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Johnny Cash: Hello, I’m Johnny Cash

On January 26, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”, the 33rd Johnny Cash album. It was recorded February – September 1969, and was produced by Bob Johnston. In 1971, album track “If I Were a Carpenter”, duet with his wife, June Carter Cash, won a “Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal”.


  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • June Carter Cash – vocal
  • Carl Perkins, Bob Wootton, Jerry Shook, Fred Carter, Jr. – guitar
  • Norman Blake – dobro, guitar
  • Bill Pursell – piano
  • Marshall Grant – bass guitar
  • W.S. Holland – drums
  • George Tidwell, Bob Phillips, William Pippin – trumpet
  • The Carter Family – backing vocals
  • Charlie Bragg – engineer
  • Joel Baldwin – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Southwind – Johnny Cash
  2. Devil to Pay – Merle Travis, Leon Rusk
  3. Cause I Love You – Johnny Cash
  4. See Ruby Fall – Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison
  5. Route No. 1, Box 144 – Johnny Cash
  6. Sing a Travelling Song – Ken Jones
  7. If I Were a Carpenter – Tim Hardin
  8. To Beat the Devil – Kris Kristofferson
  9. Blistered – Billy Ed Wheeler
  10. Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill – Vincent Matthews
  11. I’ve Got a Thing About Trains – Jack Clement
  12. Jesus Was a Carpenter – Chris Wren


Roy Orbison: Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson

In January 1967, “MGM” label released “Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson”, the tenth Roy Orbison album. It was recorded June – October 1966, and was produced by Wesley Rise and Jim Vienneau.


  • Roy Orbison – vocal
  • Bill McElhiney – arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Gibson.

  1. (I’d Be) A Legend in My Time
  2. (Yes) I’m Hurting
  3. The Same Street
  4. Far, Far Away
  5. Bug Hearted Me
  6. Sweet Dreams
  7. Oh, Such a Stranger
  8. Blue Blue Day
  9. What About Me?
  10. Give Myself a Party
  11. Too Soon to Know
  12. Lonesome Numner One

Roy Orbison: Regeneration

In November 1976, “Monument Records” label released “Regeneration”, the twentieth Roy Orbison album. It was recorded January – August 1976, and was produced by Fred Foster.


  • Roy Orbison – vocals
  • Grady Martin, John Christopher, Reggie Young, Steve Gibson – guitar
  • Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, Shane Keister – keyboards
  • Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar
  • Gene Chrisman, Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Charles Rose, Harrison Calloway, Harvey Thompson, Billy Puett, Dennis Good, George Tidwell – horns
  • Bergen White, Buzz Cason, Dennis Linde, Diane Tidwell, Ginger Holladay, Janie Fricke, Laverna Moore, Lisa Silver, Sheri Kramer, The Cherry Sisters, Tom Brannon – backing vocals
  • Brenton Banks, Byron Bach, Carl Gorodetzky, Christian Teal, Gary Vanosdale, George Binkley, Lennie Haight, Martha McCrory, Martin Katahn, Marvin Chantry, Pam Sixfin, Roy Christensen, Sheldon Kurland, Stephanie Woolf, Steven Smith, Virginia Christensen – strings
  • Bill Justis – arranger
  • Bergen White – arranger

Track listing:

  1. I’m a Southern Man – Tony Joe White
  2. No Chain at All – Bob Morrison
  3. Old Love Song – Bob Morrison, Alice Kiester
  4. Can’t Wait – Alan Rush, Dennis Linde
  5. Born to Love Me – Bob Morrison
  6. Blues in My Mind – Fred Rose
  7. Something They Can’t Take Away – Kris Kristofferson
  8. Under Suspicion – Alan Rush, Dennis Linde
  9. I Don’t Really Want You – Dennis Linde
  10. Belinda – Dennis Linde

Bobby Vee and the Crickets: Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets

On July 14, 1962, “Liberty” label released “Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets”, album by Bobby Vee and the Crickets. It was Vee’s 6th album, and the fourth Crickets (The) album. It was recorded in 1962 at “United Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Snuff Garrett.


  • Bobby Vee – vocals, guitar
  • Jerry Allison – drums, backing vocals
  • Tommy Allsup – guitar
  • Howard Roberts – piano
  • Ernie Freeman – piano, arranger, conductor
  • Gene Garf – piano
  • Red Callendar -bass
  • Earl Palmer – drums
  • Jim Economides – engineer
  • Eddie Brackett – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Peggy Sue – J.I.Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  2. Bo Diddley – Elias McDaniels
  3. Someday (When I’m Gone from You) – Tom Lesslie
  4. Well…All Right – J.I. Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Joe B. Mauldin
  5. I Gotta Know – M. Williams, P. Evans
  6. Lookin’ For Love – Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
  7. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
  8. When You’re in Love – J.I. Alison, Sonny Curtis
  9. Lucille – Richard Penniman, Albert Collins
  10. The Girl of My Best Friend – Sam Bobrick, Beverly Ross
  11. Little Queenie – Chuck Berry
  12. The Girl Can’t Help It – Bobby Troup

Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash: Class of ’55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming

On May 26, 1986, “America/Smash Records” label released “Class of ’55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming”, album by Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash. it was recorded in September 1985, at “Sun Studio” and “American Studio” in Memphis, and was produced by Chips Moman.


