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christmasspirit.jpg The Christmas Spirit $17.95

The Christmas Spirit is the first Christmas album ever released by Johnny Cash. Originally released in 1963, it contains holiday classics as well as four compositions by Cash himself. A must-have for all Johnny Cash fans during the holiday season.

SUNGreatestHits.jpg Sun Greatest Hits - Finest Performances $14.95

The Christmas Spirit is the first Christmas album ever released by Johnny Cash. Originally released in 1963, it contains holiday classics as well as four compositions by Cash himself. A must-have for all Johnny Cash fans during the holiday season.

greatestcountryclassics.jpg The Greatest - Country Classics $18.95

Celebrating one of the most legendary and diverse careers of all time, Johnny Cash The Greatest series highlights and honors the various musical sides of Johnny Cash. Above all else, Johnny Cash is a country music icon. Cash always understood that no matter where he roamed as a musician, the music's center must hold, its time-tested canon must be the foundation upon which the music would evolve. Careful in selecting country material, Cash made sure its spirit resonated within him and advanced a message consistent with his own values and reflected a reverence for country music history. Cash's profound relationship with country music is contained on The Greatest: Country Classics.

millennium.jpg 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection $16.95

12 straight-shootin' classics from the most adventuresome man in country music

The Complete Columbia Collection $349.95

JOHNNY CASH - THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION BRINGS TOGETHER 59 ALBUMS ON 63 CDs, FROM 1958's THE FABULOUS JOHNNY CASH THROUGH 1990's HIGHWAYMAN 2 WITH WAYLON, WILLIE AND KRISTOFFERSON 35 Albums Released on CD for the First Time by Columbia/Legacy in the U.S.; First 19 Albums (1958-1967) Released for First Time in Mono on CD by Columbia/Legacy in the U.S. Rarities abound!: Live albums in London, Prague, Sweden, and New York; 1970 movie soundtrack albums; The Holy Land and The Gospel Road bible chronicles; Christmas and Children's albums; and much more! Two brand-new compilations especially for this box set: o Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar (at Sun Records, 1954-58, 28 songs); o The Singles, Plus (2 CDs, 55 songs, singles not originally included on albums, 'plus' guest performances on albums by Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, The Earl Scruggs Revue, Marty Robbins, Willie Nelson, Shel Silverstein, and others)

completesunsingles-01.jpg The Complete Original Sun Singles $33.95

The title is self-explanatory, with this 2 CD set covering each and every single released by Cash during his short but legendary stint with Sam Phillps’ Memphis based Sun Records. An enjoyable trip through Cash’s earliest history.

america_01.jpg Johnny Cash's America CD/DVD $25.95

People who agree on little else can agree on Johnny Cash. He carried a unique ability to reach all people at once. He was admired by prisoners and presidents, by preachers and punks. Cash was a man of God who spoke for the condemned. Johnny Cash's America looks at the unifying vision he carried with him through 50 years in music.
From the filmmakers behind "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story," this acclaimed documentary (and accompanying soundtrack) looks at The Man in Black in a whole new light. How did Cash navigate the issues of his day, and what can we learn from his example? Here are gathered a broad spectrum of Americans--politicians, musicians, writers, family--to reflect on the power and meaning of Cash's extraordinary life.
This documentary features many never before seen performances capturing Cash across the years and in all circumstances. Intimate, revealing, and provocative, Johnny Cash's America shines a new light on a musician, an entertainer, an American.
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greatlostperformance-01.jpg Johnny Cash - The Great Lost Performance $19.95

On July 27, 1990, Johnny Cash took his revue to The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and performed a truly unique and wonderful concert, captured on multi-tracks that lay dormant until recently mixed and edited for this near hour-long CD. Terrific performances of his greatest hits are here I Walk The Line, Ring Of Fire, etc. A wonderfully upbeat Cash and wife June Carter Cash’s stories and introductions punctuate the music; June contributes a boisterous Jackson duet with Johnny; local songstress Lucy Clark duets on the first performance anywhere at the time of Johnny’s What Is Man?; and the singer performs the only recorded version anywhere of the classic gospel song Wonderful Time Up There. A great lost performance is found.

Johnny Cash Live at Osteraker Prison $19.99

2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of this live album, recorded in October of '72 at the Osteraker Prison in Sweden. The original album's 12 tracks are joined by 12 previously unreleased cuts from the same show, making this an exciting release for fans, old and new. Also features expanded liner notes and previously unpublished photos. Johnny Cash was a passionate man but the Country star was particularly interested with the downtrodden. Prisoners. Though playing shows in prisons was not unusual to Johnny (San Quentin, Folsom State Prison), he had never performed at a prison outside the U.S.A. He opened with 'A Boy Named Sue' for a fully-seated auditorium and for the next hour plus, continued with some of his biggest hits and fan favorites.

thecollection.jpg The Collection $29.98

Three classic cash albums; both acclaimed prison concerts: Live at Folsom and At San Quentin and America.

greatestduets.jpg The Greatest - Duets $18.95

Celebrating one of the most legendary and diverse careers of all time, Johnny Cash The Greatest series highlights and honors the various musical sides of Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash's duets are the work of an artist seeking the very meaning and value of friendship. When he teamed up with another artist, Cash was able to align his core beliefs and talents with some of the biggest and best names in music. Cash and his wife June Carter shared an intense, unparalleled bond and recorded several legendary duets together, but Cash also teamed up with an amazingly diverse group of artists such as Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and Waylon Jennings. The Greatest: Duets is a moving chronicle of a man feeling blessed by friendship and returning it full measure.

concertbehindprisonwalls-01.jpg A Concert Behind Prison Walls $19.95

This CD features Cash performing for inmates inside the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville. Recorded in 1976, this is only one of two prison concerts Cash ever recorded for broadcast and features legendary performers Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark performing their greatest hits.

lifeunheard.jpg Life Unheard $13.95

Hidden in the vaults of Sony Music Entertainment, and now unearthed, enjoy a dozen rare tracks from Cash’s legendary career with LIFE UNHEARD. From solo acoustic recordings cut at the House of Cash studio in Nashville to raucous live concerts taped at the Newport Folk Festival, the White House, and more; this is Johnny Cash as you’ve always known him, and never yet heard him. Features 2 previously unreleased tracks.

verybestofjohn-june.jpg The Very Best of Johnny Cash & June $18.95

Theirs was one of the most storied romances of country music history. Now you can enjoy 14 of Johnny and June's best cuts together.

goldenhits.jpg Golden Hits $13.95
essential3.0.jpg Essential 3.0 $29.95

If you're looking for a great comprehensive overview of Johnny's biggest hits, this 3-CD set boasts 42 of 'em!

