Johnny Cash Remixed is a tribute to the legacy of an American music icon whose work has touched every contemporary genre, and has the blessing and support of the custodians of Johnny Cashâ€™s legacy.
â€œMy father made his stead by defying the expected and accepted way of thingsâ€ says John Carter Cash son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash and Executive Producer of the Academy Award Â©-winning film Walk the Line. â€œHe set the standard at the same time. He would have loved this remix record.Â While it stays true to the original recordings, this CD touches on undiscovered ground. This is what my father was about: staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking new music.â€
Johnny Cash classics were licensed from Cashâ€™s first record label, the legendary Sun Records, also the first record label home of luminaries such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. The original tracks, recorded with Cashâ€™s first band the Tennessee Two from 1956-1959, were pure and stark, with only the essentials; guitar, light percussion and Johnny Cashâ€™s unmistakable voice and presence. The new mixes maintain this fantastic charm and personality while filing out the sound and creating daring re-interpretations.
The remixed tracks (and remixers) include “I Walk The Line” featuring Snoop Dogg (QDT, the new production team led by Snoop Dogg â€“ featuring Snoop, Teddy Riley and DJ Quik), â€œCountry Boyâ€ (Sonny J, whose album will be released in August on Astralwerks US), â€œGet Rhythmâ€ (Philip Steir, the only remixer allowed to work with the Reprise Records Frank Sinatra collection), â€œLeave that Junk Aloneâ€ (Alabama 3, creators of The Sopranos theme song), â€œFolsom Prison Bluesâ€ (the legendary Pete Rock), â€œHey Porterâ€ (Mocean Worker, whose remix of Elvis Presleyâ€™s â€œBurninâ€™ Loveâ€ was used as a soundtrack to Hondaâ€™s Superbowl TV commercial), â€œSugartimeâ€ (Kennedy, cornerstone of the new UK Dirty Pop movement), â€œTrail to Mexico (indie favorite Mexican Industry of Sound/MIS), â€œDoinâ€™ My Timeâ€ (The Heavy, critically-acclaimed UK-based band) and â€œWide Open Roadâ€ (Count de Money) among others.
A documentary following the making on this album is also in production, produced by Phear Creative in NYC. This short film features interviews from select remixers, filmed in their home studios, including Snoop Dogg captured at the Cash Recording Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Johnny Cash Remixed is Executive Produced by John Carter Cash, Snoop Dogg, and Mathew Knowles for Music World Productions, Inc. and Co-Executive Produced by Brad Turcotte for Compadre Records/Music WorldÂ Music and Gregg DeMammos for DeMammos Entertainment.Â