1706 Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart – Johnny Cash (1968)

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Johnny Cash and Paul McCartney.

This song was written by Jack Clement. It was recorded by Archie Campbell in 1966. Johnny Cash recorded a live version in 1968. It was released on his album At Folsom Prison. Paul McCartney owned a copy of the album. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

1705 Cocaine Blues – Johnny Cash (1968)

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Paul McCartney and Johnny Cash.

This song was written by T.J. “Red” Arnall and was based on the American folk song Little Sadie. Also known as Bad Lee Brown, it was first recorded by John Dilleshaw under that name in 1929. Cocaine Blues was first recorded by Roy Hogsed And The Rainbows Riders in 1947. Johnny Cash first recorded the song in 1960 as Transfusion Blues. He first recorded the song as Cocaine Blues in 1968. That version was recorded live at Folsom State Prison and was released in 1968 on the album At Folsom Prison. Paul McCartney owned a copy of the album and The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

1704 At Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash (1968)

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At Folsom Prison.

At Folsom Prison was a live album recorded by Johnny Cash in 1968. The album also features June Carter and Carl Perkins. It was recorded live at Folsom State Prison in January 1968.The album contained sixteen songs including Dark As The Dungeon, Orange Blossom Special, and Jackson.The album was produced by Bob Johnson and was released on the Columbia label in 1968. The album reached number seven on the UK Album chart. Paul McCartney owned a copy of the album.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Folsom Prison Blues
2) Dark As The Dungeon
3) I Still Miss Someone
4) Cocaine Blues
5) 25 Minutes To Go
6) Orange Blossom Special
7) The Long Black Veil
Side 2
1) Send A Picture Of Mother
2) The Wall
3) Dirty Old Egg-Suckin’ Dog
4) Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart
5) Jackson
6) Give My Love To Rose
7) I Got Stripes
8) Green, Green Grass Of Home
9) Greystone Chapel

0499 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Johnny Cash (1959)

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Hymns By Johnny Cash.

This American Spiritual dates back to the 1860s. It wad first recorded in 1909 by The Fisk Jubilee Singers. The song has been covered by Fats Waller, Peggy Lee and Nina Simone. Johnny Cash covered the song in 1959. It was first released on the album Hymns By Johnny Cash.  Paul McCartney and Carl Perkins played the song during the 1993 documentary My Old Friend.

0487 Five Feet High and Rising – Johnny Cash (1959)

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Johnny Cash.

Johnny Cash wrote this song about a flood he witnessed as a child. He recorded it in 1959 and released it as the B-side to I Got Stripes. The single went to number fourteen on the Country Singles chart. The song was also released on Johnny Cash’s 1959 album Songs Of Our Soil. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

0384 Big River – Johnny Cash (1958)

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Johnny Cash.

This song was written and recorded by Johnny Cash in 1958. It was released as a single on Sun Records. The B-side was Come In Stranger. It was also released on his album Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous. Merseybeat group Denny Seyton and The Sabres recorded the song in 1963 and it was later released on Unearthed Merseybeat Vol 2 in 2004. John Lennon sang the song during the filming of Bob Dylan’s 1966 documentary Eat The Document.

Now Hear This : Big River – Denny Seyton and The Sabres (2004)