Johnny Cash – The Legend (2005)

Johnny Cash - LegendsJohnny Cash might be remembered most for his black outfits and his deep voice. “The Man in Black” sang for almost five decades, and I’m glad to say that this 4-CD set does the country music legend honor. The set is divided into four disc themes: Win, Place And Show – The Hits; Old Favorites And New; The Great American Songbook; Family And Friends.

Win, Place and Show – The Hits: His most famous song “I Walk The Line” is the first track of CD One, and is well-placed. Many of his best tracks on here include the surprisingly heartfelt “Without Love,” the western “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town” and his masterpiece “Folsom Prison Blues”- – the live version.

Old Favorites And New: Cash’s versatility is almost unmatched. His songs ranged from the textbook traditional country song “Cry, Cry, Cry” to the gospel-like “Forever Young” to the more contemporary country “Highway Patrolman” to the classic rock “I Will Rock And Roll With You.”

The Great American Songbook: His ode to America and its culture. He pays tribute to the musical genres of blues in “Walking The Blues,” of jazz in “Waiting For A Train” and of classic western in his rendition of “I’ve Been Working On The Railroad.”

Family And Friends: He recorded many duets with his wife June Carter including “Jackson” and “If I Were A Carpenter.” He has also recorded with Bob Dylan (“Girl From The North Country”), Waylon Jennins (“The Night Hank Williams Came To Town”), and Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson (“Highwayman”).

Johnny Cash loved to make music and in this set includes only a fraction of his music recorded from 1955-2002. To those who have never heard a Johnny Cash song, but always wanted to experience him – this is a collection to get. It’s sad that he is no longer with us, but at least he left his music.
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Track list:

DISC ONE

    1. I Walk The Line
    2. There You Go
    3. Home Of The Blues
    4. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
    5. Guess Things Happen That Way
    6. Ways Of A Woman In Love, The
    7. Don’t Take Your Guns to Town
    8. Ring Of Fire
    9. Matador, The
    10. Understand Your Man
    11. Ballad Of Ira Hayes, The
    12. Orange Blossom Special
    13. One On The Right Is On The Left, The
    14. Rosanna’s Going Wild
    15. Folsom Prison Blues
    16. Daddy Sang Bass
    17. Boy Named Sue, A
    18. What Is Truth
    19. Sunday Morning Coming Down
    20. Flesh And Blood
    21. Man In Black
    22. Thing Called Love, A
    23. Kate
    24. Oney
    25. Any Old Wind That Blows
    26. One Piece At A Time
    27. Ghost Riders In The Sky

DISC TWO

    1. Hey Porter
    2. Cry Cry Cry
    3. Luther Played The Boogie
    4. Get Rhythm
    5. Give My Love To Rose
    6. I Was There When It Happened
    7. Big River
    8. I Still Miss Someone
    9. Pickin’ Time
    10. Man On The Hill, The
    11. Five Feet High And Rising
    12. Tennessee Flat Top Box
    13. I Got Stripes
    14. Troublesome Waters
    15. Long Black Veil, The
    16. Dark As A Dungeon
    17. Wall, The
    18. 25 Minutes To Go
    19. Cocaine Blues
    20. Doin’ My Time
    21. I Will Rock And Roll With You
    22. Without Love
    23. Big Light, The
    24. Highway Patrolman
    25. I’m Never Gonna Roam Again
    26. When I’m Gray
    27. Forever Young

DISC THREE

    1. Wreck Of The Old 97, The
    2. Rock Island Line
    3. Goodnight Irene
    4. Goodbye Little Darling
    5. Born To Lose
    6. Walkin’ The Blues
    7. Frankie’s Man, Johnny
    8. Delia’s Gone
    9. In The Jailhouse Now
    10. Waiting For A Train
    11. Casey Jones
    12. Legend Of John Henry’s Hammer, The
    13. I’ve Been Working On The Railroad
    14. Sweet Betsy From Pike
    15. Streets Of Laredo, The
    16. Bury Me Not On The Lone Prarie
    17. Down In The Valley
    18. Wabash Cannonball
    19. Great Speckled Bird, The
    20. Wildwood Flower
    21. Cotton Fields
    22. Pick A Bale O’Cotton
    23. Old Shep
    24. I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight
    25. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
    26. Time Changes Everything

DISC FOUR

    1. Keep On The Sunny Side – (with The Carter Family)
    2. Diamonds In The Rough – (with The Carter Family)
    3. Peace In The Valley, (There’ll Be) – (with The Carter Family)
    4. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord – (with The Carter Family)
    5. Another Man Done Gone – (with Anita Carter)
    6. Pick The Wildwood Flower – (with Mother Maybelle Carter)
    7. Jackson – (with June Carter)
    8. If I Were A Carpenter – (with June Carter)
    9. Girl From The North Country – (with Bob Dylan)
    10. One More Ride – (with Marty Staurt)
    11. You Can’t Beat Jesus Christ – (with Billy Joe Shaver)
    12. There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang – (with Waylon Jennings)
    13. We Ought To Be Ashamed – (with Elvis Costello)
    14. Crazy Old Soldier – (with Ray Charles)
    15. Silver Haired Daddy of Mine – (with Tommy Cash)
    16. Who’s Gene Autry – (with John Carter Cash)
    17. Night Hank Williams Came to Town, The – (with Waylon Jennings)
    18. I Walk The Line Revisited – (with Rodney Crowell)
    19. Highwayman – (with Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Kris Kristofferson)
    20. Wanderer, The – (with U2)
    21. September When It Comes – (with Rosanne Cash)
    22. Tears in the Holston River – (with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
    23. Far Side Banks Of Jordan – (with June Carter Cash)
    24. It Takes One To Know Me – (with June Carter Cash/Carlene Carter/John Carter Cash)

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