Well, this daily dose of vinyl is drawing even closer to it’s finale. Most Sundays of this year (and many of the years before) I have celebrated Johnny Cash Sunday with friends and my love. Today is no different but it’s double feature big finish! I’m having to do a search through the year of blog entries to make sure I haven’t already covered these albums. Which one was your favourite Johnny Cash?
The Story of A Broken Heart has some delicious Johnny for our listening pleasure today. This was a hard album to research.. but here’s a video to start:
Here’s an allmusic review of this album: The title of this LP is given as “Story of a Broken Heart by Johnny Cash” on the sleeve and “Story of a Broken Heart: Johnny Cash Sings” on the inner label. This obscure, cheesily designed (ironically for a label named Design) album is obviously trying to market itself as a Johnny Cash record. But in truth, just four of the ten songs on this budget compilation are Johnny Cash tunes. These are all from his Sun era (“Mean Eyed Cat,” “Luther’s Boogie,” “Get Rhythm,” and “Story of a Broken Heart”), and while they’re good, they’re much easier to find — and surrounded by far more compatible packaging — on countless other releases. Filling out this meager selection are two songs apiece by Frank Simon, Bobby Austin, andJan Howard. Simon and Austin were better known as writers than as performers, and Simon‘s songs are mediocre honky tonk pop, while Austin‘s are somewhat better but still undistinguished circa-1960 country-pop. Howard‘s pair of tunes are better, with “Weeping Willow” a slice of longing country-pop and “I’ve Got My Pride” pretty lively honky tonk. It’s a motley assortment, though, with short running time, substandard mastering, and unappetizing graphics.
here he does ELVIS
Our second wee feature is ANY OLD WIND THAT BLOWS
This 1972/ 1973 album (the year of my birth) is another favourite! Any Old Wind That Blows” is a single by American country music artist Johnny Cash. Released in November 1972, it was the third single from his album Any Old Wind That Blows. The song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPMCountry Tracks chart in Canada.
This is lovely. Live in berlin:
HAPPY JOHNNY CASH DAY, record blog visitors and followers. Thanks for staying with me all year!
- Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright. Happy Johnny Cash Day! (justfortherecords.wordpress.com)