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Another Song to Sing

The Recorded Repertoire of Johnny Cash

John L. Smith

Armed with only four major chords and his distinctive voice, Johnny Cash has piloted his way into musical history and into the hearts of millions. With over five decades of recording, Cash has an incredible volume of recorded material. The sheer volume of work can make Cash's recorded repertoire difficult to access for the researcher or fan. John L. Smith, Cash's discographer and friend has written an answer to those problems with Another Song to Sing: The Recorded Repertoire of Johnny Cash.

Smith presents information about Cash's repertoire indexed by song title. Whereas in a "sessionography" one might have to wade through many pages covering entries for different session dates and overdub sessions to find if, when, and how a particular title was released, Another Song to Sing presents all pertinent information for a given title in an entry for that title. Over 2,600 entries provide information pertaining to composers, producers, recording locations, dates of sessions (including any and all overdub sessions), personnel, and release dates for singles, extended-play and long-play albums, and CDs. Over 220 albums and CDs are listed. In addition to the alphabetical song title listings, Smith presents us with a collection of liner notes written by Cash himself, allowing a look at how he perceived his own music at any given period of time.
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Scarecrow Press
Pages: 1032Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
978-0-8108-3629-7 • Hardback • April 1999 • $134.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-4617-1616-7 • eBook • April 1999 • $127.00 • (£85.00)
John L. Smith is a long-time scholar and friend of Johnny Cash. His previous publications include the Johnny Cash Discography (Greenwood, 1984), Johnny Cash Discography 1984-1993 (Greenwood, 1994), Johnny Cash Record Catalog (Greenwood, 1994), and Waylon Jennings Discography(Greenwood, 1995) which won the 1996 ARSC Best Research in the Field of Country Music Award.
...truly amazing in the scope and depth of its research, and will fascinate devoted followers of 'the Man in Black.'
Reference and Research Book News

...very complete...an impeccable piece of research.
Dirty Linen

...awesome alphabetical listing of every song Cash has recorded, detailing where known the writer. This book is fascinating. It's immense thoroughly commendable.
Country Music People

...utterly comprehensive...this is probably the only place in the world where you'll find out about unreleased material such as 'Rosalee's Good Eats Cafe'...
Record Collector

Weighing in at a massive 3.35 pounds, and using entire forests of trees to provide the 1005 pages, John L. Smith's labour of love Another Song to Sing lists EVERY song recorded by the legendary John R. Cash. Alongside the title, composer, and publishing information, Smith includes all the musicians who appeared on each different recording and tells you on what album each might be found. Who would want such a volume, you ask? Well. The answer is simple. Trivia nuts. Researchers. Writers. Fans. This is simply fascinating stuff....Another Song to Sing is a monumental achievement of research and study. And I am certainly glad to have it in my reference library.
Green Man Review

This is one of those rare reference books that entertains as much as it informs...
Library Journal