Bootleg, Vol. 4: The Soul of Truth

Bootleg, Vol. 4: The Soul of Truth

by Johnny Cash


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Sony/Legacy's Johnny Cash Bootleg Series (this set of rare gospel performances from the 1970s and '80s is the fourth volume) plays a little fast and loose with the concept of "bootleg," since most of the material on these sets was actually officially released at one time, although, to be fair, there are plenty of unreleased tracks scattered throughout each volume. This doesn't make the series unwelcome, however, because Sony/Legacy has made some very hard to find Cash tracks available again. The gospel tracks and songs of faith included in this volume are drawn mainly from the album A Believer Sings the Truth, which was originally issued by the small Cachet Records label in 1979 (and then reissued in 1982 on CBS' Priority Records gospel imprint), along with four sides that appeared on the album I Believe, issued by Arrival Records in 1984, plus 14 sides cut for Priority Records in 1982, intended for an album called Johnny Cash: Gospel Singer, which was never released, although ten of the tracks would eventually appear on the album Believe in Him, issued by Word Records in 1986. There are also outtakes from these sessions, and a handful of other cuts that were tracked but never previously released. Cash was a true American treasure and icon, and while he worked in a wide variety of forms, from folk and country to gospel and spoken word, his key themes were always God, country, and family, and no matter what he was singing or recording, he was always unmistakably Johnny Cash. Sony/Legacy's "bootleg" series may not actually be bootlegs in the true definition of the word, but they are still very welcome additions to Cash's discography, bringing together tracks that are almost impossible to find otherwise.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2012
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886979853829
catalogNumber: 798538
Rank: 31650

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Cash   Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Marty Stuart   Guitar
Carter Family   Background Vocals
Oak Ridge Boys   Background Vocals
Jo-El Sonnier   Harmonica,Concertina
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Cathedral Quartet   Background Vocals
Mark James   Guitar
Mark Morris   Percussion
Earl Poole Ball   Piano
Brenton Banks   Violin
George Brinkley   Violin
Tony Brown   Keyboards
Mark Casstevens   Guitar
John Catchings   Cello
Barry Chance   Guitar
Floyd Chance   Bass
Marvin Chantry   Viola
Roy Christensen   Cello
Jack Clement   Guitar
Chuck Cochran   Piano
Garland Craft   Piano
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Marshall Grant   Bass
Jack Grochmal   Pump Organ
Lennie Haight   Violin
Jack Hale   Trumpet
Buddy Harman   Drums
Jerry Hensley   Guitar
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Dave Kirby   Guitar
Sheldon Kurland   Violin
Mike Leech   Bass
Bob Lewin   Trumpet
Kenny Malone   Drums
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Jack Routh   Guitar
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Chris Teal   Violin
Jimmy Tittle   Bass
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
David Vanderkooi   Cello
Pamela VanOsdale   Cello
Pete Wade   Guitar
Bergen White   Piano
Bobby Whitlock   Keyboards
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Bob Wootton   Electric Guitar
Bob Wray   Bass
Joe Zinkan   Bass
W.S. Holland   Drums
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica,Vibes
William Puett   Flute,Oboe,Saxophone
Lorrie Davis   Background Vocals
Don Breland   Bass
Michael Coleman   Bass
Stephanie Woolf   Violin
Mike Elliott   Guitar
Martha Jacobs   Cello
Steven Smith   Violin,Cello
Mark Ellerbee   Drums
McCormick Brothers   Background Vocals
Joe Allen   Bass
Conrad Noddin   Trumpet
David Briggs   Keyboards
Frederic Schulman   Background Vocals
21st Century Singers   Background Vocals
Larry McCoy   Piano
Carl Gorodetsky   Violin
Roy Huskey   Drums
Karl Polin   Violin
Dennis Goode   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Marty Stuart   Producer
Johnny Cash   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Bill Gaither   Composer
Jessi Colter   Duet
Billy Joe Shaver   Composer
Duane Allen   Producer
Charlie Bragg   Producer
A.P. Carter   Composer
June Carter Cash   Composer,Duet
Jack Clement   Producer
Garland Craft   Composer
Gregg Geller   Production Notes
Jack Routh   Producer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Randall Martin   Art Direction
John Carter Cash   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Lou Robin   Executive Producer

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