16biggesthits-01.jpg 16 Biggest Hits $15.95

A great compilation of some of Cash’s best known songs.

bestofjohnnycashtvshow.jpg Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show $13.95

From the Summer of 1969 through the final show in March 1971, The Johnny Cash TV Show established Johnny as a true artist and exposed America to an eclectic array of musical talent. Includes his hits I Walk the Line and A Boy Named Sue plus Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette; I've Been Everywhere Johnny Cash & Lynn Anderson; Johnny One Time Brenda Lee; Ring of Fire Ray Charles, and more.

crazycountry.jpg Crazy Country $13.95
16 Biggest Hits Volume II $15.95

The second volume containing even more of Cash’s best known and loved songs

8classicalbums.jpg 8 Classic Albums $34.95

Four CD set containing eight early albums from the Country icon: With His Hot And Blue Guitar, Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous, The Fabulous Johnny Cash, Greatest Hits, Hymns By Johnny Cash, Songs Of Our Soil, Now There Was A Song and Ride This Train.

allamericancountry.jpg All American Country $15.95

A nice introduction to the music of Johnny Cash for the new fan and lots of good memories for the longtime fan. This assortment of Cash classics will delight any fan!

definitive.jpg Definitive Collection 1985 to 1993 $19.95

A re-examination of a classic Johnny Cash recording era, 1985 to 1993 features an amazing litany of guest stars: U2; Hank Williams, Jr., Willie Nelson; Waylon Jennings, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and June Carter. The CD includes the hits 'Highwayman' and 'The Night Hank William Came To Town' plus the remarkable duet with U2 of 'The 'Wanderer'. Comprehensive Liner Notes by Country Music scribe Rich Kienzle.

CDamerica-01.jpg America-A 200 Year Salute in Story And Song $15.95

One in a series of Johnny Cash albums that celebrates American identity and history, AMERICA is a running catalogue of key events in the development of the nation. The songs are sequenced chronologically--the record begins with "Paul Revere" and "Begin West Movement," moves through "The Gettysburg Address" and "Mister Garfield" (a story of an assassination attempt on the President), and ends with "On Wheels and Wings." Along the way, Cash takes the listener on a journey, from the struggle for American independence to the rise of cars and airplanes.

Like the earlier RIDE THIS TRAIN album, the songs are interspersed with a running commentary by Cash, in a style that is half old-time raconteur, half grass-roots educator. While the subject matter of the record is much broader than that of Cash's more personal material, AMERICA still makes for an intriguing stop in the artist's discography, with its contents equally appropriate for a campfire performance or reference in a junior-high history course. The disc is yet another lesser-known gem from this multifaceted, iconoclastic figure.

icon.jpg Icon $19.95

2010 collection of iconic recordings from one of music's most memorable (and successful) acts. From hit singles to fan favorites and album tracks, this compilation of great tunes tells a more fulfilling story than any written biography ever could. One listen and you'll understand why this release is part of the Icon series! Universal.

americanIIIsolitaryman-01.jpg American III - Solitary Man $19.95

For younger generations of musicians, having their song cut by Johnny Cash must be a little like scaling the Washington Monument. On his third album for producer Rick Rubin's American label, Cash makes Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" sound like a companion classic to "I Walk the Line." He transforms U2's "One" into a sturdy testament of plainspoken faith, while he plumbs the netherworld of Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat" and Will Oldham's "I See a Darkness." Amid more familiar fare (including Neil Diamond's title track), the album's sing-along standout is the deadpan, down-and-out, talking blues of "Nobody." Cash's recent originals have the age-old purity of Appalachian music, while the traditional closing of "Wayfaring Stranger" offers bittersweet benediction. Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow, and June Carter Cash provide vocal cameos.

100hitslegends.jpg 100 Hits Legends-Johnny Cash $29.95

2011 five-CD collection from the Country legend containing 100 of the most influential and important tracks from his early years.

themancomesaround-01.jpg American IV - The Man Comes Around $19.99

On first thought, the idea of the Man in Black recording such covers as "Bridge over Troubled Water," "Danny Boy," and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" might seem odd, even for an artist who's been able to put his personal stamp on just about everything. But American IV: The Man Comes Around, which also draws on Cash's original songs as well as those by Nine Inch Nails ("Hurt"), Sting ("I Hung My Head"), and Depeche Mode ("Personal Jesus"), may be one of the most autobiographical albums of the 70-year-old singer-songwriter's career. Nearly every tune seems chosen to afford the ailing giant of popular music a chance to reflect on his life, and look ahead to what's around the corner. From the opening track--Cash's own "The Man Comes Around," filled with frightening images of Armageddon--the album, produced by Rick Rubin, advances a quiet power and pathos, built around spare arrangements and unflinching honesty in performance and subject. In 15 songs, Cash moves through dark, haunted meditations on death and destruction, poignant farewells, testaments to everlasting love, and hopeful salutes to redemption. He sounds as if he means every word, his baritone-bass, frequently frayed and ravaged, taking on a weary beauty. By the time he gets to the Beatles' "In My Life," you'll very nearly cry. Go ahead. He sounds as if he's about to, too. Unforgettable.

silver.jpg Silver $21.95
cds/small/americanrecordings-01.jpg American Recordings $19.95

In 1994 Cash stunned the music world with this commanding collection of 13 solo acoustic performances that roll from gospel to cowboy to sarcastic folk. Minimalism had long been Cash's meal ticket, but this time around, producer Rick Rubin stripped it all away, recording the bulk of the record in Cash's cabin or his own living room (two cuts were captured live at the Viper Room in front of an emphatic audience). Cash offers five typically direct and vivid originals, but he also seizes control of songs by Kris Kristofferson, Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Loudon Wainwright. Forty years after "Hey Porter," Cash delivers a pure, naked, and incredibly moving record that, dare we say, rivals the impact of his greatest achievements.

mercuryyears.jpg Mercury Years $18.95

compilation for the, 'Man in Black' which highlights the late eighties through the early nineties. An 18-track round-up of the best tracks recorded during his stay with Mercury during the late 80's and early 90's. Includes duets with Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams Jr, Waylon Jennings, W. Lee O'Daniel and Tom T. Hall. Highlights include a cover of Dylan's 'Wanted Man', 'Sixteen Tons', 'Sweeter Than Flowers' and the former number one, 'Don't Take Your Guns To Town'.

100highways-01.jpg American V - A Hundred Highways $19.98

In the months leading up to his passing on September 12, 2003, Johnny Cash had been recording new material with producer Rick Rubin. On July 4, 2006, American V: A Hundred Highways, the all-new Johnny Cash album taken from those sessions, will be released on the American Recordings label through Lost Highway. It will include the last song Cash ever recorded, "Like the 309." "These songs are Johnny's final statement. They are the truest reflection of the music that was central to his life at the time. This is the music that Johnny wanted us to hear." - Rick Rubin

christmaswith.jpg Christmas with Johnny Cash $13.95

Released days after his 2003 death, this collection of 1962-80 tracks features one moving performance after another: The Christmas Guest; O Come All Ye Faithful; Christmas As I Knew It; The Christmas Spirit; Silent Night; Blue Christmas, and more.

aintnogravecover.jpg American VI - Ain't No Grave $17.99

The Final Chapter. The Last Recordings.

