1954 - 1965 Sessions
by Mike Taylor

Generated on 15 Feb 2013


Date: Late 1954
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

a.     WIDE OPEN ROAD - 1:47  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg)


     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
b.     YOU'RE MY BABY - 1:45  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg)


     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Varese Sarabande CD: 302 066 487 2 — All Aboard The Blue Train   (2003)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
c. Take 1   fs MY TREASURE - 2:28  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg)


     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
d. U 446/7-26 - Take 2    MY TREASURE - 1:14  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg)


     Sun Records 45: 363   (1961)
     Sun International 45: SUN 49   
Sun Records LP: SLP 1255 — Now Here's Johnny Cash   (1961)
e.     SHOW ME THE GREEN


     unissued

YOU'RE MY BABY includes false starts and a complete take and was overdubbed at an unknown date.

MY TREASURE take 1 includes a false start and a complete take. There is also a second voice, possibly Marshall Grant, doing a short vocal harmony. There is a false start with Cash saying he sang the wrong lyrics.

MY TREASURE take 2 was overdubbed with added echo before release.

SHOW ME THE GREEN was mentioned in the liner notes of The Man In Black (BCD 15517). Apparently this title was written on an empty tape box found in the original Sun inventory but the tape itself has not be found.


Date: Unknown Date
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN
Overdub Session

a.    Overdubbed YOU'RE MY BABY - 1:57  (John R. Cash)
     Cash Records 45: 1955   
     Sun International LP: SUN 122 — Rough Cut King Of Country Music   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN-2-126-2 — The Man, His World, His Music   (1971)

Unknown electric bass, possibly Billy Lee Riley.

This overdub session could have been held as late as 1970 and could possibly have been Billy Lee Riley since Marshall Grant did not use an elctric bass at this early date.


Date: Probably Late 1954/Early 1955
Location: Unknown Location

Johnny Cash (v, acg)

a.     I WALK THE LINE - 3:03  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
b.     GET RHYTHM - 2:02  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
c.     TRAIN OF LOVE - 1:53  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
d.     COUNTRY BOY - 1:48  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
e.     MY TREASURE - 1:18  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
f.     BELSHAZAH - 2:20  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
g.     HE'LL BE A FRIEND - 1:47  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
h.     WHEN I THINK OF YOU - 1:42
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Rarities CD: 97046 — Heroes And Friends, Volume 7   
i.     I JUST DON'T CARE ENOUGH (TO CARRY ON) - 2:06
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Rarities CD: 97046 — Heroes And Friends, Volume 7   
j.     I'LL CRY FOR YOU - 2:28
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Rarities CD: 97046 — Heroes And Friends, Volume 7   
k.     YOU'RE MY BABY - 1:37  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
l.     RESTLESS KID - 1:52  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Rarities CD: 97046 — Heroes And Friends, Volume 7   
m.     IT'S ALL OVER - 1:42  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Rarities CD: 97046 — Heroes And Friends, Volume 7   
All titles on:      Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)

Date: March 22, 1955
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. take 1    HEY PORTER - 2:09  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Varese Sarabande CD: 302 066 487 2 — All Aboard The Blue Train   (2003)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. take 2    HEY PORTER  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
c. take 3    HEY PORTER  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
d. U 150 - take 4    HEY PORTER - 2:15  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 221   (1955)
     Sun International 45: 1   (1969)
Sun International 45: SI-1103   (1969)
e. take 1    FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 2:30  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. take 2    FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 2:33  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15211-10 — The Sun Country Years 1950-1959   (1986)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g. take 3    FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 2:27  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
h. take 4    FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 2:28  (John R. Cash)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

Colin Escott says A.W. Kernodle played steel guitar on FOLSOM PRISON BLUES take 1 but there is no steel guitar evident when listening to the master.


Date: probably March 1955
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. take 1    WIDE OPEN ROAD  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
b. take 2    WIDE OPEN ROAD  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
c. take 3    WIDE OPEN ROAD - 2:36  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
d. take 1    TWO TIMIN' WOMAN  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
e. take 2    TWO TIMIN' WOMAN - 1:59  (John R. Cash)
     Charly LP: CR 30117 — The Roots Of Rock: Volume 10   (1975)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

WIDE OPEN ROAD take 3 and TWO TIMIN' WOMAN take 1 were overdubbed on April 21, 1964.


Date: Probably May 1955
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. take 1    CRY, CRY, CRY - 3:03  (John R. Cash)
     Pickwick LP: PTP-2045 — Johnny Cash   
     Pickwick LP: JS-6097 — I Walk The Line   (1971)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. take 2    CRY, CRY, CRY  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
c. take 3    CRY, CRY, CRY - 2:25  (John R. Cash)
     Sun International 45: 1   (1969)
     Sun International LP: SUN-100 — Original Golden Hits #1   (1969)
     Sun International LP: SUN-106 — Showtime   (1969)
     Sun International LP: SUN-2-118-1 — The Legend   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN-1002 — Superbilly   (1978)
d. U 151 - take 4    CRY, CRY, CRY - 2:25  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 221   (1955)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1230 — Country Boy No. 2   (1959)
Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 117 — Johnny Cash   (1960)

Take 1 is an extended version with Luther Perkins playing a break after every verse instead of just after the second and fourth verse.

PTP-2045 is actually a repacking of JS-6097 and JS-6101, however not all issues of PTP-2045 use 'take 1'. Some releases of PTP-2045 carry labels showing "Hilltop Records" whilst others show a large letter 'P' covering the label. Only those issues using the 'P' label use take 1.

The difference between take 3 and take 4 is evident when listening to the last chorus and the line "You're gonna cry, cry, cry".

Take 4 includes two false starts on SB-103.


Date: May 21, 1955
Location: KWEM Radio Studio, West Memphis, Arkansas.

a.     KWEM Announcements And Advertisements - 0:47

b.     Johnny Cash Show Intro And Theme - 1:38

Johnny Cash (nar)

c.     WIDE OPEN ROAD - 2:28  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

d.     Home Equipment Company Advertisement - 1:17

Johnny Cash (nar)

e.     ONE MORE RIDE - 2:20  (Bob Nolan)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

f.     Home Equipment Company Advertisement/Luther Perkins Intro - 1:51

Johnny Cash (nar)

g.     LUTHER'S BOOGIE - 0:45  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

h.     Belshazah Intro - 0:43

Johnny Cash (nar)

i.     BELSHAZAH - 2:19  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

j.     Closing Comments And Theme - 1:26

Johnny Cash (nar)

All titles on:      Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D5 — The Legend: Johnny Cash - On The Air   (2005)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)

Date: Mid 1955
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. 7-10    WIDE OPEN ROAD - 2:31  (John R. Cash)
     Sun International LP: SUN-104 — Story Songs Of The Trains And Rivers   (1969)
     Share Records LP: SH-5002 — Blue Train   (1970)
Sun International LP: SUN-2-126-2 — The Man, His World, His Music   (1971)
b. take 1    PORT OF LONELY HEARTS  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
c. U 412 - take 2    PORT OF LONELY HEARTS - 2:37  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 45: 347   (1960)
     Sun International 45: 45   (1969)
Sun Records LP: SLP 1255 — Now Here's Johnny Cash   (1961)
d. 7-37    I COULDN'T KEEP FROM CRYING - 2:03  (Marty Robbins)
     Sun International LP: SUN-115 — Singing Story Teller   (1970)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
e.     NEW MEXICO - 2:07  (Lambson, Johnson)
     Sun International LP: SUN-105 — Get Rhythm   (1969)
     Sun International LP: SUN-2-126-1 — The Man, His World, His Music   (1971)
Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)

NEW MEXICOwas overdubbed April 21, 1964.


