Bootleg, Vol. 2: From Memphis to Hollywood

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The second volume in Johnny Cash's Bootleg series, subtitled From Memphis to Hollywood, is, in a different way, just as revelatory as its predecessor. The initial volume contained two discs packed (mostly) with tracks that Cash called the "Personal File." Cash recorded these songs for himself between 1973 and 1982: originals, folk ballads, and spirituals with stories and recollections about the material on the tapes. From Memphis to Hollywood is another treasure trove compiled by Legacy. These two discs contain 57 tracks, recorded between 1955 and 1969. Disc one commences at the very beginning, with Cash's first-ever radio performance with the Tennessee Two at KWEM in West ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The second volume in Johnny Cash's Bootleg series, subtitled From Memphis to Hollywood, is, in a different way, just as revelatory as its predecessor. The initial volume contained two discs packed (mostly) with tracks that Cash called the "Personal File." Cash recorded these songs for himself between 1973 and 1982: originals, folk ballads, and spirituals with stories and recollections about the material on the tapes. From Memphis to Hollywood is another treasure trove compiled by Legacy. These two discs contain 57 tracks, recorded between 1955 and 1969. Disc one commences at the very beginning, with Cash's first-ever radio performance with the Tennessee Two at KWEM in West Memphis, AR; these ten cuts include the sponsor announcements. (This material was included on the bonus disc in the limited-edition Legend box set.) These are followed by 12 previously unissued demos recorded previous to and about the time he signed to Sun -- though the dates and locations are unknown -- with just Cash and his guitar. Among these cuts are the earliest known versions of "I Walk the Line," "Get Rhythm," "You're My Baby" (a hit for Roy Orbison), and a full band demo for "Rock and Roll Ruby" (a hit for Warren Smith). There are a host of Sun rarities too, including a 1957 rehearsal of "Big River," and another pair of unreleased demos. Disc two commences in 1958 with Cash at Columbia. These 25 selections include B-sides, studio outtakes, and singles that never made it onto proper albums. The first three cuts, are all flipsides that retain the reverb-laden Sun rockabilly sound, while tempering it with a chorus of backing vocals that represent the sound of the new countrypolitain Nashville. Other cuts represent tunes Cash wrote for television programs and document his California years, such as "Johnny Yuma Theme" (not his "The Rebel--Johnny Yuma"), and "Five Minutes to Live," recorded for an unmade movie he was to star in. These performances have never been available in the United States; most of the music on disc two hasn't. There are stellar studio performances of "One Too Many Mornings," "Johnny Reb," and the original studio version of "Girl from Saskatoon" co-written with Johnny Horton (the solo version on Personal File is preferable). There are three unreleased demos on disc two to round this out in "Hardin Wouldn't Run," "Six White Horses," and the original demo for "Come Along and Ride This Train." This disc showcases Cash as he rose to prominence and became a household name, with most of the music on par with his hits. The package contains a fine set of liner notes by Ashley Khan, and rare photographs. Like its predecessor, Bootleg, Vol. 2: From Memphis to Hollywood is essential for Cash collectors and hardcore fans, adding even more depth and weight to his enormous stature in American popular music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2011
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886976005122
  • Catalog Number: 760051
  • Sales rank: 37,041

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kwen Announcements and Advertistments (0:46)
  2. 2 Johnny Cash Show Intro and Theme (1:37)
  3. 3 Wide Open Road (2:27)
  4. 4 Home Equipment Company Advertisement (1:16)
  5. 5 One More Ride (2:19)
  6. 6 Home Equipment Company Advertisement/Luther Perkins Intro (1:50)
  7. 7 Luther's Boogie (0:44)
  8. 8 Belshazzar Intro (0:42)
  9. 9 Belshazzar (2:18)
  10. 10 Closing Comments and Theme (1:25)
  11. 11 Overton Park Shell "Country Music Jamboree" Advertisement By "Texas" Bi (1:03)
  12. 12 I Walk the Line (3:05)
  13. 13 Get Rhythm (2:03)
  14. 14 Train of Love (1:55)
  15. 15 Country Boy (1:49)
  16. 16 My Treasure (1:20)
  17. 17 Belshazzar (2:22)
  18. 18 He'll Be a Friend (1:48)
  19. 19 When I Think of You (1:44)
  20. 20 I Just Don't Care Enough (To Carry On) (2:08)
  21. 21 I'll Cry For You (2:29)
  22. 22 You're My Baby (1:39)
  23. 23 Rock and Roll Ruby (1:43)
  24. 24 Wide Open Road (1:49)
  25. 25 Leave That Junk Alone (1:28)
  26. 26 Brakeman's Blues (1:33)
  27. 27 Big River (3:45)
  28. 28 I Couldn't Keep From Crying (2:02)
  29. 29 New Mexico (2:06)
  30. 30 Goodnight Irene (2:40)
  31. 31 Restless Kid (1:53)
  32. 32 Its All Over (1:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 All Over Again (2:13)
  2. 2 You Dreamer You (1:49)
  3. 3 I'll Remember You - The Anita Kerr Singers (1:53)
  4. 4 Johnny Yuma Theme (1:57)
  5. 5 Five Minutes To Live (2:03)
  6. 6 The Losing Kind (1:59)
  7. 7 Locomotive Man - The Anita Kerr Singers (2:50)
  8. 8 Girl In Saskatoon - The Anita Kerr Singers (2:14)
  9. 9 There's a Mother Always Waiting (3:00)
  10. 10 Johnny Reb (2:55)
  11. 11 Shifting, Whispering Sands - Lorne Greene (2:31)
  12. 12 Send a Picture of Mother (2:52)
  13. 13 Hardin Wouldn't Run (3:32)
  14. 14 Thunderball (2:51)
  15. 15 One Too Many Mornings (2:39)
  16. 16 The Frozen Logger (2:21)
  17. 17 Foolish Questions (3:09)
  18. 18 Bottom of the Mountain (2:28)
  19. 19 Put the Sugar To Bed (2:22)
  20. 20 You Beat All I Ever Saw (2:09)
  21. 21 On the Line (2:20)
  22. 22 Roll Call (2:27)
  23. 23 The Folk Singer (3:04)
  24. 24 Six White Horses (2:29)
  25. 25 Come Alone and Ride This Train (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Norman Blake Dobro
The Carter Family Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
Bob Johnson Guitar, Lute, Mandocello
Tompall Glaser Guitar
Bill Pursell Piano
Mother Maybelle Carter Autoharp
Johnny Western Guitar
The Statler Brothers Vocals
Marshall Grant Bass
Buddy Harman Drums
Luther Perkins Electric Guitar
W.S. Holland Drums
James Carter Wilson Piano
Michael Kazak Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Bob Johnson Producer
Jack Clement Producer
Gregg Geller Producer
Frank Jones Producer
Don Law Producer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
John A. Lomax Composer
Sam Phillips Producer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Randall Martin Art Direction
James Stevens Composer
A. Smith Composer
Ashley Kahn Liner Notes
John Carter Cash Executive Producer
Lou Robin Executive Producer
Texas Bill Strength Composer
J.R. Cash Composer
M. Kilgore Composer
C. Daniels Composer
M. Robbins Composer
M. Carter Composer
J. Thornton Composer
J. Rodgers Composer
V.C. Gilberth Composer
B.J. Carnahan Composer
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