Big River

Song composer(s)

Cash, Johnny

Grateful Dead Recordings

Steal Your Face (1976)
One From The Vault (1991)
Dick's Picks Vol. 1 (1993)
Dick's Picks Vol. 5 (1996)
Dick's Picks Vol. 6 (1996)
Dick's Picks Vol. 7 (1997)
Dick's Picks Vol. 11 (1998)
Dick's Picks Vol. 12 (1998)

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Single : Johnny Cash (1957)
Songs That Made Him Famous : Johnny Cash (1958)
The Highwaymen : The Highwaymen (1961)
I Walk The Line : Johnny Cash (1964)
Original Sun Sound : Johnny Cash (1965)
Original Golden Hits, Volume II : Johnny Cash (1969)
Story Songs of Trains and Rivers : Johnny Cash (1969)
Showtime : Johnny Cash (1969)
Family Album : Stoneground (1972)
Superbilly : Johnny Cash (1977)
Second Wind : Delbert McClinton (1978)
Right Or Wrong : Rosanne Cash (1979)
The Sun Years : Johnny Cash (1984)
Up Through The Years 1955-1957 : Johnny Cash (1986)
The Boys Are Back In Town : Nashville Bluegrass Band (1990)
Man In Black 1954-1958 (Box Set) : Johnny Cash (1990)
The Sun Years : Johnny Cash (1990)
Bluegrass 1959-1969 : Bill Monroe (1991)
Long Long Time : Ian & Sylvia (1994)

Notes

Lead vocals - Garcia.

Originally released on Sun (Sun 283) as the flip-side of Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (possibly one of the worst songs Cash recorded for Sun) in December 1957.

The catalyst for the song was Cash reading a magazine article with the headline 'Johnny Cash has the big river blues in his voice.'

One of the Dylan/Band (Hawks) Basement Tapes songs. Recorded by Dylan with Johnny Cash during the Nashville Skyline sessions on February 18, 1969, but not released. Bob Dylan has said that when he first heard the words of Big River they seemed to him like "words turned to bone".