Tag: Johnny Cash

Bob Dylan: Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 (Legacy Recordings)

The meeting of minds between Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash has long been the thing of legend, but now the legend is made real with a three disc set that chronicles Dylan’s Nashville country years, featuring the historic session, as well as outtakes from his two albums from this time and an incongruous Earl Scruggs session recorded in 1970. It’s an exciting and compelling document of Dylan’s reinvention as a country crooner.

The Man Who Carried Cash: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, And The Making Of An American Icon

This in-depth study introduces the world to a relatively unknown figure: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash’s manager throughout Cash’s glory years, and who is partially responsible for transforming the man into the mythic figure we know today. This book shows just how hard–and thankless–that job was.

Various Artists: Chartbusters USA: Special Country Edition (Ace Records)

For the fifth installment of Ace Records’ fantastic Chartbusters USA, the focus is squarely on Country crossovers, and provides for a satisfying listen.

The Highwaymen: Live: American Outlaws (Sony Legacy)

A live performance from a country supergroup is good, but it’s not without its flaws…

Various Artists: Out Of Left Field: Where Soul Meets Country (Ace Records)

This superb Ace Records compilation offers up two dozen fine Country versions of songs that were also released by Soul artists. These crossovers aren’t nearly as shocking as you might assume.

Johnny Cash: Koncert V Praze (Sony)

This long-obscure European-only release gets its first proper standalone American release. Though it’s a pretty standard Johnny Cash greatest hits setlist, it is an enjoyable document of a master country singer in his prime and in his element.