JUNE CARTER CASH - Keep On The Sunny Side: Her Life In Music (2005)
This two disc set is exactly what the title says, June Carter Cash - her life in music. As part of the Carter Family, she was onstage performing by the time she was 10 years old. This is a fairly comprehensive look at June Carter Cash's talents as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and of course comedienne. For any fan of the old time country music, this album is a must have for your collection. There are some really great songs in this collection. You will find "Keep on the Sunny Side" three times on this album. The first is a version with a small June singing with the original Carter Family. Then, there is the version once June was married to Johnny Cash and he joins the Carter Family singing the song. Finally, the album concludes with the version June recorded for her last solo album, 'Wildwood Flower.' "He's Solid Gone" was another song as sung by the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle. "Juke Box Blues" was a single from June's first solo album in 1952. "Song to John" will bring tears to your eyes. Another tear-jerker is the duet with Johnny Cash, "Far Side Banks of Jordan." It talks about their deep love for each other and if one should die before the other, they will be waiting on the other side for their true love. - countrymusic.about.com
DISC 1: 01. Keep on the Sunny Side 02. Oh, Susannah 03. Root, Hog or Die 04. Baby, It's Cold Outside 05. Country Girl 06. Foggy Mountain Top 07. Fair and Tender Ladies 08. He's Solid Gone 09. Juke Box Blues 10. No Swallerin' Place 11. Love Oh Crazy Love 12. He Went Slippin' Around 13. Well I Guess I Told You Off 14. Strange Woman 15. Heel 16. How Did You Get Away from Me 17. Tall Loverman 18. Without a Love to Call My Own 19. Ring of Fire 20. Keep on the Sunny Side
DISC 2: 01. Jackson 02. If I Were a Carpenter 03. Loving Gift 04. Good Man 05. Ole Slewfoot 06. Losin' You 07. Shadow of a Lady 08. Gatsby's Restaurant 09. Once Before I Die 10. L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore 11. East Virginia Blues 12. Gone 13. Appalachian Pride 14. I Love You Sweetheart 15. Another Broken Hearted Girl 16. Song to John 17. Far Side Banks of Jordan 18. Diamonds in the Rough 19. Will the Circle Be Unbroken 20. Keep on the Sunny Side
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