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STUDIO SESSION FOR JOHNNY CASH & THE TENNESSEE TWO
AT THE MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE FOR SUN RECORDS 1957
 
SUN STUDIO, 706 UNION AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
3 AMPEX 350 C (54L-220) TAPE RECORDERS
FOR THE TAPE DELAY ECHO (SLAPBACK)
CONNECT TO FIVE INPUT RCA MONAURAL MIXING CONSOLE 76-D
WITH MULTI-SELECTOR SWITCH (SERIAL NUMBER 1011)
SUN SESSION: THURSDAY APRIL 4, 1957 AND
POSSIBLY OTHER DATES
SESSION HOURS: 12:00-15:00
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM C. PHILLIPS
AND/OR JACK CLEMENT 
 
Johnny Cash had started to keep a grueling schedule on the road. In later years his concerts would become somber affairs, as Cash, dressed habitually in black, sang selections from his vast repertoire; in the early days, though, he put on a true hillbilly variety show in the manner of his contemporaries. He would do impersonations (including a very realistic parody of Elvis Presley), a calypso or two, and a comedy routine with Marshall and Luther. As always, Luther was the butt of Cash's jokes, playing the role of the hillbilly still life, working away determinedly at his licks. If Luther thought about it, however, and he probably did, he was having the last laugh; the most accomplished pickers in Nashville were now being called upon to emulate his elemental style. 
 
It became doubly ironic when Luther, who had exquisite taste in picking, later upgraded his skills, but was called upon only to reprise his original bare-bones solos here.
 01(1) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 1:39
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Incomplete Take 1 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 2007
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-23 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
There are not many tapes left intact that contained every take of a particular song but this is the case with "Don't Make Me Go", recorded in April 1957 and issued as a single later that month. It is interesting to note that none of these outtakes are like the released version, which featured some simple acoustic guitar work and a second guitar playing single note runs. Jimmy Van Eaton was also on hand and appears on some of these outtakes although they were destined to remain in the vaults. There are a number of false starts and incomplete versions witch seem to prove that this was not an easy song for them to put down on tape.
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
01(2) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 0:20
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - False Start Take 2 - Not Originally issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released - 2007
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-24 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
01(3) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO"* - B.M.I. - 2:52
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - False Start & Complete Take 3 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 1990
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 15517 EH-2-1 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE MAN IN BLACK 1954 - 1958
Reissued: - 2007 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-25 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE OUTTAKES
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
01(4) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 2:32
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Complete Take 4 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 1984
First appearance: - Charly Records (LP) SUNBOX 103 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN YEARS
Reissued: - 2007 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-26 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
01(5) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 2:35
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - U 244 - Undubbed Master Take 5 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 2007
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-27 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
01(6) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 0:42
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Long False Start Take 6 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 2007
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-28 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
01(7) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 2:28
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Complete Take 7 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 2007
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-29 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
01(8) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 2:41
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Complete Take 8 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 2007
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-30 mono
JOHNNY CAH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
01(9) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 2:35
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Complete Take 9 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 2007
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-31 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
01(10) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 2:51
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Complete Take 10 - Not Originally
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 2007
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-32 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
On "Don't Make Me Go", Cash offers a beautiful acoustic guitar-led balled which, again, was a departure from his established style. The marketplace continued to be impressed with Cash's work, although the heights reached by "I Walk The Line" remained elusive.
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
 
01(11) - "DON'T MAKE ME GO" - B.M.I. - 2:27
Composer: - Johnny Cash
Publisher: - Knox Music Incorporated
Matrix number: - None - Complete Take 11 - Not Originally Issued
Recorded: - April 4, 1957
Released: - 2007
First appearance: - Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16325-1-33 mono
JOHNNY CASH - THE SUN OUTTAKES
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Johnny Cash - Vocal, Guitar and Percussion effect*
Luther Perkins - Guitar
Marshall Grant - Bass
Jack Clement - Guitar
Jimmy M. Van Eaton – Drums
 
 
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