The Very Best of Johnny Cash

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Annotation

CD 1: Cat#: CPCD1 - Barcode: 9325425001564
CD 2: Cat#: CPCD2 - Barcode: 9325425001571

Annotation last modified on 2014-07-03 20:24 UTC.

Tracklist

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CD 1: The Hit Man
#TitleRatingLength
1Cry, Cry, Cry
recording of:
Cry! Cry! Cry!
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation and Hill & Range Songs, Inc.
2:28
2So Doggone Lonesome
recording of:
So Doggone Lonesome
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
2:36
3Folsom Prison Blues
producer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend), Bob Johnston (American record producer) and Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
double bass:
Marshall Grant (on 1955-07-30)
guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1955-07-30) and Luther Perkins (on 1955-07-30)
vocals:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1955-07-30)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Mercury Records (or just “Mercury.” A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits) (in 1988)
recording of:
Folsom Prison Blues (on 1955-07-30)
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher), Carlin Music Corporation and Hi Lo Music
is based on:
Crescent City Blues
4.22:49
4I Walk the Line
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1956-04-02)
producer:
Bob Johnston (American record producer) and Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
acoustic guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1956-03-30, on 1956-04-02)
double bass:
Marshall Grant (on 1956-03-30, on 1956-04-02)
electric guitar:
Luther Perkins (on 1956-03-30, on 1956-04-02)
vocals:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1956-03-30, on 1956-04-02)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sun Entertainment Corporation (company credits only; do not use as release label!) (in 1956) and Sun Record Company (in 1956)
recorded at:
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1956-03-30)
part of:
Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 30), Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1956 (number: 33) and The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 2021 edition (number: 76)
recording of:
I Walk the Line (on 1956-03-30)
lyricist and composer:
John R. Cash (country music legend) (in 1956)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher), Carlin Music Corporation, Hill and Range Songs, Inc., Hill and Range Southwind Mus S A (BMI-affiliated) and House of Cash, Inc. (BMI-affiliated, publisher for works of Johnny Cash)
recording of:
I Walk the Line (on 1956-04-02)
lyricist and composer:
John R. Cash (country music legend) (in 1956)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher), Carlin Music Corporation, Hill and Range Songs, Inc., Hill and Range Southwind Mus S A (BMI-affiliated) and House of Cash, Inc. (BMI-affiliated, publisher for works of Johnny Cash)
4.152:45
5Get Rhythm
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1956-04-02)
producer:
Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
acoustic guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1956-03-30)
double bass:
Marshall Grant (on 1956-03-30, on 1956-04-02)
electric guitar:
Luther Perkins (on 1956-03-30)
guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1956-04-02) and Luther Perkins (on 1956-04-02)
vocals:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1956-03-30, on 1956-04-02)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sun Entertainment Corporation (company credits only; do not use as release label!) (in 1956) and Sun Record Company (in 1956)
recorded at:
Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1956-03-30)
recording of:
Get Rhythm (on 1956-03-30)
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation
recording of:
Get Rhythm (on 1956-04-02)
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation
3.752:15
6There You Go
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (in 1956, on 1956-05-08)
producer:
Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sun Entertainment Corporation (company credits only; do not use as release label!) (in 1956) and Sun Record Company (in 1956)
recording of:
There You Go (on 1956-05-08)
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Carlin Music
32:17
7Train of Love
producer:
Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
recording of:
Train of Love (on 1956-05-08)
writer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
42:24
8Next in Line
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1957-04-04)
producer:
Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sun Record Company (in 1957)
recording of:
Next in Line (on 1957-04-04)
writer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation and Hill & Range Songs, Inc.
32:46
9Don't Make Me Go
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1957-04-04)
producer:
Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
recording of:
Don’t Make Me Go (on 1957-04-04)
lyricist and composer:
John R. Cash (country music legend)
32:29
10Home of the Blues
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1957-07-01)
producer:
Jack Clement
recording of:
Home of the Blues (on 1957-07-01)
writer:
Glen Douglas, John R. Cash (country music legend) and Lillie McAlpin
32:40
11Give My Love to Rose
recording of:
Give My Love to Rose
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher) and Carlin Music
2:42
12Ballad of a Teenage Queen
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1957-11-12)
producer:
Jack Clement
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sun Entertainment Corporation (company credits only; do not use as release label!) (in 1958)
samples from:
The Fabulous Johnny Cash by Johnny Cash
recording of:
Ballad of a Teenage Queen (on 1957-11-12)
lyricist and composer:
Jack Clement
recording of:
Ballad of a Teenage Queen (in 1957)
lyricist and composer:
Jack Clement
2:13
13Big River
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1957-11-12)
producer:
Jack Clement
acoustic guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1957-11-12)
bass:
Marshall Grant (on 1957-11-12)
electric guitar:
Luther Perkins (on 1957-11-12)
guitar:
Jack Clement (on 1957-11-12)
vocals:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1957-11-12)
performer:
The Tennessee Two
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sun Record Company (in 1957) and Sun Entertainment Corporation (company credits only; do not use as release label!) (in 1958)
recording of:
Big River (on 1957-11-12)
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Hi Lo Music Inc., House of Cash, Inc. (BMI-affiliated, publisher for works of Johnny Cash) and Knox Music, Inc.
32:32