  • Johnny Cash — vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Carl Perkins — vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Lee Lewis — vocals, piano
  • Roy Orbison — vocals
  • Jack Clement, Marty Stuart — guitar, background vocals
  • Reggie Young, Bob Wootton, Kenneth Lovelace, J.R. Cobb — guitar
  • Memphis Strings — strings
  • Ace Cannon, Wayne Jackson, Jack Hale, Jr., Bob Lewin — horns
  • Bobby Emmons — keyboards, Synclavier
  • Mike Leech, Bob Moore — bass
  • Gene Chrisman, WS Holland, Buddy Harman — drums
  • Toni Wine, Paul Davis, Dan Penn, Rebecca Evans, Chips Moman, Reba Russell – backing vocals
  • Sam Philips, June Carter Cash, John Fogerty, Dave Edmunds, The Judds, Rick Nelson — backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Birth of Rock and Roll – Carl Perkins, Greg Perkins
  2. Sixteen Candles – Luther Dixon, Allyson Khent
  3. Class of ’55 – Chips Moman, Bobby Emmons
  4. Waymore’s Blues – Waylon Jennings, Curtis Buck
  5. We Remember the King – Paul Kennerly
  6. Coming Home – Roy Orbison, Will Jennings, J.D.Souther
  7. Rock and Roll (Fais Do Do) – Michael Smotherman
  8. Keep My Motor Running – Randy Bachman
  9. I Will Rock and Roll with You – Johnny Cash
  10. Big Train (From Memphis) – John Fogerty

Roy Orbison: Laminar Flow

On May 16, 1979, “Asylum” label released “Laminar Flow”, the twenty first Roy Orbison album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford.


  1. Roy Orbison – vocals
  2. Larry Byrom – acoustic guitar
  3. Mac McAnally – acoustic guitar
  4. Bill Hinds, Robert Byrne, Tippy Armstrong – guitar
  5. Clayton Ivey – keyboards
  6. Bob Wray, Lonnie Ledford – bass guitar
  7. Lenny LeBlanc – drums, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  8. Roger Clark – drums, synthesizer
  9. Mickey Buckins, Tom Roady – percussion
  10. Jim Horn – tenor and baritone saxophone
  11. Harvey Thompson – tenor saxophone
  12. Ronald Eades – baritone saxophone
  13. Harrison Calloway – trumpet
  14. Charles Rose – trombone
  15. Barbara Wyrick, Chris Price, Eddie Struzick, Marie Tomlinson, Robert Byrne, Suzy Storm, Terry Woodford – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Easy Way Out – Jim Valentini, Frank Saulino, Spady Brannan
  2. Love Is a Cold Wind – Charlie Black, Rory Bourke
  3. Lay It Down – Robert Byrne, Tommy Brasfield
  4. I Care – Lenny LeBlanc, Eddie Struzick
  5. We’re into Something Good – George Soulé, Terry Woodford
  6. Movin’ – Roy Orbison, Chris Price
  7. Poor Baby – Roy Orbison, Chris Price, Regi Price
  8. Warm Spot Hot – Eddie Struzick
  9. Tears – Roy Orbison, Chris Price, Dan Price, Regi Price
  10. Friday Night – Regi Price, Chris Price
  11. Hound Dog Man – Barbara Orbison, Terry Woodford, Tommy Stuart

Howard Epstein

On February 23, 2003, Howard Norman Epstein died aged 47. He was musician (bass), member of the bands MHB Experience, Egz, Winks, Forearm Smash, and The Craze. He also worked with Bob Dylan, Blue Stingrays, Del Shannon, Stevie Nicks, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, but was best known as the bass player with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Harold Bradley

On January 31, 2019, Harold Ray Bradley died aged 93. He was musician (guitar) and music producer, part of the Nashville A-Team of session players. He recorded and performed with numerous musicians including Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Bill Chinnock, The Everly Brothers, Slim Whitman, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson. Bradley is regarded as one of the most recorded guitarists in the history of music. As leader he released five albums.

Dewey Martin

On January 31, 2009, Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff aka Dewey Martin died aged 68. He was musician (drums), performed and recorded with The Jive Rockets, Bernie Early & the Early Birds, Carl Perkins, The Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Charlie Rich,  Faron Young, Roy Orbison, Lucky Lee & The Blue Diamonds, The Sons of Adam, The Standells,  The Modern Folk Quartet and The Dillards, but was best known as member and drummer of Buffalo Springfield.