By The Carter Family
Carter Ring Of Fire
Carter Press On
By The Carter Family
Sony Music Vanguard CD-79502-2
- Wildwood flower
- Cannonball Blues
- The World Needs A Medody
with Johnny Cash )
- For Lovin Me
- The Ship That Never Returned ( Sara & Maybelle Carter )
- Behind Those Stone Walls
- I Walk The Line
- That'll Be The Day
- I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- He Thinks I Still Care
- I'm thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
- Ring Of Fire
- A Song To Mama ( Johnny
- Can The Circle Be Unbroken
Carter Ring Of Fire
Bear Family CD 1534
- Ring Of Fire
- Fair And Tender Ladies
- Satan's Child
- Fly Pretty Swallow
- As The Sparrow Goes
- All My Trials
- Voice Of The Bayou
- Sour Grapes
- Johnny I Hardly Know You
- My Love
- A Few Short Years Ago
- Kentuckian Song
- Running Back
- Take Me Home
- No My Love
- No Farewell
- This Life I'm Living
- My Love Loves Me
- John, John, John
- John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
- I Never Will Marry
- In The Highways
- Bury Me Beneath The Willow
- Beautiful Isle Over The Sea
- The Wildwood Flower
On ( June Carter Cash )
GRAMMY WINNER FEB 23, 2000
TRADITIONAL FOLK ALBUM
June Carter Cashs
new album - only her second in a 60 Year career - is a powerful celebration of life.
begins and ends with old Carter Family Tunes and the songs in the middle tell a story
about someones life. I made an album for Columbia called Appalachian Pride In 1975.
They pressed 20,000 and sold out immediately. We Could have sold more but they didnt
press any. And now 22 years later, The album begins and ends
with old Carter Family Tunes and the songs in the middle tell a story about someones
life. I made an album for Columbia called Appalachian Pride In 1975. They pressed 20,000
and sold out immediately. We Could have sold more but they didnt press any. And now
22 years later, Press On is in stores " June
Carter Cash " ( Read the whole Article in the May,18 1999 issue of Country
Weekly Magazine it Really is a great
article, Also has some Great pictures Of Johnny & June !!!!
CD Risk Record -RSK-4107
- Diamonds In The Rough
- Ring Of Fire
- The Far Side Of Jordan ( Duet With Johnny Cash ) New Version
- Lovin You
- Gastsby's Restaurant
- Wings Of Angels
- The L&M Don't Stop Here Anymore
- Once Befroe I Die
- I Used To Be Somebody
- Tall Lover Man
- Tiffany Anastansia
- Meeting In The Air
- Well The Circle Be Unbroken
Stone (5/27/99, pp.64-65) - 31/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...earthy vocals, chiming
autoharp, kooky asides, little flubs and infectious laugh, as well as the players
delicious acoustic licks..."
Entertainment Weekly (4/23/99, p.63) - "...Her second solo album--her first was in
1975--is autobiographical, full of dignity and toughness. With ex-sons-in-law Rodney
Crowell and Marty Stuart sitting in for some fancy pickin', the circle is unbroken
still." - Rating: B
JUNE CARTER CASH EASES
A BLACK MERCEDES SEDAN
along a thin strip of dirtroad, portions of which are not as wide as the German
car's wheel base. As
she gently navigates the winding curves and harsh bumps, she explains that
she and her famous husband--whom she calls John--keep an old cabin on the
Cash compound in Hendersonville, Tenn., as a personal refuge.
"It isn't anything fancy, just a small, ol' log cabin," says the Cash family
matriarch, who is wearing a wide-brimmed, summer straw hat laced with
flowers and elegantly layered Western-styled clothes. "We put it back here
so that when things got too tough we could run in here and go back about 100
or 150 years. Both of us grew up like that, so that's why we like it so
much. And we wanted our son John Carter to be able to shovel chicken manure
as he grew up. We thought it would give him character."
Located on an undeveloped expanse of woodland across from the couple's
sprawling, lakeside home, the cabin served as June Carter Cash's recording
studio for the making of Press On her first solo album in 25 years. Like the
woodlands surrounding the out-of-the-way cabin, the recording is primitive
yet teeming with life. It's packed with spirituals, old Carter Family
standards and several slice-of-life originals that represent the singer's
unfiltered, and sometimes hilarious, views about her life and about what's
important to her.
"It's an honest performance," she says of the recording. "The records I
anymore are so slick. What we wanted was something that was real."
The project was initiated at the insistence of former Guns N' Roses
associate Vicki Hamilton, who saw Carter perform a song during a Johnny Cash
show in Los Angeles and later sought her out to goad her into making an
album of her own. Hamilton made the 70-year-old former Grand Ole Opry star
the debut artist for her new indie label, Small Hairy Dog Records, an
affiliate of Los Angeles-based Risk Records.
Hamilton offered to put her into the most expensive studios of Los Angeles
or Nashville. But the singer wanted something different.
"I told her that it's not the best studio, but that we had this little
cabin, and that it was where John recorded part of his album with Rick
Rubin," Cash says, referring to her husband's American Recordings album,
which was recorded in a similarly stark manner. "It was just an idea I had,
but once we got started, I realized just how important it was that we
recorded it back here. This place is a part of us, a part of my family. And
when I come out here, it takes me back, back to where I'm from. It's a very
simple, very old place. And I like that. That's the kind of thing I like."
That spirit--rustic, primitive, simple, familial--winds throughout Press On.
Several of the songs--"Diamonds in the Rough," "Meeting in the Air"
stunningly effective version of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"--June has sung
since before she could talk.
Most of the rest of the album she wrote, including an achingly delicate
spiritual, "Wings of Angels." She also takes a heart-tugging look at the
doomed and troubled legends she's encountered in her life--including James
Dean, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Marlon Brando--in the
song "I Used to Be Somebody."
Then, in the one-of-a-kind "Tiffany Anastasia Lowe," she offers an amusing
commentary on the work of Quentin Tarantino as told from the point of view
of a grandmother of an aspiring, young Hollywood actress.
"I wanted the first and last song to be Carter Family songs," she explains.
"Those are my bookends, because everything I'll ever do is framed by that.
What's in between is basically who I am."
There's a solo performance on autoharp, as well as two songs backed only by
the acoustic guitar work of Marty Stuart, who was once married to June's
stepdaughter Cindy Cash. Elsewhere, the supporting musicians include Norman
Blake and Rodney Crowell, the latter of whom is the ex-husband of another
stepdaughter, Rosanne Cash.
"For a while I wanted to call it June Carter Cash and Her Ex-Son-in-Laws,"
she says with a laugh. "We tried to get Nick [Lowe, famed English rocker and
former husband of June's daughter Carlene Carter] in on it, too. He wanted
to do it, but the scheduling never worked out right."
But she's happy with the title Press On, too.
"That's something I've said all my life," she notes. "No matter what
in your life, good or bad, you have to keep moving on. I say that because I
know, even in hardship, that I'm pressing on to a better life. That's where
I'm headed, and that's what this album is about. So it's a good name for it.
Revised: September 02, 2007