Date: July 30, 1955
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. U 172/7-36 - take 1    FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 2:51  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 232   (1955)
     Sun International 45: 3   (1969)
Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 113 — I Walk The Line   
b. take 2    FOLSOM PRISON BLUES  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
c. take 1    SO DOGGONE LONESOME  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
d. take 2    SO DOGGONE LONESOME  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
e. U 173/7-53 - take 3    SO DOGGONE LONESOME - 2:39  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 232   (1955)
     Sun International 45: 3   (1969)
Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 117 — Johnny Cash   (1960)
f. take 1    MEAN EYED CAT  (John R. Cash)
     Charly LP: SUNLP-1015 — His Top Hits   
g. U 385/7-50 - take 2    MEAN EYED CAT - 2:31  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 45: 347   (1960)
     Sun International 45: 45   (1969)
Sun Records LP: SLP 1245 — Sings Hank Williams   (1960)
h. take 1    LUTHER PLAYED THE BOOGIE  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
i. take 2    LUTHER PLAYED THE BOOGIE  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
j. U 351/7-16 - take 3    LUTHER PLAYED THE BOOGIE - 2:06  (John R. Cash)
     London 45: HLS 8847   (1959)
     Sun Records 45: 316   (1959)
Sun International 45: 35   (1969)

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES take 1 was overdubbed November 22, 1957.


Date: November 13, 1955
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     HEY PORTER  (John R. Cash)
     Cotton Town Jubilee CD: CTJCD-1 — Tennessee Top Cat   
b.     LUTHER PLAYED THE BOOGIE  (John R. Cash)
Both titles on:      Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)

Date: Probably Late 1955/Early 1956
Location: KWEM Radio Studio, West Memphis, Arkansas. Producer: Clyde Leoppard.

a.     ROCK 'N' ROLL RUBY - 1:41  (John R. Cash)
     Cash Records 45: 1955   
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)

Johnny Cash (vocal, acoustic guitar); unknown (vocal harmony, acoustic guitar).

This was a demonstration tape. A note for this session mentions that Cash recorded this song for Clyde Leoppard, leader of the "Snearly Ranch Boys" from West Memphis. This group included a lead vocalist named Warren Smith who later recorded RUBY for the Sun Label in December 1955 (Sun 239).


Date: December 1955
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm, acg)

a.     HEY PORTER  (John R. Cash)
     Louisiana Hayride Records LP: LH-973 — Louisiana Hayride Saturday Nite   (1984)

Date: April 2, 1956
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. take 1    I WALK THE LINE - 2:38  (John R. Cash)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. U 191/7-39 - take 2    I WALK THE LINE - 2:49  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 241   (1956)
     London 45: HL 8358   (1957)
Sun International 45: 7   (1969)
c.    inc BRAKEMAN'S BLUES - 1:32  (Jimmie Rodgers)
     Private Release LP: JC-01 — Living Legend Johnny Cash   
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Varese Sarabande CD: 302 066 487 2 — All Aboard The Blue Train   (2003)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
d. take 1   fs GET RHYTHM - 2:18  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
e. take 2    GET RHYTHM - 2:13  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. take 3    GET RHYTHM - 2:12  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g. take 4    GET RHYTHM - 2:13  (John R. Cash)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
h. take 5    GET RHYTHM  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
i. U 190/7-20 - take 6    GET RHYTHM - 2:13  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 241   (1956)
     London 45: HL 8358   (1957)
Sun International 45: 7   (1969)
j.     TRAIN OF LOVE - 2:38  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15211-10 — The Sun Country Years 1950-1959   (1986)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Varese Sarabande CD: 302 066 487 2 — All Aboard The Blue Train   (2003)
k.     THERE YOU GO  (John R. Cash)
     unissued

I WALK THE LINEtake 2 was overdubbed on November 22, 1957.

GET RHYTHM take 1 is a false start and a complete take.

GET RHYTHM take 3 is a microphone test.

TRAIN OF LOVE was scheduled for inclusion and shown as included on Sunbox 103 but omitted due to tape compilation error.


Date: May 8, 1956
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. take 1    TRAIN OF LOVE - 2:17  (John R. Cash)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. take 2    TRAIN OF LOVE - 2:36  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
c. U 222/7-45 - take 3    TRAIN OF LOVE - 2:24  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 258   (1956)
     London 45: HLS 8461   (1957)
Sun International 45: 13   (1969)
d. take 1    THERE YOU GO  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
e. U 226/7-42 - take 2    THERE YOU GO - 2:19  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 258   (1956)
     London 45: HLS 8461   (1957)
Sun International 45: 13   (1969)

Date: May 12, 1956
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     SO DOGGONE LONESOME  (John R. Cash)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)

Date: June 2, 1956
Location: Big ''D'' Jamboree, Dallas, Texas

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     SO DOGGONE LONESOME - 2:45  (John R. Cash)
b.     I WALK THE LINE - 3:28  (John R. Cash)
c.     GET RHYTHM - 2:01  (John R. Cash)
All titles on:      Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP420/1 — Bootleg Volume III: Live Around The World   (2011)
     Rollercoaster Records CD: RCCD 3043 — Live At The Big 'D' Jamboree #2   (2000)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 93033 2/1 — Bootleg Volume III: Live Around The World   (2011)

Date: July 7, 1956
Location: Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     I WALK THE LINE  (John R. Cash)
b.     SO DOGGONE LONESOME  (John R. Cash)
c.     GET RHYTHM  (John R. Cash)
All titles unissued.

This was Cash's first appearence at the Opry.


Date: July 28, 1956 (21:30-22:00)
Location: Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     GET RHYTHM  (John R. Cash)
unissued

Date: July 28, 1956 (23:00-23:30)
Location: Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     I WALK THE LINE  (John R. Cash)
b.     SO DOGGONE LONESOME  (John R. Cash)
Both titles unissued.

Date: October 1, 1956
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.    inc ONE MORE RIDE - 0:50  (Bob Nolan)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

Date: November 13, 1956
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     I WALK THE LINE  (John R. Cash)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)

Date: possibly December 13, 1956
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Russell Smith or James Van Eaton (d), possibly Jerry Lee Lewis (p)

a. take 1    I LOVE YOU BECAUSE - 2:28  (Leon Payne)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. take 2    I LOVE YOU BECAUSE  (Leon Payne)
     unissued
c.     GOODBYE, LITTLE DARLIN' GOODBYE  (Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin)
     unissued
d. U 386/7-48 - take 1    STRAIGHT A's IN LOVE - 2:14  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 45: 334   (1959)
     London 45: HLS 9070   (1960)
Sun International 45: 41   (1969)
e. take 2    STRAIGHT A's IN LOVE  (John R. Cash)
     unissued

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE take 1 and GOODBYE, LITTLE DARLIN' were overdubbed at an unknown date.


Date: Unknown Date 1956
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips or Jack Clement.

Gene Lowery Singers (v)

a. U 387/7-38   Overdubbed I LOVE YOU BECAUSE - 2:28  (Leon Payne)
     Sun Records 45: 334   (1959)
     London 45: HLS 9070   (1960)
     Sun International 45: 41   (1969)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1245 — Sings Hank Williams   (1960)
b. U 379/7-57   Overdubbed GOODBYE, LITTLE DARLIN' GOODBYE - 2:16  (Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin)
     Sun Records 45: 331   (1959)
     London 45: HLS 8979   (1959)
Sun International 45: 40   (1969)
Both titles on:      Sun International LP: SUN-115 — Singing Story Teller   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)

Date: April 4, 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Jack Clement (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.    fs DON'T MAKE ME GO - 0:18  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. take 1   fs DON'T MAKE ME GO - 2:51  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
c. take 2    DON'T MAKE ME GO - 2:31  (John R. Cash)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
d. take 3    DON'T MAKE ME GO - 2:34  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
e.    fs DON'T MAKE ME GO - 0:42  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. take 4    DON'T MAKE ME GO - 2:27  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g. take 5    DON'T MAKE ME GO - 2:39  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
h. U 244/7-43 - take 6    DON'T MAKE ME GO - 2:31  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 266   (1957)
     London 45: HL 7020   (1957)
Sun International 45: 17   (1969)
i.    inc DON'T MAKE ME GO - 1:38  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
j. take 7    DON'T MAKE ME GO - 2:33  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
k. take 8    DON'T MAKE ME GO - 2:48  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
l. take 9    DON'T MAKE ME GO - 2:28  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-1 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
m. take 1    NEXT IN LINE  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
n. take 2    NEXT IN LINE  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
o. U 245/7-34 - take 3    NEXT IN LINE - 2:48  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 266   (1957)
     London 45: HL 7020   (1957)
Sun International 45: 17   (1969)

NEXT IN LINE take 3 was overdubbed November 22, 1957.


