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Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson   •   VH1 Storytellers

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  • VH1 Storytellers
    • 1998 - American Recordings 314 586 952-2 CD (USA)
  • Tracklist
    1. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (S. Jones)
    2. Worried Man (John R. Cash, June Carter Cash)
    3. Family Bible (Walter Breeland, Claude Grey, Paul Buskirk)
    4. Don't Take Your Guns to Town (John R. Cash)
    5. Funny How Time Slips Away (W. Nelson)
    6. Flesh And Blood (John R. Cash)
    7. Crazy (W. Nelson)
    8. Unchained (Jude Johnstone)
    9. Night Life (W. Nelson)
    10. Drive On (J. Cash)
    11. Me And Paul (W. Nelson)
    12. I Still Miss Someone (John R. Cash, Roy Cash. Jr.)
    13. Always On My Mind (W.C. Thompson, J. Christopher, M. James)
    14. Folsom Prison Blues (John R. Cash)
    15. On The Road Again (W. Nelson)

  • Musicians
    • Johnny Cash: Vocals & Guitar
    • Willie Nelson: Vocals & Guitar
  • Credits
    • Produced by Rick Rubin
    • Project Supervisor: Bruce Gillmer
    • Mixed by Rick Rubin & Al Schmitt at Schnee Studios, Los Angeles, CA
    • Asst. Engineer: Koji Egawa
    • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
    • Special Thanks To Mike Campbell
    • For "Storytellers":
    • Executive Producer: Bill Flanagan
    • Producer: Sean Murphy
    • Director: Michael Simon
    • Music Executive: Wayne Isaak
    • Audio Mixer: Randy Ezratty
    • Audio Coordinator: Sean Kelly
    • House Mixer: Paul Cohen
    • VH1 Business Development: Ed Paparo
    • VH1 Business Affairs: Sabrina Silverberg
    • Art Direction: Wayne Wilkins
    • VH1 Thanks: Mark Didia, Lou Robin, Mark Rothbaum, John Sykes, Don Ienner, Will Botwin, Peter Fletcher, Johnny Barbis, Davitt Sigerson, Andrew Kronfeld, Tina Dunn
    • Still Images: Courtesy Of VH1
    • Art Direction/Design: David Coleman
    • Photography: Mark Bryan-Brown

Sleeve Notes


"My manager, Lou Robin, said 'All VH1 wants is two guitars, two stools and you and Willie.'"

I approach the situation with much trepidation, for as I walk on the stage, there is a barn full of chrome and steel microphones, amplifiers and about a thousand miles of wire. The audience is three feet away, boxing us in, but with friendly faces, we pick, yet we know not what we pick, no planned program. Swapping songs from out of the back of our heads. Just like a guitar pull at my house. He looks at me and sees that I am watching him. Now he's watching me. I think he knows I made a wrong chord. He gets over it. We get into a song that feels good, Willie and me. I watch Willie's hands as he takes a guitar lead. He plows into a note, and, at the same time, there is a slight grimace on his face, as if it might hurt just a little bit. As he pulls the note off, he grits his teeth. I've seen hands like that in the cotton fields. Rough. Gnarly. Dextrous. Determined. Precise. Concise. Fascinating. That said, how about greed. Lust. Anger. Sloth. Gluttony. Envy. Pride. The seven deadly sins. But none of them committed here tonight, except maybe envy on my part.

Johnny 4/98