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  • At Folsom Prison At Folsom Prison Quick View

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    At Folsom Prison

    Ranked 88/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison fully captures Cashs gritty intensity and hard-headed humanity, capturing a high-energy set performed for an equally spirited audience. With a set list tailored for the occasion, Cash focuses on songs dealing with crime and imprisonment, balancing dark subject matter with wry, playful humor. The album opens, appropriately enough, with the venerable Folsom Prison Blues, and continues with such outlaw anthems as Cocaine Blues, 25 Minutes to Go, The Wall and I Got Stripes, alongside such Cash classics as I Still Miss Someone, Orange Blossom Special and Jackson, with the latter track featuring Cashs wife and frequent duet partner June Carter. The album closes on an inspirational note with Greystone Chapel, a song written by convict Glen Shirley, which Cash and his band learned especially for this show.


    Johnny Cashs five-decade musical career was loaded with bigger-than-life landmark moments. None were more memorable than the Man in Blacks historic concerts at Folsom Prison and San Quentin State Prison, and the beloved albums that documented those shows. Cashs passion for prison reform and rehabilitation inspired him to perform a series of concerts for inmate audiences, and two of these unique events were documented on Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison and Johnny Cash at San Quentin. These albums, originally released in 1968 and 1969 respectively, remain among Cashs best-selling and best-loved recordings. At the time of their original release, they revitalized his career, and played a crucial role in his crossover from the country music world to the mainstream pop charts.

    1. Folsom Prison Blues
    2. Dark as the Dungeon
    3. I Still Miss Someone
    4. Cocaine Blues
    5. 25 Minutes to Go
    6. Orange Blossom Special
    7. The Long Black Veil
    8. Send a Picture of Mother
    9. The Wall
    10. Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog
    11. Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart
    12. Jackson (With June Carter)
    13. Give My Love to Rose (With June Carter)
    14. I Got Stripes
    15. Green, Green Grass of Home
    16. Greystone Chapel
    Johnny Cash
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  • 16 Biggest Hits 16 Biggest Hits Quick View

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    16 Biggest Hits

    Import

    Remastered


    Features Johnny's all-time greatest songs, including I Walk The Line, Ring Of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Man In Black and A Boy Named Sue.

    1. I Walk The Line
    2. I Still Miss Someone
    3. The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer
    4. Don't Take Your Guns To Town
    5. In The Jailhouse Now
    6. Ring Of Fire
    7. Understand Your Man
    8. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
    9. Folsom Prison Blues
    10. Daddy Sang Bass
    11. A Boy Named Sue
    12. Sunday Morning Coming Down
    13. Flesh And Blood
    14. Man In Black
    15. One Piece At A Time
    16. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
    Johnny Cash
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  • A Concert Behind Prison Walls A Concert Behind Prison Walls Quick View

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    A Concert Behind Prison Walls

    Johnny Cash is one of the most influential musical figures of the last 50 years. His deep, resonant voice and sparse guitar style have given him an instantly recognizable sound that manages to sit somewhere between folk, rock and country. He has been awarded ten Grammy Awards and was the youngest ever inductee into the Country Hall of Fame. His music is as relevant today as it has ever been.The concert on this album was recorded at the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville in 1976. It is one of only two of his prison concerts that were filmed for broadcast. It features Cash with special guests Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark performing a selection of their biggest hits such as Folsom Prison Blues, Orange Blossom Special, A Boy Named Sue and Ronstadt's version of the Eagles' Desperado.
    1. Folsom Prison Blues
    2. Sunday Morning Coming Down
    3. Jacob Green
    4. Comedy Routine
    5. Desperado
    6. You're No Good
    7. Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms
    8. That Honeymoon Feeling
    9. Shuckin' The Corn
    10. Half As Much
    11. Love Has No Pride
    12. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
    13. Hey Porter
    14. Wreck Of The Old Ninety Seven
    15. Orange Blossom Special
    16. A Boy Named Sue
    Johnny Cash
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  • With His Hot And Blue Guitar With His Hot And Blue Guitar Quick View

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    With His Hot And Blue Guitar


    Johnny Cash's Debut Album, and the First Ever LP
    Release from Sun Records


    Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar is the debut
    album from the 'Man in Black', featuring hits like I
    Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues. Released in
    1957, it was the first LP ever issued on Sam Phillips'
    Sun Records label.