American VI: Ain't No Grave, the sixth and final installment of Johnny Cash's critically-acclaimed American Recordings album series, will be officially released on February 26, 2010 (American Recordings/Lost Highway), the day that would have been The Man in Black's 78th birthday. As was the case with the previous five albums in the American Recordings series, American VI was produced by Rick Rubin.

American VI is deeply elegiac and spiritual, with each song serving as its own piece of the puzzle of life's mysteries and challenges, the pursuit of salvation, the importance of friendships, the dream of peace, the power of faith, and the joys and adversities that entail simple survival. It is an achingly personal and intimate statement from the end of the line, as Johnny Cash looks back on a most extraordinary life.

The songs on American VI are drawn from all over the musical landscape and from various eras, and include Sheryl Crow's moving "Redemption Day," close Cash friend Kris Kristofferson's "For The Good Times," "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" by Tom Paxton, Bob Nolan's "Cool Water," the hopeful "Last Night I had the Strangest Dream" by Ed McCurdy, J.H. Red Hayes and Jack Rhodes's "Satisfied Mind," Queen Lili'uokalani's song of farewell, "Aloha Oe," and the never before heard Cash original, "I Corinthians: 15:55," written over the last three years of his life. Release date: February 23, 2010

thelegend-01.jpg The Legend [BOX SET] $51.95

There are several Cash boxes available, but The Legend--spanning the years 1955-2002 but concentrating on his long tenure at Columbia and, to a lesser degree, his beginnings at Sun--probably belongs at the top of the list. Cash's greatest strengths are dramatized on these four, thematically programmed discs: Win, Place and Show: The Hits; Old Favorites and New; The Great American Songbook (mostly traditional songs); and Family and Friends (collaborations). For starters, consider the staggering depth and breadth of his repertoire (perhaps matched only by those of Bob Dylan and Ray Charles), embracing ancient folk tunes ("Streets of Laredo"), teen pop ("Ballad of a Teenage Queen"), mature contemporary rock ("Highway Patrolman"), gospel ("Were You There When They Crucified My Lord"), topical fare ("Ballad of Ira Hayes"), country standards ("Time Changes Everything"), novelties ("One Piece at a Time"), and more. Then there's the way his! spare, spacious sound opens up to take in horns ("Ring of Fire"), strings ("Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"), anything. The Legend includes seven previously unissued sides, most prominently "It Takes One to Know Me," a stirring salute to his wife June. --John Morthland

cds/small/atsanquentin-01.jpg At San Quentin (The Complete Live Concert) $16.95

While Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, the 1968 album that made Cash a household word, spent only two weeks at No. 1, this 1969 follow-up topped the charts for 20 weeks. As with Folsom, the San Quentin LP had to be edited due to space limitations. Now, 31 years after the fact, the show can at last be heard in true perspective. All the original performances hold up, including the album's hit single: Shel Silverstein's "A Boy Named Sue," presented unbleeped for the first time. Equally impressive are the eight restored tracks and unexpurgated between-song patter. Cash's opening renditions of "Big River" and "I Still Miss Someone" are bracing. So are four closing songs teaming Cash with his complete performing troupe (the Carter Family, Carl Perkins, and the Statler Brothers). Their gospel performances ("He Turned the Water into Wine," "The Old Account," and an early version of "Daddy Sang Bass") are electrifying, as is a concluding medley featuring everyone. Cash is presented here at his roaring, primal best.

outamongthestars.jpg Out Among the Stars $21.95

Throughout his five decades in music, Johnny Cash was unwavering in his dedication to his sound and style. Starting with Sun Records in 1955 through his days at Columbia and beyond, Cash always knew exactly what he wanted to do and exactly how it should sound. Everything he did, all the music he created was definitively Johnny Cash. By 1980, the business of country music had changed to incorporate sounds that were incongruous with Cash's. His signature blend of folk and that ''boom-chicka-boom'' beat was out of vogue amongst the slick string-laden ''countrypolitan'' sounds that had become popular. This shift left all-time greats like Cash in the odd place of being revered, but not selling albums. In one effort to enhance his commercial appeal, Columbia Records paired Cash with producer Billy Sherrill who was having major success with this new country sound. While Sherrill selected many of the songs, it was Cash's trademark sound that dominated. The sessions were nothing short of magic. Cash employed an expanded band, featuring a young Marty Stuart on guitar and fiddle as well as long-time duet partners June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings. Much of what was recorded was locked away in the vault lost and not to be heard again. Until now. Discovered in 2012, OUT AMONG THE STARS is truly a lost, previously unreleased Johnny Cash album. These aren't alternate takes or different versions of songs that you've heard. These are brand new songs to the Cash canon. Completed in 2013 by Johnny's only son John Carter Cash, OUT AMONG THE STARS is a pivotal Johnny Cash album lost in time, and now ready to become a classic.

bittertears-01.jpg Bitter Tears (Ballads of the American Indian) $15.95

With his highly personal early 1960s work, Johnny Cash had been trying the patience of the Columbia brass, who were less than thrilled with his commercial performance. When "Ring of Fire" topped the country charts in 1963, it allowed him to continue the many ambitious concept albums-history lessons close to his heart. The eight songs on 1964's Bitter Tears are sung from the point of view of the American Indian (still the accepted term in 1964), and together they form a potent work that is both deeply real and highly spiritual. With assistance from co-composer Peter LaFarge, Cash offers an earnest, solemn portrait of Native Americans that examines a variety of issues through a range of viewpoints and contained in unadorned musical settings. Cash actually took out full-page ads daring radio programmers to play "The Ballad of Ira Hayes," but all of the material hits home, from LaFarge's defiant "As Long as the Grass Shall Grow" to Johnny Horton's mournful, spooky "The Vanishing Race."

atmadisonsquaregarden.jpg At Madison Square Garden $18.95

Even more amazing than this 1969 concert-with Johnny flanked by Carl Perkins, Maybelle Carter and the Carter Sisters and the Statler Brothers-is this fact: it's never been released 'til now! He sings his then-current #1 country smashes A Boy Named Sue and Daddy Sang Bass plus Big River; Folsom Prison Blues; Five Feet High and Rising; The Ballad of Ira Hayes ; Carl Perkins does Blue Suede Shoes ...over 77 minutes of incredible, UNRELEASED performances!

Johnny_Cash_-_Bootleg_3_-_Cover.jpg Bootleg Vol. III - Live Around The World $23.95

Johnny Cash Bootleg lll: LIVE Around the World is a collection of 53 rare and unreleased LIVE recordings. It is a travelogue from his earliest days on the road at the Big D Jamboree in Dallas Texas in the 1950's - through to his becoming an International Superstar and a great statesman ambassador at the White House in Washington, D.C. in the 1970's.
Johnny Cash along with his wife June Carter Cash and their touring group and family moved about the planet and shared an openness - catering to the needs of the people - carrying the spirit of America and it's people - the music - love - tradition - caring - tolerance and adventure. This set documents those historic tours and the bond between Johnny Cash and his fans.
Johnny Cash's America was everywhere - His fans are all around the Globe. People from all walks of life rallied around Johnny Cash and he rallied around them. All people - young and old - both sides of the aisle - from the Bible Belt to the Federal Prison - Bikers and priests - from the White House to the juke joint - the country folk - Folkies - Rockers - soldiers and protesters - workers and slackers - Generals and hippies. Johnny Cash's world had room for everyone. His fans were everyone, and they still are!
This album gives an overview of his touring musical life and of the love this artist had for people around the world and their responsive support right back to the Man in Black. He spoke to and for the common man, and the common good. Johnny Cash is one of the most important and beloved musicians and leaders in history.

