Ride This Train

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Ride This Train
Cash dressed as a cowboy, inserting a bullet into a gun
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released September 1960 (1960-09)
Recorded December 14, 1959 – February 16, 1960
Genre Country
Length 32:20
Label Columbia
Producer Don Law, Al Quaglieri
Johnny Cash chronology
Sings Hank Williams
(1960)
Ride This Train
(1960)
Now, There Was a Song!
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Ride This Train is the eighth album by country singer Johnny Cash. It was originally released in September 1960 (see 1960 in music), but later re-issued on March 19, 2002, (see 2002 in music) with four bonus tracks. It is considered to be Cash's first concept album. The original album was included on the Bear Family box set Come Along and Ride This Train. The success of this LP inspired his first label, Sun, to release the compilation LP, All Aboard the Blue Train which consisted of previously released "train" inspired songs, including his hit, "Folsom Prison Blues".


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Loading Coal"   Merle Travis 4:58
2. "Slow Rider"   Johnny Cash 4:12
3. "Lumberjack"   Leon Payne 3:02
4. "Dorraine Of Ponchartrain"   Cash 4:47
5. "Going To Memphis"   Cash, Hollie Dew, Alan Lomax 4:26
6. "When Papa Played The Dobro"   Cash 2:55
7. "Boss Jack"   Tex Ritter 3:50
8. "Old Doc Brown"   Red Foley 4:10
Total length:
32:20

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

  • Don Law - Original Recording Producer
  • Al Quaglieri - Reissue Producer
  • Seth Foster - Mastering
  • Mark Wilder - Mastering, Mixing
  • Stacey Boyle - Tape Research
  • Matt Kelly - Tape Research
  • Kay Smith - Tape Research
  • Arthur Levy - Liner Notes
  • Darren Salmieri - A&R
  • Steven Berkowitz - A&R
  • Patti Matheny - A&R
  • Howard Fritzson - Art Direction
  • Alan Lomax - Adaptation, Arranger
  • Randall Martin - Design
  • Don Hunstein - Photography
  • Nick Shaffran - Series Consultant
  • Dick Miller - CD Art Adaptation

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ride This Train at AllMusic