As a result he was always innovating and drawing in new influences. Going to the roots of the West, this is an album choc full of great tracks that as well as being well put together, catchy and good to sing along to are also full of imagery and humour. With his slightly off key bass voice, Cash regales us with tales of his grandfather's clock and floods.
He looks back to his native American roots and gives us gospel. His voice just draws one along, and the mixture of moods and the sprinkling of humour keeps you interested.
It's a great album, and more was to come. This re-issue comes with 2 bonus tracks which are contemporary country singles and add to the set. There are some interesting liner notes. The sound has been nicely remastered, and it sounds very fresh on my stereo. This classic album has been treated with respect by Sony, and this release gets 5 stars from me.
In those days, Johnny kept the backing music simple, but his style was very effective. This particular album was inspired by the folk revival, including as it did, several traditional songs as well as original songs written by Johnny, mainly based on experiences of growing up in a farming community.
Five feet high and rising was written about some floods in when Johnny, only five, was too young to appreciate the gravity of the situation, but old enough to retain a deep and lasting impression of wonderment. Clementine, while based loosely on the traditional song My darling Clementine, is given new lyrics and sounds like a completely different song - it's very amusing. I wanna go home is a cover of a song better known these days as Sloop John B, the title that the Beach boys used when they recorded it.
Old Apache squaw is one of many songs that Johnny has recorded about the people who inhabited America before Columbus discovered it - understandably, given that he has Native American blood in him. The great speckled bird is a cover of Roy Acuff's classic gospel song. As many of you will know, the tune has also been used for I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes, Wild side of life and It wasn't God who made honky tonk angels. Although not part of the original album, the inclusion of two of Johnny's country hits from around that time - I got stripes and You dreamer you - is most welcome.
There are many other fine songs on this fascinating album. If you enjoy Johnny's early music, you will love this. Songs Of Our Soil was recorded in for the Columbia label and sees Cash exploring his folkier side. This is the album that spawned the classic 'Five Feet High And Rising' which often featured in his live repertoire. However we are also treated to a version of the song we have come to know as 'Sloop John B', recorded here as 'I Want To Go Home' - a terrific rendition of a standard folk classic.
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