Johnny Cash LIVE: at the Big D Jamboree in Dallas Texas
The New River Ranch - a country hoe-down in rural Maryland
The Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island
The Battlefields of Long Binh, Vietnam
The White House - Washington D.C. (introduced by President Nixon)
Osteraker Prison in Sweden
The Carter Family Fold in Virginia
The Wheeling Jamboree in Wheeling West Virginia
The Exit Inn in Nashville
and more!

A must-have for any Johnny Cash fan.

verybestduets.jpg The Very Best of Johnny Cash Duets $19.95

His #1 smash Highwayman with the Highwaymen joins Girl from the North Country with Bob Dylan; I Got Stripes with George Jones; Crazy Old Soldier with Ray Charles; Hammers and Nails with the Statler Brothers; The Three Bells with the Carter Family and more prized pairings! Sony Nashville.

CD-0088697985382.jpg Bootleg Vol. IV - The Soul Of Truth $21.95

If not for gospel music, there never would have been a Johnny Cash. When Cash decided he wanted to be an entertainer, there was really only one type of music he intended to sing. Although Cash reinvented himself many times during his life, there was one way in which he never did: His faith. And this faith, with its roots so firmly planted in gospel music, stayed with him throughout his life.
Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul Of Truth presents an intimate and personal look at Cash s passion for gospel music and his own spiritual path. Bootleg Vol. IV presents three rare albums in their entirety: A Believer Sings The Truth; an untitled, unreleased 1975 set; and Johnny Cash Gospel Singer. Among these hard-to-find recordings are 15 unreleased tracks including outtakes from the sessions at which the albums were recorded.
Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, provides liner notes that detail Cash's upbringing on gospel and his passion for recording and performing this music despite resistance from his record labels. Though he would sing many kinds of music in his life, he was never truer than when he sang songs of faith.
To fully grasp Cash's legend, one must hear his earliest performances, as well as unreleased or under-promoted recordings that somehow remained out of earshot of an adoring (and still-expanding) public. Such is the mission of the Johnny Cash Bootlegs, a series of multiple-disc packages brimming with historical importance but also delivering thoroughly enjoyable listening experiences, each programmed to stand as a captivating doorway into Cash's popular legacy as effectively as any greatest hits compilation.

countryboy.jpg Country Boy $13.95

A nice introduction to the music of Johnny Cash for the new fan and lots of good memories for the longtime fan. This assortment of Cash classics will delight any fan!

greatestnumberones.jpg The Greatest - The Number Ones $18.95

This 19-song overview of all of Johnny Cash's #1 hits is the most stellar collection of his most beloved work. From absolute classic "I Walk The Line," to "A Boy Named Sue," which made Cash a superstar, to the legendary live performance of "Folsom Prison Blues," the best work of Johnny Cash is represented here. Few artists ever achieved the legendary status of Johnny Cash and these 19 tracks represent Johnny Cash at his peak. The Number Ones displays the absolute chart-topping prowess of a superstar as big as any artist in history.

carryinonwithjandjcash-01.jpg Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter $15.95

Back in their commercial heyday as a duet team, June Carter Cash always managed to bring out a lighter, more playful side of her often somber and serious husband, the famed "Man in Black." Among these 13 tracks (11 of them originally released on the 1967 album plus 2 bonus tracks) are familiar titles like the naughty, cat-scratch-fever hit "Jackson" and their soulfully twangy version of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me, Babe." But Cash and Carter also breathe understated fire and shared sensuality into more unlikely material, like their loping, folksy reading of Richard Fariña's "Pack Up Your Sorrows," a pair of Ray Charles R&B standards--"I Got a Woman" and "What'd I Say"--and memorable original compositions like the class-conscious "Shantytown" and a nostalgic love lament called "Oh, What a Good Thing We Had."

CDclssiccshbmchckabm-01.jpg Classic Cash/Boom Chicka Boom $29.95

2006 pairing of two of his '80s albums, originally released on Mercury Records. 1987's Classic Cash has Johnny revisiting and re-recording many of his older tracks (hits and otherwise) while 1989's Boom Chicka Boom was one of the best of the albums he recorded for the label and includes 'Hidden Shame', a track written for him by Elvis Costello. Although neither album set the charts on fire, both were favorably reviewed and are proof that Johnny's muse wasn't lost in the '80s.

bootleg.jpg Bootleg Vol II - From Memphis To Hollywood $19.95


The musical treasures left behind by Johnny Cash at the House Of Cash estate in Hendersonville, Tennessee, continue to provide insight into his character as an American music icon – perhaps the American music icon. The rich backwoods archive first bore fruit on Columbia/Legacy nearly five years ago, with the release of Personal File aka Bootleg Vol. 1, a fascinating double-CD collection of 49 privately recorded, intimate solo performances dating from 1973 to 1982.

From Memphis To Hollywood: Bootleg Volume 2 continues the series, as compilation producer Gregg Geller focuses on the dawning of Johnny Cash’s recording career at Sun Records in Memphis from late 1954 to late ’57 (on CD One), into his first decade at Columbia Records in Nashville, from 1958 to 1969 (on CD Two). Bootleg Vol. 2 will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting February 22, 2011, through Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment***

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god-01.jpg God [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] $15.95

Johnny Cash’s own hand-picked compilation of his favorite Gospel songs.

gospelglory-01.jpg Gospel Glory $15.95

A basic yet meaty collection of Gospel songs held dear by Johnny Cash. For the Cash afficianado or fan just discovering this side of the Man in Black, this is a great CD

hymnsbyjohnnycash-01.jpg Hymns By Johnny Cash [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] $15.95

No country artist this side of Hank Williams strikes a better balance between secular temptation and spiritual redemption than Johnny Cash. While Hymns (originally released in 1959) is an album-length testament of faith, it features the characteristics of Cash's classic country--the conversational phrasing and plainspoken conviction, the craggy baritone that sounds like it was carved from Mount Rushmore, the stripped-down arrangements, and the steady lope of Luther Perkins's guitar. Many of the highlights are Cash originals, from the propulsive "It Was Jesus" to the stately "Lead Me Father" to the call-and-response of "He'll Be a Friend." A stirring "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" finds Cash putting his signature on the traditional hymnal as well. Throughout, there's a musical spirit of sharing rather than preaching.

9317206013187.jpg In Concert-Johnny Cash (Two CDs) $21.99

Two CD’s featuring exciting live performances of many Cash classics as well as seldom heard material. Like having a front row seat at a Johnny Cash Concert!

