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Deep Roots Of Johnny Cash
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Description In the wake of 'Walk The Line's popularity, fans have been treated to even more newly discovered Johnny Cash recordings of songs that he remembered from his youth. Many listeners have wondered, "Where in the world did he hear all this stuff?" Bear Family answers that question. We let you in on what Johnny Cash heard back in Arkansas: sentimental old-time ballads, traditional country, blues and gospel. The word eclectic only begins to do justice to this playlist. We have chosen these titles carefully from the singer's critically acclaimed work for American Recordings label, as well as his solo vocal / acoustic guitar work recently issued as 'The Personal Files.' We searched deep and found the versions of these songs most likely to have been the inspiration for Cash's work. Now you can listen, as Cash himself did, to historic recordings by Jimmie Rodgers, Bradley Kincaid, the Blue Sky Boys, Paul Robeson, Vernon Dalhart, Burl Ives, Leadbelly, Lonnie Donegan, Bing Crosby, the Carter Family and others. Detailed liner notes discuss the songs, the artists, and the impact they had on Johnny Cash.

Altogether, these tracks offer a deeper insight into the mind of Johnny Cash. They are a part of what nourished him during his formative years. This music was deeply etched into Cash's consciousness, awaiting a chance to express itself on-mic half a century later. Your collection already includes that final product; listen now to what came before. As an added treat, Bear Family offers a much-requested song from 'Walk The Line' that doesn't appear in the soundtrack album. It's a duet that June Carter recorded with her then-husband, Carl Smith, Time's A-Wastin', in 1953.
Track Listing Pick A Bale Of Cotton - Leadbelly & The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
Danny Boy - Bing Crosby
Blue Yodel, #1 (T For Texas) - Jimmie Rodgers
The Wayfaring Stranger - Burl Ives
Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan
The Engineer's Dying Child - Vernon Dalhart
Dark As A Dungeon - Merle Travis
Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes - Paul Robeson
Down On The Banks Of The Ohio - Blue Sky Boys
On A Monday (I Got Stripes) - Leadbelly
My Mother Was A Lady - Jimmie Rodgers
The Letter Edged In Black - Bradley Kincaid
Sam Hall - Tex Ritter
Delia's Gone - Johnny Western
The Winding Stream - The Carter Family
You Are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis
Galway Bay - Bing Crosby
Missouri Waltz - McMichens's Melody Men
The Tramp's Mother (There's A Mother Always Waiting There At Home) - Goebel Reeves
Cotton Fields (In Them Cotton Fields Back Home) - Leadbelly
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen - Bradley Kincaid
Mary Of The Wild Moor - Blue Sky Boys
The One Rose - Jimmie Rodgers
Time`s A-Wastiní - June Carter & Carl Smith
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Label BCD - Bear Family
Number 16844
Subsidiary Artists: Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
Bing Crosby
Jimmie Rodgers
Burl Ives
Lonnie Donegan
Vernon Dalhart
Merle Travis
Paul Robeson
Blue Sky Boys
Bradley Kincaid
Tex Ritter
Johnny Western
Carter Family
Jimmie Davis
McMichens's Melody Men
Goebel Reeves
June Carter & Carl Smith
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