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Columbia/Legacy to release new Johnny Cash ‘bootleg’…

 

FROM MEMPHIS TO HOLLYWOOD: BOOTLEG VOL. 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.

CD ONE: THE 1950s

A. On The Air

1. KWEM Announcements and Advertisements • 2. Johnny Cash Show Intro and Theme • 3. Wide Open Road 4. Home Equipment Company Advertisement • 5. One More Ride6. Home Equipment Company Advertisement/Luther Perkins Intro • 7. Luther’s Boogie 8. Belshazzar Intro • 9. Belshazzar10. Closing Comments and Theme • 11. Overton Park Shell “Country Music Jamboree” Advertisement by

“Texas” Bill Strength, broadcast August 4, 1955.  (Tracks 1-10 recorded May 21, 1955 in West Memphis, Arkansas. Tracks 1-11 previously released as bonus CD in limited edition of The Legend boxed set, 2005.)

B. Early Demos

12. I Walk The Line (demo) • 13. Get Rhythm (demo) • 14. Train Of Love (demo) • 15. Country Boy (demo) • 16. My Treasure (demo) • 17. Belshazzar (demo) • 18. He’ll Be A Friend (demo) • 19. When I Think Of You (demo) • 20. I Just Don’t Care Enough (To Carry On) (demo) • 21. I’ll Cry For You (demo) • 22. You’re My Baby (demo) • 23. Rock And Roll Ruby (demo, recorded probably late 1955; West Memphis, Arkansas, courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation.)

(Tracks 12-22 previously unreleased, recording dates and locations unknown.)

C. Sun Rarities

24. Wide Open Road (recorded late 1954; produced by Sam Phillips)

25. Leave That Junk Alone (recorded August 4, 1957; produced by Jack Clement)

26. Brakeman’s Blues (incomplete) (recorded April 2, 1956; produced by Sam Phillips)

27. Big River (recorded November 12, 1957; produced by Jack Clement)

28. I Couldn’t Keep From Crying (recorded probably 1955; produced by Sam Phillips)

29. New Mexico (recorded probably 1955; produced by Sam Phillips)

30. Goodnight Irene (recorded November 12, 1957; produced by Jack Clement)

(Tracks 24-30 recorded in Memphis, courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation.)

D. More Demos

31. Restless Kid (demo) • 32 It’s All Over (demo).  (Tracks 31-32 previously unreleased, recording dates and locations unknown.)

CD TWO: THE 1960s

1. All Over Again

2. You Dreamer You

3. I’ll Remember You

4. Johnny Yuma Theme (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

5. Five Minutes To Live (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

6. The Losing Kind (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

7. Locomotive Man

8. Girl In Saskatoon

9. There’s A Mother Always Waiting (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

10. Johnny Reb (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

11. Shifting, Whispering Sands-with Lorne Greene (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

12. Send A Picture Of Mother

13. Hardin Wouldn’t Run (demo)

14. Thunderball (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

15. One Too Many Mornings (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

16. The Frozen Logger (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

17. Foolish Questions (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

18. Bottom Of The Mountain

19. Put The Sugar To Bed

20. You Beat All I Ever Saw

21. On The Line (previously unreleased in the U.S.)

22. Roll Call

23. The Folk Singer

24. Six White Horses (demo) (previously unreleased)

25. Come Along And Ride This Train (demo) (previously unreleased).

(Tracks 1-6 recorded in Nashville, produced by Don Law.)

(Tracks 7-12, 14-21 recorded in Nashville, produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.)

(Tracks 22-23 recorded in Nashville, produced by Bob Johnston.)

 

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