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On January 15, 1968.

On January 15, 1968, “Columbia” label released “From Sea to Shining Sea”, the 26th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded March – April 1967, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Carl Perkins – guitar 
  • Luther Perkins – guitar
  • Bob Johnson – guitar, banjo, dobro
  • Norman Blake – dobro
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Marshall Grant – bass
  • W.S. Holland – drums
  • The Carter Family – background vocals
  • Charlie Bragg – engineer
  • Jerry Watson – engineer
  • Bob Cato – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash.

  1. From Sea to Shining Sea
  2. The Whirl and the Suck
  3. Call daddy from the Mines
  4. The Frozen Four-Hundred-Pound Fair-to-Middlin’ Cotton Picker
  5. The Walls of a Prison
  6. The Masterpiece
  7. You and Tennessee
  8. Another Song to Sing
  9. The Flint Arrowhead
  10. Cisco Cliffton’s Filling Station
  11. Shrimpin’ Sailin’
  12. From Sea to Shining Sea (Finale)

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Monument” label released “The Silver Tongued Devil and I”, the second Kris Kristofferson studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • The Lady (Joan Baez) – vocal
  • Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Shook, Chris Gantry– guitar
  • Norbert Putnam, Bobby Dyson, Billy Swan– bass
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • David Briggs, Donnie Fritts– keyboards
  • Norman Blake– dobro
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica, vibes, trumpet
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Billy Swan, Donnie Fritts, Rita Coolidge– vocals
  • Bergen White – arrangements
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • Tommy Strong – engineer
  • Mort Thomasson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson, except where noted.

  1. The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  2. Jody and the Kid
  3. Billy Dee
  4. Good Christian Soldier – Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare
  5. Breakdown (A Long Way Home)
  6. Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
  7. The Taker – Kris Kristofferson, Shel Siverstein
  8. When I Loved Her
  9. The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
  10. Epitaph (Black and Blue) – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts

On February 28, 1995.

On February 28, 1995, “Warner Bros” label released “Train a Comin’”, the fifth Steve Earl studio album. It was recorded in 1994, and was produced by Steve Earle and William Alsobrook.

Personnel:

  • Steve Earle – vocals, guitar, high string guitar, 12 string guitar, harmonica, mandolin
  • Peter Rowan– vocals, mandolin, mandola, gut string guitars
  • Norman Blake- Hawaiian guitar, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, guitar
  • Roy Huskey, Jr.- acoustic bass
  • Emmylou Harris- vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Earle, except where noted.

  1. Mystery Train Part II
  2. Hometown Blues
  3. Sometimes She Forgets
  4. Mercenary Song
  5. Goodbye
  6. Tom Ames’ Prayer
  7. Nothin’ Without You
  8. Angel Is the Devil
  9. I’m Looking Through You – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  10. Northern Winds – Norman Blake
  11. Ben McCulloch
  12. Rivers of Babylon – Brent Gayford Dowe, James Augustus McNaughton, Frank Farian, George Reyam
  13. Tecumseh Valley – Townes Van Zandt

In February 1982.

In February 1982, “Kat Family” label released “Just Another Day in Paradise”, the debut Bertie Higgins album. It was recorded January – November 1981, at “Pyramid Eye Recording Studio” in Lookout Mountain, and “Southern Tracks Recording Studio” in Atlanta, and was produced by Sonny Limbo and Scott MacLellan.

Personnel:

  • Bertie Higgins: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, cymbals, percussion
  • Gloria Higgins-Burke, Doug Johnson, Mann & Phyllis Loiacono, Lu Moss, Dave Powell, Suzi Smith, Mike Sullivan, Cheryl Wilson: backing vocals
  • Ken Bell, Shelton Irwin, Barry Richmond: acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jeff Pinkham: acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin
  • Norman Blake: mandolin
  • John Healy: keyboardsand piano
  • Steve Nathan: keyboards, piano, organ
  • Ed Leamon: saxophone
  • Gary Baker, Arch Pearson: bass
  • Owen Hale, Bill Marshall: drums
  • Mickey Buckins, Edward Higgins: congas, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Just Another Day in Paradise – Bertie Higgins, C. Jones, Sonny Limbo
  2. Casablanca – John Healy, Bertie Higgins, Sonny Limbo
  3. Candledancer – Bertie Higgins
  4. Key Largo – Bertie Higgins, Sonny Limbo
  5. Port O’ Call (Savannah ’55) – Bertie Higgins
  6. White Line Fever – Bertie Higgins, Sonny Limbo
  7. The Heart Is the Hunter – Bertie Higgins
  8. She’s Gone to Live on the Mountain – Bertie Higgins
  9. Down at the Blue Moon – Bertie Higgins
  10. The Tropics – Bertie Higgins

 

In February 1965.