Date: July 1, 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. take 1   fs HOME OF THE BLUES - 2:39  (John R. Cash, G. Douglas, L. McAlpin)
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15211-10 — The Sun Country Years 1950-1959   (1986)
b. take 2    HOME OF THE BLUES - 3:01  (John R. Cash, G. Douglas, L. McAlpin)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
c. take 3    HOME OF THE BLUES  (John R. Cash, G. Douglas, L. McAlpin)
     unissued
d. take 1    GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE - 2:39  (John R. Cash)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
e. take 2    GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE - 2:46  (John R. Cash)
     Varese Sarabande CD: 302 066 487 2 — All Aboard The Blue Train   (2003)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. take 3    GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE - 3:08  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g. take 4    GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
h. take 5    GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 279   (1957)
     London 45: HL 7023   (1957)
     London 45: HLS 8514   (1957)

Take 1 of HOME OF THE BLUES includes a false start on the opening guitar run.

Take 2 of HOME OF THE BLUES includes a comment from Cash to Perkins, after Luther had trouble with the opening guitar run, "A Little Faster Luther".

HOME OF THE BLUEStake 3 was overdubbed on July 31 and August 1, 1957.

GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE take 5 was overdubbed on July 31, 1957.


Date: July 1, 1957
Location: Country Style USA, Show #18

a.     STAY ALL NIGHT, STAY A LITTLE LONGER - 0:53  (Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Bear Family LP: BAFX 18009 — Unseen Cash from William Speer's Studio   (2012)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 17308 AH — Unseen Cash   (2012)
b.     THERE YOU GO - 1:37  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Bear Family LP: BAFX 18009 — Unseen Cash from William Speer's Studio   (2012)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 17308 AH — Unseen Cash   (2012)
c.     GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE - 3:01  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Bear Family LP: BAFX 18009 — Unseen Cash from William Speer's Studio   (2012)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 17308 AH — Unseen Cash   (2012)
d.     Army Recruiting Spot

Charlie Applewhite (nar)

e.     WHITE SILVER SANDS - 3:12  (Charles 'Red' Matthews)

Carolee Cooper (v), Johnny Cash (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Bear Family LP: BAFX 18009 — Unseen Cash from William Speer's Studio   (2012)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 17308 AH — Unseen Cash   (2012)
f.     HOME OF THE BLUES - 2:40  (John R. Cash, G. Douglas, L. McAlpin)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Bear Family LP: BAFX 18009 — Unseen Cash from William Speer's Studio   (2012)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 17308 AH — Unseen Cash   (2012)
g.     STAY ALL NIGHT, STAY A LITTLE LONGER - 1:24  (Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan)

Charlie Applewhite, Carolee Cooper (v), Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Bear Family LP: BAFX 18009 — Unseen Cash from William Speer's Studio   (2012)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 17308 AH — Unseen Cash   (2012)
All titles on:      Bear Family DVD: BVD 20112 AT — Country Style USA - Season 2   (2007)

William Baxter (steel guitar, dobro); Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Jack Hale (keyboards); Paul Hollowell (piano, keyboards); Kerry Marx (guitar); Ronald Tutt (drums); Glenn Worf (bass).

Overdubbed: August 1991 at Reflection Studios, Nashville, TN.

Johnny Cash (vocal).


Date: possibly Summer 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. 7-59    ROCK ISLAND LINE - 2:11  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
     Sun International 45: SI-1111   (1970)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 112 — Country Boy   (1958)
London 45 EP: RE-S 1212 — Country Boy   (1959)
b. take 1    WRECK OF THE OLD 97 - 1:48  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 113 — I Walk The Line   
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1220 — With His Hot And Blue Guitar   (1957)
Sun Records LP: SLP 1270 — All Aboard The Blue Train   (1962)
c. 7-61- take 2    WRECK OF THE OLD 97 - 1:48  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1230 — Country Boy No. 2   (1959)
     Sun International LP: SUN-104 — Story Songs Of The Trains And Rivers   (1969)
Sun International LP: SUN-106 — Showtime   (1969)
d. take 1    BELSHAZAH  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
e. take 2    BELSHAZAH - 2:22  (John R. Cash)
     Sun International LP: SUN-105 — Get Rhythm   (1969)
     Share Records LP: SH-5002 — Blue Train   (1970)
Sun International LP: SUN-119 — Sunday Down South   (1970)

Take 1 of WRECK OF THE OLD 97 uses the phrase "They gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia, saying 'Steve you're way behind time"'. The Sun international version, take 2, uses "They gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia, they said 'Steve you're way behind time"'.

BELSHAZAH take 2 was overdubbed April 21, 1964.


Date: July 31, 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Malcolm Yelvington (v, g), Sid Manker (g), Jimmy Smith (p)

a.    Overdubbed HOME OF THE BLUES  (John R. Cash, G. Douglas, L. McAlpin)
     unissued
b. U 269/7-35   Overdubbed GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE - 2:46  (John R. Cash)
     Sun International 45: 20   (1969)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1120 — Johnny Cash   (1958)
Sun Records LP: SLP 1245 — Sings Hank Williams   (1960)

The Gene Lowery Singers: Bill Abbott, Don Carter, Lee Holt, Cyd Mosteller, Nita Smith, and Asa Wilkerson added vocals to GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE at this session, it is possible James Van Eaton also added drums.


Date: August 1, 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

a. U 268/7-29   Overdubbed HOME OF THE BLUES - 2:41  (John R. Cash, G. Douglas, L. McAlpin)
     Sun Records 78/45: 279   (1957)
     London 45: HL 7023   (1957)
London 45: HLS 8514   (1957)

Gene Lowery Singers: Bill Abbott, Don Carter, Lee Holt, Cyd Mosteller, Nita Smith, and Asa Wilkerson.


Date: August 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg)

a.     COUNTRY BOY - 1:50  (John R. Cash)
b.     LEAVE THAT JUNK ALONE - 1:30  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Varese Sarabande CD: 302 066 487 2 — All Aboard The Blue Train   (2003)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
Both titles on:      Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

Date: August 4th, 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. take 1    DOIN' MY TIME - 2:25  (Jimmy Skinner)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. 7-55 - take 2    DOIN' MY TIME - 2:39  (Jimmy Skinner)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 113 — I Walk The Line   
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1230 — Country Boy No. 2   (1959)
Sun International LP: SUN-147 — Original Johnny Cash   
c. take 3    DOIN' MY TIME  (Jimmy Skinner)
     unissued
d. take 1    COUNTRY BOY - 1:47  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
e. take 2    COUNTRY BOY  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
f. 7-8 - take 3    COUNTRY BOY - 1:54  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 112 — Country Boy   (1958)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1212 — Country Boy   (1959)
Sun International LP: SUN-147 — Original Johnny Cash   
g. take 1    IF THE GOOD LORD'S WILLING - 1:43  (Jerry Reed)
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15211-11 — The Sun Country Years 1950-1959   (1986)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
h. 7-51 - take 2    IF THE GOOD LORD'S WILLING - 1:45  (Jerry Reed)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 112 — Country Boy   (1958)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1212 — Country Boy   (1959)
Sun Records LP: SLP 1220 — With His Hot And Blue Guitar   (1957)
i. take 3    IF THE GOOD LORD'S WILLING  (Jerry Reed)
     unissued
j.    fs I HEARD THAT LONELY WHISTLE BLOW - 0:41  (Hank Williams)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
k. take 1    I HEARD THAT LONELY WHISTLE BLOW - 2:21  (Hank Williams)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
l. take 2    I HEARD THAT LONELY WHISTLE BLOW - 2:23  (Hank Williams)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 112 — Country Boy   (1958)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1212 — Country Boy   (1959)
Sun Records LP: SLP 1220 — With His Hot And Blue Guitar   (1957)
m. take 3    I HEARD THAT LONELY WHISTLE BLOW  (Hank Williams)
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15211-11 — The Sun Country Years 1950-1959   (1986)
n. 7-54 - take 1    I WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED - 2:17  (Jimmie Davis)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 117 — Johnny Cash   (1960)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1220 — With His Hot And Blue Guitar   (1957)
Sun International LP: SUN-119 — Sunday Down South   (1970)
o. take 2    I WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED - 2:18  (Jimmie Davis)
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15211-11 — The Sun Country Years 1950-1959   (1986)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D2 — The Legend: Old Favorites And New   (2005)
p. 7-52    REMEMBER ME - 2:49  (Stuart Hamblen)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 117 — Johnny Cash   (1960)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1220 — With His Hot And Blue Guitar   (1957)
     Sun International LP: SUN-119 — Sunday Down South   (1970)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)

I HEARD THAT LONELY WHISTLE BLOW take 2 as included on SB-103 shows a number of false starts.

