In April 1972.

In April 1972, “Columbia” label released “A Thing Called Love”, the 39th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Larry Butler.


  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Wootton, Carl Perkins, Ray Edenton, Jerry Reed– guitar
  • Tommy Allsup – acoustic guitar
  • Bill Pursell– piano
  • Larry Butler– piano, arranger
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica
  • Marshall Grant– bass
  • S. Holland– drums
  • The Evangel Temple Choir – backing vocals
  • The Carter Family– backing vocals
  • Don Tweedy – arranger
  • Charlie Bragg, Lou Bradley – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Kate – Marty Robins
  2. Melva’s Wine – Vincent Matthews
  3. A Thing Called Love – Jerry Reed Hubbard
  4. I Promise You – Johnny Cash
  5. Papa Was a Good Man – Hal Bynum
  6. Tear Stained Letter – Johnny Cash
  7. Mississippi Sand – Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash
  8. Daddy – Don Reid, Harold Reid
  9. Arkansas Lovin’ Man – Red Lane
  10. The Miracle Man – Johnny Cash, Larry Lee

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