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 January 1972–October 1973
Length Original: 26:35
Re-issue: 36:33
Label Columbia
Producer Johnny Cash, Charlie Bragg, Larry Butler
Johnny Cash chronology
Five Feet High and Rising
(1974)Five Feet High and Rising1974
The Children's Album
Sings Precious Memories
(1975)Sings Precious Memories1975
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 featuring recordings made between January 1972 and October 1973. As the title implies, it contains songs written for children. Among others, this includes "Tiger Whitehead", a song later released in an acoustic version 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. One track recorded in 1972 was previously released on LP: "I Got a Boy (And His Name is John)" was first made available on the 1972 album International Superstar. It is a tongue-in-cheek duet between Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, about their son, John Carter Cash.

The Johnny Cash Children's Album was reissued in 2006 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. The song "Old Shep" was also re-released on the 2005 box set The Legend.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Nasty Dan" Jeff Moss 2:07
2. "One and One Makes Two" Jeff Moss 2:24
3. "I Got a Boy (and His Name is John)" Johnny Cash 2:55
4. "Little Magic Glasses" Johnny Cash 2:22
5. "Miss Tara" Johnny Cash 2:08
6. "Dinosaur Song" Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash 1:28
7. "Tiger Whitehead" Johnny Cash, Nat Winston 3:13
8. "Call of the Wild" Billy Mize 2:54
9. "Little Green Fountain" Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash 1:50
10. "Old Shep" Red Foley 2:25
11. "The Timber Man" Johnny Cash 2:49
12. "There's a Bear in the Woods" (re-issue bonus track) Johnny Cash 2:23
13. "My Grandfather's Clock" (re-issue bonus track) Henry Clay Work 3:40
14. "Ah Bos Cee Dah" (re-issue bonus track) Johnny Cash 2:35
15. "Why Is a Fire Engine Red" (re-issue bonus track) Johnny Cash 1:20

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


Additional personnel
  • 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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