By Johnny Cash
He is "The guy in Black." nation song legend. The "quintessential American troubadour." An icon of rugged individualism, who's been to hell and again, and tells the story as by no means sooner than. during this unforgettable autobiography, Johnny money talks immediately concerning the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the folks who've formed him.
In his personal phrases, money units the checklist straight--and dispels a couple of myths--as he appears unsparingly at his awesome existence: from his turbulent previous to the thrill of the current to his plans down the line. right here, too, are the buddies of an entire life, together with Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Dr. Billy Graham. As robust and remarkable as certainly one of his vintage songs, funds is full of the candor, wit, and knowledge of a guy who has actually "walked the line."
"Engaging.... Written with honesty and non secular insight.... Cash's tales and energy shine."
"Insightful, comfortable, and conversational.... The tales sing."
--New York occasions ebook Review
"Gives a suppose for what it would be wish to spend a while with him.... money is an efficient storyteller.... Fascinating.... wealthy anecdotes.... fascinating observations.... Any money fan with discover a lot right here to enjoy."
"Cash has consistently been cool."
--Country Music journal
With 16-pages of never-before-seen photographs
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I do not recognize. probably it was once simply because Sam observed Carl as his destiny in rock 'n' roll—he'd offered Elvis to RCA through then— while i used to be kingdom, and also you simply do not supply Cadillacs to state stars. it is a rock 'n' roll factor. I nonetheless imagine I must have that Cadillac, notwithstanding. I may still simply name Sam and inform him to ship one over: black, with darkish black trim and perhaps a mild black inside. i do not recognize what they rate now, yet in 1956 you may get person who was once best for thirty-five hundred cash. i am calling the fellow Sam, yet again then I referred to as him Mr. Phillips. all of us did, although he advised us now not to—he wasn't that a lot older than us, in any case. i believe it was once Elvis, simply nineteen while he signed with solar, who obtained it begun, and the remainder of us alongside. the ladies at solar, Marion Keisger and Sally Wilburn, strengthened it. we might take our questions and difficulties to them: the place have been our royalty assessments? may possibly we alter the track we would simply recorded? they would pay attention after which say, "We'll need to consult Mr. Phillips approximately that. " i used to be good into my forties ahead of I replaced my methods. i began being concerned that if I saved calling him Mr. Phillips, he may perhaps commence calling me Mr. money, and that may make me very uncomfortable. Mr. money was once my daddy, now not me. Sam Phillips used to be a guy of actual imaginative and prescient. He observed the large photograph, which was once that the white adolescence of the Fifties could pass loopy for track that integrated the rhythms and elegance of the "race" documents he produced for artists like Howlin' Wolf, Bobby Bland, B. B. King, Little Milton, James Cotton, Rums Thomas, Junior Parker, and others (a checklist of names not less than as awesome as these of the younger white rockabillies with whom he's extra famously associ-ated). He additionally had an excellent eye for expertise and power in contributors, whether it hadn't been pulled out of them ahead of. In my case he observed whatever not anyone else had obvious and that i hadn't even discovered myself. He did not run with the pack, both (which nearly is going with out asserting, given the originality of his accomplish-ments). He wasn't a type of many song business-men/producers who make their residing forcing singers and musicians to sound like no matter what is promoting. He regularly inspired me to do it my method, to take advantage of no matter what different impacts i needed, yet by no means to repeat. That used to be an outstanding, infrequent reward he gave me: trust in myself, correct from the beginning of my recording occupation. I beloved operating with him within the studio. He was once extremely smart, with nice instincts, and he had actual enthusiasm; he was once excitable, on no account laid-back. whilst we might placed some-thing on tape he loved, he'd come bursting out of the con-trol room into the studio, giggling and clapping his palms, yelling and hollering. "That was once nice! That was once really good! " he'd say. "That's a rolling stone! " (by which he intended it used to be a hit). His enthusiasm used to be enjoyable. It fired us up. And he relatively did have a genius for the industrial contact, find out how to twist or flip a music in order that it rather bought throughout to humans. A for instance was once "Big River," which i would written within the backseat of a vehicle in White Plains, manhattan, as a sluggish twelve-bar blues tune and sung that method on degree once or twice earlier than I took it into the studio and sang it for Sam.