The Johnny Cash Children's Album

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The Johnny Cash Children's Album
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released Original: January 1975
Re-issued: April 25, 2006
Recorded May–October 1973
Genre Country, Children's music
Length Original: 26:35
Re-issue: 36:33
Label Columbia
Producer Johnny Cash / Charlie Bragg
Johnny Cash chronology
Five Feet High and Rising
(1974)
The Children's Album
(1975)
Sings Precious Memories
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Johnny Cash Children's Album is the 49th album by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1975 (see 1975 in music). As the title implies, it contains songs written for children. Among others, this includes "Tiger Whitehead", a song later released on Cash's posthumous Personal File album in 2006. Most of the songs on the album had not been performed by Cash before. "Old Shep" had been performed by Elvis Presley, among others. The Johnny Cash Children's Album was reissued in 2006 (see 2006 in music) through Legacy Recordings, with four bonus tracks, including Henry Clay Work's "My Grandfather's Clock". An early version of "My Grandfather's Clock" was recorded in 1958 and is available on Songs of Our Soil.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nasty Dan" (Jeff Moss) – 2:07
  2. "One and One Makes Two" (Jerry Moss) – 2:24
  3. "I Got a Boy (and His Name is John)" (Cash) – 2:55
  4. "Little Magic Glasses" (Cash) – 2:22
  5. "Miss Tara" (Cash) – 2:08
  6. "Dinosaur Song" (Cash, June Carter Cash) – 1:28
  7. "Tiger Whitehead" (Cash, Nat Winston) – 3:13
  8. "Call of the Wild" (Billy Mize) – 2:54
  9. "Little Green Fountain" (Cash, Cash) – 1:50
  10. "Old Shep" (Red Foley) – 2:25
  11. "The Timber Man" (Cash) – 2:49

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "There's a Bear in the Woods" (Cash) – 2:23
  2. "My Grandfather's Clock*" (Henry Clay Work) – 3:40
  3. "Ah Bos Cee Dah" (Cash) – 2:35
  4. "Why is a Fire Engine Red" (Cash) – 1:20

"My Grandfather's Clock*" was recorded 12 March 1959 for Songs of Our Soil

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnny Cash - vocals, acousitc guitar
  • Ray Edenton, Larry Gatlin, David Jones, Red Lane, Jerry Shook - guitar
  • Carl Perkins, Bob Wootton - electric guitar
  • Larry Butler, Larry McCoy, Bill Pursell, Bill Walker, Jerry Whitehurst - piano
  • Marshall Grant - bass
  • W.S. "Fluke" Holland, William Don Favorite - drums
  • June Carter Cash, Rosie Nix - backing vocals

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Produced By: Johnny Cash and Charlie Bragg
  • Tracks 4,5,8,9,12,13,15,15 Produced by: Larry Butler
  • Reissue Produced by: Gregg Geller
  • Mastered By: Vic Anesini at Sony Music Studios, New York
  • Legacy A&R: Steve Berkowitz
  • Project Designer: John Jackson
  • A&R Coordination: Jeremy Holiday and Stacey Boyle
  • Art Direction: Howard Fritzson
  • Design: Ron Kellum/Kellum McClain Inc.
  • Project Manager: Triana D'Orazio

Photography: Al Clayton (original LP), J.P. Philips (two black-and-white photos)

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