    1. Rock Island Line
    2. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
    3. Country Boy
    4. If The Good Lord's Willing
    5. Cry! Cry! Cry!
    6. Remember Me (I'm The one Who Loves You)
    7. So Doggone Lonesome
    8. I Was There When It Happened
    9. I Walk The Line
    10. The Wreck Of The Old '97
    11. Folsom Prison Blues
    12. Doin' My Time
    Johnny Cash
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  • Johnny Cash at San Quentin Johnny Cash at San Quentin Quick View

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    Johnny Cash at San Quentin

    Perhaps even more so than its predecessor, Johnny Cash at San Quentin captures Cash at his most raw and uninhibited. The artists raucous rapport with his captive audience is obvious on an inspired mix of Cash classics (I Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues), jailhouse ballads (Starkville City Jail, San Quentin), traditional tunes (Wreck of the Old 97, Therell Be Peace in the Valley) and well-chosen covers (Bob Dylans Wanted Man, the Lovin Spoonfuls Darling Companion). The albums most popular track, though, remains the Shel Silverstein-penned novelty number A Boy Named Sue, which became the biggest hit single of Cashs career.


    Johnny Cashs five-decade musical career was loaded with bigger-than-life landmark moments. None were more memorable than the Man in Blacks historic concerts at Folsom Prison and San Quentin State Prison, and the beloved albums that documented those shows. Cashs passion for prison reform and rehabilitation inspired him to perform a series of concerts for inmate audiences, and two of these unique events were documented on Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison and Johnny Cash at San Quentin. These albums, originally released in 1968 and 1969 respectively, remain among Cashs best-selling and best-loved recordings. At the time of their original release, they revitalized his career, and played a crucial role in his crossover from the country music world to the mainstream pop charts.

    1. Wanted Man

    2. Wreck of the Old 97

    3. I Walk the Line

    4. Darling Companion
    5. Starkville City Jail

    6. San Quentin
    7. San Quentin

    8. A Boy Named Sue

    9. Peace in the Valley

    10. Folsom Prison Blues
    Johnny Cash
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  • Johnny Cash at San Quentin Johnny Cash at San Quentin Quick View

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    Johnny Cash at San Quentin

    Import

    Remastered


    Even though Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison" is the better known prison recorded live album, "At San Quentin" is seen as the artistically better album. Cash seems wilder - some attribute it to the loss of guitarist and friend Luther Perkins - yet at the same time more comfortable and more in tune with his audience. He jokes about his drug addiction, he rebels against orders from the British television company that is recording the show, and he really seems to want to kill the bastard who named him Sue. Wife June Carter shyly but surely joins in on 'Darlin' Companion', and he debuts the songs 'San Quentin' and 'Wanted Man', which he co-wrote with Bob Dylan.


    After the huge success of "At Folsom Prison" this is Johnny Cash under pressure, and as he says himself, it's when he's at his best.

    1. Wanted Man

    2. Wreck of the Old 97

    3. I Walk the Line

    4. Darling Companion
    5. Starkville City Jail

    6. San Quentin
    7. San Quentin

    8. A Boy Named Sue

    9. Peace in the Valley

    10. Folsom Prison Blues
    Johnny Cash
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  • All Aboard The Blue Train With Johnny Cash All Aboard The Blue Train With Johnny Cash Quick View

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    All Aboard The Blue Train With Johnny Cash

    All Aboard the Blue Train with Johnny Cash is a collection of train-themed songs that was originally released by the legendary Sun Record Company in 1962. The album features prime selections from the Man In Black's recordings between 1955 and 1958, including classic songs like "Hey Porter" and "Folsom Prison Blues". The recordings were remastered and pressed on virgin vinyl.
    1. Blue Train
    2. There You Go
    3. Train Of Love
    4. Goodbye Little Darling
    5. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
    6. Come In Stranger
    7. Rock Island Line
    8. Give My Love To Rose
    9. Hey Porter
    10. Folsom Prison Blues
    11. The Wreck Of Old '97
    12. So Doggone Lonesome
    Johnny Cash
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  • Original Sun Singles '55-'58 Original Sun Singles '55-'58 Quick View

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    Original Sun Singles '55-'58

    To hear Johnny Cashs swaggering Sun Records-era material is to marvel at one of the primal source-streams of what was fast becoming the headwaters of rock n roll. Cashs craggy, lunch-bucket vocals on gleaming original versions of songs like Cry! Cry! Cry!, Get Rhythm, Big River, and I Walk the Line, backed by the signature guitar style of Luther Perkins and Marshall Grants steady bass, are really just the tip of the iceberg corralled on this stunning collection. Folsom Prison Blues, Hey Porter, and So Doggone Lonesomeand plenty more just as exciting offer still more rock-solid cornerstones of the Johnny Cash legend, an edifice that will stand as long as the pharaohs pyramids.


