped in on the miners, trapping them. 洞穴的顶部坍了下来,砸在矿工身上。
5 laborers c8c6422086151d6c0ae2a95777108e3c     
n.体力劳动者,工人( laborer的名词复数 );(熟练工人的)辅助工
参考例句:
  • Laborers were trained to handle 50-ton compactors and giant cranes. 工人们接受操作五十吨压土机和巨型起重机的训练。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Wage-labour rests exclusively on competition between the laborers. 雇佣劳动完全是建立在工人的自相竞争之上的。 来自英汉非文学 - 共产党宣言
6 sue PUAzm     
vt.控告,起诉;vi.请求,追求,起诉
参考例句:
  • If you don't pay me the money,I'll sue you.如果你不付给我钱,我就告你。
  • The war criminals sue for peace.战犯求和。
7 alongside XLWym     
adv.在旁边;prep.和...在一起,在...旁边
参考例句:
  • There was a butcher's shop alongside the theatre.剧院旁边有一家肉店。
  • Alongside of him stood his uncle.他的身旁站着他叔叔。
8 operator aItxO     
n.(机器、设备等的)操作员;电话接线员
参考例句:
  • He is a computer operator.他是个电脑操作员。
  • The telephone operator connected us.话务员给我们接通了电话。
9 announcer FVqzB     
n.宣布者;电(视)台播音员,报幕员
参考例句:
  • The radio announcer said it was nine o'clock.电台播音员报时9点整。
  • The announcer tells the listeners what programme comes next.广播员告诉听众下一个是什么节目。
10 recording UktzJj     
n.录音,记录
参考例句:
  • How long will the recording of the song take?录下这首歌得花多少时间?
  • I want to play you a recording of the rehearsal.我想给你放一下彩排的录像。
11 dependant GmAz6     
n.依靠的,依赖的,依赖他人生活者
参考例句:
  • The dependent dependant cannot live independently.依靠别人的被赡养者不能独立生活。
  • The fact that the woman is still regarded as the man's dependant.再加上女人仍被看作是男人的附属品这一事实。
12 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
13 Christian KVByl     
adj.基督教徒的;n.基督教徒
参考例句:
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他们总是以教名互相称呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
14 honors 2c250cb8374a2f7f18ab42ccf1291801     
n.礼仪;荣典;礼节; 大学荣誉学位;大学优等成绩;尊敬( honor的名词复数 );敬意;荣誉;光荣
参考例句:
  • He aims at honors. 他力求名誉。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • We did the last honors to his remains. 我们向他的遗体告别。 来自《简明英汉词典》
本文本内容来源于互联网抓取和网友提交,仅供参考,部分栏目没有内容,如果您有更合适的内容,欢迎点击提交分享给大家。
------分隔线----------------------------
TAG标签:   voa  慢速英语
顶一下
(1)
100%
踩一下
(0)
0%
最新评论 查看所有评论
发表评论 查看所有评论
请自觉遵守互联网相关的政策法规,严禁发布色情、暴力、反动的言论。
评价:
表情:
验证码:
听力搜索
推荐频道
论坛新贴