Bitter Tears (Ballads of the American Indian)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Though on the surface Bitter Tears is just another installment in the seemingly endless series of Americana albums that Johnny Cash released in the '60s, it was a more daring collection than any of its predecessors or successors. Where Cash's previous Americana albums had previously concentrated on cowboys and Western pioneers, Bitter Tears is all about Native Americans and their trials and tribulations. It isn't a crass move -- it's a sensitive, clear-eyed take on the unfair treatment of the American Indian that uses traditional folk ballads and newly written songs in the same vein. It's stark and moving, his best Americana ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Though on the surface Bitter Tears is just another installment in the seemingly endless series of Americana albums that Johnny Cash released in the '60s, it was a more daring collection than any of its predecessors or successors. Where Cash's previous Americana albums had previously concentrated on cowboys and Western pioneers, Bitter Tears is all about Native Americans and their trials and tribulations. It isn't a crass move -- it's a sensitive, clear-eyed take on the unfair treatment of the American Indian that uses traditional folk ballads and newly written songs in the same vein. It's stark and moving, his best Americana album of the '60s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972384726
  • Catalog Number: 723847
  • Sales rank: 151

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Al Casey Guitar
Technical Credits
Johnny Cash Composer
Johnny Horton Composer
Frank Jones Producer
Don Law Producer
Hugh Cherry Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Reissue Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Country Music with a Painful Story to Tell

    Good songs with painful messages to get across to the listener.

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