    1. Hey Porter
    2. Folsom Prison Blues
    3. So Doggone Lonesome
    4. I Walk the Line
    5. Get Rhythm
    6. Train of Love
    7. There You Go
    8. Next in Line
    9. Don't Make Me Go
    10. Give My Love to Rose
    11. Home of the Blues
    12. Ballad of a Teenage Queen
    13. Big River
    14. Guess Things Happen That Way

    15. Come In Stranger
    16. You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven

    17. The Ways of a Woman in Love
    18. I Just Thought You'd Like to Know
    19. It's Just About Time
    20. Luther Played the Boogie

    21. Thanks a Lot
    22. Katy Too
    23. Forgot to Remember to Forget
    24. Goodbye, Little Darlin', Goodbye
    25. You Tell Me
    26. Straight As in Love
    27. I Love You Because
    Johnny Cash
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  • Blood, Sweat & Tears Blood, Sweat & Tears Quick View

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    Blood, Sweat & Tears

    Originally released in 1963, Blood, Sweat and Tears is the fifteenth studio album by American icon Johnny Cash.


    Essentially the album is a collection of songs about the American working man. It includes the classic ballad The Legend of John Henry's Hammer and the single Busted. Five years after the release of Blood, Sweat and Tears, both songs appeared on one of Cash's most famous records, At Folsom Prison.


    The album's title is inspired by a quote from Winston Churchill, saying he can offer nothing but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. According to critics the album consists almost entirely of first-rate material and is an essential album in the Johnny Cash catalogue.

    1. The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer
    2. Tell Him I'm Gone
    3. Another Man Done Gone
    4. Busted
    5. Casey Jones
    6. Nine Pound Hammer
    7. Chain Gang
    8. Waiting For A Train
    9. Roughneck
    Johnny Cash
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  • Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams Quick View

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    Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams

    Originally released June 15, 1960, Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams is not quite an accurate title. Only four of the album's twelve tracks are Hank Williams' songs with all but one of the remaining tracks composed by Cash. Whatever the title, this is a fantastic collection of early tracks from Sun, including "Straight A's in Love," "I Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues." Also included is the lean rocker "Mean Eyed Cat," featuring hot rockabilly licks from Luther Perkins. A thrilling platter from start to finish!
    1. I Can't Help It
    2. You Win Again
    3. Hey Good Lookin'
    4. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
    5. Next In Line
    6. Straight A's In Love
    7. Folsom Prison Blues
    8. Give My Love To Rose
    9. I Walk The Line
    10. I Love You Because
    11. Come In Stranger
    12. Mean Eyed Cat
    Johnny Cash
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  • Live At Town Hall Party 1958 Live At Town Hall Party 1958 Quick View

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    Live At Town Hall Party 1958

    FIRST TIME ON VINYL


    The birth of country cool! The Johnny Cash you hear on these two remarkable live per formances is not the venerable legend of today. This was the young, feral Cash, full of piss, vinegar and sly orneriness. Even to those who know every note, joke and guitar lick on Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison or San Quentin, hearing Cash in his prime, aided and abetted by the Tennessee Two, guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant, is a revelation. These historic documents, sourced directly from the 1958 and 1959 kinescope reels, capture Cash in his most revolutionary days, laying the bedrock of all that was to come anddespite age and infirmitiescontinues today.

    1. Town Hall Party Intro
    2. Johnny Cash Intro

    3. Get Rhythm
    4. Johnny Introduces The Band
    5. You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
    6. I Was There When It Happened
    7. Don't Take Your Guns To Town

    8. Frankie's Man Johnny
    9. I Walk The Line
    10. The Ways Of A Woman In Love

    11. Give My Love To Rose

    12. It Was Jesus
    13. All Over Again
    14. Suppertime
    Johnny Cash
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  • Live At Town Hall Party 1959 Live At Town Hall Party 1959 Quick View

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    Live At Town Hall Party 1959

    FIRST TIME ON VINYL


    The birth of country cool! The Johnny Cash you hear on these two remarkable live performances is not the venerable legend of today. This was the young, feral Cash, full of piss, vinegar and sly orneriness. Even to those who know every note, joke and guitar lick on Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison or San Quentin, hearing Cash in his prime, aided and abetted by the Tennessee Two, guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant, is a revelation. These historic documents, sourced directly from the 1958 and 1959 kinescope reels, capture Cash in his most revolutionary days, laying the bedrock of all that was to come and -despite age and infirmities- continues today.

