Johnny & June

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For the Heidi Newfield song, see Johnny & June (song).
Johnny & June
Compilation album by Johnny Cash
Released 1978
Recorded February 1960 - December 1965
Genre Country
Label Bear Family
Producer Don Law, Frank Jones, Gerd Schmidt
Johnny Cash chronology
The Unissued Johnny Cash
(1978)
Johnny & June
(1978)
Tall Man
(1979)
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Johnny & June is a compilation album and 60th overall album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Bear Family Records in 1978 (see 1978 in music). Like The Unissued Johnny Cash it consists of material that was either unreleased or not widely available. Most of the songs were recorded from 1964 to 1965, with the exception of "Smiling Bill McCall" from 1960. That song, "Cotton Picking Hands" and "Wer Kennt Den Weg" and "In Virginia" (both in German) had been previously released on singles. "Thunderball" was recorded for the James Bond film, but was ultimately turned down in favor of Tom Jones (see also the Thunderball film and soundtrack articles).

"One Too Many Mornings" is a Bob Dylan song from The Times They Are a-Changin'. Cash and Dylan would later (unsuccessfully) attempt a duet version of the song for Nashville Skyline, and Cash would record the song again for Heroes with Waylon Jennings. This version features Maybelle Carter playing autoharp. The Carters feature on several songs on the album; June Carter sings lead vocal on three songs and duets on another, and Anita Carter sings on "That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(I'm Proud) The Baby Is Mine" (Cash) Recorded December 17, 1964
  2. "Cotton Pickin' Hands" (Cash/June Carter Cash) Recorded December 10, 1965
  3. "Close the Door Lightly When You Go" (Eric Anderson) Recorded September 21, 1965
    • Vocal by June Carter Cash
  4. "That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome" (Anderson) Recorded February 3, 1965
  5. "Thunderball" (Cash) Recorded May 12, 1965
  6. "One Too Many Mornings" (Bob Dylan) Recorded October 29, 1965
  7. "How Did You Get Away from Me" (Anita Carter/June Carter/Cash) (Anderson) Recorded March 5, 1964
    • With June Carter Cash
  8. "Adios Aloha" (June Carter/Don Davis) (Anderson) Recorded December 20, 1964
    • Vocal by June Carter
  9. "Wer Kennt Den Weg (I Walk the Line)" (Cash/Günter Loose) Recorded June 19, 1965
  10. "Ain't You Ashamed" (Cash, Cash) (Anderson) Recorded March 5, 1964
    • Vocal by June Carter Cash
  11. "Smiling Bill McCall" (Cash) Recorded February 16, 1960
  12. "In Virginia" (Goetz/Kaegbein) Recorded June 19, 1965