Take 3 of I HEARD THAT LONELY WHISTLE BLOW begins with a false start. Also the lyrics are slightly different on the line "I'll be locked here in this cell until my body's just a shell." On all remaining versions until becomes til.

REMEMBER ME take 2 as included on SB-103 shows a number of false starts.


Date: August 31, 1957
Location: Town Hall Building, 400 South Long Beach Boulevard, Compton, Los Angeles, CA.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     I GOT A WOMAN  (Ray Charles)
b.     IMPRESSIONS
Both titles on:      Bop Pills 45: BP-001   
     Cotton Town Jubilee CD: CTJCD-1 — Tennessee Top Cat   

Date: October 11, 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     COME IN STRANGER - 2:03  (John R. Cash)
     Charly LP: CR 30104 — The Roots Of Rock: Volume 4   (1976)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

Martin Hawkins indicates a double session was filed with the American Federation of Musicians by the Sun Company but provides no further details. Apart from the above title he assumes BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN and BIG RIVER may have got their start at one of these sessions.


Date: November 12, 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a. take 1    BIG RIVER - 3:46  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
b. U 285/7-47 - take 2    BIG RIVER - 2:33  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 283   (1957)
     London 45: HL 7032   (1958)
London 45: HLS 8586   (1958)
c. take 3    BIG RIVER  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
d. take 1    BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN  (Jack Clement)
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15211-10 — The Sun Country Years 1950-1959   (1986)
e. take 2    BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN - 2:18  (Jack Clement)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. take 3    BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN  (Jack Clement)
     unissued
g. take 4    BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN - 2:12  (Jack Clement)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
h. 7-9    GOODNIGHT IRENE - 2:41  (Huddie Ledbetter, John A. Lomax)
     Share Records LP: SH-5003 — Sings The Greatest Hits   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN-142 — Sings The Greatest Hits   (1979)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-1 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

Take 1 of BIG RIVER is the version Cash referred to on his ABC-TV show aired January 6, 1971 as having another verse but was cut at the recording session because of its length. He did, however, sing the song in its entirety on that program. The omitted verse is:

Well now I pulled into Natchez the next day, down the river
And there wasn’t much there to make a rounder stay very long
And when I left it was raining so nobody saw me cry
Big River why’s she doing me that way.

Cash does, on occasion, sing this verse during his concerts.

BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN take 3 was overdubbed November 22, 1957.

GOODNIGHT IRENE was overdubbed April 21, 1964.


Date: November 22, 1957
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

a.    Overdubbed FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 2:49  (John R. Cash)
     Private Release LP: JC-01 — Living Legend Johnny Cash   
     Sun International LP: SUN-148 — Stars   
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1245 — Sings Hank Williams   (1960)
b.    Overdubbed I WALK THE LINE - 2:46  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1245 — Sings Hank Williams   (1960)
c.    Overdubbed NEXT IN LINE - 2:48  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1235 — Songs That Made Him Famous   (1958)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1245 — Sings Hank Williams   (1960)
d. U 284/7-41   Overdubbed BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN - 2:14  (Jack Clement)
     Sun Records 78/45: 283   (1957)
     London 45: HL 7032   (1958)
London 45: HLS 8586   (1958)

Gene Lowery Singers: Bill Abbott, Don Carter, Lee Holt, Cyd Mosteller, Nita Smith, Asa Wilkerson. It is possible that James Van Eaton overdubbed drums at this time.


Date: Unknown Date 1957
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     LUTHER PLAYED THE BOOGIE  (John R. Cash)
     Louisiana Hayride Records LP: LH-973 — Louisiana Hayride Saturday Nite   (1984)
     Cotton Town Jubilee CD: CTJCD-1 — Tennessee Top Cat   

Date: Unknown date 1957
Location: Ranch Party, Los Angeles, CA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     I WALK THE LINE  (John R. Cash)
b.     THERE YOU GO  (John R. Cash)
Both titles on:      Cotton Town Jubilee CD: CTJCD-1 — Tennessee Top Cat   

Date: April 9, 1958
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), James Van Eaton (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)

a. take 1    GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY - 1:58  (Jack Clement)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. take 2    GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY  (Jack Clement)
     unissued
c. take 3    GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY  (Jack Clement)
     unissued
d. take 4    GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY  (Jack Clement)
     unissued
e. take 5    GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY  (Jack Clement)
     unissued
f. take 6    GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY  (Jack Clement)
     unissued
g. take 1    COME IN STRANGER  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
h. take 2    COME IN STRANGER  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
i. take 3    COME IN STRANGER  (John R. Cash)
     unissued
j. U 305/7-49 - take 4    COME IN STRANGER - 1:43  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 78/45: 295   (1958)
     London 45: HLS 8656   (1958)
Sun International 45: 27   (1969)
k. take 1    OH, LONESOME ME - 2:31  (Don Gibson)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-4 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY take 6 and OH, LONESOME ME were overdubbed in May 1958.


Date: May 1958
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

a.    Overdubbed GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY - 1:57  (Jack Clement)
b.    Overdubbed GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY - 1:51  (Jack Clement)
Both titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

The Confederates and a girl singer (vocals).

The Confederates were a barbershop quartet that performed in the 1950's and 1960's. The group formed in September 1953 in Memphis, TN. They were notable not only for their championship-calibre harmonies, but also for performing in Confederate officer uniforms. They consisted of:

George Evans - Tenor
Dave LaBonte - Lead
Bill "Bus" Busby - Baritone
Wally Singleton - Bass


Date: May 1958
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

a. U 304/7-44   Overdubbed GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY - 1:52  (Jack Clement)
     Sun Records 78/45: 295   (1958)
     London 45: HLS 8656   (1958)
Sun International 45: 27   (1969)
b. U 427/7-27   Overdubbed OH, LONESOME ME - 2:29  (Don Gibson)
     Sun Records 45: 355   (1960)
     London 45: HLS 9314   (1961)
     Sun International 45: 47   (1969)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1255 — Now Here's Johnny Cash   (1961)
     Sun International LP: SUN-105 — Get Rhythm   (1969)
     Sun International LP: SUN-127 — Original Golden Hits #3   (1971)
Both titles on:      Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-4 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)

Gene Lowery Singers: Edwin Bruce, Sara Bruce, Lee Holt, Nita Smith.


Date: May 15, 1958 (1st session)
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), James Van Eaton (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)

a. Take 1    SUGARTIME - 1:42  (Charlie Philips, Odis Echols)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. Take 2    SUGARTIME  (Charlie Philips, Odis Echols)
     unissued
c. Take 1 - Incomplete    BORN TO LOSE - 1:12  (Frankie Brown)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
d. Take 2 - False Start    BORN TO LOSE - 0:20  (Frankie Brown)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
e. Take 3    BORN TO LOSE - 2:08  (Frankie Brown)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. Take 1    YOU'RE THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN  (John R. Cash, H. Johnson, J. Atkins)
     unissued
g. Take 2    YOU'RE THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN  (John R. Cash, H. Johnson, J. Atkins)
     unissued
h. Take 3    YOU'RE THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN  (John R. Cash, H. Johnson, J. Atkins)
     unissued
i. Take 4    YOU'RE THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN - 2:36  (John R. Cash, H. Johnson, J. Atkins)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-4 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-2 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

SUGARTIME take 2 and BORN TO LOSE take 3 was overdubbed March 27, 1961.

Take 4 of YOU'RE THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN includes Cash overdubbing a second vocal track much as he did with PORT OF LONELY HEARTS. However on July 9, 1958 when the Gene Lowery Singers were overdubbed his second vocal track was removed.


