Johnny & June

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Johnny & June
Compilation album by Johnny Cash
Released 1978
Recorded February 1960 - December 1965
Genre Country, folk
Label Bear Family
Producer Don Law, Frank Jones, Gerd Schmidt
Johnny Cash chronology
The Unissued Johnny Cash
(1978)The Unissued Johnny Cash1978
Johnny & June
Tall Man
(1979)Tall Man1979
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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. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "(I'm Proud) The Baby Is Mine" Cash December 17, 1964  
2. "Cotton Pickin' Hands" Cash, June Carter Cash December 10, 1965  
3. "Close the Door Lightly When You Go" (vocal by June Carter Cash) Eric Anderson September 21, 1965  
4. "That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome" (vocal by Anita Carter) Eric Anderson February 3, 1965  
5. "Thunderball" Cash May 12, 1965  
6. "One Too Many Mornings" Bob Dylan October 29, 1965  
7. "How Did You Get Away from Me" (with June Carter Cash) Anita Carter, June Carter, Cash, Eric Anderson March 5, 1964  
8. "Adios Aloha" (vocal by June Carter) June Carter, Don Davis, Eric Anderson December 20, 1964  
9. "Wer Kennt Den Weg" (German version of "I Walk the Line") Cash, Günter Loose June 19, 1965  
10. "Ain't You Ashamed" (vocal by June Carter Cash) Cash, Cash, Anderson March 5, 1964  
11. "Smiling Bill McCall" Cash February 16, 1960  
12. "In Virginia" Goetz, Kaegbein June 19, 1965