Johnny's Blues: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Johnny's Blues: A Tribute to Johnny Cash


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Johnny Cash is as country as country gets, but look just below the surface and you can find plenty of blues influence in his music. So a tribute to the Man in Black that calls on blues artists and blues arrangements of Cash songs is hardly far-fetched. And, considering the caliber of the participating artists, the album’s success isn’t surprising, either. Among the diverse highlights are roughed-up versions of “Train of Love” by Paul Reddick, “Big River” by Colin Linden, and “Folsom Prison Blues” by Blackie & the Rodeo Kings; a jazzy “Get Rhythm” featuring Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Beny Davis; and a mariachi instrumental rendition of “Send a Picture of Mother” by Kevin Bret. Also affecting are the more acoustic-leaning numbers, including Chris Thomas King’s “Rock Island Line,” Maria Muldaur’s “Walking the Blues,” and Alvin Youngblood Hart’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (a Kris Kristofferson song that Cash made into a hit). And a genuine love for Cash and his music unites the efforts of such unlikely contributors (at least on the same project) as Mavis Staples, Garland Jeffries, and Sleepy LaBeef. In all, an imaginative triumph.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2003
Label: Northern Blues
UPC: 0809509001729
catalogNumber: 17

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garland Jeffreys   Vocals
Sleepy LaBeef   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Maria Muldaur   Vocals
Del Rey   Guitar
Richard Bell   Piano
Mark Bosch   Acoustic Guitar
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Cameron   Wurlitzer
Tony Cedras   Accordion
Gary Craig   Drums
Bob Doidge   Trumpet
John Dymond   Bass
Stephen Fearing   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Joe Krown   Organ
Colin Linden   Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Harmony
David Peters   Drums
Brian Stanley   Bass
Mavis Staples   Vocals
Butch Taylor   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jim Tullio   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Bass Guitar
Jim Weider   Slide Guitar
Kevin Breit   Mandolin,Bass Clarinet,Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar,Mandola,Mandocello,national steel guitar
Jim Vivian   Bass,Fiddle
Corey Harris   Guitar,Vocals,Djun-Djun
Alvin Youngblood Hart   Guitar,Vocals
David Hyde   Bass,Bass Guitar
Chris Thomas   Vocals,12-string Guitar
Paul Mertens   Bass Harmonica
Alan Freedman   Acoustic Guitar
Kevin Tooley   Drums
Tony Backhouse   Background Vocals
Bryan Owings   Drums
David P. Jackson   Background Vocals
Benjy Davis   Vocals
Paul Reddick   Harmonica,Vocals
Mic Capdevielle   Bass (Vocal)
Emily Braden   Background Vocals
Jerry Cavanaugh   Drums
Darrell Rose   Percussion,Djembe
Davide Direnzo   Percussion,Drums
David Roe   Upright Bass
Tom Wilson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Johnny Cash   Arranger,Composer,Author
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Jim Bateman   Producer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Producer
Bob Doidge   Engineer
Colin Linden   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Neville Pearsall   Engineer
Mavis Staples   Producer
Jim Tullio   Producer,Engineer
John Whynot   Engineer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Kevin Breit   Producer
Corey Harris   Arranger
Danny Dill   Composer
Robert Lunn   Composer
Chris Thomas   Producer,Engineer
Gene Foster   Engineer
Andy Bowmer   Engineer
Man Called Wrycraft   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Jordy Sharpe   Producer
Kevin Massey   Engineer
Fred Litwin   Liner Notes
Tom Wilson   Liner Notes

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