“Hymns By Johnny Cash” by Johnny Cash - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1959Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

Cash’s second LP for Columbia, released in March 1959. He had left Sun Records because Sam Phillips wouldn’t let him record the gospel songs he’d grown up with. Columbia promised him that he could release an occasional gospel album - and Johnny wasted no time in holding them to their word. Although a popular release, a set of traditional hymns sedately set to country is not generally my idea of fun, even if the big man’s baritone saves the day here and there. Taken as a whole though, Cash’s initial cool vibe is disappearing fast. They branded this is a “gospel” album - what a hoodwink that was…

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A1 [02:08] 5.1.png Johnny Cash - It Was Jesus [1959 album version] (Johnny Cash) Country
A2 [02:36] 4.6.png Johnny Cash - I Saw A Man (Arthur Smith) Country
A3 [01:58] 6.0.png Johnny Cash - Are All The Children In (Craig Starrett) Country
A4 [02:29] 5.8.png Johnny Cash - The Old Account (Traditional) Country
A5 [02:04] 8.2.png Johnny Cash - Lead Me Gently Home (Will L. Thompson) Country
A6 [01:56] 4.8.png Johnny Cash - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Traditional) Country
B1 [02:24] 5.9.png Johnny Cash - Snow In His Hair (Marshall Pack) Country
B2 [02:31] 4.2.png Johnny Cash - Lead Me Father (Johnny Cash) Country
B3 [01:50] 3.7.png Johnny Cash - I Call Him (Johnny Cash, Roy Cash) Country
B4 [02:20] 3.9.png Johnny Cash - These Things Shall Pass (Stuart Hamblen) Country
B5 [02:00] 4.0.png Johnny Cash - He’ll Be A Friend (Johnny Cash) Country
B6 [02:24] 3.2.png Johnny Cash - God Will (John Dee Loudermilk, Marijohn Wilkin) Country

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