Bob Dylan Sings Johnny Cash

.. Johnny was and is the North Star; you could guide your ship by him – the greatest of the greats then and now. I first met him in ‘62 or ‘63 and saw him a lot in those years. Not so much recently, but in some kind of way he was with me more than people I see every day.
~Bob Dylan (Statement on Johnny Cash – Sept 2003)

John R. “Johnny” Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country MusicRock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

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Folsom Prison Blues

Columbia Studio A
Nashville, Tennessee
3 May 1969
3rd Self Portrait session, produced by Bob Johnston.


w/Grateful Dead @
Club Front
San Rafael, California
June 1987
Rehearsals before summer tour with The Grateful Dead.


New Haven Coliseum
New Haven, Connecticut
10 November 1999

I Still Miss Someone

Pine Knob Music Theatre
Clarkston, Michigan
1 July 1986

Give My Love To Rose

Live 1988

Ring Of Fire

Written by Merle Kilgore & June Carter and first recorded by The Carter Family (1962).
So it’s not really a Johnny Cash song, but most people associate Ring og Fire with Johnny Cash.

Unidentified Studio
Probably Los Angeles, California
January 1996
Produced by Nile Rodgers.

Train of Love

Unidentified Recording Studio
New York City, New York
Early April 1999

Big River

Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, Maryland
8 November 1999


Johnny Cash

Bob Dylan has also covered 3 other songs by Cash;

  • Belshazzar (1967) – The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete
  • Five Feet High and Rising (Nashville – on February 18, 1969)
  • Rock’n Roll Ruby (At Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California, in May 1987 during the “Down In The Groove” album sessions)

-Egil

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