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.


Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Johnny Cash; except where indicated

  1. "Loading Coal" (Merle Travis) – 4:58
  2. "Slow Rider" – 4:12
  3. "Lumberjack" (Leon Payne) – 3:02
  4. "Dorraine of Ponchartrain" – 4:47
  5. "Going to Memphis" (Cash, Hollie Dew, Alan Lomax) – 4:26
  6. "When Papa Played the Dobro" – 2:55
  7. "Boss Jack" (Tex Ritter) – 3:50
  8. "Old Doc Brown" (Red Foley) – 4:10

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "The Fable of Willie Brown" – 1:57
  2. "Second Honeymoon" (Autry Inman) – 1:57
  3. "Ballad of the Harp Weaver" (Thelma Moore, Edna Millay) – 3:50
  4. "Smiling Bill McCall" – 2:06

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