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


John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and 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 multiple inductions in 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, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and a trademark look, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally began his concerts with the simple "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash", followed by his signature "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 best-known songs included "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "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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Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Selection Johnny Cash 1
2002 At Madison Square Garden Johnny Cash 1
2002 A Concert: Behind Prison Walls Johnny Cash 1
2003 Johnny Cash Presents a Concert Behind Prison Walls Johnny Cash 1
2003 Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride Johnny Cash 1
2005 Live From Austin Texas Johnny Cash 3
2006 At Folsom Prison / At San Quentin: The 2 Classic Prison Concerts Johnny Cash 1
2007 The Great Lost Performance Johnny Cash 1
2011 Bootleg, Volume 3: Live Around the World Johnny Cash 2
2012 The Very Best Prison Recordings of Johnny Cash Live Johnny Cash 1
2015 Live in Denmark Johnny Cash 2
1989-03-20: Minneapolis, MN, USA Johnny Cash 1
1990-08-25: Rocky Gap Festival, Cumberland, MD, USA Johnny Cash 1
1994-06-09: Manhattan Center, NY, USA Johnny Cash 1
1994-06-26: Glastonbury Festival Johnny Cash 1
1994-12-08: The Beast in Me: Austin, TX, USA Johnny Cash 1
1996-09-07: Bury Me Not: Irvin Plaza, New York, NY, USA Johnny Cash 1
1996-09-24: Lied Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash 1
1997-10-14: Unchained Melodies: Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany Johnny Cash 1
2003-07-05: He Walked the Line: Carter Family Fold, Hiltons, VA, USA Johnny Cash 1
I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 1
Live and on the Air Johnny Cash 1
Live Recordings Johnny Cash 1
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Johnny Cash Remixed Johnny Cash 4

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 1
1970 Little Fauss and Big Halsy Johnny Cash 1
1973 The Gospel Road Johnny Cash 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 I Walk the Line / Get Rhythm Johnny Cash 1
1957 Ballad of a Teenage Queen / Big River Johnny Cash 1
1957 Next in Line / Don't Make Me Go Johnny Cash 1
1959 I Got Stripes / Five Feet High and Rising Johnny Cash 1
1959 Straight A's in Love / I Love You Because Johnny Cash 1
1960 The Story of a Broken Heart / Down the Street to 301 Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two 1
1969 A Boy Named Sue / San Quentin Johnny Cash 1
1970 Flesh and Blood Johnny Cash 1
1970 What Is Truth / Sing a Traveling Song Johnny Cash 1
1996 Rusty Cage Johnny Cash 1
2003 Hurt / Personal Jesus Johnny Cash 1
2004 Hurt (Barry Bond & Kevin Dispain remix) Johnny Cash 1
2004 Redemption Song Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer 1
2010 Ain't No Grave Johnny Cash 1
2014 She Used to Love Me a Lot (The Haunted Mix) Johnny Cash 1
2014 I’m Movin’ On Johnny Cash with Waylon Jennings 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Country Boy Johnny Cash 1
1958 Sings Hank Williams Johnny Cash 1
1983 Love Me Tender Julie Andrews & Johnny Cash 1
1995 Greatest Hits: Best of the Best Johnny Cash 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Man in Black: 1959-'62 Johnny Cash 1
2000 Return to the Promised Land Johnny Cash 1
Columbia Radio Hour American III Johnny Cash 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 The Man in Black: 1954-1958 Johnny Cash 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Reads the Complete New Testament Johnny Cash 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 The Walls of a Prison Johnny Cash 1
1981 The Baron Johnny Cash 1
2002 Johnny Cash & Friends Johnny Cash 1
2009 The Very Best of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
2010 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash 1
American Music Legends Johnny Cash 1
Ballad of a Teenage Queen Johnny Cash 1
Big Country Johnny Cash 1
Country Boy Johnny Cash 1
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash 1
I Walk the Line Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson 1
Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 1
Johnny Cash Sings the Ballads of the True West Johnny Cash 1
San Quentin & Other Hits Johnny Cash 1
The Legend Johnny Cash 1
The Ultimate Johnny Cash/ Bransound Vol.6 Johnny Cash 1
Walk the Line Johnny Cash 2
Wanted Man Johnny Cash 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Legacy Johnny Cash 1
2008 Greatest Hits Johnny Cash 2
2012 The Greatest Duets Johnny Cash 1
2012 Complete Recording Sessions 1954-1969 (Sun, Columbia, Mercury, American, House of Cash, Legacy Recordings) Johnny Cash 1
2012 Johnny Cash Collector's Edition Johnny Cash 1
2013 Five Classic Albums Johnny Cash 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989-05-08 early show: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK The Carter Family & Johnny Cash 1

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