In February 1965, “Columbia” label released “Orange Blossom Special”, the 21st Johnny Cash album. It was recorded August – December 1964, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • June Carter- vocals
  • Luther Perkins, Norman Blake, Ray Edenton- guitar
  • Marshall Grant- bass
  • S. Holland- drums
  • Bill Pursell- piano
  • Charlie McCoy- harmonica
  • Bill McElhiney, Karl Garvin – trumpet
  • Boots Randolph- saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Orange Blossom Special – Ervin T. Rouse, Gordon Rouse
  2. The Long Black Veil – Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
  3. It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
  4. The Wall – Harland Howard
  5. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan
  6. You Wild Colorado – Johnny Cash
  7. Mama, You’ve Been on My Mind – Bob Dylan
  8. When It’s Springtime in Alaska – Tillman Franks
  9. All of God’s Children Ain’t Free – Johnny Cash
  10. Danny Boy – Frederick Weatherly
  11. Wildwood Flower – P. Carter
  12. Amen – Jester Hairston

 

In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Columbia” label released “Any Old Wind That Blows”, the 44th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Larry Butler.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Wootton, Carl Perkins- electric guitar
  • Marshall Grant- bass guitar
  • WS Holland- drums
  • Red Lane, Larry Gatlin, Norman Blake, Ray Edenton – guitar
  • Bobby Thompson- guitar, banjo
  • Chuck Cochrane, George Richey – piano
  • Larry Butler- keyboards
  • Charlie McCoy- harmonica
  • Kenny Malone- percussion
  • The Carter Family, The Statler Brothers- background vocals
  • Chuck Cochran, Don Tweedy – arrangements
  • Charlie Bragg, Roger Tucker, Selby Coffeen, Freeman Ramsey, Jerry Watson – engineering
  • Bill Barnes – cover design
  • Al Clayton – photography

Track listing:

  1. Any Old Wind That Blows – Dick Feller
  2. Kentucky Straight – Johnny Cash
  3. The Loving Gift – Kris Kristofferson
  4. The Good Earth – Larry Gatlin
  5. Best Friend – Bill Dees, Toy Orbison
  6. Oney – Jerry Chesnut
  7. Ballad of Annie Palmer – Johnny Cash
  8. Too Little Too Late – Johnny Cash
  9. If I Had a Hammer – Lee Hays, Pete Seeger
  10. Country Trash – Johnny Cash
  11. Welcome Back Jesus – Johnny Cash

In September 1971.

In September 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Aereo-Plain”, the eight John Hartford studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by David Bromberg.

Personnel:

  • John Hartford– banjo, guitar, violin, vocals
  • Norman Blake– guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Vassar Clements– violin, cello, viola, vocals
  • Tut Taylor– dobro, vocals
  • Randy Scruggs– electric bass, vocals
  • Warren Dewey, Claude Hill – engineer
  • Toby Mountain – mixing
  • Peter Amft – photography
  • Sam Bush– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Hartford; except where noted.

  1. Turn Your Radio On – Albert E. Brumley
  2. Steamboat Whistle Blues
  3. Back in the Goodle Days
  4. Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie
  5. Boogie
  6. First Girl I Loved
  7. Presbyterian Guitar
  8. With a Vamp in the Middle
  9. Symphony Hall Rag
  10. Because of You
  11. Steam Powered Aereo Plane
  12. Holding
  13. Tear Down The Grand Ole Opry – John Hartford, Robert Taylor
  14. Leather Britches – traditional
  15. Station Break
  16. Turn Your Radio On

 

