Tuesday, December 26, 2006





Johnny Cash - Personal File 2 Discs of Unreleased Sessions






I have been sitting on this one here for a while wondering whether or not to post but have finally caved in. This incredible collection of his songs had been sitting in a box amongst his personal affects in his home studio and all date from 1973 - 1977 and are all acoustic renditions of standards, spiritual songs and spoken-word poetry. If you only love Cash for the obvious hits and don't care to dig too deep into what made him tick - then don't bother with this one. For those who do care to learn more you can give this a listen and be amazed. I usually have no patience for religious music (excepting reggae, of course) and especially for Christian recordings because so often they sound sanitized and devoid of any.....what is the word? Soul, yes that's it. But a select few people can convey their strong belief in music and convince even the hard-hearted DaddyRich and move me - among them Ray Charles, Hank Williams Sr. and the late, great Johhny Cash. I hope this does the same for some of you.


Disc 1
1 The Letter Edged in Black previously unreleased 2:39
2 There's a Mother Always Waiting at Home previously unreleased 4:21
3 The Engineer's Dying Child previously unreleased 2:07
4 My Mother Was a Lady previously unreleased 3:36
5 The Winding Stream previously unreleased 2:37
6 Far Away Places previously unreleased 2:23
7 Galway Bay previously unreleased 1:45
8 When I Stop Dreaming previously unreleased 3:11
9 Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes previously unreleased 3:32
10 I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen previously unreleased 2:28
11 Missouri Waltz previously unreleased 2:00
12 Louisiana Man previously unreleased 3:28
13 Paradise previously unreleased 3:03
14 I Don't Believe You Wanted to Leave previously unreleased 2:56
15 Jim, I Wore a Tie Today previously unreleased 2:47
16 Saginaw, Michigan previously unreleased 2:29
17 When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below) previously unreleased 2:16
18 Girl in Saskatoon previously unreleased 2:17
19 The Cremation of Sam McGee previously unreleased 5:33
20 Tiger Whitehead previously unreleased 4:44
21 It's All Over previously unreleased 2:49
22 A Fast Song previously unreleased 2:32
23 Virgie previously unreleased 2:57
24 I Wanted So previously unreleased 2:41
25 It Takes One to Know Me previously unreleased 3:14

Disc 2
1 Seal It in My Heart and Mind previously unreleased 1:51
2 Wildwood in the Pines previously unreleased 2:41
3 Who at My Door Is Standing previously unreleased 2:31
4 Have Thine Own Way Lord previously unreleased 3:43
5 Lights of Magdala previously unreleased 2:26
6 If Jesus Ever Loved a Woman previously unreleased 2:39
7 The Lily of the Valley previously unreleased 1:45
8 Have a Drink of Water previously unreleased 3:36
9 The Way Worn Traveler previously unreleased 2:03
10 Look Unto the East previously unreleased 2:12
11 Matthew 24 (Is Knocking at the Door) previously unreleased 1:57
12 The House Is Falling Down previously unreleased 2:51
13 One of These Days I'm Gonna Sit Down and Talk to Paul previously unreleased 3:20
14 What on Earth (Will You Do for Heaven's Sake) previously unreleased 2:44
15 My Children Walk in Truth previously unreleased 2:50
16 No Earthly Good previously unreleased 1:51
17 Sanctified previously unreleased 2:33
18 Lord, Lord, Lord previously unreleased 2:20
19 What Is Man previously unreleased 2:24
20 Over the Next Hill (We'll Be Home) previously unreleased 2:55
21 A Half a Mile a Day previously unreleased 4:25
22 Farther Along previously unreleased 2:57
23 Life's Railway to Heaven previously unreleased 2:14
24 In the Sweet Bye and Bye previously unreleased 2:50


links in comments


10 comments:

DaddyRich said...

Disc 1

Part 1 -

diappaered somehow - be on later today

Part 2 -

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yyuhe5


Disc 2 -

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y2c3sm

mike said...

I'm glad you decided to post this. Great stuff! Thanks very much!!

DaddyRich said...

Disc 1 -

Part 1 -

http://preview.tinyurl.com/uygg5

Part 2 -

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yyuhe5

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much.
Looking forward to listen to "the voice".

Derek

Anonymous said...

I was floored by your comments on Johnny Cash. He's been a favorite of mine since the mid-50s, when I heard my dad chuckle at the lyrics to "Understand Your Man." I saw Cash at the Ohio State Fair in 1968 before I went away to college, and I converted a few of my dorm mates to his music by playing "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" in between Jimi Hendrix and the Moody Blues. Your posting of the "Personal Files" and so much other material is greatly appreciated, but I treasure your comments on Johnny even more. -- Smitty123

Bubba said...

I love JC. Thanks so much for these.

warvadal said...

The links wasn't working awhile back. Working fine now. Thanks a lot for the re-up.

Peace.

Drazen said...

any chance of reupping these?

Anonymous said...

would love to hear this one , any chance for a re-up ? by the way great blog you got here hope you keep going for a long time . already discovered some cool gems here , thanks - timo

egemen said...

any chance of reuploading this post? all the best wishes for 2008 btw