Johnny Cash has always been in his best element when singing songs about people, places and trains. Therefore, he comes across as the great storyteller and singer he is with All Aboard the Blue Train. Included here are the now-classic "Folsom Prison Blues," and "Hey Porter," along with standout renditions of "Wreck of the Old 97," which had previously been given its finest reading by Hank Snow, and the immortal "Rock Island Line." Johnny Cash, years before he adopted the infamous "Man in Black" persona, had a firm grip on the handle of traditional country-folk. The song selections are prime, and the performances flawless.
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AllMusic Review by Michael B. Smith