    1. Town Hall Party Intro
    2. Guess Things Happen That Way
    3. Five Feet High And Rising
    4. Johnny Introduces The Band
    5. I Got Stripes
    6. The Ways Of A Woman In Love
    7. Big River
    8. Frankie's Man Johnny
    9. I Walk The Line
    10. Pickin' Time
    11. Folsom Prison Blues
    12. Don't Take Your Guns To Town
    13. I Was There When It Happened
    14. Heartbreak Hotel
    15. I Got Stripes
    Johnny Cash
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  • Live At Shea Stadium Live At Shea Stadium Quick View

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    Live At Shea Stadium

    Recorded at New Yorks Shea Stadium in 1982, Live at Shea Stadium captures The Clash at the peak of its powers and on devastating form. Bristling with energy and attitude, Live at Shea Stadium is destined to feature alongside James Brown at the Apollo, The Who at Leeds and Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison as one of the greatest live recordings of all time!


    The Clash, opening for The Who on their farewell U.S. tour played two nights at the legendary Shea Stadium (12th & 13th Oct 1982). They had recently released the Combat Rock album, and the singles Rock The Casbah and Should I Stay Or Should I Go were enjoying mass audiences via MTV and radio airplay. Despite being the support act, the New York Post reported there were as many Clash fans on those nights as Who fans.


    Recorded by Glyn Johns, the album features the second nights performance in its entirety and shows the band at a fascinating and pivotal point in their career. They had risen from punk agitators to arena superstars and would break up less than a year later. One of the few remaining unreleased Clash treasures, the recordings have long been sought after by fans and were unearthed by the late Joe Strummer while packing for a move. This is a legendary Clash concert. More than an album, its an event.

    1. Kosmo Vinyl Introduction
    2. London Calling
    3. Police On My Back
    4. Guns Of Brixton
    5. Tommy Gun
    6. The Magnificent Seven
    7. Armagideon Time
    8. The Magnificent Seven (return)
    9. Rock The Casbah
    10. Train In Vain
    11. Career Opportunities
    12. Spanish Bombs
    13. Clampdown
    14. English Civil War
    15. Should I Stay Or Should I Go
    16. I Fought The Law
    Clash
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  • Dark Horse (Pre-Order) Dark Horse (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Dark Horse (Pre-Order)

    An atypical country artist, Devin Dawson's approach to music is not different on purpose, it's different with purpose. He grew up just outside the gates of Folsom Prison, drawing inspiration from Johnny Cash,Alan Jackson,Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Pulling from these influences, he began to write in a style that is definitively country. Dawson's lyrics full of romance and vulnerability, delivered with a distinctive saw-toothed vocal, draw you in from the first verse and keep you hooked until the very last chord.


    Since the release of his debut single All On Me earlier this year, the California-native has already made his TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers,landed multiple Grand Ole Opry performances, and received critical praise from a multitude of outlets including. His unique mix of organic roots and high-voltage country is showcased masterfully on his forthcoming debut Dark Horse,produced by the daring Jay Joyce(Eric Church,Little Big Town,Brothers Osborne). With a co-write credit on every track, the result will further establish Dawson's building reputation as a dark horse set to emerge as one of the most exciting modern storytellers the format has ever seen.

    1. Dip
    2. All On Me
    3. Asking For A Friend
    4. Second To Last
    5. Symptoms
    6. I Don't Care Who Sees
    7. Secondhand Hurt
    8. Placebo
    9. War Paint
    10. I Can't Trust Myself
    11. Prison
    12. Dark Horse
    Devin Dawson
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  • With His Hot And Blue Guitar With His Hot And Blue Guitar Quick View

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    With His Hot And Blue Guitar

    Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar was not only Cash's debut album, it was also the first full-length LP released by Sun. The LP's twelve tracks include one side of his debut single, ''Cry, Cry, Cry,'' along with two of his best-known recordings, ''Folsom Prison Blues'' and ''I Walk the Line.'' Backed by ''The Tennessee Two,'' Luther Perkins on guitar and Marshall Grant on bass, the tracks are spare, direct and intense. Cash's distinctive ''boom-chicka'' rhythm propels every song as his commanding voice captures and holds the listener.