Date: May 15, 1958 (2nd session)
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), James Van Eaton (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)

a. Take 1   fs STORY OF A BROKEN HEART - 0:50  (Sam Phillips)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. Take 2    STORY OF A BROKEN HEART - 6:04  (Sam Phillips)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-4 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
c. Take 3    STORY OF A BROKEN HEART - 2:33  (Sam Phillips)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
d. Take 4    STORY OF A BROKEN HEART - 2:29  (Sam Phillips)
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15211-10 — The Sun Country Years 1950-1959   (1986)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
e. Take 5    STORY OF A BROKEN HEART  (Sam Phillips)
     unissued
f.    inc ALWAYS ALONE - 1:34  (Ted Daffan)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-4 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g.    inc ALWAYS ALONE - 1:09  (Ted Daffan)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
h.    inc ALWAYS ALONE - 1:10  (Ted Daffan)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
i. 7-7    ALWAYS ALONE - 1:52  (Ted Daffan)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1275 — Original Sun Sound   (1964)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-4 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
j.    fs YOU TELL ME - 0:06  (Roy Orbison)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
k.    fs YOU TELL ME - 0:26  (Roy Orbison)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
l. U 378/7-13    YOU TELL ME - 1:55  (Roy Orbison)
     Sun Records 45: 331   (1959)
     London 45: HLS 8979   (1959)
Sun International 45: 40   (1969)
m. U 428/7-23 - Take 1    LIFE GOES ON - 1:57  (John R. Cash, Jack Clement)
     Sun Records 45: 355   (1960)
     London 45: HLS 9314   (1961)
Sun International 45: 47   (1969)
n. Take 2    LIFE GOES ON  (John R. Cash, Jack Clement)
     unissued

Martin Hawkins states the Gene Lowery Singers appear on takes 1 and 5 of STORY OF A BROKEN HEART. They are, however, very subdued.

STORY OF A BROKEN HEART take 5 was overdubbed at an unknown date by the Gene Lowery Singers.

A false start is included in SB-103 on YOU TELL ME. Composer credits on the original Sun releases show “Roy Orbison” while the Sun International Corporation releases show “Sam Phillips”.


Date: May 15, 1958 (3rd session)
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

a. Take 1    YOU WIN AGAIN - 2:18  (Hank Williams)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), James Van Eaton (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b. Take 2    YOU WIN AGAIN - 2:45  (Hank Williams)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
c. Take 3    YOU WIN AGAIN  (Hank Williams)


     unissued
d. Take 4    YOU WIN AGAIN - 2:48  (Hank Williams)


     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
e. Take 1    I COULD NEVER BE ASHAMED OF YOU - 2:11  (Hank Williams)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. Take 2    I COULD NEVER BE ASHAMED OF YOU - 2:11  (Hank Williams)


     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g. Take 1    HEY, GOOD LOOKIN' - 2:40  (Hank Williams)


     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
h. Take 2    HEY, GOOD LOOKIN' - 2:40  (Hank Williams)


     Charly LP: SUNLP 1047 — Johnny Cash - Rock Island Line   (1988)
     CeDe International CD: CD 66142 — Johnny Cash, Volume 3   
i. Take 3    HEY, GOOD LOOKIN' - 2:40  (Hank Williams)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-2 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
j. Take 1    I CAN'T HELP IT (IF I'M STILLIN LOVE WITH YOU) - 1:44  (Hank Williams)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
k. Take 2    I CAN'T HELP IT (IF I'M STILLIN LOVE WITH YOU) - 1:43  (Hank Williams)


     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
l. Take 1    COLD, COLD HEART - 2:18  (Hank Williams)


     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
m. Take 2    COLD, COLD HEART - 2:18  (Hank Williams)


     unissued

YOU WIN AGAIN take 2, I COULD NEVER BE ASHAMED OF YOU take 1, HEY, GOOD LOOKIN' take 3 and COLD, COLD HEART take 2 were all overdubbed on May 27, 1958.

YOU WIN AGAIN take 4 and I COULD NEVER BE ASHAMED OF YOU take 2 include false starts on the Charlie releases.


Date: Unknown Date
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN
Overdub Session

a. U 404/7-6   Overdubbed STORY OF A BROKEN HEART - 2:13  (Sam Phillips)
     Sun Records 45: 343   (1960)
     London 45: HLS 9182   (1960)
Sun International 45: 43   (1969)

Gene Lowery Singers.


Date: May 27, 1958
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.
Overdub Session

a. 7-17   Overdubbed YOU WIN AGAIN - 2:18  (Hank Williams)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 111 — Sings Hank Williams   (1958)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1193 — Sings Hank Williams   (1959)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1240 — Greatest Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1245 — Sings Hank Williams   (1960)
     Sun International LP: SUN-127 — Original Golden Hits #3   (1971)
b. 7-19   Overdubbed I COULD NEVER BE ASHAMED OF YOU - 2:11  (Hank Williams)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 111 — Sings Hank Williams   (1958)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1193 — Sings Hank Williams   (1959)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1240 — Greatest Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1245 — Sings Hank Williams   (1960)
     Sun International LP: SUN-115 — Singing Story Teller   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN-125 — Johnny Cash And Jerry Lee Lewis Sing Hank Williams   (1971)
c.    Overdubbed HEY, GOOD LOOKIN' - 2:40  (Hank Williams)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 111 — Sings Hank Williams   (1958)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1193 — Sings Hank Williams   (1959)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1240 — Greatest Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Sun Records LP: SLP 1245 — Sings Hank Williams   (1960)
     Sun International LP: SUN-115 — Singing Story Teller   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN-125 — Johnny Cash And Jerry Lee Lewis Sing Hank Williams   (1971)
d. 7-30   Overdubbed I CAN'T HELP IT (IF I'M STILLIN LOVE WITH YOU) - 1:46  (Hank Williams)
     Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 111 — Sings Hank Williams   (1958)
     London 45 EP: RE-S 1193 — Sings Hank Williams   (1959)
Sun Records 45 EP: EPA 116 — Home Of The Blues   (1959)
e. 7-1452   Overdubbed COLD, COLD HEART - 2:18  (Hank Williams)
     Sun International LP: SUN 122 — Rough Cut King Of Country Music   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN-125 — Johnny Cash And Jerry Lee Lewis Sing Hank Williams   (1971)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

Gene Lowery Singers; James Van Eaton (drums); Jimmy Wilson (piano). It is possible the Lowery Singers were overdubbed at a seperate session from this one.

Martin Hawkin states that there are several other unissued overdubs of all the titles overdubbed on this date ranging from drums only, drum and piano, and drum, guitar, piano and chorus.


Date: May 28, 1958
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), James Van Eaton (d)

a. take 1    BLUE TRAIN  (Billy Smith)
     unissued
b. U 471/7-56 - take 2    BLUE TRAIN - 2:03  (Billy Smith)
     Sun Records 45: 376   (1962)
     Sun International 45: 54   (1969)
Sun Records LP: SLP 1270 — All Aboard The Blue Train   (1962)
c. take 1   fs KATY TOO - 0:14  (John R. Cash, Jack Clement)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
d. take 2    KATY TOO - 2:00  (John R. Cash, Jack Clement)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
e. take 3    KATY TOO - 1:54  (John R. Cash, Jack Clement)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. take 4    KATY TOO - 1:55  (John R. Cash, Jack Clement)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g. U 356/7-15 - take 5    KATY TOO - 1:58  (John R. Cash, Jack Clement)
     London 45: HLS 8928   (1959)
     Sun Records 45: 321   (1959)
Sun International 45: 37   (1969)

Date: July 9, 1958
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

a. U 317 / 7-28   Overdubbed YOU'RE THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN - 2:42  (John R. Cash, H. Johnson, J. Atkins)
     Sun Records 78/45: 302   (1958)
     London 45: HL 7053   (1958)
London 45: HLS 8709   (1958)

Gene Lowery Singers (vocals).


