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Johnny Cash

The Ballad Of Boot Hill

  • Ballad
  • Country
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Gospel
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  • 1955
  • 1959
  • 1967
  • 1965
  • 1983

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Sings the Ballads of the True West is a conceptual double album and the twenty-first album released by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1965 (see 1965 in music). Covering twenty individual songs, the album, as its title suggests, contains various ballads and other songs on topics related to the history of the American Old West. This includes Carl Perkins’ “The Ballad of Boot Hill”, “Streets of Laredo”, and the sole single from the album, “Mr. Garfield”, describing the shock of the population after the assassination of President James Garfield. One of the songs, “25 Minutes to Go”, would later be performed at Folsom Prison and appear on Cash’s famous At Folsom Prison recording in 1968. Sings the Ballads of the True West was re-issued in 2002... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Nor the Marine that went to war ... He won't answer anymore ... Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian

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