Johnny & June

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Johnny & June
Compilation album by
RecordedFebruary 1960 - December 1965
GenreCountry, folk
LabelBear Family
ProducerDon Law, Frank Jones, Gerd Schmidt
Johnny Cash chronology
The Unissued Johnny Cash
Johnny & June
Tall Man
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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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."(I'm Proud) The Baby Is Mine"CashDecember 17, 1964 
2."Cotton Pickin' Hands"Cash, June Carter CashDecember 10, 1965 
3."Close the Door Lightly When You Go" (vocal by June Carter Cash)Eric AndersonSeptember 21, 1965 
4."That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome" (vocal by Anita Carter)Eric AndersonFebruary 3, 1965 
5."Thunderball"CashMay 12, 1965 
6."One Too Many Mornings"Bob DylanOctober 29, 1965 
7."How Did You Get Away from Me" (with June Carter Cash)Anita Carter, June Carter, Cash, Eric AndersonMarch 5, 1964 
8."Adios Aloha" (vocal by June Carter)June Carter, Don Davis, Eric AndersonDecember 20, 1964 
9."Wer Kennt Den Weg" (German version of "I Walk the Line")Cash, Günter LooseJune 19, 1965 
10."Ain't You Ashamed" (vocal by June Carter Cash)Cash, Cash, AndersonMarch 5, 1964 
11."Smiling Bill McCall"CashFebruary 16, 1960 
12."In Virginia"Goetz, KaegbeinJune 19, 1965