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American Recordings


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.

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Google preview2013 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 ...

Google preview2012 Songwriter's Market (2011)

by Adria Haley

American Recordings is a subsidiary of Sony ...

Google preview2011 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.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library History (2015)

by Wayne A. Wiegand, Donald G. Jr. Davis

American recordings are deposited ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arkansas Music (2013)

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 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

American Recordings (American 1994), with Jennings , ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal (2003)

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 ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (2006)

by Peter Childs, Professor of English and Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages and European Studies Roger Fowler, Roger Fowler

An interesting reverse transplanting of traditional material is to be noticed in the way modern American recordings frequently introduce Scottish and English listeners and singers to forgotten or halfforgotten ballads. Indigenous American ...

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