16biggestjune-june-01.jpg Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash 16 Biggest Hits $17.95

There have been many highly successful duet partnerships in the history of country music. But no other coupling as lasting or has made the same impact as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Having met in the mid 1950's on various package tours, Johnny and June had a tumultuous courtships that yielded the greatest of all country marriages. Partners in life and in song, Johnny and June had some of the best duets like "Jackson" and "It Ain't Me Babe," collected here for the first time.

CDcomingtotownwellshome-01.jpg Johnny Cash is Coming to Town/Water From the Wells of Home $24.95

2006 pairing of two of Johnny's albums from the '80s, originally released on Mercury Records. 1987's Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town was produced by the legendary Cowboy Jack Clement, who had been responsible for Cash classics like 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Ballad Of A Teenage Queen'. 1988's Water From The Wells Of Home features 'New Moon Over Jamaica', co-written and performed with Paul McCartney. Other guests include Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, The Everly Brothers and more.

triplefeature-01.jpg Johnny Cash Triple Feature $21.98

Great set of three classic Cash CD’s; Hymns From the Heart, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash and Now There Was a Song.

ultimategospel-01.jpg Johnny Cash - Ultimate Gospel $19.95

Gospel was what Johnny Cash, Luther Perkins, and Marshall Grant originally wanted to record when they auditioned for Sam Phillips in 1954. In 1958, Sun Records' refusal to let Cash record a gospel album--despite his track record of hits--led him to leave for Columbia. This well-chosen package of 24 songs delineates sacred music's ongoing role in Cash's career, beginning with two 1970 performances from his ABC variety show, one featuring longtime Cash friend Rev. Billy Graham. The 1957 Sun tunes include the searing "I Was There When It Happened" and Cash's original "Belshazzar." "He Turned the Water into Wine," "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "That's Enough," and his 1969 gospel hit "Daddy Sang Bass," all from Columbia, are particularly passionate, as is "Far Side Banks of Jordan" (a duet with June Carter Cash) and three never-before-issued performances, 1974's "My Ship Will Sail" and "How Great Thou Art and "It Is No Secret" from 1981. Given that one can't truly understand Cash without knowing his gospel side, this is a fine introduction

CDlife-01.jpg Life (ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED) $15.95

It's rare that an artist gets to write his own eulogy, but just four days before his passing, Cash essentially delivered just that in the form of the final track listing for this self-proposed, self-compiled sequel to his latter-day Love, God, Murder trilogy. Cash's final act as an artist gathers 18 tracks from his incomparable, four-decade-deep Columbia catalog, reflecting a life as deeply conflicted by the ways of the flesh ("I Can't Go On That Way," "Wanted Man," "I Wish I Was Crazy Again," his duet with Waylon Jennings) as it was rooted in love of God ("I Talk to Jesus Everyday"), family ("Suppertime"), his country ("Ragged Old Flag"), and its music ("The Night Hank Williams Came to Town"). But Cash's deeply patriotic conscience was the kind that also demanded better of his nation and its leaders ("Ballad of Ira Hayes," "Man in Black") while his love for his late wife June illuminates "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" and their bittersweet duet, "Where Did We Go Right." There are Cash compilations galore, but none with the touching personal insights offered here.

livefromaustin.jpg Live From Austin Texas $21.95

Cash was not only a great artist but a great performer, as this 1987 Austin City Limits taping (also available on DVD) attests. Though he was years past his hitmaking peak and had yet to enjoy his late-career comeback, his legendary stature was undiminished and his baritone sounds surprisingly supple and warm. With his veteran band providing superb support, he intersperses the requisite hits--"Ring of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues, "I Walk the Line," and a rousing "Big River"--with a more folkish selection that includes a lyrical recasting of the traditional "Barbara Allen" and a stripped-down medley of "The Wall" and "Long Black Veil." He also dips into the work of fellow songwriters Kris Kristofferson ("Sunday Morning Comin' Down"), Tom T. Hall ("I'll Go Somewhere and Sing My Songs Again"), Guy Clark ("Let Him Roll"), and John Prine ("Sam Stone") and makes those songs his own. Wife June Carter Cash joins him in a testament to their love with a duet on "Where Did We Go Right?"

love-01.jpg Love [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] $15.95

A wide selection of Johnny Cash’s favorite love songs picked by him for this album.

murder-01.jpg Murder [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] $15.95

In Johnny’s own words “"Here is my personal selection of my recordings of songs of robbers, liars and murderers. These songs are just for listening and singing. Don't go out and do it." Need we say more?

mymothershymnbook-01.jpg My Mother's Hymn Book $19.98

A collection of classic Gospel songs from Johnny Cash's youth recorded on Rick Rubin's American label and released in 2004.

nowtherewasasong-01.jpg Now There Was a Song! $15.95

This 1960 album marked a departure from past Johnny Cash releases in that it is made up of classic country standards. The album was recorded in only one session and no master required more than three takes to complete. Seasons of My Heart was released as a single from the album, and reached #10 on the Country chart. Another notable song from the album is Transfusion Blues, which is a milder version of Cocaine Blues, which Cash later more famously recorded on the Folsom Prison album. A classic Cash album worthy of inclusion in your collection

personalfile-01.jpg Bootleg Vol I - Personal File $29.95

Deep within the House of Cash, Johnny Cash’s recording studio, office suite, and museum in Hendersonville, Tennessee, behind the studio’s control room, was a small vault-like space in which many of his most prized possessions were stored. A collection of rare firearms dating back to the 18th Century, some personal effects of Jimmie Rodgers, artwork and letters from fans all over the world and much more was carefully arranged and locked away for safekeeping. Then there were the tapes. Hundreds of them. Demos from songwriters, album masters, multi-tracks of the ABC television series, and some boxes marked simply "Personal File." These are Johnny’s most intimate sessions, recorded mostly in 1973 and then subsequently at his leisure. Just a lone voice and an acoustic guitar, singing songs and telling stories about them. A concept that has since come to be thought of as revelatory but, as is evident in this stunning new set, is something Johnny Cash had been doing all along—if only for his personal file. This 2-CD collection features 49 previously unreleased recordings.

raggedoldflag-01.jpg Ragged Old Flag $15.95

One of Cash’s great classic albums and the first one on which every song included was written by him.

ringoffire-01.jpg Ring of Fire-The Best of Johnny Cash $15.95

This 1963 release is not a greatest-hits package, as the subtitle would have you believe, although the title cut did top the country charts. Instead, it offers a worthy sampling of Cash's far-ranging moods--dramatic saga songs, gospel hymns, love songs, honky-tonk weepers, folk ballads. The steady Tennessee Two churn forms the musical foundation, but is at times embellished by everything from banjo to mariachi horns to string section to background chorus to the Carter Family. Cash's august vocal tone and torpid phrasing command attention regardless of song or surroundings.

