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American Recordings is a Los Angeles-based record label headed by record producer Rick Rubin. Formerly known as Def American Recordings; the label has been home to Slayer, the Black Crowes, ZZ Top, Danzig, Trouble, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, and System of a Down.
- also known as Def American
- nomination: - nominated to Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year - "American III: Solitary Man", with Rick Rubin & Johnny Cash
"American Recordings" is the 81st album by the country singer Johnny Cash. It was released in April 1994, the first album issued by American Recordings after its name change from Def American, the album being named after the new label. In 2003, the album was ranked number 364 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Guitar World placed American Recordings at number 50 in their "Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994" list.
- genres: Country, Americana, Country folk, Folk rock
- released on (20 years ago)
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2013 Songwriter's Market (2012)
by Roseann Biederman
American Recordings is a subsidiary ofSony BMG, one of the “Big 4” major labels . DISTRIBUTED BY Sony. HOW TO CONTACT Submit demo by mail. Unsolicited submissions are OK. Prefers CD, cassette or videocassette with lyric and lead ...
2012 Songwriter's Market (2011)
by Adria Haley
American Recordings is a subsidiary of Sony ...
2011 Songwriter's Market (2010)
by Editors of Writer's Digest Books
American Recordings is a subsidiary of Sony BMG, one of the “Big 4” major labels. Distributed By Sony. How to Contact Submit demo by mail. Unsolicited submissions are OK. Prefers CD, cassette or videocassette with lyric and lead sheet.
2015 Songwriter's Market (2014)
by James Duncan
American Recordings is a subsidiary of Republic Records/Sony BMG. DISTRIBUTED BY Sony. HOW TO CONTACT Submit demo by mail. Unsolicited submissions are OK. Prefers CD with lyric and lead sheet. MUSIC Released Unchained ...
Revised and Enlarged Edition by Roger Fowler
modern American recordings frequently introduce Scottish and English listeners and singers to forgotten or halfforgotten ballads. Indigenous American ballads include broadsides of the Revolutionary Period and the Civil War. See B. H. ...
by Wayne A. Wiegand, Donald G. Jr. Davis
American recordings are deposited ...
by Daniel Bukszpan, Ronnie James Dio
A high point in Danzig's career came in 1994, when the singer contributed a song titled "Thirteen" to American Recordings, the acclaimed album by the original goth himself, Johnny Cash. The song's dark lyrics were consistent with the type of ...
by Ali Welky, Mike Keckhaver
In 1994, Cash signed an unlikely contract with rap producer Rick Rubin and American Recordings and released a successful album, American Recordings. Cash's popularity soared. This release began a new series of acclaimed compact ...
Reforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era [2 volumes] (2017)
by Jeffrey A. Johnson
Therefore, American recordings were inevitably influenced by the traditions of European music. Apart from a cultural advantage, these recordings were economically beneficial for the industry, which could sell them not only to the American ...
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