Right or Wrong Rosanne Cash
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- 1Right or Wrong03:22
- 2Take Me, Take Me03:37
- 3Man Smart, Woman Smarter02:55
- 4This Has Happened Before03:55
- 5Baby, Better Start Turnin' Em Down04:08
- 6No Memories Hangin' Round03:24
- 7Couldn't Do Nothin' Right04:48
- 8Seeing's Believing03:28
- 9Big River02:45
- 10Anybody's Darlin' (Anything but Mine)05:03
Info for Right or Wrong
„On her debut American release (she'd done a record in Germany that she now disowns), Rosanne Cash may not have shaken the money tree or the Billboard charts, but she and husband/producer/collaborator Rodney Crowell began to change the face of contemporary country music forever. Recorded in L.A. and not Nash Vegas, Right or Wrong still utilized talent synonymous with Music City, but the sound that took country and merged it with the rock and pop styles of the day was a winning formula. Crowell and Cash made the song selections while Rodney called in Emmylou Harris's band (of which he was an alumnus) and some up and comers and created a sonic palette that accented the brave new world of stripped-down mixes and songs that came from the left field of country or pop (the European version of the album featured a Lennon/McCartney tune). Here are nods to the past and heritage in her father's 'Big River,' a couple of outlaw tunes from Keith Sykes (the title track and 'Take Me, Take Me'), as well as the stunning ballad 'Couldn't Do Nothing Right' by Karen Brooks and Gary P. Nunn. Jerry Jeff Walker recorded a hell of a version in the early '70s, but the crooning sorrow and ache in the grain of Cash's voice and the faux Caribbean rhythm behind a pedal steel-driven melody line make it an entirely different song. Speaking of voice, Cash is most comfortable singing her own searing ballads such as 'This Has Happened Before,' Crowell's 'No Memories Hanging' Round,' 'Seeing's Believing,' and 'Anybody's Darlin.' But Crowell's 'Baby, Start Turnin' Em Down' is perhaps the strongest track on the album as it combines a restless country shuffle, a rocker's minor key blues riff, and a deliberate nod to Marvin Gaye's 'Heard It Through the Grapevine' and Motown. Right or Wrong only got to number 42 on the Billboard chart, but it did make radio take notice that something new was about to happen, and on Seven Year Ache, the follow-up to this fine album, the floodgates opened.“ (Thom Jurek)
Rosanne Cash, vocals, acoustic guitar
Rodney Crowell, vocals, acoustic guitar
Larry Willoughby, vocals, background vocals
Emmylou Harris, vocals
Sharon Hicks, vocals
Cheryl Warren, vocals
Rosemary Butler, vocals
Bobby Bare, vocals
Hank DeVito, guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar
Frank Reckard, guitar, electric guitar
Albert Lee, guitar
Ricky Skaggs, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle
Brian Ahern, acoustic guitar
Aldo Strucci, electric guitar
James Burton, electric guitar
Jim Horn, bass flute, saxophone, baritone saxophone
Mickey Raphael, harmonica
Glen D. Hardin, piano, electric piano
Tony Brown, piano
Emory Gordy, organ
Hal Blaine, drums
John Ware, drums
Donivan Cowart, background vocals
Recorded at Enactron Truck, Beverly Hills, California
Engineered by Bradley Hartman, Donivan Cowart, Stuart Taylor
Produced by Rodney Crowell
(born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin.
Although Cash is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues. In the 1980s, she had a string of chart-topping singles, which crossed musical genres and landed on both C&W and Top 100 charts, the most commercially successful being her 1981 breakthrough hit “Seven Year Ache”, which topped the U.S. country singles charts and reached the Top 30 on the U.S. pop singles charts. In 1990, Cash released Interiors, a spare, introspective album which signaled a break from her pop country past. The following year Cash ended her marriage and moved from Nashville to New York City, where she continues to write, record and perform. Since 1991 she has released five albums, written two books and edited a collection of short stories. Her fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Oxford-American, New York Magazine, and various other periodicals and collections. She won a Grammy in 1985 for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me”, and has received twelve other Grammy nominations. She has had 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records.
She was portrayed, as a child, by Hailey Anne Nelson in Walk the Line, the 2005 Academy-award winning film of her father’s life.
Cash was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, just as father Johnny was recording his first tracks at Sun Records. The family moved to California in 1958, first to Los Angeles, then Ventura, where Cash and her sisters were raised by mother Vivian. (Vivian and Johnny separated in the early 1960s and divorced in 1966.) After graduating from high school, she joined her father’s road show for two and a half years, first as a wardrobe assistant, then as a background vocalist and occasional soloist. In 1976, Cash briefly worked for CBS Records in London before returning to Nashville to study English and drama at Vanderbilt University, then relocated to Los Angeles to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Hollywood. She recorded a demo in January 1978 with Emmylou Harris’ songwriter/sideman Rodney Crowell, which led to a full album with German label Ariola Records.