Train of Love: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Train of Love: A Tribute to Johnny Cash


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Train of Love: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Country legend Johnny Cash made over 1,500 recordings in his lifetime (48 of which hit Billboard's Hot 100 pop chart) and his death in 2003 left a void that seems impossible to fill. Numerous tribute collections have appeared since his death, including this one in 2005 from CMH Records, and the reimaginings here of some of his trademark songs range from reverent to radical. The set opens with Laurie Lewis' fiddle-led version of "Train of Love," followed by a bustling take on "Hey Porter" by the DiMaggio Brothers, and things brighten considerably with Cod Express' instrumental "Tennessee Flat Top Box," which features guitars galore. Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer's mechanized, slightly spooky "One Piece at a Time" shifts the emphasis in the song from humor to retribution, and is a showstopper here, as are two eerie, atmospheric covers by Soda and His Million Piece Band, "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire," both of which focus on the desperation inherent at each song's center. Former AIM president Russell Means' spoken word "Ballad of Ira Hayes" is also memorable, more because of the choice of artist to song than for any other reason. In the end, Train of Love underscores just how much of a cultural chimera Cash really was, recording music that -- while cached as country -- transcended genres on its way to establishing a kind of pure Americana.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2005
Label: Cmh Records
UPC: 0027297899728
catalogNumber: 8997

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laurie Lewis   Guitar,Vocals
Darol Anger   Violin
Ray Campi   Bass
Todd Phillips   Acoustic Bass
Bucky Baxter   Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Hi String
Richard Bennett   Bouzouki,Guitar
Ken Coomer   Drums
Dennis Crouch   Upright Bass
Bruce Duff   Bass
Jim Hoke   Piano,Saxophone
Brantley Kearns   Fiddle,Vocals
Ed Neff   Fiddle
Tom Rozum   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Jon Wahl   Harmonica
Brian Wright   Guitar
Mat Young   Drums
Kenny Blackwell   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Carolyn Cirimele   Accordion
Billie Lee Lewis   Drums
Barry Tashian   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Mark Thornton   Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz   Drums
Sue Smith   Bass
Kirk Mosher   Guitar
George Paras   Guitar
Marco Di Maggio   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Reflex   Vocals
Holly Tashian   Background Vocals
Mike Armstrong   Hammond Organ
Steve Wilkerson & Andrea Baker   Guitar
Carey Kotsionis   Vocals
Dave Harder   Upright Bass
Mike Furkins   Drums
Dave Rowe   Standup Bass
Kevin Lacey   Double Bass
Ben Loory   Mandolin
Faye Pierce   Vocals
Harry Fontana   Vocals

Technical Credits

Laurie Lewis   Producer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Simon Stokes   Producer
Wayne Kramer   Arranger,Producer
Bucky Baxter   Producer
Richard Bennett   Arranger,Producer
June Carter Cash   Composer
Bruce Duff   Producer
Russell Means   Producer
Mark Greene   Engineer
Wayne Kemp   Composer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
Barry Tashian   Producer
David Haerle   Executive Producer
Mark Thornton   Producer,Engineer
Andrew Bush   Engineer
Holly Tashian   Producer
Jeff Servais   Producer,Engineer
Russell Cook   Engineer
Argee Geronca   Art Direction

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