With His Hot and Blue Guitar

Johnny Cash - With His Hot and Blue Guitar
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Based on 52 ratings
1957 Ratings: #6
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October 11, 1957 / Release Date
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Sun / Label
Country, Rockabilly / Genres
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Doublez
90
Johnny Cash is a legend and a true pioneer of the Country genre and also of Rock n Roll, which is also one of the artists I shouldn't even have to introduce. Very inspired by the founders and first of the genre, he almost single-handedly revolutionized the genre in the 50's and 60's, also making it much more popular. Born in 1932 in Arkansas, from a large and poor family, he worked with them from the age of 5 in cotton fields. His childhood experiences and memories, hard or good, mainly during ... read more
N0stalgia
88
'With His Hot and Blue Guitar' may be the country legends debut album yet it showcase such prowess in its guitar work, experience in its lyricism and confidence in its performances that you'd be excused to think Johnny Cash must have released at least a few albums before this. This is surely one of the finest and most influential country albums of all time and it's instrumentation and song-writing holds up impeccably well, even today.
notbuzzzila
90
EDIT (7/10/19): PHENOMENAL

PART 1 OF CLEANING OUT MY PERFECT SCORES

This series won't be as in-depth as my typical reviews. Just quick overviews of my thoughts on the albums when I rated them 100 and when I'm re-rating them.

As much as I still love With His Hot and Blue Guitar, the perfect score I gave this album can be blamed on Orville Peck. Wait, what? Orville Peck? Why? After listening to his album Pony, I fell in love with it and became determined to listen to more great country albums ... read more
Docky
80
Pretty good debut album, I personally liked Ride This Train just a bit more but this was great too
TipoOpositivo
85
Such an iconic debut
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Track List

  1. Rock Island Line
  2. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  3. Country Boy
  4. If the Good Lord's Willing
  5. Cry! Cry! Cry!
  6. Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You)
  7. So Doggone Lonesome
  8. I Was There When It Happened
  9. I Walk the Line
  10. Wreck of the Old 97
  11. Folsom Prison Blues
  12. Doin' My Time
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Added on: November 18, 2013