rockabillyblues-01.jpg Rockabilly Blues $19.95

While stepdaughter Carlene Carter was hanging out with then-husband Nick Lowe and his British roots rock mates Dave Edmunds, Martin Belmont, and Pete Thomas, Johnny Cash decided to see what they thought about the font they claimed for inspiration: rockabilly and roots country. Lowe got to produce one track on Rockabilly Blues, as did old pal and rockabilly co-conspirator Cowboy Jack Clement. Earl Pool Ball did the other eight, but Cash held the reins tight. Rockabilly Blues is one of the great lost Cash records. Not only does it feature two of his finer songs from the period, the title track and the bitter love song "Cold Lonesome Morning," it features Cash singing a pair of gems by Billy Joe Shaver, "The Cowboy Who Started the Fight" and "It Ain't Nothing New Babe," as well as one by Cash acolyte Kris Kristofferson, "The Last Time" (which, incidentally, is one of the last times a new Kristofferson tune was recorded by anyone). Cash's "Rockabilly Blues (Texas 1955)" is not essentially a rockabilly tune, though Edmunds' guitar playing certainly embodies its feel -- but then, Cash was never a rockabilly singer, either. "One Way Rider," with its horns and staccato pacing, is the perfect song for Lowe to produce. June Carter is wailing on the duet, and the slide guitar parts ring like jagged bells through the heart of the mix. The only problem with this set is how quickly it blazes by. Why Columbia wasn't interested in Cash in 1980 is as confusing now as it was then. All the kids they groomed to come up after him, including newbies Montgomery Gentry, would have killed to make a record this fine.

balladsofthetruewest-01.jpg Sings the Ballads of the True West $15.95

Originally released in 1965 as a double album, Ballads weaves Cash's narrations and original compositions with traditional songs and interpretations of other writers' material to draw one man's portrait of the Old West. Cash turns in some of his sturdiest vocals, virtually inhabiting the likes of "I Ride an Old Paint" and Carl Perkins's morbid "Ballad of Boot Hill." And he gets points for not scrubbing up some of the more raggedy old traditional lyrics. But there's often too much extraneous stuff--background singers, strings, sound effects--and while they are clearly to Cash's specifications and executed seamlessly, his own weather-beaten voice alone would usually have been more effective; for all the drama in his vocals, too much of this exasperating set sounds like background music. By the way, this album's mythmaking "Hardin Wouldn't Run" provided the basis for Bob Dylan's mythmaking "John Wesley Harding." The 2002 reissue adds a pair of bonus tracks.

songsofoursoil-01.jpg Songs of Our Soil $15.95

This particular album was inspired by the folk revival, including as it did, several traditional songs as well as original songs written by Johnny, mainly based on experiences of growing up in a farming community.
Five Feet High and Rising was written about the Arkansas floods in 1937 when Johnny, only five, was too young to appreciate the gravity of the situation, but old enough to retain a deep and lasting impression of wonderment.
Clementine, while based loosely on the traditional song My Darling Clementine, is given new lyrics and sounds like a completely different song - it's very amusing. I wanna Go Home is a cover of a song better known these days as Sloop John B, the title used by the Beach boys when they recorded it.
Old Apache Squaw is one of many songs that Johnny has recorded about the people who inhabited America before Columbus discovered it - understandably, given his fascination with and empathy for Native Americans.
The Great Speckled Bird is a cover of Roy Acuff's classic gospel song. Although not part of the original album, the inclusion of two of Johnny's country hits from around that time - I Got Stripes and You Dreamer You - is most welcome.
There are many other fine songs on this fascinating album. If you enjoy Cash’s early music, you will love this

superhits2.jpg Super Hits Vol. II $16.95

Follow up to the immensely successful Vol. I of the same name.

superhits-01.jpg Superhits $15.95

The title explains this collection: Some of Johnny Cash’s biggest and most beloved hits. To anyone discovering Cash or introducing him to someone else, this is a good starting point.

essentialjohnnycash-01.jpg The Essential Johnny Cash $24.95

It's a great and perhaps impossible challenge to encapsulate the highlights of Johnny Cash's vast musical catalog in a two-CD, 36-song collection like this. Yet, though it barely scratches the surface, 2002's The Essential Johnny Cash--part of a series of compilations and reissues celebrating Cash's 70th birthday--does present three-dozen satisfying and balanced snapshots of some of the Man in Black's most memorable work for the Sun, Columbia, and Mercury labels. Above all else, these 36 selections are wonderful reminders of Cash's rustic eclecticism. Cuts range from '50s Sun rockabilly classics like "Hey Porter" and "I Walk the Line" to '60s country-folk gems like "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" and Cash's memorable duet with Bob Dylan on Dylan's "Girl from the North Country." Also included are more recent samplings of Cash's celebrated collaborations, including "Highwayman," which he recorded in 1984 with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson as part of the on-again, off-again supergroup the Highwaymen, and "The Wanderer," a fervent gospel collaboration with U2 that appeared on the band's 1993 album, Zooropa.

childrensalbum-01.jpg The Johnny Cash Children's Album $16.95

As foreboding a figure as Johnny Cash was, his son John Carter Cash writes in liner notes to this excellent CD, he was also a big kid: "a fun-loving, easygoing, laughing man." That's not to say he was more inclined to skateboard over the line than to walk it, only that given his mesmerizing voice and his gift for storytelling, he had an enviable way of relating to kids. Thirty years on, parents who pick up this disc will find not a lot has changed: In 15 songs never before released on CD--four of which are bonus tracks not included on the 1975 classic--the Man in Black melds the silly with the sweet, the madcap with the meaningful, and emerges as a country-folk Pied Piper any kid would kill to have for an uncle. "Nasty Dan," the opener, will be familiar not only to those who grew up singing along to the original LP, but also to subsequent generations of "Sesame Street" watchers (Oscar duets on a later version). But for most, the rest will arrive as pure revelation. "Old Shep," a dog song, deserves placement on a disc of classic pet tributes, if such a thing exists; "Tiger Whitehead" treads fearlessly through wild bear territory; "Ah Bos Cee Dah" is nonsensical noodling with the language at its most brilliant; and "I Got a Boy and His Name Is John," a duet with the great June Carter Cash, steers the modern listener to a long-lost place where love of family was enough for a kid to get by on.

legendofjohnnycash-01.jpg The Legend of Johnny Cash $19.95

This introduction to the Man in Black's catalog is about as fine a one as can be found on one disc, primarily because the 21 classic tracks span J.R. Cash's entire career, from his first rockabilly single, "Hey, Porter"/"Cry! Cry! Cry!" (Sun Records, 1955), to his last significant alt-country tracks (American Recordings, 2003). Though Cash had his peaks and valleys in the studio, what shines brightly on this collection is how constant--how unwavering--his creativity remained, whether he was writing and performing original material or interpreting the work of others. His voice, too, remained a majestic thing of wonder, even as Cash often sang off-beat; settled his bass-baritone somewhere around, if not on the note; and cared more about power and emotion than strict rules of measure--something that became especially important as illness changed his great oaken voice into a frail instrument. In this way, he was able to infuse novelty songs ("One Piece at a Time," "A Boy Named Sue") with undeniable cool and maintain the poetry of Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" even in the awful advent of a gloppy, too-peppy string section. Other chestnuts here take on new dimension in retrospect. "Jackson," a duet with wife June Carter Cash, seemed almost comedic ("hotter than a pepper sprout") when it was released, but now reveals the couple's own white-hot sexuality, primarily in June's elegant, if straightahead vocal. The surprise of The Legend of Johnny Cash is how seamlessly the newer material blends with the seminal, and how full-circle it sometimes comes: Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage" doesn't seem markedly different from the quietly defiant songs that Cash defined himself with in the '50s and early '60s. Yet the compilation producers, like Cash himself, saved the best for last. "Hurt," Trent Reznor's poignant meditation on addiction, is devastating as written, but becom

legendII-01.jpg The Legend of Johnny Cash Vol. II $19.95

The follow-up to the immensely successful The Legend of Johnny Cash, this is a must-have for new and old fans alike.

