Johnny Cash - The Gospel Collection
 

This item is out of stock.

Please enter your email address, we will notify you if it comes back in stock.

Overstock.com MasterCard®

$20 bonus after first use & 0% Intro APR*
No Payments & No Interest on orders over
$150 if you pay in full within 6 months.
Learn More ›
No Payments & No Interest on orders over
$150 if you pay in full within 6 months.
Learn More ›

Johnny Cash - The Gospel Collection

Today $11.83
Item #: 13177427
    Personnel includes: Johnny Cash, Johnny Western (vocals, guitar); Luther Perkins, Ray Edenton (guitar); Marvin Hughes (piano, vibraphone); Floyd Cramer (piano); William Whitney Pursell (organ); Ralph Hansell (vibraphone); Marshall Grant (bass); Morris ......more

People Who Viewed This Viewed

Sponsored Links What's This?

Artist: Cash, Johnny
Description:
Personnel includes: Johnny Cash, Johnny Western (vocals, guitar); Luther Perkins, Ray Edenton (guitar); Marvin Hughes (piano, vibraphone); Floyd Cramer (piano); William Whitney Pursell (organ); Ralph Hansell (vibraphone); Marshall Grant (bass); Morris Palmer, Murray "Buddy" Harman Jr., W.S. "Fluke" Holland (drums); Don Helms (steel drum). The songs on this compilation span the years 1958-1961. Although Cash had been recording for Sun Records since 1955, it wasn't until he signed with Columbia in 1958 that he was allowed to record non-secular music. The 2 ensuing gospel albums were HYMNS BY JOHNNY CASH (1958) and HYMNS FROM THE HEART (1961). For the first three years of his career, Johnny Cash recorded for the regional Sun label (the same label that launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Howlin' Wolf, and Elvis Presley). When his Sun contract expired, Cash was wooed by a number of major labels. He chose Columbia because A&R director Don Law granted him wide artistic freedom, allowing Cash to record the gospel music he loved alongside his more commercially successful secular music. THE GOSPEL COLLECTION contains Cash's first two gospel albums for Columbia. The first, 1959's HYMNS BY JOHNNY CASH, sticks close to the formula that worked so well at Sun. Cash's resonant, quavering vocals and Luther Perkins' "boom-chick" guitar style define the sound; the arrangements are often augmented by a vocal chorus, at times effective and at other times thankfully inobtrusive. The spare setting suits Cash, making the first twelve tracks of THE GOSPEL COLLECTION a perfect introduction to his gospel work. The final twelve come from Cash's 1961 album HYMNS FROM THE HEART, and are more heavily produced than the first batch. The song selection and performances here are also effective, despite the fact that Cash's voice is sometimes lost among the instruments and reverb.
See Also:
The Sun Years [Rhino], The Essential Johnny Cash, Walk the Line, Man in Black: His Greatest Hits, Johnny Cash at San Quentin, The Man in Black: 1963-1969, At Folsom Prison, American IV: The Man Comes Around, The Fabulous Johnny Cash, American Recordings, The Complete Original Sun Singles, The Legend [Columbia]
See Influences:
Cowboy Copas, The Stoneman Family, Carl Smith, The Carter Family, Gene Autry, Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, The Sons of the Pioneers, Woody Guthrie, Tex Ritter, Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell, John Lee Hooker, Dock Boggs, Webb Pierce, Leadbelly, The Louvin Brothers, Hank Snow, Hank Williams, The Swan Silvertones, Jimmie Rodgers (Country)
See Contemporaries:
Buck Owens, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Larry Gatlin, Charlie Rich, Carl Mann, Roy Orbison, Kitty Wells, Dave Dudley, Bobby Bare, Johnny Paycheck, The Everly Brothers, Chris Isaak, Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, Patsy Cline, Carlene Carter, Tommy Cash, Ed Ames, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Jack Scott, Faron Young, Conway Twitty, Stonewall Jackson, Jerry Reed, The Maddox Brothers & Rose, Carl Smith, Carl Perkins (Rockabilly), Joe Ely, Marty Robbins, Brenda Lee, Sleepy LaBeef, Jim Reeves, George Jones, Henson Cargill, Clint Black, Rosanne Cash, Merle Haggard, Johnny Burnette, Willie Nelson, Warren Smith (Percussion), Big Al Downing, Porter Wagoner, Flatt & Scruggs, The Highwaymen (Folk), David Allan Coe, Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Billy Edd Wheeler, Dick Curless, Billy Lee Riley, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bob Dylan, Johnny Horton, Elvis Presley, Jimmie Driftwood, Merle Kilgore, The Statler Brothers, Roger Miller (Country), Charlie Feathers
Track Listing:
    No track list available
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Oldies
Subgenre:
Rock 'N' Roll
Label:
Camden Records
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
DDD
Guest Artist:
Floyd Cramer
Editorial Reviews:
Mojo (Publisher) (9/03, p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...It's the voice - intimate and honest - that makes these old-time spirituals, hymns and dead-Mom songs so special..."
UPC:
886977948428
Was this product information helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback.
 
 
 
Thank you. Your feedback will help us create the best experience for our customers.

There are currently no product reviews for this product.

Be the first to write a review

Overstock.com values your opinion. Please take a moment and share what you like or don't like about a product.

Product Q&A

Ask a Question

Be the first to ask a question about this product.
Standard Return Policy:

Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More details

FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.

* For your safety, some orders go through our loss prevention department. If we select your order for this process, we will immediately notify you that there may be up to a 3-day delay on your order.

** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.

Buy Now with Bitcoin Learn More