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Johnny Cash - 1950 - Studio Recording, Demos/Outtakes
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The 1950s category has been a long time coming here at, and
there’s no better artist to initiate what I hope will be some good
posts from that revolutionary decade than The Man In Black, Johnny
Cash. I’ve got a Hank Williams concert I’ve been editing and some Miles
Davis and other jazz as well as some (not that!) Elvis. Suggestions are
of course always welcome.

Though Cash went from total unknown to Number 1 charting artist (“I
Walk The Line”) during his time with Sun Records, it’s easy to forget
that it all happened pretty quick and he was only with the label for
two years, from 1955 to 1957, before he moved on to greener pastures at
Columbia Records. The music that he made during this time, however, is
truly timeless and in its grit and fatalism marked a new kind of
country music with songs more than embracing sadness and loss, songs
that turned a cold, brooding eye on the stark realities of life and

Before massive fame and excess and later producers got their hands on
Cash’s songs and sound and tricked up the accompaniments and
arrangements, for the most part it was just Johnny and the Tennessee
Two, Luther Perkins on guitar and Marshall Grant on upright bass with
added drums and maybe piano or pedal steel. This collection of demos
and more polished and complete outtakes—which should be named “Some Sun
Demos & Outtakes” because there are quite literally hundreds of
hours of extant recordings from the time—is a priceless snapshot of a
pivotal period in the history of popular music.

01. Wide Open Road (Cry, Cry, Cry)
02. Rock & Roll Ruby
03. You're My Baby
04. Get Rhythm
05. I Walk The Line
06. Train Of Love
07. One More Ride
08. Folsom Prison Blues
09. Wide Open Road (Cry, Cry, Cry)
10. Goodnight Irene
11. My Treasure
12. I Love You Because
13. Leave That Junk
14. Country Boy
15. Come In Stranger
16. Oh Lonesome Me
17. You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
18. Don't Make Me Go
19. Give My Love To Rose
20. The Ways Of A Woman In Love
21. Thanks A Lot
22. Fools Hall Of Fame
23. I Just Thought You'd Like To Know
24. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
25. Always Alone
26. The Story Of A Broken Heart


More bootlegs at:
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