Johnny Cash sings 7 Bob Dylan songs

I love Bob Dylan, I really do. I love his early work, I love the first time he plugged in electrically, I love his Christian albums, I love his other albums.
~Johnny Cash

From wikipedia:

John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Much of Cash’s music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band characterized by train-like chugging guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and a trademark all-black stage wardrobe which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black“.

As an intro, here is a nice video where Bob Dylan talks about Johnny Cash:

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Date: July 26, 1964
Location: Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport
Producer: Don Law – Frank Jones.
Released: The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus (1996) – Bear Family CD box set & Bootleg Volume III: Live Around The World  (2011), Columbia

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  • Johnny Cash (v, acg)
  • Luther Perkins (eg)
  • Marshall Grant (b)
  • WS Holland (d)

Mama, You Been On My Mind (v1)

Date: July 27, 1964
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN.
Producers: Don Law – Frank Jones.
Released: Orange Blossom Special  (1965), Columbia

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  • Johnny Cash (v, acg)
  • Bob Johnson (g)
  • Luther Perkins (eg)
  • Norman Blake (dbr)
  • Marshall Grant (b)
  • WS Holland (d)
  • Karl Garvin
  • William McElhiney (trp)

Mama, You Been On My Mind (v2 – with horns)

Date: July 27, 1964
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN.
Producers: Don Law – Frank Jones.
Released: The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus (1996) – Bear Family CD box set

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  • Johnny Cash (v, acg)
  • Bob Johnson (g)
  • Luther Perkins (eg)
  • Norman Blake (dbr)
  • Marshall Grant (b)
  • WS Holland (d)
  • Karl Garvin
  • William McElhiney (trp)

It Ain’t Me Babe

Date:August 27, 1964
Location:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. 
Producer:Don Law – Frank Jones
Released: included on many albums (first on “Orange Blossom Special”  (1965)).
Also released on an EP
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  • Johnny Cash (v, acg)
  • Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm)
  • Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g)
  • Luther Perkins (eg)
  • Marshall Grant (b)
  • WS Holland (d)
  • Karl Garvin
  • William McElhiney (trp)
  • Charlie McCoy (h)

Johnny Cash has performed “It Ain’t Me Babe” many times live.

Here are a couple of videos:

Australia 1973 with June Carter Cash:


somewhere else.. with June Carter Cash:


Austin, TX – December 08, 1994 (audio):

One Too Many Mornings

Date: October 29, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN.
Producers: Don Law – Frank Jones.
Released: Johnny And June (1979), Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011) & The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

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Wanted Man (Dylan & Cash)

Date: February 24, 1969
Location: San Quentin State Prison, CA.
Producer: Bob Johnston.

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Studio version:
Date: October 9, 1970
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN.
Producer: Bob Johnston.
Released: Little Fauss And Big Halsy (1970), Johnny Cash – 70th Birthday Sampler (2002)  & Johnny Cash – Man In Black: Limited Edition 70th Birthday Sampler (2002)

  • Johnny Cash (v, g)
  • Norman Blake (g)
  • Carl Perkins &  Bob Wooton (eg)
  • Pete Drake (stg)
  • Marshall Grant (b)
  • WS Holland (d)
  • Bill Walker (p)

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Blowin’ In The Wind

11 November 1970
Cash remembers Armistice day

Song To Woody

Date: February 19, 1975
Location: Quadrafonic Studios, Nashville, TN.
Producer: Bob Johnston.
Released: Earl Scruggs Anniversay Album, Volume 1 (1975) & Heroes And Friends, Volume 2 (1997)

  • Johnny Cash (v, acg)
  • Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
  • New Riders of the Purple Sage: Skip Batin, John Dawson, David Nelson (v), Earl Scruggs (v, bj), Randy Scruggs (acg), Gary Scruggs (eb)

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