Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Two New Interesting Johnny Cash Reissues Forthcoming Soon

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: The Complete Sun Releases and Columbia Singles 1955-62 (Box Set)
Label: Acrobat
Release date: Dec. 11, 2015

Johnny Cash occupies an unusual niche in popular music as an artist who was able to straddle the genres to encompass not only the country idiom with which he is most identified but also rockabilly, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel and folk, to the extent that he was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in country, rock ‘n’ roll and gospel. He was one of the artists who came to fame on Sam Phillips’ Sun label alongside Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, and during his time with Sun, and later with Columbia, during the period covered by this collection he had over 40 entries in either the pop or country charts, including iconic songs such as “I Walk The Line”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “”Ballad Of A Teenage Queen”, “Get Rhythm” and “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town”, most of which were among his five country No. 1s. This great 3-CD 81-track anthology represents a substantial overview of his key early career, which set the tone for his several decades of across-the-board stardom, including movie roles, network TV shows and high profile recognition. It comprises all of the tracks released by Sun either on singles, EPs or LPs during this period, plus all the A & B sides of his singles for Columbia from this era.

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: Wide Open Road:1960-1962 Rarities Vinyl (LP Record)
Label: Forced Exposure
Release date: Nov. 13, 2015

Shortly after his arrival in Memphis and subsequent signing to Sun Records, Johnny Cash performed on KWEM radio, marking the very first radio performance for him and his group, the Tennessee Two. In this performance from May 1, 1955, the group is "amped up, electrified, and absolutely stunning." Rounding out this LP are Cash's highly regarded 1960 and 1962 demo recordings.

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