Johnny Cash’s Bootleg Vol. II Released Tuesday

Unreleased material recorded by the late Johnny Cash is featured on From Memphis to Hollywood: Bootleg Vol. II, a two-CD set released Tuesday (Feb. 22) by Columbia/Legacy. The recordings were retrieved from his House of Cash office following his death in 2003. The compilation covers Cash’s career at Sun Records in Memphis from 1954 to late 1957 and his first 11 years at Columbia Records in Nashville from 1958 to 1969. It includes a 1955 broadcast on Memphis radio station KWEM and 11 unreleased demos and seven outtakes during his tenure at Sun. The collection also features 11 previously-unreleased tracks along with non-album singles, outtakes and B-sides being released digitally for the first time. The compilation follows the 2006 release of Personal File, a two-CD set that included 49 privately-recorded performances from 1973 to 1982.