“The Christmas Spirit” by Johnny Cash - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1963Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

There’s absolutely no doubting Johnny Cash’s spiritual sincerity. Not for him, a tinsel-laden, jingle-jangle cliché. He just wants to spread the word of Jesus. Peace on Earth, goodwill to men, love not hate, care for the poor. He does this with some assistance from The Ovaltineys, who’re back with a helping hum. He put a fair bit of effort into the set, penning 4 new songs himself, and carefully selecting eight tracks originally penned by other artists, including “Blue Christmas”, “Silent Night” and “Little Drummer Boy”. I don’t need this in my life but, as always, this is JC we’re talking about. And, you just know greatness can show itself at any moment. The album delivers a last–minute winner via “Ballad Of The Harp Weaver”. What a storyteller, what a man…

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A1 [05:02] 5.4.png Johnny Cash - The Christmas Spirit (Johnny Cash) Pop Ballad
A2 [02:31] 3.8.png Johnny Cash - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John B. Calkin) Pop Ballad
A3 [02:24] 2.5.png Johnny Cash - Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson) Country
A4 [03:34] 4.8.png Johnny Cash - The Gifts They Gave (Johnny Cash) Pop Ballad
A5 [02:43] 5.3.png Johnny Cash - Here Was A Man (Johnny Bond, Tex Ritter) Soul Ballad
A6 [03:40] 5.0.png Johnny Cash - Christmas As I Knew It (June Carter, Jan Howard) Soul Ballad
B1 [03:30] 4.9.png Johnny Cash - Silent Night (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr, John Freeman Young) Pop Ballad
B2 [02:36] 3.9.png Johnny Cash - The Little Drummer Boy (Henry Onorati, Katherine Davis, Harry Simeone) Pop
B3 [02:46] 4.5.png Johnny Cash - Ringing The Bells For Jim (June Carter, Jan Howard) Country
B4 [03:13] 4.5.png Johnny Cash - We Are The Shepherds (Johnny Cash) Folk
B5 [01:57] 3.8.png Johnny Cash - Who Kept The Sheep (Johnny Cash, June Carter) Folk
B6 [04:22] 7.0.png Johnny Cash - Ballad Of The Harp Weaver [1963] (Thelma Moore, Edna Millay) Folk

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