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Title:
Cash : an American man
Author:
Miller, Bill.
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Edition:
First Pocket Books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pocket Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
176 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), portraits(some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780743496292

9780743499507
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A longtime friend of "The Man in Black" offers a slim coffee-table-size scrapbook of photos and memorabilia of the legendary country singer. A transcript of his last interview and the poem he wrote longhand after June Carter Cash's funeral are included.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In one of many books coming out this year commemorating the "Man in Black," Miller, a longtime friend of Cash, offers this slim coffee-table-size scrapbook of photos and memorabilia of the legendary country singer. "He was my hero, my mentor, the godfather of my youngest son," Miller begins his introductory essay, which tells how he came to know Cash. Candid pictures are interspersed with photos of concert tickets, Cash's Air Force uniform, album jackets, stills from live performances, and several with Miller throughout the years. He includes Cash's handwritten lyric sheets, such as "Folsom Prison Blues" (over which Cash has outlined his hand), but items that stand out are a transcript of his last interview before he died (with Kurt Loder) and the poem he wrote longhand after June Carter Cash's funeral. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.


Library Journal Review

Two more Johnny Cash tribute books have surfaced. Adding to their series on recently deceased music icons, the editors of Rolling Stone have repackaged two interviews, articles by cofounder Ralph Gleason, excerpts from Cash's two autobiographies, tributes to Cash from other rock luminaries, and articles by well-known rock journalists Robert Hilburn and Steve Pond. They also produce some new material, including a substantive recap of Cash's career, articles about his Sun Records days and his 1990s comeback, an annotated discography, and a somewhat misplaced interview with producer Rick Rubin. They nestle this text among 150 intriguing black-and-white photos. Miller, who administers the official Cash web site, has published four-color photos of his extensive Cash memorabilia collection, much of it given to him by the Man in Black himself. He has some fascinating pictures, some of which exemplify Cash's penchant for collecting Roman coins and presidential letters. Other, less-compelling photos picture dozens of Johnny Cash's canceled checks and pages of handwritten lyrics. Super-fan Miller also includes a revealing last interview of Cash, conducted by MTV's Kurt Loder. Unlike the Rolling Stone tribute, which concentrates on Cash's musical career, offering a creditable survey, Miller's book provides insight into Cash's character and adds a human touch missing from many other music books. Though neither book will become a standard, both are interesting if not essential for music buffs.-Dave Szatmary, Univ. of Washington, Seattle (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.