Date: July 10, 1958
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), James Van Eaton (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)

a. take 1    THE WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE  (Charlie Rich, Bill Justis)
     unissued
b. take 2    THE WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE - 2:28  (Charlie Rich, Bill Justis)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
c. take 3    THE WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE  (Charlie Rich, Bill Justis)
     unissued
d. take 4    THE WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE  (Charlie Rich, Bill Justis)
     unissued
e. take 1    FOOLS HALL OF FAME  (Danny Wolfe)
     unissued
f. take 2    FOOLS HALL OF FAME - 2:30  (Danny Wolfe)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g. take 3    FOOLS HALL OF FAME - 2:25  (Danny Wolfe)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
h. take 1    THANKS A LOT - 2:41  (Charlie Rich)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
i.    fs THANKS A LOT - 0:26  (Charlie Rich)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
j. take 2    THANKS A LOT - 2:37  (Charlie Rich)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
k. take 3    THANKS A LOT - 2:54  (Charlie Rich)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
l. take 4    THANKS A LOT - 2:36  (Charlie Rich)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

SB-103 includes a false start on take 2 of THE WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE. A tape in John L Smith’s possession indicates studio conversation which is not included on SB-103.

The alternate version of WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE has a couple of noticeable lyric changes. On the released version the line "friends come by to pick you up" replaced "the girls come by to pick you up" and the line "the guy who's got you in a spin" replaced "the guy who's got you all worked up".

WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE take 4, FOOLS HALL OF FAME take 1 and THANKS A LOT take 4 were all overdubbed at an unknown date.

Martin Hawkins indicates only take 2 of FOOLS HALL OF FAME was issued. However, when comparing the songs it was found the Sun International releases were quite different from the master used on SB-103 - especially the wording on the last verse. With this in mind John L Smith showed the Sun International releases as take 1, but it could also have been take 3, since Hawkins has used take 2. Also, since this title was not released until after Sun International acquired the masters the guitar overdub may have been added by them. SB-103 also includes a false start.

SB-103 includes a number of false starts and studio antics on THANKS A LOT.


Date: July 17, 1958 (1st session)
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

a. take 1   inc IT'S JUST ABOUT TIME - 1:07  (Jack Clement)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Billy Lee Riley (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), James Van Eaton (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)

b. take 2    IT'S JUST ABOUT TIME - 2:05  (Jack Clement)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
c. take 3    IT'S JUST ABOUT TIME - 2:04  (Jack Clement)

d. take 4    IT'S JUST ABOUT TIME - 2:04  (Jack Clement)

e. take 5   inc IT'S JUST ABOUT TIME - 1:37  (Jack Clement)

f. take 6    IT'S JUST ABOUT TIME - 2:06  (Jack Clement)

g.    inc I JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW - 1:26  (Charlie Rich)

h. take 1    I JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW - 2:20  (Charlie Rich)

i.    inc I JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW - 0:53  (Charlie Rich)

j. take 2    I JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW - 2:20  (Charlie Rich)


     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)

IT'S JUST ABOUT TIME take 6 and I JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW take 2 were overdubbed at an unknown date.


Date: July 17, 1958 (2nd session)
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Billy Lee Riley (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), James Van Eaton (d), Charlie Rich (p)

a.    inc I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET - 1:17  (Stan Kesler, Charlie Feathers)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
b.    fs I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET - 0:17  (Stan Kesler, Charlie Feathers)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
c. take 1    I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET - 2:08  (Stan Kesler, Charlie Feathers)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
d. take 2    I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET - 2:04  (Stan Kesler, Charlie Feathers)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-5 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Charly CD: CDSUNBOX 5-3 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
e. take 1    DOWN THE STREET TO 301 - 2:04  (Jack Clement)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. take 2   fs DOWN THE STREET TO 301 - 2:11  (Jack Clement)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g. take 3    DOWN THE STREET TO 301  (Jack Clement)
     unissued
h. take 4    DOWN THE STREET TO 301  (Jack Clement)
     unissued
i. take 5    DOWN THE STREET TO 301  (Jack Clement)
     unissued

I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET take 1 and DOWN THE STREET TO 301 take 5 were overdubbed at an unknown date.


Date: Unknown Date
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.

a. U 330/7-12   Overdubbed I JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW - 2:25  (Charlie Rich)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Sun Records 45: 309   (1958)
     London 45: HLS 8789   (1959)
Sun International 45: 32   (1969)
b. U 350/7-11   Overdubbed THANKS A LOT - 2:38  (Charlie Rich)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     London 45: HLS 8847   (1959)
     Sun Records 45: 316   (1959)
Sun International 45: 35   (1969)
c.    Overdubbed THANKS A LOT - 2:34  (Charlie Rich)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
d.    Overdubbed THANKS A LOT - 2:33  (Charlie Rich)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
e. ending only   Overdubbed THANKS A LOT - 0:17  (Charlie Rich)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
f. ending only   Overdubbed THANKS A LOT - 0:31  (Charlie Rich)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
g. ending only   Overdubbed THANKS A LOT - 0:34  (Charlie Rich)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
h. ending only   Overdubbed THANKS A LOT - 0:14  (Charlie Rich)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 16325 CR-3 — Johnny Cash The Outtakes   (2007)
i. U 316/7-46   Overdubbed THE WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE - 2:17  (Charlie Rich, Bill Justis)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Sun Records 78/45: 302   (1958)
     London 45: HL 7053   (1958)
London 45: HLS 8709   (1958)
j. U 331/7-14   Overdubbed IT'S JUST ABOUT TIME - 2:11  (Jack Clement)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Sun Records 45: 309   (1958)
     London 45: HLS 8789   (1959)
Sun International 45: 32   (1969)
k. U 338/7-4   Overdubbed I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET - 1:55  (Stan Kesler, Charlie Feathers)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     London 45: HLS 8928   (1959)
     Sun Records 45: 321   (1959)
Sun International 45: 37   (1969)
l. U 405/7-22   Overdubbed DOWN THE STREET TO 301 - 2:03  (Jack Clement)

Gene Lowery Singers (v)


     Sun Records 45: 343   (1960)
     London 45: HLS 9182   (1960)
Sun International 45: 43   (1969)
m. 7-141 - take 3   Overdubbed FOOLS HALL OF FAME - 2:26  (Danny Wolfe)

Billy Lee Riley (eg)


     Sun International LP: SUN 122 — Rough Cut King Of Country Music   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN-2-126-2 — The Man, His World, His Music   (1971)

Martin Hawkins/Colin Escott credit "The Confederates" with the vocal overdubbing on this series of overdubs rather than the Gene Lowery Singers.


Date: July 24, 1958 (12:30-17:30)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Morris Palmer (d), Marvin Huges (p)

a. CO 61354-1/OB 1627-10    OH, WHAT A DREAM - 2:06  (John R. Cash)
b. CO 61355-1/OB 1628-6    I'LL REMEMBER YOU - 2:07  (John R. Cash)
c. CO 61356/OB 1629-6    DRINK TO ME - 1:55  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-13391 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509412 2 — Songs Of Our Soil   (2002)
d. CO 61357/OB 1630-4    WHAT DO I CARE - 2:08  (John R. Cash)
     Philips 78/45: PB 874   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41251   (1958)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8853 — Ring Of Fire   
     Columbia LP: CL-2053/CS-8853 — Ring Of Fire   (1963)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88691903332 — Johnny Cash The Greatest: The Number Ones   (2012)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88691919802-1 — Johnny Cash The Greatest: The Number Ones (Deluxe Edition)   (2012)
e. CO 61358/OB 1631-3    SUPPERTIME - 2:52  (Stamphill)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12531 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Philips 45 EP: BBE-12377 — The Troubadour   (1960)
Columbia LP: CL-1253/CS-8122 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
f. CO 61360/OB 1632-2    IT WAS JESUS - 2:08  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12841 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Private Release LP: JC-02 — Living Legend Johnny Cash   
Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)

DRINK TO ME and IT WAS JESUS were oberdubbed with a vocal chorus at a later date.