    From the minute he walked into Sun Studios, Johnny Cash began a career that would see him become one of the biggest and most influential musicians of our time. Though only on Sun from 1955-58, Johnny made some of his most legendary recordings there. When he moved on to Columbia Records, Johnny left behind a large cache of material which Sun happily compiled and released on LPs throughout the 60's, mixing Cash's singles-sides with previously unissued recordings. The resulting platters were a goldmine for fans eager to hear more from country's newest superstar. From the original Sun masters, featuring many raw, in-the-studio sides (sans overdubs) - the Man in Black has never sounded better!

    1. Rock Island Line
    2. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
    3. Country Boy
    4. If The Good Lord's Willing
    5. Cry! Cry! Cry!
    6. Remember Me (I'm The one Who Loves You)
    7. So Doggone Lonesome
    8. I Was There When It Happened
    9. I Walk The Line
    10. The Wreck Of The Old '97
    11. Folsom Prison Blues
    12. Doin' My Time
    Johnny Cash
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  • Greatest Hits Volume II Greatest Hits Volume II Quick View

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    Greatest Hits Volume II

    The Johnny Cash - Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!!!

    The Hits Continue... Now On First Time Beautiful Translucent True Blue Vinyl!

    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson) & Pressed At R.T.I.

    Features Smash Hits: A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Folsom Prison Blues, If I Were A Carpenter

    First Time Gatefold Cover Art Featuring Rare Color Photo Of The Legendary Man In Black From The Sony Music Archives

    Johnny Cash was born during the great depression into a poor family in Arkansas. At a very young age, he worked on the family farm and experienced many of life's struggles. This is also the time he would develop his love for music, family and the Bible, which followed him closely throughout his long career.

    In the early fifties after spending time in the Air Force, he moved to Memphis, became friends with folks like Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, and ultimately cut some sides at Sun Studios which became the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar, troubadour and humanitarian unlike the world has ever known.

    The folks at Columbia Records knew that this young fellow named Johnny Cash was destined for super stardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first singles like his Guess Things Happen That Way & Hey Porter etched The Man In Black trademark to his name.

    In 1971 after many chart-topping country and pop albums and a bevy of hit singles and Grammy Awards, more fame followed as the brass at Columbia Records honored their journeyman Johnny Cash with his 2nd greatest hits collection, the gold and platinum smash Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II.

    The album was a blockbuster as it hit the Top 5 in the charts, making this a crossover hit with both country and pop audiences, proving once again that his career was of historic merit. Filled with more hits than a roadside jukebox, the amazing album features his biggest hits like the groundbreaking Folsom Prison Blues and his Shel Silverstein classic A Boy Named Sue. The classic top charter duet with June Carter Cash If I Were A Carpenter is also included, followed up by one of his finest interpretations of his dear friend Kris Kristofferson's Sunday Mornin' Comin'Down.

    More treasures follow with the country belter Big River and Cash's gospel smash of Daddy Sang Bass, which truly continues the treasure trove of hits contained in this masterwork.

    In total, the album showcases eleven important Johnny Cash recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics for all time.

    In honor of the Man, the Music and the Legend, Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl release of the Columbia Records classic Johnny Cash Greatest Hits Volume II by Johnny Cash.

    As another fine installment in our exciting Johnny Cash 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering and manufactured at R.T.I., Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II will be a much-anticipated audiophile dream release for his fans everywhere!

    For this exclusive limited edition presentation, we are also including for the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover artwork and a rare inside photo of the legend directly from the Sony Music Archives.

    As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Johnny Cash vinyl in mint shape. Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release First-time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream on true blue vinyl come true From your friends at Friday Music

    Stay tuned for more Johnny Cash original Columbia Records audiophile vinyl and remastered compact disc recordings from Friday Music.

    1. A Boy Named Sue
    2. Hey Porter
    3. Guess Things Happen That Way
    4. Blistered
    5. Big River
    6. Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man
    7. Folsom Prison Blues
    8. Sunday Morning Coming Down
    9. If I Were A Carpenter
    10. Frankie's Man Johnny
    11. Daddy Sang Bass
    Johnny Cash
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  • Johnny Cash At San Quentin (Speakers Corner) Johnny Cash At San Quentin (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Johnny Cash At San Quentin (Speakers Corner)

    Johnny Cash was a country legend even during his lifetime, although, or perhaps because, he was very different from the numerous country singers with chequered shirts. When performing he chose to wear black as a symbol of solidarity with the oppressed and those who had no rights. His chosen outlaw image was just as convincing as the train-like boom-tiddy-boom sound of his rhythm group who lent their typical sound to many of his 500 songs.



