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On March 23, 1956.

On March 23, 1956, “RCA Victor” label released the self-titled, debut Elvis Presley album. It was recorded July 1954 – January 1956, at “”RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, “RCA Victor Studios” in New York City, “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Sam Phillips (Sun recordings) and Steve Sholes (RCA recordings). “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 40, on its list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Scotty Moore– electric guitar
  • Chet Atkins– acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Shorty Long– piano
  • Bill Black– bass
  • Doug Poindexter– percussion, guitar
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Johnny Bernero – drums
  • Gordon Stoker– backing vocals
  • Ben Speer– backing vocals
  • Brock Speer– backing vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  2. I’m Counting On You – Don Robertson
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. One Sided Love Affair – Bill Campbell
  5. I Love You Because – Leon Payne
  6. Just Because – Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin
  7. Tutti Frutti – Dorothy LaBostrie, Richard Wayne Penniman
  8. Tryin’ to Get You – Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton
  9. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) – Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas
  10. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) – Jimmy Wakely
  11. Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Money Honey – Jesse Stone

 

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On October 21, 1961.

On October 21, 1961, “Sun” label released “Now Here’s Johnny Cash”, the tenth Johnny Cash album. It was recorded September 1954 – July 17, 1958, and was produced by Sam Phillips and Jack Clement.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocal, guitar
  • Al Casey- guitar
  • Bill Pitzonka – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Sugartime – Odis Echols, Charlie Phillips
  2. Down the Street to 301 – Jack Clement
  3. Life Goes On – Johnny Cash, Jack Clement
  4. Port of Lonely Hearts – Johnny Cash
  5. Cry! Cry! Cry! – Johnny Cash
  6. My Treasure – Johnny Cash
  7. Oh Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  8. So Doggone Lonesome – Don Gibson
  9. You’re the Nearest Thing to Heaven – Jim Atkins, Johnny Cash, Hoyt Johnson
  10. The Story of a Broken Heart – Sam Phillips
  11. Hey Porter – Johnny Cash
  12. Home of the Blues – Johnny Cash, Glen Douglas, Vic McAlpin

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