Date: August 8, 1958 (14:00-17:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, TN. Producer: Don Law.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Morris Palmer (d), Marvin Huges (p)

a. CO 61354-2/OB 1639-7    OH, WHAT A DREAM - 2:04  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia LP: C2-40637/1 — Columbia Records 1958-1986   (1987)
     Columbia CD: CGK-40637 — Columbia Records 1958-1986   (1987)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65544 [set C3K 63809] — Love   (2000)
b. CO 61355-2/OB 1640-5    I'LL REMEMBER YOU - 2:06  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45: CS7 56799    (2002)
c. CO 61471/OB 1641-6/7    MAMA'S BABY - 2:23
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
d. CO 61472/OB 1642-9/8    THE TROUBADOUR - 2:17
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12532 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Philips 45 EP: BBE-12377 — The Troubadour   (1960)
     Columbia LP: CL-1253/CS-8122 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86333 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506731-2 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)

A vocal chorus was added to all tracks by overdubbing at a later date.


Date: August 8, 1958 (18:30-22:30)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Morris Palmer (d), Marvin Huges (p)

a. CO 61473/OB 1643-3    RUN SOFTLY, BLUE RIVER - 2:16  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12531 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1253/CS-8122 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86333 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506731-2 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
b. CO 61474/OB 1644-6    ALL OVER AGAIN - 2:15  (John R. Cash)
     Philips 78/45: PB 874   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41251   (1958)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65544 [set C3K 63809] — Love   (2000)
c. CO 61475/OB 1645-6    THAT'S ALL OVER - 1:54  (Glaser)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12531 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1253/CS-8122 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86333 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506731-2 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
d. CO 61476/OB 1646-3    FRANKIE'S MAN, JOHNNY - 2:18  (John R. Cash)
     Philips 78/45: PB 928   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41371   (1959)
Columbia 45 EP: B-12532 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
e. CO 61477/OB 1647-8    FOOLS HALL OF FAME - 2:10  (Danny Wolfe)
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86333 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506731-2 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
f. CO 61478/OB 1648-5/3    WALKIN' THE BLUES - 2:15  (John R. Cash, Robert Lunn)
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86333 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506731-2 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)

RUN SOFTLY, BLUE RIVER and ALL OVER AGAIN were oberdubbed with a vocal chorus at a later date.


Date: August 13, 1958 (14:00-20:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d)

a. CO 61565/OB 1653-1   inc LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
b. CO 61565/OB 1653-2   alt LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
c. CO 61565/OB 1653-3   inc LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
d. CO 61565/OB 1653-4   inc LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
e. CO 61565/OB 1653-5   alt LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
f. CO 61565/OB 1653-6   fs LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
g. CO 61565/OB 1653-7   fs LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
h. CO 61565/OB 1653-8   fs LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
i. CO 61565/OB 1653-9   inc LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
j. CO 61565/OB 1653-10   alt LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
k. CO 61565/OB 1653-11   inc LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
l. CO 61565/OB 1653-12   alt LEAD ME FATHER  (John R. Cash)
m. CO 61565/OB 1653-13    LEAD ME FATHER - 2:27  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12842 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86331 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506372 2 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
n. CO 61566/OB 1654-1   inc THAT'S ENOUGH  (Dorothy Love Coates)
o. CO 61566/OB 1654-2   fs THAT'S ENOUGH  (Dorothy Love Coates)
p. CO 61566/OB 1654-3   alt THAT'S ENOUGH  (Dorothy Love Coates)
q. CO 61566/OB 1654-4    THAT'S ENOUGH - 2:42  (Dorothy Love Coates)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12532 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1253/CS-8122 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
r. CO 61567/OB 1655-1   fs I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
s. CO 61567/OB 1655-2   inc I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
t. CO 61567/OB 1655-3   fs I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
u. CO 61567/OB 1655-4   fs I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
v. CO 61567/OB 1655-5   inc I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
w. CO 61567/OB 1655-6   fs I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
x. CO 61567/OB 1655-7    I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
y. CO 61567/OB 1655-8   alt I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
z. CO 61567/OB 1655-9   fs I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
aa. CO 61567/OB 1655-10   alt I STILL MISS SOMEONE  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
ab. CO 61567/OB 1655-11    I STILL MISS SOMEONE - 2:36  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
     Philips 78/45: PB 897   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41313   (1958)
Columbia 45 EP: B-12531 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
ac. CO 61568/OB 1656-1   fs ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
ad. CO 61568/OB 1656-2   alt ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
ae. CO 61568/OB 1656-3   inc ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
af. CO 61568/OB 1656-4   fs ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
ag. CO 61568/OB 1656-5   fs ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
ah. CO 61568/OB 1656-6   fs ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
ai. CO 61568/OB 1656-7   fs ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
aj. CO 61568/OB 1656-8   fs ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
ak. CO 61568/OB 1656-9   fs ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
al. CO 61568/OB 1656-10   fs ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
am. CO 61568/OB 1656-11   inc ONE MORE RIDE  (Bob Nolan)
an. CO 61568/OB 1656-12    ONE MORE RIDE - 2:02  (Bob Nolan)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12533 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1253/CS-8122 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86333 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506731-2 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
ao. CO 61569/OB 1657-1   fs PICKIN' TIME  (John R. Cash)
ap. CO 61569/OB 1657-2   inc PICKIN' TIME  (John R. Cash)
aq. CO 61569/OB 1657-3    PICKIN' TIME - 1:59  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45: 4-43420   (1965)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12533 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
Philips 45 EP: BBE-12377 — The Troubadour   (1960)
ar. CO 61570/OB 1658-1   fs DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN  (John R. Cash)
as. CO 61570/OB 1658-2   fs DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN  (John R. Cash)
at. CO 61570/OB 1658-3   inc DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN  (John R. Cash)
au. CO 61570/OB 1658-4    DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN - 3:04  (John R. Cash)
     Philips 78/45: PB 897   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41313   (1958)
Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 4-33006   (1960)
av. CO 61570/OB 1658-5   inc DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN  (John R. Cash)
aw. CO 61570/OB 1658-6   fs DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN  (John R. Cash)
ax. CO 61571/OB 1659-1   fs I'D RATHER DIE YOUNG  (Billy Smith, R. Wood, G. Vaughn)
ay. CO 61571/OB 1659-2    I'D RATHER DIE YOUNG - 2:31  (Billy Smith, R. Wood, G. Vaughn)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12533 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1253/CS-8122 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Harmony LP: KH-30138 — Walls Of A Prison   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86333 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506731-2 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
az. CO 61572/OB 1660-1   inc SHEPHERD OF MY HEART  (M. Carson)
aaa. CO 61572/OB 1660-2   fs SHEPHERD OF MY HEART  (M. Carson)
aab. CO 61572/OB 1660-3    SHEPHERD OF MY HEART - 2:12  (M. Carson)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12533 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1253/CS-8122 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86333 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506731-2 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
aac. CO 61573/OB 1661-1   fs COLD SHOULDER  (Helene Hudgins)
aad. CO 61573/OB 1661-2    COLD SHOULDER - 1:52  (Helene Hudgins)
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86333 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506731-2 — The Fabulous Johnny Cash   (2002)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)

Take 2 of LEAD ME FATHER was sung as FEED ME FATHER with the lyrics changed slightly.

The masters of LEAD ME FATHER, THAT'S ENOUGH, I STILL MISS SOMEONE and ONE MORE RIDE were overdubbbed by an unknown vocal chorous before release.


