Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

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Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released January 1970
Recorded February 17, 1969 - September 10, 1969
Genre Country
Length 36:51
Label Columbia
Producer Bob Johnston
Johnny Cash chronology
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(1969)
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Hello, I'm Johnny Cash is the 33rd album released by country singer Johnny Cash on Columbia Records in 1970 (see 1970 in music). "If I Were a Carpenter", a famous duet with Cash's wife, June Carter Cash, earned the couple a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1971 (see Grammy Awards of 1971); the song also reached No. 2 on the Country charts. The album also includes "To Beat the Devil", the first Kris Kristofferson song covered by Cash; the two would later collaborate numerous times, most famously on "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down". "See Ruby Fall" and "Blistered" were also released as singles, and the album itself reached No. 1 on the country charts and No. 6 on the pop charts. It was certified Gold on 1/29/1970 by the R.I.A.A. The album has been released on cd (Sony Music, Original Album Classics, along with "The Johnny Cash Show" and "Man In Black") and it has been made available on official download sites. This album is not to be confused with a (budget) best-of cd that has the same name.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Southwind" (Cash) – 3:15
  2. "Devil to Pay" (Merle Travis, Leon Rusk) – 3:28
  3. "'Cause I Love You" (Cash) – 2:34
  4. "See Ruby Fall" (Cash, Roy Orbison) – 2:52
  5. "Route No. 1, Box 144" (Cash) – 2:28
  6. "Sing a Traveling Song" (Ken Jones) – 3:08
  7. "If I Were a Carpenter" (Tim Hardin) – 3:00
  8. "To Beat the Devil" (Kris Kristofferson) – 4:22
  9. "Blistered" (Billy Edd Wheeler) – 2:25
  10. "Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill" (Vincent Matthews) – 2:32
  11. "I've Got a Thing About Trains" (Jack Clement) – 2:50
  12. "Jesus Was a Carpenter" (Christopher Wren) – 3:57

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1970 Country Albums 1
1970 Pop Albums 6

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Blistered" Country Singles 4
1969 "Blistered" Pop Singles 50
1969 "See Ruby Fall" Country Singles 4
1969 "See Ruby Fall" Pop Singles 75
1969 "If I Were a Carpenter" Country Singles 2
1969 "If I Were a Carpenter" Pop Singles 36