Saturday, November 07, 2009
The List...Sea of Heartbreak
Posted by JaneGS
My new favorite CD is The List, a twelve-song album in which Roseanne Cash sings some of the songs that her father, Johnny Cash, wrote down for her in 1973 to help her more fully appreciate her heritage. While he sprinkled a few of his own songs in the list, those on the CD are from other songwriters whose songs touched him and influenced him.
As a long-time fan of Johnny Cash, I was interested in getting some insight into what he considered milestones in American music. As a fan of Roseanne Cash, I have to agree with her husband who told her for years that she should record some of the List as her voice was particularly well-suited to these types of songs. Here's a good NPR story about The List.
My favorite song so far is Sea of Heartbreak .Roseanne sings this Hal David and Paul Hampton song with Bruce Springsteen.
Here is Don Gibson doing the song, which was #1 in 1961.
And Johnny doing it:
And Jimmy Buffet:
I like Roseanne's the best and Johnny's second best.