I Still Miss Someone

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"I Still Miss Someone"
Song by Johnny Cash
from the album The Fabulous Johnny Cash
RecordedJuly 24, 1958
GenreRock and roll, country
Length2:34
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Johnny Cash, Roy Cash
Producer(s)Don Law

"I Still Miss Someone" is a song co-written by Johnny Cash and his nephew Roy Cash, Jr and originally recorded by American country music singer Johnny Cash. He first recorded it in 1958 as the B-side to "Don't Take Your Guns to Town".

History[edit]

Cash wrote "I Still Miss Someone" with his nephew, Roy Cash, Jr. He performed "I Still Miss Someone" during At Folsom Prison,[1] and most of Cash's live recordings after the 1960s also included this song.

Cash appeared in Eat the Document, which documented Bob Dylan's 1966 world tour, performing "I Still Miss Someone" with Dylan backstage. Cash later recorded the song as a duet with Dylan during sessions for Dylan's album Nashville Skyline in 1969; however, this duet has never been officially released.[2]

The Statler Brothers recorded the song on their 1966 Flowers on the Wall album.

Cover versions[edit]

Four different artists have charted versions of "I Still Miss Someone" on the Billboard charts. Flatt & Scruggs released a version on the album The Versatile Flatt & Scruggs, peaking at number 45 in 1965.[3] In 1981, Don King took a version to number 38, on his Epic Records album Whirlwind.[4] Emmylou Harris sent her version to number 51, releasing it as the third and final single from her 1989 album Bluebird.[5] In 2004, Martina McBride recorded the song for her 2005 album Timeless as a duet with Dolly Parton. This rendition went to number 50 in 2006.[6] Stevie Nicks also covered the song on her 1989 album The Other Side of the Mirror as did Nanci Griffith on her 1998 album of songs by other songwriters, Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful).

Jimmy Buffett performed the song as a dedication to Cash at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington, on September 16, 2003, four days after Cash's death. Before playing it, Buffett said it was his favorite Johnny Cash song.[citation needed] It's the only time Buffett ever played the song, and the performance was recorded and released on the live album Live in Auburn, WA. Gram Parsons and the International Submarine Band covered it on their only album, Safe at Home. Brenda Lee recorded a version as the B-side to her 1964 single "Truly, Truly True". Joan Baez recorded "I Still Miss Someone" on her 1964 album Joan Baez/5.

It was covered by Linda Ronstadt on her self-titled 1971 album on Capitol Records. It was covered by Leo Kottke on his 1991 album, “Great Big Boy” on Private Music. Troy Cassar-Daley covered the song on his album Borrowed & Blue in 2004.

John Doe and the Sadies gave the song a memorable cover on "Country Club", a 2009 album of country classics on Yep Roc Records.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnny Cash interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969)
  2. ^ Trager, Oliver (2004). Keys to the Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia. Billboard Books. p. 314. ISBN 0-8230-7974-0. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 145. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  4. ^ Whitburn, p. 226
  5. ^ Whitburn, p. 181
  6. ^ Whitburn, p. 262

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