Johnny Cash – Classic Christmas

Classic Christmas

Johnny CashClassic Christmas Columbia JC 36866 (1980)

Big orchestral arrangements of stock christmas tunes suit crooners like Johnny Mathis, but are not the first thing that come to mind when you hear the name Johnny Cash.  He just wasn’t a sweetly-voiced singer who couldn’t hold notes smoothly and steadily.  So although his performances are minimally adequate they don’t impress.  Classic Christmas doesn’t play to Cash’s strengths.  This one is pretty generic.