Story behind the song
Johnny Cash: [in a 1994 'Life Magazine' interview]
"I recorded 'Orange Blossom Special' in the mid '60s,
and in those days everybody that recorded it claimed
the "arrangement" because no one knew who wrote it.
But Mother Maybelle Carter was at the session, and
I asked her, "Do you know who really wrote 'Orange
Blossom Special'?" She said, "Sure I do. Ervin Rouse
and his brother Gordon." And I said, "Where are they?"
She said, "Last time I heard, they were in Florida......" Read the full story behind the Orange Blossom Special