In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Columbia” label released “America: A 200-Year Salute in Story and Song”, the 40th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded in July 1972, and was produced by Larry Butler. The album comprises a number of tracks dedicated to the topic of American history.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash: vocals, acoustic guitar, dialogues texts
  • Carl Perkins: electric guitar
  • Bob Wootton: electric guitar, gut-string guitar
  • WS Holland: drums
  • Marshall Grant: bass
  • Red Lane: rhythm guitar, gut-string guitar
  • Chuck Cochran: piano
  • Norman Blake: rhythm guitar, gut-string guitar, banjo
  • Mark Morris: percussion
  • Charlie McCoy: harmonica, bass
  • Ray Edenton: rhythm guitar
  • Cover design: Bill Barnes
  • Cover photo: Al Clayton

Track listing:

  1. Opening Dialogue – Johnny Cash
  2. Paul Revere – Johnny Cash, Glenn D. Tubb
  3. Begin West Movement – Johnny Cash
  4. The Road to Kaintuck – Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash
  5. To the Shining Mountains – Johnny Cash
  6. The Battle of New Orleans – Jimmie Driftwood
  7. Southwestward – Johnny Cash
  8. Remember the Alamo – Jane Bowers
  9. Opening the West – Johnny Cash
  10. Lorena – Charles Williams
  11. The Gettysburg Address – Abraham Lincoln
  12. The West – Johnny Cash
  13. Big Foot – Johnny Cash
  14. Like a Young Colt – Johnny Cash
  15. Mister Garfield – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
  16. A Proud Land = Johnny Cash
  17. The Big Battle – Johnny Cash
  18. On Wheels and Wings – Johnny Cash
  19. Come Take a Trip in My Airship = Johnny Cash
  20. Reaching for the Stars – Johnny Cash
  21. These Are My People – Johnny Cash

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Vanguard” label released “Blessed Are…”, the thirteen Joan Baez studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Quadrafonic Sound Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Norbert Putnam and Jack Lothrop

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – guitar, vocals
  • Norman Blake– dobro, guitar
  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey–drums
  • The Holladay – singers
  • Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica
  • Norbert Putnam– bass, arranger
  • Buddy Spicher– violin
  • Pete Wade – guitar
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • Dave Harris – artwork
  • Jim Marshall– photography
  • Jobriath– design

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Baez; except where noted.

  1. Blessed Are…
  2. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Robbie Robertson
  3. Salt of the Earth – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  4. Three Horses
  5. The Brand New Tennessee Waltz – Jesse Winchester
  6. Last, Lonely and Wretched
  7. Lincoln Freed Me Today (The Slave) – David Paton
  8. Outside the Nashville City Limits
  9. San Francisco Mabel Joy – Mickey Newbury
  10. When Time Is Stolen
  11. Heaven Help Us All – Ronald Miller
  12. Angeline – Mickey Newbury
  13. Help Me Make It Through the Night – Kris Kristofferson
  14. Let It Be – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  15. Put Your Hand in the Hand – Gene MacLellan
  16. Gabriel and Me
  17. Milanese Waltz/Marie Flore
  18. The Hitchhikers’ Song
  19. The 33rd of August – Mickey Newbury
  20. Fifteen Months

In May 1972.

In May 1971, “Columbia” label released “Man in Black”, the 38th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced Johnny Cash. The album’s name eventually became Cash’s nickname, given to him by the public.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar, production
  • Norman Blake– acoustic guitar
  • June Carter Cash– vocals
  • Marshall Grant– bass guitar
  • Billy Graham– vocals
  • S. Holland– drums
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Carl Perkins– electric guitar
  • Jerry Shook – rhythm guitar
  • Bob Wootton– electric guitar

Track listing:

  1. The Preacher Said Jesus Said – Johnny Cash
  2. The Preacher Said Jesus Said – Dick Feller
  3. You’ve Got a New Light Shining in Your Eyes – Johnny Cash
  4. If Not for Love – Glenn D. Tubb, Larry Lee
  5. Man in Black – Johnny Cash
  6. Singin’ in Vietnam Talkin’ Blues – Johnny Cash
  7. Ned Kelly – Johnny Cash
  8. Look at Me – Glen Sherley, Harlan Sanders
  9. Dear Mrs. – Johnny Cash, Andrew J. Arnette
  10. I Talk to Jesus Every Day – Tubb