by John Tarpley
Great news for fans of early Johnny Cash—and who isn't? Columbia/Legacy is set to release "Bootleg, Vol. 2: From Memphis to Hollywood," a two-disc set of demos, outtakes, rarities, etc., on February 22.
The first disc highlights Cash's work with Sun Records from late 1954 to late 1957, including 12 demos (11 of which have been unreleased for 50+ years), seven outtakes from the Sun Studios and a Memphis radio broadcast from the Man himself.
Disc two focuses on Cash at Los Angeles' Columbia Records from 1958 to 1969, featuring non-album singles, outtakes and b-sides.
Columbia/Legacy plans to release the final, official tracklist in the next few days.
Also, gamers, 'Rock Band 3' just released an eight-song Johnny Cash package this week.
Keep the Cash a'coming, I say. But, naturally, this type of intense, posthumous branding is still sure to wrinkle a few dusters.