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On October 11, 1957.

On October 11, 1957, “Sun” label released “Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar”, the debut Johnny Cash album. It was recorded  September 1954 – August 4, 1957, and was produced by Sam Phillips.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Luther Perkins- electric guitar
  • Marshall Grant– bass
  • Bill Pitzonka – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash, except where noted.

  1. The Rock Island Line – unknown author
  2. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle – Jimmie Davis, Hank Williams
  3. Country Boy
  4. If the Good Lord’s Willing – Jerry Reed
  5. Cry! Cry! Cry!
  6. Remember Me – Stuart Hamblen
  7. So Doggone Lonesome
  8. I Was There When It Happened – Jimmie Davis, Fern Jones
  9. I Walk the Line
  10. The Wreck of the Old ’97 – traditional, arranged by Johnny Cash
  11. Folsom Prison Blues
  12. Doin’ My Time – Jimmie Skinner

 

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In February 1965.

In February 1965, “Columbia” label released “Orange Blossom Special”, the 21st Johnny Cash album. It was recorded August – December 1964, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • June Carter- vocals
  • Luther Perkins, Norman Blake, Ray Edenton- guitar
  • Marshall Grant- bass
  • S. Holland- drums
  • Bill Pursell- piano
  • Charlie McCoy- harmonica
  • Bill McElhiney, Karl Garvin – trumpet
  • Boots Randolph- saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Orange Blossom Special – Ervin T. Rouse, Gordon Rouse
  2. The Long Black Veil – Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
  3. It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
  4. The Wall – Harland Howard
  5. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan
  6. You Wild Colorado – Johnny Cash
  7. Mama, You’ve Been on My Mind – Bob Dylan
  8. When It’s Springtime in Alaska – Tillman Franks
  9. All of God’s Children Ain’t Free – Johnny Cash
  10. Danny Boy – Frederick Weatherly
  11. Wildwood Flower – P. Carter
  12. Amen – Jester Hairston

 

In February 1963.

In February 1963, “Columbia” label released “Blood, Sweat and Tears”, the fifteenth Johnny Cash album. It was recorded June – August 1962, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – guitar , vocals
  • The Carter Family- background vocals
  • Luther Perkins- guitar
  • Bob Johnson – guitar, banjo
  • Marshall Grant- bass
  • S. Holland- drums
  • Maybelle Carter- autoharp
  • Bill Pursell– piano
  • Frank Bez – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer – Johnny Cash, June Carter
  2. Tell Him I’m Gone – Johnny Cash
  3. Another Man Done Gone – Vera Hall, Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Ruby Tartt, Johnny Cash
  4. Busted – Harlan Howard
  5. Casey Jones – traditional, arranged by Johnny Cash
  6. Nine Pound Hammer – Merle Travis
  7. Chain Gang – Harlan Howard
  8. Waiting for a Train – Jimmie Rodgers
  9. Roughneck – Sheb Wooley

In May 1966.

In May 1966, “Columbia” label released “Everybody Loves a Nut”, the 23rd Johnny Cash. It was recorded March 1965-January 1966, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones. The album cover was by Jack Davis.The album features number of humorous novelty songs.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Luther Perkins, Norman Blake- guitar
  • Bob Johnson – guitar, flute, banjo
  • Marshall Grant- bass
  • S. Holland- drums
  • Bill Pursell- piano
  • Jack Elliott- yodel
  • The Carter Family, The Statler Brothers- background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Everybody Loves a Nut – Jack Clement
  2. The One on the Right Is on the Left – Jack Clement
  3. A Cup of Coffee – Jack Elliot
  4. The Bug That Tried to Crawl Around the World – Jr Hall, Johnny Cash
  5. The Singing Star’s Queen – Jackson King, Bill Mack
  6. Austin Prison – Johnny Cash
  7. Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog – Jack Clement
  8. Take Me Home – Jack Clement, Allen Reynolds
  9. Please Don’t Play Red River Valley – Johnny Cash
  10. Boa Constrictor – Shel Silbersten
  11. Joe Bean – Bud Freeman, Leon Pober

In May 1964.

In May 1964, “Columbia” label released “I Walk the Line”, the nineteenth Johnny Cash studio album. It was recorded June 1963-March 1964, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Luther Perkins- lead guitar
  • Norman Blake- acoustic guitar, dobro
  • Bob Johnson, Jack Clement- rhythm guitar
  • Marshall Grant- bass
  • S. Holland- drums
  • Bill Pursell- piano
  • Don Helms- steel guitar
  • Karl Garvin, Bill McElhiney- trumpet
  • Rufus Long – flute
  • The Carter Family- background vocals
  • Lee Friedlander – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  2. Bad News – John D. Loudermilk
  3. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  4. Give My Love to Rose – Johnny Cash
  5. Hey Porter – Johnny Cash
  6. I Still Miss Someone – Johnny Cash, Roy Cash
  7. Understand Your Man – Johnny Cash
  8. Wreck of the Old 97’ – Johnny Cash, Bob Johnson, Norman Blake
  9. Still in Town – Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran
  10. Big River – Johnny Cash
  11. Goodbye Little Darlin’ Goodbye – Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin
  12. Troublesome Waters – Maybelle Carter, Dixie Dean