Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Johnny Cash Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash is an album released by country singer Johnny Cash on Columbia Records in 1970 (see 1970 in music). "If I Were a Carpenter", a famous duet with Cash's wife, June Carter Cash, earned the couple a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1971 (see Grammy Awards of 1971); the song also reached No. 2 on the Country charts. The album also includes "To Beat the Devil", the first Kris Kristofferson song covered by Cash; the two would later collaborate numerous times, most famously on "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down". "See Ruby Fall" and "Blistered" were also released as singles, and the album itself reached No. 1 on the country charts and No. 6 on the pop charts.

1. "Southwind" (Cash) – 3:15
2. "Devil to Pay" (Leon Rusk, Merle Travis) – 3:28
3. "'Cause I Love You" (Cash) – 2:34
4. "See Ruby Fall" (Cash, Roy Orbison) – 2:52
5. "Route No. 1, Box 144" (Cash) – 2:28
6. "Sing a Traveling Song" (Ken Jones) – 3:08
7. "If I Were a Carpenter" (Tim Hardin) – 3:00
8. "To Beat the Devil" (Kris Kristofferson) – 4:22
9. "Blistered" (Billy Ed Wheeler) – 2:25
10. "Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill" (Vincent Matthews) – 2:32
11. "I've Got a Thing About Trains" (Jack Clement) – 2:50
12. "Jesus Was a Carpenter" (Chris Warren) – 3:57

* Johnny Cash - Vocals
* Carl Perkins, Bob Wooton, Jerry Shook - Guitar
* Norman Blake - Dobro/Guitar
* Marshall Grant - Bass
* W.S. Holland - Drums
* Bill Pursell - Piano
* George Tidwell - Trumpet
* The Carter Family - Background Vocals
* Byron Bach, Harold Cruthirst, Brenton Banks, Howard Carpenter, Don Cassell, Marvin Chantry, Solie Fott, Jerry Wayne, Lillian Hunt, Martin Kathan, Shelly Kurland, Stephanie Wolfe, Rufus Long, John Lochner, Akira Nagai, Claude O'Donnell, Suzanne Parker - Strings

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