Audio: Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash’s ‘Nashville Skyline’ Session – Feb. 18, 1969

Photo via LastFM.

Yesterday I did a post about the first Nashville Skyline session to produce music that ended up on the album. (There was an unproductive session the previous day but no information about what was recorded has surfaced.)

Aside from the resulting album, Nashville Skyline, a country gem that is as peculiar as it is enjoyable, what is most interesting about the making of the album has to do with a guest artist who joined Dylan in the studio on February 18, 1969.

Johnny Cash!

Previously Dylan hadn’t had much luck working with other big stars. Things were awkward with John Lennon, and he didn’t care for Andy Warhol at all, according to those who were at the Factory when Dylan met Warhol.

But with Johnny Cash Dylan hit pay dirt. Their recording of “Girl From the North Country” is terrific, and some of other others are wonderful.

So today I’m posting a bunch of songs from the Dylan/Cash session plus an alternative take of “Country Pie” from the February 14, 1968 session.

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “One Too Many Mornings” take 1:

One Too Many Morninigs #1 by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “One Too Many Mornings” version 2:

One Too Many Mornigs #2 by Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, “I Still Miss Someone”:

I Still Miss Someone by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “Careless Love”:

Careless Love by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “That’s Alright Mama”:

That's Alright Mama by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, “Big River”:

Big River by Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “Girl From the North Country,” this is on Nashville Skyline but it’s awesome so I couldn’t leave it out:

Girl Of The North Country by Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “I Walk the Line”:

I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “Ring of Fire”:

Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “Guess Things Happen That Way”:

Guess Things Happen That Way by Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”:

Just A Closer Walk With Thee by Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “Blue Yodel” version 1:

Blues Yodel #1 by Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, “Blue Yodel” version 2:

Blues Yodel #5 by Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Country Pie,” alternative version with steel guitar:

Country Pie by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash on Grooveshark

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2 thoughts on “Audio: Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash’s ‘Nashville Skyline’ Session – Feb. 18, 1969

    1. I don’t know why that happens. The songs are embedded using the code from grooveshark. Are you able to play grooveshark songs on your iPad? if so, when it takes you to grooveshark just do a search there.

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