Johnny Cash (country music legend)

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If somebody is missing American II, this is essentially the album Unchained, which is released between American Recordings and American III: Solitary Man.

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Legal name: J. R. Cash

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John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice; the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, which is characterized by train-sound guitar rhythms; a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; free prison concerts; and a trademark, all-black stage wardrobe, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black." He traditionally began his concerts by simply introducing himself, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash," followed by his signature song "Folsom Prison Blues".

Much of Cash's music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. His other signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm", and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers like "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson" (followed by many further duets after their marriage); and railroad songs including "Hey, Porter", "Orange Blossom Special", and "Rock Island Line". During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late 20th-century rock artists, notably "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode.

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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 The Unissued Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
1980 The Original Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
1981 Encore Johnny Cash 1
1981 The Rough Cut King of Country Music Johnny Cash 1
1984 20 Super Hits Johnny Cash 1
1986 Country Boy Johnny Cash 1
1986 Up Through The Years, 1955-1957 Johnny Cash 1
1987 The Greatest Years 1958-1986 Johnny Cash 1
1987 Greatest Hits Johnny Cash 1
1987 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 1
1988 Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series Johnny Cash 1
1988 The Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 2
1990 The Man in Black: 1954-1958 Johnny Cash 1
1990 The Original Sun Singles Collection 1955-1959 Johnny Cash 1
1990 The Sun Years Johnny Cash 1
1991 Country Christmas Johnny Cash 2
1991 The Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
1991 The Man in Black: 1959-'62 Johnny Cash 1
1991 The Storyteller Johnny Cash 1
1991 Willie Waylon Kris & Cash Willie, Waylon, Kris & Cash 2
1992 The Man, the World, His Music Johnny Cash 1
1992 The Gospel Collection Johnny Cash 1
1992 The Johnny Cash Collection Johnny Cash 1
1992 Biggest Hits (1980s Version) Johnny Cash 1
1992 Country Classics Johnny Cash 1
1992 The Best of the Sun Years 1955-1961 Johnny Cash 1
1992 The Essential Johnny Cash (1955-1983) Johnny Cash 1
1993 Gold Johnny Cash 1
1993 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
1993 Johnny Cash Collection Johnny Cash 1
1993 The Many Sides of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
1994 Super Hits Johnny Cash 2
1994 Guess Things Happen That Way Johnny Cash 1
1994 Nashville 1969 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash 2
1994 The Man in Black Johnny Cash 1
1995 The Man in Black: 1963-'69 Plus Johnny Cash 1
1995 Greatest Hits Johnny Cash 3
1995 Get Rhythm - The Best Of The Sun Years Johnny Cash 1
1995 Greatest Hits - Finest Performances Johnny Cash 1
1995 Johnny Cash: Legendary Country Singer Johnny Cash 1
1995 Ring of Fire Johnny Cash 1
1995 San Quentin to Folsom: The Classic Tracks Johnny Cash 1
1996 The Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
1996 All American Country Johnny Cash 1
1996 The Johnny Cash Collection Johnny Cash 1
1996 The Very Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 4 1
1997 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash 1
1997 Johnny Cash: The Masters Vol. 2 Johnny Cash 1
1997 The Golden Years Johnny Cash 1
1998 American Songs: The Very Best Of Johnny Cash & Boxcar Willie Johnny Cash & Boxcar Willie 1
1998 The Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 2
1998 A Boy Named Sue and Other Story Songs Johnny Cash 2
1998 There You Go Johnny Cash 1
1999 16 Biggest Hits Johnny Cash 3
1999 The Man in Black: His Greatest Hits Johnny Cash 1
1999 Ring of Fire Johnny Cash 1
1999 I Walk the Line / Little Fauss & Big Halsy Johnny Cash 1
1999 Complete Sun Singles Johnny Cash 1
1999 The Complete Original Sun Singles Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two 1
1999 Original Golden Hits, Volume 1 / Original Golden Hits, Volume 2 Johnny Cash 1
1999 Showtime / Original Golden Hits, Volume 3 Johnny Cash 1
1999 Country Music CM001 Johnny Cash 1
1999 Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash 2
1999 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 4
1999 I Walk The Line (And Other Hits) Johnny Cash 1
1999 Just as I Am Johnny Cash 1
1999 Sings I Walk the Line & Sings Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two 1
1999 Sunday Down South & Sing Hank Williams Johnny Cash / Jerry Lee Lewis 1
1999 The Best of the Sun Recordings Johnny Cash 1
1999 The Essential Sun Collection Johnny Cash 1
1999 The Fabulous Johnny Cash / Songs of Our Soil Johnny Cash 1
2000 Come Along and Ride This Train Johnny Cash 1
2000 Famous Country Music Makers Johnny Cash 1
2000 Love, God, Murder Johnny Cash 3
2000 The Mercury Years Johnny Cash 1
2000 Hello, I'm Johnny Cash - 18 Cash Classics Johnny Cash 1
2000 Falsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash 1
2000 Personal Christmas Collection Johnny Cash 1
2000 The ABC Show Series Johnny Cash 1
2000 The ABC Show Series Vol 1. Johnny Cash 1
2000 The ABC Show Series, Vol. 3 Johnny Cash 1
2000 The Collection Johnny Cash 1
2000 Wanted Man: The Very Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
2001 Roads Less Travelled Johnny Cash 1
2001 16 Biggest Hits, Volume II Johnny Cash 1
2001 Sun Records 50th Anniversary Edition Johnny Cash 1
2001 His Sun Years Johnny Cash 1
2001 30 Essential Hits Johnny Cash 1
2001 A Boy Named Johnny Johnny Cash 1
2001 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash 3
2001 Anthology Johnny Cash 3
2001 Kings of World Music: Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
2001 Man in Black: The Very Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 4
2001 The Best of Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson 1
2001 The Very Best of the Sun Years Johnny Cash 1
2002 The Essential Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 5
2002 The Essential Sun Singles Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two 1
2002 Sings the Country Classics Johnny Cash 1
2002 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 2
2002 A Boy Named Johnny Johnny Cash 1

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