    At the very zenith of his career, Cash (who himself had committed a few minor offenses) had the idea of singing and playing for the bad guys behind the prison walls for nothing. Initially his suggestion to market the live recording was rejected, but finally his record company decided to release the album At Folsom Prison. Fired by the success of his jailhouse recording, Columbia Records released At San Quentin shortly afterwards. The recording, in which Cash and his combo were frenetically applauded more or less at the end of each verse, exceeded all expectations. Today it is still considered by Cash fans to be the best live recording by the 'man in black'.



    Musicians:



    • Johnny Cash (vocals, guitar)

    • June Carter Cash, Carter Family (voc)

    • Bob Wootton (electric guitar)

    • Marshall Grant (bass)

    • W.S. Holland (drums)




    Recording: 24 February 1969 live at San Quentin State Prison, USA, by Neil Wilburn and Bob Breault

    Production: Bob Johnston




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wanted Man
    2. Wreck Of The Old 97
    3. I Walk The Line
    4. Darlin' Companion
    5. Starkville City Jail
    6. San Quentin
    7. San Quentin
    8. A Boy Named Sue
    9. Peace In The Valley
    10. Folsom Prison Blues

    Johnny Cash
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Alive At Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary Alive At Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary Quick View

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    Alive At Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

    Until it closed in 2009, Tennessee's Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary was one of the most notorious penal institutions in America. Located in mountainous Petros, it was a forbidding rockpile hewn out of the rough countryside by its own inmates in 1896.


    On Oct. 17, 2001, Mark Collie came to Brushy Mountain with a sheaf of newly written songs about crime and punishment and an all-star band for a pair of performances that were recorded for a live album release. Mostly, though, Collie showed up at Brushy Mountain with a mission.


    God gave me the opportunity to get in there and share something that might make a difference, he says. I believed the songs could matter. I wanted to make something that people could find hope in, or redemption, or restoration, or forgiveness.


    His close friendship with country icon Johnny Cash supplied the principal inspiration for his own prison recording. Collie was well aware of Cash's celebrated 1968-69 live albums recorded at California's Folsom and San Quentin penitentiaries. He also knew the impact that a 1959 performance at the latter facility had on Inmate #A-45200, better known as the legendary country star Merle Haggard. Without Johnny going to San Quentin, Collie says, there might not have been a Merle Haggard. A lot of lives were changed or made better as a result of that music. Collie began writing his own cycle of prison songs.


    A top-flight crew of musicians was assembled, including guitarist Dave Grissom (John Mellencamp, Joe Ely), keyboardist Mike Utley (Jimmy Buffett, the Dixie Flyers), guitarist-mandolinist Tommy Burroughs (Memphis Riverbluff Clan), Collie's longtime accordionist Hassel Tekkle, bassist Willie Weeks (the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, B.B. King), drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler), and guitarist-fiddler-vocalist and solo star Shawn Camp. Austin-based critics darling Kelly Willis, who takes lead vocals on two tracks, also supplied backup vocals on several numbers; the late Texas blues giant Clarence Gatemouth Brown is the album's other special guest.


    Alive at Brushy Mountain embraces a breadth of American styles - country, blues, gospel, bluegrass, and rock n roll. It largely comprises striking original material, which contemplates the convict's lot with compassion, keen detail, and sometimes boisterous humor.

    LP 1
    1. One More Second Chance
    2. I Could've Gone Right
    3. Maybe Mexico
    4. Heaven Bound (feat. Kelly Willis)
    5. Got A Felling for Ya (feat. Kelly Willis)
    6. On The Day I Die
    7. Dead Man Runs Before He Walks (feat. Shawn Camp)
    8. Rose Covered Garden


    LP 2
    1. Why Me Lord (feat. Kelly Willis)
    2. Do As I Say
    3. Someday My Luck Will Change (feat. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown)
    4. Folsom Prison Blues
    5. Reckless Companions
    6. Gospel Train (feat. Brushy Mountain Prison Choir)

    Mark Collie & His Reckless Companions
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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