Johnny Cash w/ June Carter & The Carter Family - Longing For Old Virginia: Capitol Music Hall 10/2/76 (live) CD


The mid-1970s were a generally fallow time commercially for Johnny Cash. The hits had dried up (with the exception of 1974's 'One Piece at a Time'), his TV show had gone off-air and he was criticised for his friendship with the disgraced President Richard Nixon and for making commercials for the likes of Amoco and STP - at a time when oil corporations were seen as the enemies of the people. But the country audiences kept the faith and his 1975 autobiography Man in Black sold over a million copies.

The superb 1976 recordings on this CD, from a performance on the Jamboree USA Radio Concert series, suggest that the old faithful had it right all along and Johnny Cash, far from having lost any of the old magic, was as vibrant and potent in this era as he ever was. With a little help from members of the legendary Carter Family - not least Johnny's wife and life partner June - he storms through a set of both oldies and more recent tunes to rapturous applause from a clearly delighted audience.

Track Listing

  1. Help Me (with Anita Carter)
  2. Jesus Hold My Hand (with Jan Howard)
  3. Wabash Cannonball/Worried Man Blues (with The Carter family)
  4. Ring Of Fire
  5. Folsom Prison Blues
  6. Pickin' Time
  7. Big River
  8. There You Go
  9. Sunday Morning Coming Down
  10. One Piece at a Time
  11. Give My Love To Rose
  12. A Boy Named Sue
  13. Ragged Old Flag
  14. Comedy Act (with Aunt Polly Carter)
  15. Yodel Song (with Aunt Polly Carter)
  16. Jackson (with June Carter Cash)
  17. I Still Miss Someone
  18. Hey Porter
  19. Wreck of The Old 97
  20. Casey Jones
  21. Orange Blossom Special
  22. I Walk The Line

Release Date: 11.13.15