Orange Blossom Special: Johnny Cash

Rating: 90%

Orange_Blossom_Special.pngI found this record in great condition for .25c and I could not resist, I had to grab it. The year was 1965 and it saw the release of Johnny Cash’s “Orange Blossom Special” which is an album he collaborated with Bob Dylan backstage trading songs.

Musically, there is a good balance of styles ranging from Folk, Country, Gospel, and Rockabilly.  This album comes during the height of Johnny Cash’s career and drug use. The entire album is very good. Lot’s of good bass lines, soft drumming, and guitars. Vocally, Johnny sounds good. Lots of good material on this album including the title track. Lyrically, it’s both, dark and inspiring.

Track listing:

Side One:

1. “Orange Blossom Special”  3:06
2. “The Long Black Veil” 3:06
3. “It Ain’t Me Babe”  3:03
4. “The Wall” 2:09
5. “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” 2:56
6. “You Wild Colorado”1:45

Side two:
1. “Mama, You’ve Been on My Mind” 3:02
2. “When It’s Springtime in Alaska” 2:36
3. “All of God’s Children Ain’t Free” 2:11
4. “Danny Boy”  5:08
5. “Wildwood Flower” 2:10
6. “Amen” 2:05

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