To hear Johnny Cash's swaggering Sun Records-era material is to marvel at one of the primal source-streams of what was fast becoming the headwaters of rock 'n' roll. Cash's craggy, lunch-bucket vocals on gleaming original versions of songs like "Cry! Cry! Cry!," "Get Rhythm," "Big River," and "I Walk the Line," backed by the signature guitar style of Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant?s steady bass, are really just the tip of the iceberg corralled on this stunning collection. "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hey Porter," and "So Doggone Lonesome" -- and plenty more just as exciting -- offer still more rock-solid cornerstones of the Johnny Cash legend,an edifice that will stand as long as the pharaohs' pyramids.
Cry! Cry! Cry! • Hey, Porter! • Folsom Prison Blues • So Doggone Lonesome • I Walk The Line • Get Rhythm • Train Of Love • There You Go • Next In Line • Don’t Make Me Go • Give My Love To Rose • Home Of The Blues • Ballad Of A Teenage Queen • Big River • Guess Things Happen That Way • Come In Stranger • You’re The Nearest Thing To Heaven • The Ways Of A Woman In Love • I Just Thought You’d Like To Know • It’s Just About Time • Luther Played The Boogie • Thanks A Lot • Katy Too • I Forgot To Remember To Forget • Goodbye Little Darlin’ • You Tell Me • Straight A’s In Love • I Love You Because