Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 8

Why Me, Lord (With Johnny Cash)

Album 1970 - 1990 RareWith Johnny Cash

Compilation album: Rare Genius – The Undiscovered Masters, Concord Records, 25 October 2010.

This duet track with Why Me, Lord was discovered in the Sony vaults; the Kristofferson song was produced by Billy Sherrill in Nashville in 1981 for a Johnny Cash CBS album – which never was released. Ray added some fantastic keyboard licks.
Hear this Johnny Cash version, or Kris Kristofferson’s live version here (and more here). Also read this, about a version by Sara Jordan Powell that was produced by Ray and was released in 1982.


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