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Album artwork for Essential Works 1955-1962 by Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash had a birth certificate marked J. R. Cash because his parents couldn’t decide what to call him. Their environment was the recurrent poverty that reigned in Thirties America, a background of depression where J. R. went to work in flooded fields, learned music and sang along with other cotton pickers, picking up jobs here and there, and finally signing up for three years in the Army.

In 1954 he went back to civilian life, married Vivian Liberto, and went through the studio doors at Sun Records, where Sam Phillips recorded his first hits. In ’57 he joined Columbia Records and a decade later married June Carter (of The Carter Family) in 1968. The following years were complicated by drugs, alcohol and constant tours, yet the pair remained together until June passed away in 2003. Johnny Cash only survived another four months.

His original country music showed empathy for those who had been rejected, and his vision of the misery around him. But he also had an especially warm baritone, and it gave Johnny Cash an immense and faithful audience. He sold 90 million albums, confirming him as one of the greatest artists in music, all genres included.

A1. Hey Porter

A2. Cry, Cry, Cry

A3. Folsom Prison Blues

A4. I Walk The Line

A5. Get Rhythm

A6. Country Boy

A7. Sugartime

A8. You Win Again

B1. Loading Coal

B2. The Jailhouse Now

B3. Mean Eyed Cat

B4. Oh Lonesome Me

B5. Frankie's Man

B6. It Was Jesus

B7. Five feat High and Rising

B8. Transfusion Blues

C1. The Legend of John Henry's Hammer

C2. Tell Him I'm Gone

C3. Another Man Done Gone

C4. Busted

C5. Casey Jones

C6. Chain Gang

D1. What Do I Care

D2. Remember the Alamo

D3. Roughneck

D4. All Over Again

D5. Smilling Big McCall

D6. Locomotive Man

D7. Send a Picture of Mother

Johnny Cash

Essential Works 1955-1962

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Album artwork for Essential Works 1955-1962 by Johnny Cash
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Released 05/03/2021Catalogue Number

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Johnny Cash

Essential Works 1955-1962

Diggers Factory
Album artwork for Album artwork for Essential Works 1955-1962 by Johnny Cash by Essential Works 1955-1962 - Johnny Cash
Album artwork for Essential Works 1955-1962 by Johnny Cash
LPx2

£21.99

Black
Released 05/03/2021Catalogue Number

MOR903

Johnny Cash had a birth certificate marked J. R. Cash because his parents couldn’t decide what to call him. Their environment was the recurrent poverty that reigned in Thirties America, a background of depression where J. R. went to work in flooded fields, learned music and sang along with other cotton pickers, picking up jobs here and there, and finally signing up for three years in the Army.

In 1954 he went back to civilian life, married Vivian Liberto, and went through the studio doors at Sun Records, where Sam Phillips recorded his first hits. In ’57 he joined Columbia Records and a decade later married June Carter (of The Carter Family) in 1968. The following years were complicated by drugs, alcohol and constant tours, yet the pair remained together until June passed away in 2003. Johnny Cash only survived another four months.

His original country music showed empathy for those who had been rejected, and his vision of the misery around him. But he also had an especially warm baritone, and it gave Johnny Cash an immense and faithful audience. He sold 90 million albums, confirming him as one of the greatest artists in music, all genres included.

A1. Hey Porter

A2. Cry, Cry, Cry

A3. Folsom Prison Blues

A4. I Walk The Line

A5. Get Rhythm

A6. Country Boy

A7. Sugartime

A8. You Win Again

B1. Loading Coal

B2. The Jailhouse Now

B3. Mean Eyed Cat

B4. Oh Lonesome Me

B5. Frankie's Man

B6. It Was Jesus

B7. Five feat High and Rising

B8. Transfusion Blues

C1. The Legend of John Henry's Hammer

C2. Tell Him I'm Gone

C3. Another Man Done Gone

C4. Busted

C5. Casey Jones

C6. Chain Gang

D1. What Do I Care

D2. Remember the Alamo

D3. Roughneck

D4. All Over Again

D5. Smilling Big McCall

D6. Locomotive Man

D7. Send a Picture of Mother