14Guess Things Happen That Way
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1958-04-09)
producer:
Jack Clement
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sun Entertainment Corporation (company credits only; do not use as release label!) (in 1958)
recording of:
Guess Things Happen That Way (on 1958-04-09)
lyricist and composer:
Jack Clement
cover recording of:
Guess Things Happen That Way
lyricist and composer:
Jack Clement
3.51:51
15Come in Stranger
recording of:
Come in Stranger
writer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
1:42
16The Ways of a Woman in Love2:16
17You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1958-05-15)
producer:
Jack Clement
recording of:
You’re the Nearest Thing to Heaven (on 1958-05-15)
lyricist:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
writer:
Jim Atkins, John R. Cash (country music legend) and Hoyt Johnson
version of:
It’s a Little More Like Heaven
2:40
18It's Just About Time
recording of:
It’s Just About Time
lyricist and composer:
Jack Clement
2:08
19Luther Played the Boogie
engineered in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1955-07-30)
performer:
The Tennessee Two
recording of:
Luther Played the Boogie (on 1955-07-30)
writer:
Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash (country music legend) and Hoyt Johnson
publisher:
Knox Music Ltd.
32:05
20Thanks a Lot
cover recording of:
Thanks a Lot
lyricist and composer:
Charlie Rich
2:38
21Katy Too
recording of:
Katy Too
writer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) and Jack Clement
1:59
22Goodbye Little Darlin'
recording of:
Goodbye Little Darlin’, Goodbye
lyricist and composer:
Gene Autry (“The Singing Cowboy”) and Johnny Marvin
publisher:
Western Music Publishing Co., Inc. (on 1940-03-15) and Chappell & Co., Inc. (company that specialized in library and production music) (on 1940-05-07)
2:14
23I Love You Because
cover recording of:
I Love You Because
lyricist and composer:
Leon Payne (Country/Rockabilly artist)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (tradename of Sony/ATV Songs LLC) and Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc. (BMI) (on 1949-10-12)
2:27
24Straight A's in Love
producer:
Jack Clement
recording of:
Straight ‘A’s in Love (on 1956-12-13)
lyricist and composer:
John R. Cash (country music legend)
32:16
25Mean-Eyed Cat
recording of:
Mean Eyed Cat
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Knox Music Ltd. and Knox Music, Inc.
2:28
CD 2: The Country Boy
#TitleRatingLength
1Oh, Lonesome Me2:29
2Rock Island Line
recording of:
Rock Island Line
lyricist and composer:
Lead Belly
publisher:
Folkways Music Publishers Inc.
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 15211)
2:11
3Two Timin' Womas
recording of:
Two Timin’ Woman
writer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) and Ron Hacker
1:58
4Wide Open Road
recording of:
Wide Open Road
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
2:25
5Hey! Porter
recording of:
Hey, Porter
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation and West One Music (production music label, prefix: WOM)
2:14
6The Wreck of the Old '97
cover recording of:
Wreck of the Old 97
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 777)
1:48
7Belshazar
recording of:
Belshazzar
writer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Carlin Music
2:26
8Country Boy
recording of:
Born to Lose
lyricist and composer:
Frankie Brown
publisher:
Peer International Corporation (BMI) (on 1943-05-29)
recording of:
Country Boy
lyricist and composer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend)
publisher:
Knox Music Ltd.
1:53
9Doin' My Time
recording of:
Doing My Time
lyricist and composer:
Jimmie Skinner
2:38
10If the Good Lord's Willing
producer:
Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
cover recording of:
If the Lord’s Willing and the Creeks Don’t Rise (on 1957-08-04)
lyricist and composer:
Jerry Reed
1:44
11I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Cry
cover recording of:
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
lyricist and composer:
Jimmie Davis (American politician, singer and songwriter) and Hank Williams (country music legend)
publisher:
Peer-Southern Productions, Inc., Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (tradename of Sony/ATV Songs LLC) and Jimmie Davis Music Company, Inc. (on 1951-12-31)
2:25
12Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You)
recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (on 1957-08-04)
producer:
Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
lead vocals:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (on 1957-08-04)
cover recording of:
(Remember Me) I’m the One Who Loves You (on 1957-08-04)
lyricist and composer:
Stuart Hamblen
2:00
13I Was There When It Happened
recording of:
I Was There When It Happened
writer:
Jimmie Davis (American politician, singer and songwriter) and Fern Jones
2:16
14Born to Lose
recording of:
Born to Lose
lyricist and composer:
Frankie Brown
publisher:
Peer International Corporation (BMI) (on 1943-05-29)
2:11
15Life Goes On
recording of:
Life Goes On
writer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) and Jack Clement
2:00
16Blue Train
recording of:
Blue Train
lyricist and composer:
Billy Smith (1950s Ohio rockabilly artist)
2:03
17Goodnight Irene
recording of:
Goodnight Irene
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
arranger:
Lead Belly and John A. Lomax
publisher:
Lodlow Music, Ludlow Music, Inc., Spencer Music Corp., TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. and Tyler Music Ltd.
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681)
2:41
18Fool's Hall of Fame
recording of:
Fool's Hall of Fame
writer:
Danny Wolfe
2:25
19I Forgot to Remember to Forget
cover recording of:
I Forgot to Remember to Forget
writer:
Charlie Feathers and Stan Kesler
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation and Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919)
1:54
20I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)
1:47
21Always Alone
recording of:
Always Alone
lyricist and composer:
Ted Daffan
1:51
22I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
cover recording of:
I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
lyricist and composer:
Hank Williams (country music legend)
2:13
23The Story of a Broken Heart
recording of:
Story of a Broken Heart
lyricist and composer:
Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
2:12
24You Win Again
cover recording of:
You Win Again
lyricist and composer:
Hank Williams (country music legend)
publisher:
Acuff-Rose Music Limited (UK) and Acuff-Rose Publications, Inc. (BMI) (on 1952-09-03)
2:17
25I Thought You'd Like to Know
recording of:
I Just Thought You’d Like to Know
lyricist and composer:
Charlie Rich
2:23