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Format: CD
Sku: 60568003
UPC: 803020112728
UPC 14: 00803020112728
Release Date: 9/17/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wreck Of The Old '97 - Hank Williams III ~ Various Artists
2. Cry, Cry, Cry - Robbie Fulks ~ Various Artists
3. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen - Rodney Crowell ~ Various Artists
4. I Guess Things Happen That Way - Raul Malo ~ Various Artists
5. There You Go - Chuck Mead ~ Various Artists
6. Get Rhythm - Reverend Horton Heat ~ Various Artists
7. Pack Up Your Sorrows - Kelly Willis/Bruce Robison ~ Various Artists
8. Ring Of Fire - Billy Burnette ~ Various Artists
9. Luther Played The Boogie - Redd Volkaert ~ Various Artists
10. Big River - Rosie Flores ~ Various Artists
11. Folsom Prison Blues - James Intveld ~ Various Artists
12. I Still Miss Someone - Earl P. Ball ~ Various Artists
13. I'm Gonna Sit On The Porch And Pick On My Old Guitar - Damon Bramblett ~ Various Artists
14. I Walk The Line - Dale Watson ~ Various Artists
15. Train Of Love - Kenny Vaughn ~ Various Artists
16. Straight A's In Love - Eddie Angel ~ Various Artists
17. Jackson - Mandy Barnett/Chuck Mead ~ Various Artists
18. Flesh & Blood - Chris Knight ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Dave Roe, Chuck Mead.
Muze PNote Few artists deserve tribute more than Johnny Cash, and none pose a greater challenge to those who would offer their homage. The problem is that his sound has been pounded so deep into America's soul that it's almost impossible to play his music without lapsing into imitation -- and those who try to avoid that trap can sound a little misguided. Examples of both approaches abound throughout Dressed in Black, though even the bravest performers generally sing to a tack bass rhythm accompanied by those menacing low guitar licks that Cash patented long ago. Some do a pretty good job of evoking Cash, especially James Intveld, whose rendition of "Folsom Prison Blues" comes darn close to the original, and Chuck Mead on "There You Go." Damon Bramblett also has Cash's phrasing down; the fact that his voice is pitched about an octave higher, along with his Maybelle Carter style on guitar, makes "I'm Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick On My Old Guitar" a special treat. Then there's Billy Burnette, whose playing comes closest to the essence of Cash but whose vocals completely miss the squint-eyed macho quality that "Ring of Fire" requires. Rarest of all are those artists who have found their own voice yet use this format to acknowledge their forebears; none does this more persuasively than Dale Watson, who turns "I Walk the Line" into something both powerful and original -- the ultimate tribute that anyone can pay to the real icons in this business. ~ Robert L. Doerschuk

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/17/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 01127
Music Label Name Label : Dualtone Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00803020112728

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (9/27/02, p.86)
- "...Chugs along on Cash's signature chika-boom groove....A spiritied heartfelt bow to an American giant..." - Rating: B

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