Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town/Boom Chicka Boom

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This CD two-fer features two of Johnny Cash's best recordings from his Mercury period. Given the quality of both albums, Cash's tenure with the label, generally dismissed by critics, deserves to be reexamined to put it mildly. Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town is a unique album in that it was his debut for the label in 1986 and featured his road band and his wife, June, her sisters Helen and Anita, and her daughter Carlene on backing vocals along with Waylon Jennings and Cash's daughter, Cindy Cash-Stuart as well as her husband Marty. Produced by Cowboy Jack Clement, who had worked with Cash on tunes as great as "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" and "Ring of Fire," the feel was live, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This CD two-fer features two of Johnny Cash's best recordings from his Mercury period. Given the quality of both albums, Cash's tenure with the label, generally dismissed by critics, deserves to be reexamined to put it mildly. Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town is a unique album in that it was his debut for the label in 1986 and featured his road band and his wife, June, her sisters Helen and Anita, and her daughter Carlene on backing vocals along with Waylon Jennings and Cash's daughter, Cindy Cash-Stuart as well as her husband Marty. Produced by Cowboy Jack Clement, who had worked with Cash on tunes as great as "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" and "Ring of Fire," the feel was live, reckless, and full of life. Elvis Costello contributed a track and Guy Clark two, while Cash covered -- nearly definitively -- Merle Travis' classic "Sixteen Tons" and contributed two solid songs of his own. Boom Chicka Boom, from 1989, is a lighter but no less satisfying affair produced by Bob Moore with a band of studio greats, including Reggie Young, Hargus Robins, and Roy Huskey, Jr. There are three Cash originals here, along with Elvis Costello's "Hidden Shame" written especially for Cash, a cover -- and a damn fine one -- of Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle," and the old gospel nugget "Family Bible" that is stirring because Cash's mom appears in duet with him. The remastering job is superb and the package has full session information and liners by Cash and John Lomax III.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/2003
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • UPC: 008817028323
  • Catalog Number: 170283

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar
Marty Stuart Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Carlene Carter Vocals
Waylon Jennings Vocals
The Jordanaires Background Vocals
Lloyd Green Steel Guitar
Anita Carter Vocals
Earl Ball Piano
Earl Poole Ball Piano
June Carter Cash Vocals
Jack Clement Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Jew's Harp, Kazoo
Vassar Clements Fiddle
Charles Cochran Piano, Keyboards
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Ray Edenton Acoustic Guitar
Jack Hale Horn, Keyboards
Bob Lewin Horn, Keyboards
Kenny Malone Percussion
Joey Miskulin Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Acoustic Bass
Michael Rhodes Electric Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Billy Sanford Electric Guitar
Jim Soldi Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Tittle Electric Bass, Vocals
Pete Wade Guitar
Bob Wootton Guitar
Reggie Young Electric Guitar
W.S. Holland Drums
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass, Acoustic Bass
Bob Moore Bass
Helen Carter Vocals
Mark OConner Fiddle
Charlie Williams Announcer
Joe Allen Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Johnny Cash Composer
Guy Clark Composer
Michael Martin Murphey Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Harry Chapin Composer
Elvis Costello Composer
James Talley Composer
Claude Gray Composer
Bobby Braddock Composer
Richard Adler Engineer
Bobby Bradley Engineer
Walt Breeland Composer
Paul Buskirk Composer
Jack Clement Producer
Charles Cochran Horn Arrangements
David Ferguson Engineer
Jack Hale Horn Arrangements
Jim McBride Composer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Joey Miskulin Executive Producer
Bob Moore Producer
Allen Reynolds Composer
Dennis Ritchie Engineer
Jack Routh Composer
Mark D. Sanders Composer
Skip Scarborough Composer
Chick Rains Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Benny Quinn Mastering
Sandy Chapin Composer
John Crowley Composer
Jim Elliott Composer
John Lomax III Liner Notes
Charlie Williams Composer
Bill Barnes Art Direction
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