Blood, Sweat and Tears (album)

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released February 1963
Recorded June 7, 1962 - August 22, 1962
Genre Country, folk, blues
Length 30:12
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Don Law, Frank Jones
Johnny Cash chronology
All Aboard the Blue Train
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Blood, Sweat and Tears is the fifteenth album by singer Johnny Cash, released in 1963 (see 1963 in music). It is, in essence, a collection of songs about the American working man. This includes "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer" and "Busted", the latter of which would become a single and both of which would make a reappearance five years later on one of Cash's most famous records, At Folsom Prison. The album was included on the Bear Family box set Come Along and Ride This Train.

The album's title is inspired by a quote from Winston Churchill, in which he says he can offer "nothing but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer"   Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash 9:03
2. "Tell Him I'm Gone"   Cash 3:03
3. "Another Man Done Gone"   Vera Hall, Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Ruby Tartt 2:35
4. "Busted"   Harlan Howard 2:17
5. "Casey Jones"   Cash 3:02
6. "Nine Pound Hammer"   Merle Travis 3:15
7. "Chain Gang"   Howard 2:40
8. "Waiting for a Train"   Jimmie Rodgers 2:06
9. "Roughneck"   Sheb Wooley 2:11
Total length:


Additional personnel

  • Frank Jones - Producer
  • Don Law - Producer
  • Vic Anesini - Mastering (CD Reissue)
  • Frank Bez - Photography


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1963 Pop Albums 80

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1963 "Busted" Country Singles 13

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