Johnny 99 Johnny Cash
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- 1Highway Patrolman05:20
- 2That's the Truth02:41
- 3God Bless Robert E. Lee03:40
- 4New Cut Road03:30
- 5Johnny 9903:33
- 6Ballad of the Ark02:55
- 7Joshua Gone Barbados05:04
- 8Girl from the Canyon02:35
- 9Brand New Dance03:27
- 10I'm Ragged but I'm Right02:35
Info for Johnny 99
This is a reissue of a John R. 'Johnny' Cash album that came out on Columbia Records in 1983. Back then, country wasn't' considered cool, and easy-listening pop-country ruled the country charts. There was very little crossover between country, rock and folk--or was there? Long before 'alterna-country,' 'No Depression,' 'y'allternative' or roots-rock bands like Son Volt, Cash did this daring (for its time) album. Cash was a Classic Country Figure by this time, and so was taken for granted. A shame, for this great album was over-looked by the country, rock and folk crowds of the day.
Cash covers--wonderfully--two Bruce Springsteen tunes, 'Highway Patrolman' and 'Johnny 99,' as well as songs by Guy Clark ('New Cut Road') and Erik Von Schmidt ('Joshua Gone Barbados'). Producer Brian Ahern (then married to Emmylou Harris) keeps the back-up band lean & mean (featuring guitar master James Burton) and Cash's deep, stoic voice is as reassuringly real & honest as a forest of Redwoods. Highly recommended to Cash fans as well as those into the neo-country/roots-rock bands.
'...Cash draws inspiration here from one of his famed inheritors: Bruce Springsteen...' (Entertainment Weekly)
Johnny Cash, vocals, acoustic guitar
James Burton, electric guitar
Bob Wootton, electric guitar
Jerry Scheff, bass
Hal Blaine, drums
Glen D. Hardin, keyboards
Brian Ahern, gut string guitar, 6-string bass, tambourine
Tim Goodman, guitars, slide guitar, 6-string bass, banjo
Nick de Caro, accordion
Jo-El Sonnier, accordion
David Mansfield, mandolin, mandocello, fiddle
Marty Stuart, guitar, mandolin
Norton Buffalo, harmonica
Hoyt Axton, vocals
Barbara Bennett, vocals
Donivan Cowart, vocals
Lynn Langham, vocals
Recorded at Magnolia Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Engineered by Donivan Cowart, Brian Ahern Jack 'Stack-A-Track' Grochmal
Produced by Brian Ahern
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