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.
Anybody that's only familiar with Johnny Cash the outlaw or the brooding mythic figure of his latter-day albums will find the very idea of a Johnny Cash children's album improbable, or at the very least amusing. Truth is, Cash always showed a fondness for novelty tunes and silly songs, dating all the way back to his Sun sides (and this is not even counting the unintentional silliness of his corny Americana records), so it was not a stretch for Cash to do a children's album - particularly in 1975, when he was coming off a stretch of hosting a. TV variety show and about to enter.
The Johnny Cash Children's Album. With his gift for storytelling in song, it's no surprise that Cash crafted an enjoyable album for kids, both small and big, with this 1975 release, now featuring 4 bonus tracks. Includes Nasty Dan, Little Magic Glasses, I Got a Boy (and His Name is John); Tiger Whitehead; Old Shep; My Grandfather's Clock, and 8 more. The lighter side of the Man in Black. As foreboding a figure as Johnny Cash was, his son John Carter Cash writes in liner notes to this excellent CD, he was also a big kid: "a fun-loving, easygoing, laughing ma.
Released for Record Store Day 2017. Record Store Day 10th Anniversary sticker affixed to shrinkwrap states: "Johnny's classic 1975 album of kid's songs and singalongs". Features liner notes by John Carter Cash and includes digital download.
Band's List Country Rock Johnny Cash The Johnny Cash Children's Album. Labels Columbia Records.
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. Luma Electronic entry on The Johnny Cash Children's Album.
Cash enunciates the lyrics slowly and gently, like he’s reading a picture book. The songs are often closer to nursery rhymes than typical country fare, and you can almost hear him smiling as he turns the page. The Johnny Cash Children's Album Johnny Cash. Listen on Apple Music.
I Got a Boy (And His Name Is John), 02:55. Little Magic Glasses, 02:21. Dinosaur Song, 01:28. Call of the Wild, 02:54. Little Green Fountain, 01:50. The) Timber Man, 02:45.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|2||One And One Makes Two|
|3||I Got A Boy And His Name Is John
Vocals [Additional] – June Carter Cash
|4||Little Magic Glasses|
|8||There's A Bear In The Woods|
|9||Call Of The Wild|
|10||Little Green Fountain|
|12||(The) Timber Man|
|14||Ah Bos Cee Dah|
|15||Why Is A Fire Engine Red|
- Mastered By [Reissue] – Vic Anesini
- Producer – Charlie Bragg (tracks: 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 11), Johnny Cash (tracks: 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 11), Larry Butler (tracks: 3 to 5, 8, 9, 12 to 15)
- Producer [Reissue] – Gregg Geller
NotesTracks 8, 13, 14 and 15 are previously unreleased bonus-tracks.
All other tracks previously released on vinyl LP in 1975.
Reissue CD mastered at Sony Music Studios, New York.
Comes in cardboard outer sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8 2876-81328-2 1
|C 32898||Johnny Cash||The Johnny Cash Children's Album (LP)||Columbia||C 32898||US||1975|
|C 32898||Johnny Cash||The Johnny Cash Children's Album (LP, Promo)||Columbia||C 32898||US||1975|
|88985376351||Johnny Cash||The Johnny Cash Children's Album (LP, RE, S/Edition)||Legacy, Columbia||88985376351||Europe||2017|
|SBP 234551||Johnny Cash||The Johnny Cash Children’s Album (LP, Album)||CBS||SBP 234551||Australia||1975|
|C 32898||Johnny Cash||The Johnny Cash Children's Album (LP, Album)||Columbia||C 32898||Canada||1975|