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The Complete Sun Singles, Vol. 1

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Hey! Porter
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Cry! Cry! Cry!
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So Doggone Lonesome
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Folsom Prison Blues
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Get Rhythm
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I Walk the Line
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Train of Love
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There You Go
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Don't Make Me Go
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Next in Line
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Home of the Blues
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Give My Love to Rose
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Ballad of a Teenage Queen
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Big River
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Guess Things Happen That Way
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Come In Stranger
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The Ways of a Woman in Love
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You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven
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I Just Thought You'd Like to Know
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It's Just About Time
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04.22.11
Johnny Cash, The Complete Sun Singles, Vol. 1
Label: Sun Records

Like several other (but not all) key Sun artists, Johnny Cash came to the label with his signature sound already intact. Over that boom-chicka beat created by bassist Marshall Grant and guitarist Luther Perkins, Johnny's stark baritone carried the songs; even when he soloed, Perkins 'rudimentary boogie lines did little more than restate the rhythm. It was minimalist music that couldn't have been simpler, and once heard it was impossible to get out of one's… read more »

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BrunoBruno

Oh, this is just SOOOOoooooo good. If you are into the history of American music, the Sun Records chapter is worth exploring further. Before the rest of the country made distinctions between rock, pop, country, and whatever else, Sam Phillips was just recording what he knew to be good music. This collection shows Johnny Cash before (too many) drugs, before Vegas, before TV, before prison: it is a simpler, sparser Cash, but with no less the intensity and fire. The version of "Folsom Prison Blues" is iconic.

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love it

EMUSIC-0225C1F9

it is my fave i walk the line the best song on the album and my fave do it download it now you will be happy about it

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Still good after all those years

wmer

I began to admire Johnny Cash's style in the 1950's. Some of my college classmates loved to spend evenings drinking and playing old Sun 33's. The old records are collector items now. I'm very pleased to have this album on my iPod. It gives me a lift to hear Cash sing about Walking the Line. I recall the good times when I was young and wild and learning to like country music.

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Satisfying pick.

jibber365

This album is amazing, classic country. If you like Johnny Cash, you'll love "The Complete Sun Singles".

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Great Deal!

EMUSIC-01CBBD68

This is a great collection of Johnny Cash songs! And you get 20 songs for only a few credits. Do yourself a favor and download an American Classic.

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Cash = Talent!

starlite299

Complete gold and you don't have to like country music to get into the groove with Cash! I never get tired of listing to Cash. There are so many varied albums he has done that will light your soul with fire. Worth the download trust me!

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Johnny Cash and Sun Records - great combination!

DTRBob

These are the originals, Sun Records recordings of Johnny Cash. What more could you ask for???? Great!

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absolutely gold

WVMMRH

while i listen mostly to rock,i grew up with everything including johnny cash.every one of these cash albums featured here are pure treasures.download 'em.turn 'em up loud!! 'nuff said!

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Essential American Music

NJ_Returns

Forget all the noise in these reviews about anyone EXCEPT J.R. Cash. While Country likes to lay exclusive claim to him, the fact is Johnny played--and influenced--not just country, but rock, rock-n-roll, rock-a-billy, gospel, folk, in short, there's hardly a genre--post WW2--that he DIDN'T influence ('cept Disco, but no one could have helped that ****). So forget all this nonsense about anyone else. If you're interested in Cash, this collection is an excellent place to start, i.e. where Johnny started: Sun Records. And remember: Johnny was not a felon and never did prison time, he just SANG about it. It's sad that for many rappers, prison time is a "resume enhancement." Cash didn't need anything but a mike and a guitar--as these Sun sides prove...

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