Rosanne Cash - The ListRosanne had an enviable music education. Her father, country legend Johnny Cash, gave her a list of “essential” songs he felt his daughter should know. Rosanne’s new album features a dozen of them, including Bob Dylan’s “Girl from the North Country” and Jimmie Rodgers’ “Miss the Mississippi and You.” Some of the standouts are duets with guests such as Elvis Costello (“Heartaches By the Number”) and Bruce Springsteen (“Sea of Heartbreak”). As this superb collection proves, clearly Rosanne’s Daddy knew best.

October 2009