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
Length 29:33
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'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]

  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


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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