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Johnny Cash/June Carter: Carryin' On

Track List

>Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man
>It Ain't Me Babe
>Fast Boat to Sydney
>Pack Up Your Sorrows
>I Got a Woman
>Oh, What a Good Thing We Had
>You'll Be All Right
>No No No
>What'd I Say

Album Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly (9/26/03, p.34) - "...Cash never failed to relax his forbidding "Man in Black" persona around the effervescent June Carter....the fun they're having is palpable the entire time."

Album Notes

Personnel includes: Johnny Cash, June Carter (vocals); Luther Perkins, Carl Perkins (guitar); Marshall Grant (bass).

Producers: Don Law, Frank Jones.

Reissue producer: Bob Irwin.

Includes liner notes by Carl Perkins and Holly George-Warren.

Digitally remastered by Vic Anesini (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).

Personnel: Johnny Cash (vocals); June Carter Cash (vocals); Al Casey , Luther Perkins, Carl Perkins (guitar); W.S. Holland (drums).

This 1967 album finds Johnny Cash performing a series of duets with Carter Family graduate June Carter, the woman who would become his lifetime companion. Cash picks up on the folk-rock thread of his previous mid-'60s releases by tackling Richard & Mimi Farina's transcendent ballad "Pack Up Your Sorrows" and reprising Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" from 1965's ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL. The centerpiece of the album is "Jackson," a sparring-couple tour de force that became one of Cash's most-requested tunes and a concert staple for decades to come, but "Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man" is in the same lyrical vein with even more engaging music. Also notable are Cash's forays into R&B with two Ray Charles-identified tunes, "I Got a Woman" and "What'd I Say." These won't make anybody forget Brother Ray's versions, but one has to admire Cash's eclectic fortitude and commitment.


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