The Very Best Of Johnny Cash (3cd set)

Artist: Johnny Cash
Format: 3CD
Bar-code: 5060143490491
Cat No: NOT3CD049


Writers and critics usually like to place artists in categories, but Johnny Cash’s versatility must have caused them a bit of trouble over the years. He became famous by singing country ballads, but the sound he introduced was new and different. Love songs, often flavoured with elements of folk, gospel and rockabilly, touched the hearts of millions and brought him world-wide fame. Sun Records’ producer Sam Phillips knew he was getting somebody unique when he signed Cash; he already had a stable of successful artists on his label and did not need another singer. This 3CD set includes all of Johnny Cash’s biggest songs from 1956-1962, as well as one disc featuring some of his later hits performed live in concert. The recordings clearly demonstrate what a great live performer he was. As a special bonus, we have also found space for some rare radio recordings and adverts from 1956. Enjoy!

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1. I Walk The Line
2. Folsom Prison Blues
3. Five Feet High And Rising
4. Tennessee Flat-Top Box
5. Delia’s Gone
6. Forty Shades Of Green
7. Busted
8. In The Jailhouse Now
9. I Got Stripes
10. The Rebel – Johnny Yuma
11. I Still Miss Someone
12. Transfusion Blues
13. Big River
14. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
15. In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home
16. So Doggone Lonesome
17. Run Softly Blue River
18. Rock Island Line
19. Frankie’s Man, Johnny
20. Oh Lonesome Me
21. Mama’s Baby
22. Smiling Bill McCall
23. The Big Battle
24. You Wont Have Far To Go
25. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley



1. I’m Free From The Chain Gang Now
2. Get Rhythm
3. Remember The Alamo
4. Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
5. Bonanza
6. Hey Porter
7. Guess Things Happen That Way
8. Cry, Cry, Cry
9. Hank And Joe And Me
10. Country Boy
11. My Grandfather’s Clock
12. The Ways Of A Woman In Love
13. I Want To Go Home
14. The Great Speckle Bird
15. Train Of Love
16. Accidentally On Purpose
17. The Caretaker
18. Luther Played The Boogie
19. What Do I Care?
20. Mean-eyed Cat
21. The Man On The Hill
22. Home Of The Blues
23. Lost On The Desert
24. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
25. Bandana (Instrumental)



1. Ring Of Fire
2. A Boy Named Sue
3. I Walk The Line
4. Goodbye Little Darlin
5. Ballad Of Ira Hayes
6. Get Rhythm
7. Luther Played The Boogie
8. Cry Cry Cry
9. I Got Stripes
10. Folsom Prison Blues
11. Peace In The Valley
12. Rock Island Line
13. Sunday Morning Coming Down
14. Sixteen Tons
15. If I Were A Carpernter
16. Orange Blossom Special
17. Johnny Cash Show Intro And Theme
18. Folsom Prison Blues
19. So Doggone Lonesome
20. I Walk The Line
21. Get Rhythm
22. Radio KWEM Advertisement
23. Radio Home Equipment Advertisement
24. Overton Park Shell Country Music Jamboree (Radio Ad)
25. Closing Comments And Theme