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Johnny Cash's voluminous recordings rank as some of the best in country music history. Hundreds of his songs, including 'I Walk The Line', 'Five Feet High and Rising', 'Don't Take Your Guns to Town' and 'Folsom Prison Blues' are among the bedrock of the country music canon. Cash's songs tell stories - in his unmistakable tragicomic voice - that most writers can't tell in 5 ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 2nd 2005 by Mainstream Publishing
(first published August 25th 2004)
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If you're a massive fan of Johnny, I guess this is an essential book to have along with your old CDs and/or vinyls. If you've started listening to him in the recent years and you've bought all the "Solitary Man" albums, then bear in mind most of those tracks were cover songs and you won't find any of those in this book. I consider myself a big fan of his music and read this considerably large book from beginning to end but I can't say it left a big impression, as most of his lyrics are either si ...more
Basically just a collection of songs written by Cash. Cash was an amazing poet and his songs deserve 5 stars. This is a review of a book however, and as such its kind of boring. I like to listen to the songs rather than just read the words. And the introduction by the collection editor is full or misinformation.
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