886979153929.jpg The Real Johnny Cash Box Set (SIX ALBUMS!) $45.95

This set combines six of Johnny Cash's late-'50s and early-'60s LPs for Columbia Records, 1958’s The Fabulous Johnny Cash, 1959’s Hymns and Songs of Our Soil, 1960’s Ride This Train and Now, There Was a Song!, and 1962’s Hymns from the Heart, along with six bonus tracks, including “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” from Cash's earlier stay at Sun Records. A lot more was to follow for Cash, but the beginning and the first maturation of his iconic career is presented here.

verybestlive.jpg The Very Best of Johnny Cash Live $15.95

A collection of great live performances by Cash, June carter Cash and the Carter Sisters.

unchained-01.jpg Unchained $19.95

The first four songs on Unchained come from the songbooks of Beck, Don Gibson, Soundgarden, and Jimmie Rodgers. What might look like absurdly unsupportable eclecticism in other artists, of course, is pretty much standard stuff for Cash. Unchained is hardly standard, though; it's more like the best album he's made since his 1984 departure from Columbia Records. Not only is this a stack of songs perfectly and idiosyncratically suited to the man, they're given door-rattling backing treatment by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who prove as fitting for Cash's music as his own Tennessee Two was back in the day.

cds/small/lovegodmurder-01.jpg Love, God, Murder [BOX SET] [COLLECTOR'S EDITION] [LIMITED EDITION] [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]" $41.98

"More than a few novelists and literature professors have cited the troika of love, god, and death as the basic subjects of all literary works. It just so happens that most music is about the same stuff, and Johnny Cash's music is especially so. Except in Cash's music, you can tease from the general (peculiarly American?) idea of death the more dramatic, intentional, cruel strain of murder. The distinction is crucial for Cash--and this 48-track, three-CD collection--as the struggle presented throughout this set is to understand the subject of a person's will. The will to love, the will to believe, the will to murder: each involves surrender, and most of Cash's protagonists surrender (or are so vanquished that there's no discernible difference). Barrel chested in its breadth, Cash's voice is as ideal a delivery mechanism for metaphysics as it is for the police blotter, the confessional, and the altar. As for the music, Love, God, Murder goes all out to follow its thematic breakdown, avoiding chronological layout--except for Sun-era classics like ""Folsom Prison Blues"" and ""I Walk the Line"" to open Murder and Love, respectively. Murder's inclusion of ""Orleans Parish Prison"" and its B-side ""Jacob Green,"" both recorded in 1972 at Stockholm, Sweden's Osteraker Prison, testify at once to the American roots and global relevance of Cash's vision. The contrasts between '90s material like Kris Kristofferson's ""Why Me Lord"" and Cash's own ""Redemption"" (both from American Recordings) with 1958's ""It Was Jesus"" and 1959's ""Great Speckled Bird"" (on God) is inspired, a great way to track the sometimes single-mindedness of Cash in his investigation of human behavior. Sure, the inclusion of short commentaries by Cash, U2's Bono (on God), June Carter Cash (on Love), and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (on Murder) amounts to ver"

atfolsomprison-01.jpg At Folsom Prison [Extra tracks, Live) REMASTERED" $16.95

"Johnny Cash had been breaking new ground for a decade when At Folsom Prison suddenly made the world at large take notice. The interaction of a volatile prison population starved for entertainment and a desperately on-form Johnny Cash was electrifying. His somber machismo finally found a home. The songs, which included every prison song Cash knew (I Got Stripes, The Wall, 25 Minutes to Go, Cocaine Blues, plus his own Folsom Prison Blues) were tailored to galvanize the crowd. This set is all about atmosphere. Live at the Grand Ole Opry this ain't. The 1999 version drops the San Quentin portion of the original CD reissue, instead adding three cuts to complete the full and uncensored Folsom show."

CDridethistrain-01.jpg Ride This Train $15.95

This concept album ranks with the most thematically ambitious of Johnny Cash's career, though the title's a little misleading. Instead of a collection of train songs (the sort featured in the Cash catalogue from "Hey Porter" to "Orange Blossom Special"), he alternates the spoken-word narrative of a rail trip that crosses the country (and cuts across centuries) with songs about the characters you might meet along the way. From a Kentucky coal miner ("Loading Coal") to an Oregon logger ("Lumberjack") to a convict on a Mississippi chain gang ("Going to Memphis"), Cash inhabits the various manifestations of what he calls "the heart and muscle of this land." In "Slow Rider" he combines the folk standard "I Ride an Old Paint" with the gunfighter legend of John Wesley Hardin. The reissue of this 1960 release adds four bonus tracks, story songs in a similar spirit but without the narration.

fabulousjohnnycash-01.jpg The Fabulous Johnny Cash $15.95

These 18 tracks (12 of them from the original 1959 LP, The Fabulous Johnny Cash, and 6 of them recorded during the same sessions, but previously unreleased in the U.S.) captured Cash during a particularly vital period of his long, illustrious career. Cash first broke through in the mid-`50s with his now-trademark "boom-chicka-boom" rhythms and sonorous, drawling baritone on Memphis's Sun Records; these are the earliest recordings from his nearly three decades on the Columbia label. Demonstrating an energy and down-home diversity that would later become even more fully realized, Cash herein moves deftly from introspective ballads (his original "Run Softly, Blue River") and railroad songs ("One More Ride") to cowboy ballads (his sardonic original, "Don't Take Your Guns to Town") and stoic laments like "I Still Miss Someone." In the process, he refines a vivid musical persona that more or less became synonymous with country music in the 1960s

bloodsweatandtears-01.jpg Blood, Sweat and Tears. $15.95

"For this 1963 concept album, Johnny Cash assumes the voice of the American worker, lending his booming baritone to both traditional and modern folk ballads and blues. ""The Legend of John Henry's Hammer"" becomes a majestic eight-minute suite that expands upon the original story of the ""steel-drivin' man"" with powerful dramatic effect. ""Another Man Done Gone"" receives an eerie a cappella reading with June Carter, while ""Casey Jones,"" the old blues about the engineer, rides along with sprite banjo and background harmonies. Cash also offers unique interpretations of more recent compositions. Both Jimmie Rodgers's ""Waiting for a Train"" and Merle Travis's ""Nine Pound Hammer"" are taken at a relaxed, gently loping pace and with a more subdued outlook than their original versions. Harlan Howard's classic ""Busted"" works marvelously as Mother Maybelle's bright Autoharp contrasts with Luther Perkins's deliberate twang and Cash's laconic delivery. Through it all, Cash brings out the inner strength and dignity of his toiling protagonists"

