RING OF FIRE

Latest update on 22/03/2018

Artist: Anita Carter
Author: June Carter/Merle Kilgore
Label: Mercury
Year: 1962

Youngest sister of author June Carter (Mrs. Johnny Cash), daughter of Maybelle Carter and named after Anita Peer, the first wife of Ralph Peer who discovered The Carter Family. First as a single. Cut in Bradley's Barn in Nashville. On her lp Anita Carter Sings Folk Songs Old And New (Columbia) the song is entitled Love's Ring Of Fire. June was lyrically inspired by some lines in a poem of her uncle A.P. Carter, the father figure of the Carter Family, the founding family of country music. The lines were underlined. Coauthor Merle Kilgore also cowrote More And More (Webb Pierce) and Wolverton Mountain (Claude King), both n°1 C&W, and became Hank Williams Jr.'s manager.

Covers:

1963:

Johnny Cash [as Ring Of Fire; n°1 C&W]

1965:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1967:

Tom Jones

1968:

Eric Burdon & The Animals

1970:

Ray Charles

1970:

Mac Wiseman

1972:

Buckaroos

1975:

Tommy McCook [as A Happy Dub]

1980:

Carlene Carter [daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith; Nick Lowe had a crush on her]

1980:

Wall Of Voodoo

1980:

Blondie [in film Roadie]

1985:

Emmylou Harris

1986:

Dwight Yoakam

1988:

Cathal Coughlan

1991:

Frank Zappa

1993:

Def Leppard

1994:

Ed Kuepper

1994:

Dick Dale

1996:

Bob Dylan [in film Feeling Minnesota]

1998:

Rollin' In The Hay

1998:

Grace Jones

1999:

June Carter-Cash [on Grammy winner Press On]

2002:

Cigar Store Indians

2002:

Billy Bob Thornton & Earl Scruggs

2005:

Joaquin Phoenix [in Cash biopic Walk The Line]

2006:

Dario G

2007:

Lucy Kapinsky

2008:

Allison Moorer

2008:

Roch Voisine

2008:

Oôs Joôs [as Hew Je Eerebaaie Bai Je]

2009:

Heideroosjes

2011:

Chris Isaak

2012:

Ruthie Foster

2014:

Jan Rot [as Ring Van Vuur]

Johnny Cash gave his sister in law a six months advantage before competing with his own version, Mariachi trumpets and all. John and Anita, along with June Carter, Mother Maybelle Carter and even Merle Kilgore share the same burial ground in Hendersonville, TN. Lately Merle Kilgore's gravestone joined in.

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