The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me

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The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1974
ProducerJohnny Cash, Charlie Bragg
Johnny Cash chronology
Ragged Old Flag
The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me
Five Feet High and Rising
Singles from The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me
  1. "The Junkie and the Juicehead (Minus Me)"
    Released: June 1974
  2. "Father and Daughter (Father and Son)"
    Released: August 1974

The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me is the 48th album by country singer Johnny Cash, released in 1974 on Columbia Records. Although credited to Cash alone, the album includes solo performances by his daughter Rosanne Cash and step daughter Carlene Carter (credited as Carlene Routh), predating the launch of their own solo careers. Two songs on the album were written by Kris Kristofferson, while "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" is a re-recording of a highly successful Cash single, his first smash hit for Columbia from back in 1958. "Father and Daughter (Father and Son)" is a cover version of a well-known Cat Stevens song and a duet with Cash's stepdaughter, Rosie Nix Adams, with slight changes in lyrics; a version of the same song would be released in 2003 on Unearthed, as a duet with Fiona Apple. June Carter Cash also performs a solo track, one of only a couple of occasions where she did this on a Johnny Cash album outside of concert recordings.

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Track listing[edit]

1."The Junkie and the Juicehead, Minus Me"Kris Kristofferson3:00
2."Don't Take Your Guns to Town"Johnny Cash2:47
3."Broken Freedom Song" (performed by Rosanne Cash)Kris Kristofferson3:01
4."I Do Believe"Johnny Cash2:30
5."Ole Slew Foot" (with June Carter Cash and family)Howard Hausey2:16
6."Keep on the Sunny Side" (with June Carter Cash and family)A. P. Carter, Gary Garett2:15
7."Father and Daughter (Father and Son)" (with Rosie Nix Adams)Cat Stevens3:00
8."Crystal Chandeliers and Burgundy"Jack Routh2:24
9."Friendly Gates" (performed by Carlene Carter)Jack Routh2:18
10."Billy and Rex and Oral and Bob"Johnny Cash2:25
11."Jesus" (with June Carter Cash)Loney Hutchins2:18
12."Lay Back with My Woman"Jack Routh2:24

Note: Track 2 "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" is a re-recording, recorded 18 June 1974 at Sound Spectrum Recording, House Of Cash, Hendersonville, TN.


Additional personnel
  • Produced by Charlie Bragg and Johnny Cash
  • Cover photo: Marion Ward
  • Flyleaf photos: Marion Ward and Hope Powell
  • Album design: Bill Barnes and Peggy Owens


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1974 Country Albums 48

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