CDorangeblossomspecial.jpg Orange Blossom Special $15.95

Perhaps this should have been titled The Freewheelin' Johnny Cash in homage to the watershed Bob Dylan album. Though conservative country music and liberal folk shared little audience base at the time, Cash crossed that bridge by covering three Dylan tunes on this 1965 classic (reissued here with three previously unreleased tracks). Cash sounds loose and frisky throughout, as he romps from the harmonica-driven title song through the traditional country of "Long Black Veil," the Irish standard "Danny Boy," and the rousing spiritual "Amen." The stripped-down arrangements give the material plenty of room to breathe, with only the female backing chorus sounding dated. Dylan subsequently crossed this musical bridge from the other side, inviting Cash to duet with him on the country-tinged Nashville Skyline.

vh1storyteller.jpg VH1 Storytellers $16.95

Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson's VH1 Storytellers is one of the first records in the series, and it's something of a minor gem. The two songwriters share the stage, telling brief stories about their work and exchanging compliments as they play a selection of both famous and relatively obscure tunes. Neither Cash nor Nelson reveals too much, but the relaxed atmosphere, wry anecdotes and warm versions of standards makes VH1 Storytellers a welcome supplement to their catalogs.

886970528528.jpg Highwayman Super Hits $15.95

Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson released two albums together on Columbia Records, 1985's chart-topping Highwayman and 1990's Highwayman 2. (For the sake of convenience, the quartet itself was sometimes referred to as Highwayman or even The Highwaymen, though they were never actually billed as such.) Three songs from those albums reached the country charts, "Highwayman," "Desperados Waiting for a Train," and "Silver Stallion." So, one wishes a better title than Super Hits could have been used for this budget-priced ten-track compilation, which draws five tracks from each album. Nevertheless, the combination of the four country superstars remains amazingly comfortable, as they trade off vocals on songs such as Cash's "Big River" and even harmonize. The first album, which used standards, was superior to the second, for which new material was written, but many of the songs on the first album did not feature all four singers, so the balance of tracks from the two albums here is reasonable.

highwayman2-01.jpg Highwayman 2 $16.95

A most respectable and enjoyable follow-up to the original first effort.

highwayman-01.jpg Highwayman $16.95

The myth of the American West--lawless lands, resolute heroes--takes on a grave, elegiac quality on this first, and best, collaboration from Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. There's little bravado here, just a sense of ticking time, of frontiers lost, cowboys singing their last songs. In the end, Highwayman works because it fuses mythic, serious material with the artists' own legendary personas and well-aged voices. Lesser lights would be lucky to muddle through Jimmy Webb's epic title track; these four cagey desperados make every fantastic image believable. If Chips Moman surrounds them with less than subtle layers of guitars, keyboards, and drums, he does update vintage progressive country in a suitably cosmic but rugged fashion. Romantic legends and production values notwithstanding, it's the tough, wise singing here that's the real draw.

cds/small/JCSQSet-01.jpg JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN (The complete Concert) CD/DVD SET $44.95

On February 24, 1969, two days before he turned 37, the legendary Johnny Cash led his traveling troupe behind the foreboding walls of the California State Penitentiary at San Quentin, long known as one of America's toughest prisons. Thirteen months earlier, the Johnny Cash Show made musical history when they appeared at another notorious California state pen. The concert yielded what became Cash's best selling album up to that time, JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON, which in July 1968 entered the "Billboard" LP chart and stayed on it for 39 weeks, reaching number 13..

JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN, FOLSOM's follow-up and companion piece, upped the chart-success ante and then some; on August 23, 1969 it reached the top of the LP stack in "Billboard" and remained there for four weeks, making it the best-selling of all Cash longplayers.

Originally a single album, AT SAN QUENTIN is now a deluxe three-disc, Legacy Edition package: two CDs containing 31 selections, 13 of them previously unissued, plus a DVD called JOHNNY CASH IN SAN QUENTIN, a 1969 documentary made by England's Granada TV for British television. It is, by turns, exhilarating and harrowing; among the tunes is a full rendition of "A Boy Named Sue," the rollicking, rowdy smash that in 1969 topped the C & W singles charts for five weeks, while also reaching number two on the Pop side. There are also interviews, some searingly candid, with the prisoners and guards who were present when the Johnny Cash Show packed the big house.

Backed by his scythe-sharp band, the Tennessee Three, Cash's quavering bass-baritone renders hits, hymns, history (personal and American), humor and, of course, the singular "boom-chicka-boom" railroad rhythm that is one of Country music's most ineffable, instantly identifiable sounds. The bill also includes first-rate performances from rockabilly king Car

DVDfolsom40th_productset_01.jpg JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON-Legacy Edition Deluxe 40th Anniversary 2-Cd+DVD $41.95

Box Set Makes History with Release Of - Yes - Two Shows!
RELEASED FROM THE ARCHIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME:
• CD One: 65-minute first show -with seven previously unissued tracks
• CD Two: 75-minute second show - with 24 previously unissued tracks (of 26)
• DVD: new documentary film - with exclusive Folsom Prison footage, interviews with Merle Haggard, Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart, and former inmates at concert, and unpublished photographs by Jim Marshall

It’s one of those dates that is embedded in music history. January 13, 1968, the day that Johnny Cash and his crew - June Carter (two months before their wedding), Columbia staff producer Bob Johnston, Carl Perkins, the Statler Brothers, and the Tennessee Three (guitarist Luther Perkins, bassist Marshall Grant, drummer W.S. "Fluke" Holland), rolled into northern California's notorious maximum security lockup and gave a performance that changed Cash's career arc and the future of popular music. Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison, the LP issued on Columbia Records the following May, became a cultural benchmark in the midst of the single most tumultuous year in American history since the end of World War II. It was more than a record album - it was the turning point for a generation.

Forty years later, the Cash archives in Tennessee continue to dazzle researchers with their riches. In fact, as rarely known by even the most ardent fans, and rarely mentioned in Cash writings until now - there were two Folsom shows performed and recorded that day: The first show, the bulk of which comprised the classic, familiar 16-song album; and a longer second show, the bulk of whose 26 tracks (except for two songs) were put on the shelf.

JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON: LEGACY EDITION has been a long time coming, indeed. The revealing three-disc (2 CD+DVD) close-up of that day now presents the entire unvarnished 65-minute first show on disc one - expletives intact for the first time, and with seven previously unissued tracks; and the entire 75-minute second show on disc two, with 24 previously unissued tracks (out of 26). It's topped off with a new documentary DVD - featuring exclusive footage from inside Folsom, interviews with Merle Haggard, Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart, and former inmates who witnessed the concert, and unpublished photography by Jim Marshall.

JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON: LEGACY EDITION, the latest deluxe display-book box set entry in the Legacy Edition series will be available at all physical and digital outlets starting October 14th through Columbia/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.


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