Date: November 15, 1958
Location: Town Hall Building, 400 South Long Beach Boulevard, Compton, Los Angeles, CA.

a.     GET RHYTHM  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

b.     YOU'RE THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN  (John R. Cash, H. Johnson, J. Atkins)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

c.     I WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED  (Jimmie Davis)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Marshall Grant (vhm, b), Luther Perkins (vhm, eg)

d.     DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

e.     FRANKIE'S MAN, JOHNNY  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

f.     I WALK THE LINE  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

g.     THE WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE  (Charlie Rich, Bill Justis)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
h.     GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

i.     IT WAS JESUS  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

j.     ALL OVER AGAIN  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

k.     SUPPERTIME  (Stamphill)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

All titles on:      Sundazed LP: LPS 170 — Live At Town Hall Party 1958   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)

Date: January 13, 1959 (09:00-14:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Marvin Huges (p)

a. CO 61898/OB 1732-5    SNOW IN HIS HAIR - 2:24  (M. Pack)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12842 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86331 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506372 2 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
b. CO 61899/OB 1733-2    I SAW A MAN - 2:36  (Arthur Smith)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12841 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Readers Digest CD: A 28993 [set A3 28990] — Timeless Inspiration: Gospel Glory   (1998)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86331 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506372 2 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
c. CO 62200/OB 1734-3    LEAD ME GENTLY HOME - 2:04  (W.L. Thompson)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12842 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86331 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506372 2 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 91108 — Johnny Cash: Life   (2004)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 91108 — Life   (2004)
d. CO 62201/OB 1735-4    ARE ALLTHECHILDREN IN - 1:58  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12841 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86331 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506372 2 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
e. CO 62202/OB 1736-2    SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT - 1:56  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12842 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
Readers Digest CD: A 28993 [set A3 28990] — Timeless Inspiration: Gospel Glory   (1998)
f. CO 62203/OB 1737-3    I CALL HIM - 1:50  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12843 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86331 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506372 2 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
g. CO 62204/OB 1738-3    THE OLD ACCOUNT - 2:29  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12841 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65545 [set C3K 63809] — God   (2000)
h. CO 62205/OB 1739-1     HE'LL BE A FRIEND - 2:00  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12843 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Readers Digest CD: A 28993 [set A3 28990] — Timeless Inspiration: Gospel Glory   (1998)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86331 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506372 2 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
i. CO 62206/OB 1740-1    THESE THINGS SHALL PASS - 2:20  (Stuart Hamblen)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12843 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86331 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506372 2 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
j. CO 62207/OB 1741-4    IT COULD BE YOU (Instead Of Him) - 1:50  (Vic McAlpin)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-13393 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509412 2 — Songs Of Our Soil   (2002)
k. CO 62208/OB 1742-1    GOD WILL - 2:24  (H. Wilkin, John D. Loudermilk)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-12843 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1284/CS-8125 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (1959)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86331 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506372 2 — Hymns By Johnny Cash   (2002)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)

Date: March 7, 1959
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

a.     GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE - 2:28  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
b.     Southern Maid Doughnuts Commercial - 1:16

Johnny Cash (nar)


     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
c.     GOODBYE, LITTLE DARLIN' GOODBYE - 1:51  (Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Cotton Town Jubilee CD: CTJCD-1 — Tennessee Top Cat   
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
d.     ROCK ISLAND LINE - 3:11  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
e.     FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING - 1:42  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

All titles on:      Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
     Stardust CD: CLP 1385-2 — Hayride Anthology   (2003)

Date: March 12, 1959 (15:00-23:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

a. CO 62478/OB 1783-6    I GOT STRIPES - 2:05  (John R. Cash, Charlie Williams)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Marvin Huges (p)


     Philips 78/45: PB 953   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41427   (1959)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D2 — The Legend: Old Favorites And New   (2005)
b. CO 62480/OB 1785-3    FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING - 1:46  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Marvin Huges (p)


     Philips 78/45: PB 953   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41427   (1959)
Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 4-33006   (1960)
c. CO 62481/OB 1786-6    THE MAN ON THE HILL - 2:09  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Marvin Huges (p)


     Columbia 45 EP: B-13391 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Philips 45 EP: BBE-12395 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1960)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D2 — The Legend: Old Favorites And New   (2005)
d. CO 62482/OB 1787-6     HANK AND JOE AND ME - 2:13  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Marvin Huges (p)


     Columbia 45 EP: B-13391 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
e. CO 62483/OB 1788-2    THE CARETAKER - 2:06  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d)


     Columbia 45 EP: B-13392 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Philips 45 EP: BBE-12395 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1960)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
f. CO 62484/OB 1789    CLEMENTINE - 2:30  (Billy Mize, Buddy Mize)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d)


     Columbia 45 EP: B-13392 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Harmony LP: KH-30138 — Walls Of A Prison   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
g. CO 62485/OB 1790-6    I WANT TO GO HOME - 1:58  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d)


     Columbia 45 EP: B-13392 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Philips 45 EP: BBE-12395 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1960)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Harmony LP: KH-30916 — Understand Your Man   (1971)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
h. CO 62486/OB 1791-4    OLD APACHE SQUAW - 1:46  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d)


     Columbia 45 EP: B-13393 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-3 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
i. CO 62487/OB 1792-6    DON'T STEP ON MOTHER'S ROSES - 2:34  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d)


     Columbia 45 EP: B-13393 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
j. CO 62488/OB 1793-2    THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD - 2:09  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Marvin Huges (p)


     Columbia 45 EP: B-13392 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
Harmony LP: KH-30138 — Walls Of A Prison   (1970)
k. CO 62489/OB 1794-7    MY GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK - 2:45  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Marvin Huges (p)


     Columbia 45 EP: B-13393 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-1339/CS-8148 — Songs Of Our Soil   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
l. CO 62479/OB 1784-9    YOU DREAMER YOU - 1:49  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Marvin Huges (p)


     Philips 78/45: PB 928   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41371   (1959)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
All titles on:      Columbia Legacy CD: 509412 2 — Songs Of Our Soil   (2002)

Date: June 28, 1959
Location: Guest Star

a.     Guest Star Intro
b.     COUNTRY BOY  (John R. Cash)
c.     DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN  (John R. Cash)
d.     Johnny Cash “Buy Savings Bonds” spot
e.     SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
f.     Guest Star Outro
All titles unissued.

Guest Star was a public service radio show sponsored by the US Treasury Dept. to promote savings bonds.


Date: August 8, 1959
Location: Town Hall Building, 400 South Long Beach Boulevard, Compton, Los Angeles, CA.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Mike Fury (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)

a.     GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY  (Jack Clement)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
b.     FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING  (John R. Cash)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
c.     I GOT STRIPES  (John R. Cash, Charlie Williams)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
d.     THE WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE  (Charlie Rich, Bill Justis)
     unissued
e.     BIG RIVER  (John R. Cash)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Cotton Town Jubilee CD: CTJCD-1 — Tennessee Top Cat   
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
f.     FRANKIE'S MAN, JOHNNY  (John R. Cash)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
g.     I WALK THE LINE  (John R. Cash)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
h.     PICKIN' TIME  (John R. Cash)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
i.     FOLSOM PRISON BLUES  (John R. Cash)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
j.     DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN  (John R. Cash)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
k.     I WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED  (Jimmie Davis)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
l.     HEARTBREAK HOTEL
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)
m.     I GOT STRIPES  (John R. Cash, Charlie Williams)
     Sundazed LP: LPS 171 — Live At Town Hall Party 1959   (2003)
     Bear Family DVD: BVD 20001 AT — Johnny Cash At Town Hall Party   (2002)

Date: August 14, 1959 (15:00-18:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Anita Kerr Singers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)

a. CO 62896/OB 1918-15    THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY - 2:36  (K.K. Davis, H. Onarat, H. Simeone)
     Philips 78/45: PB 979   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41481   (1959)
     Columbia LP: CL-2117 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Columbia LP: CS-8917 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Sony Music CD: 24082 — The Christmas Spirit   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. CO 62897/OB 1919-5    REMEMBER THE ALAMO - 2:48  (Jane Bower)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-2155 — The Rebel-Johnny Yuma   (1960)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8853 — Ring Of Fire   
     Columbia LP: CL-2053/CS-8853 — Ring Of Fire   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
c. CO 62898/OB 1920    BALLAD OF BOOT HILL - 3:48  (Carl Perkins)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-2155 — The Rebel-Johnny Yuma   (1960)
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Harmony LP: KH-30138 — Walls Of A Prison   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)
d. CO 62900/OB 1922-6    LORENA - 1:55  (Don Law)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-2155 — The Rebel-Johnny Yuma   (1960)
     CBS (Europe) LP: S-63521 — More Of Old Golden Throat   (1969)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
e. CO 62895/OB 1917-5    THE REBEL - JOHNNY YUMA - 1:52  (R. Markowitz, A. Fenady)
     Philips 45: PB 1148   (1961)
     Columbia 45: 4-41995   (1961)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-2155 — The Rebel-Johnny Yuma   (1960)
     Columbia LP: CL-2053/CS-8853 — Ring Of Fire   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)

Date: August 14, 1959 (19:00-21:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Anita Kerr Singers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)

a. CO 62899/OB 1921-19    I'LL REMEMBER YOU - 1:54  (John R. Cash)
     Philips 78/45: PB 979   (1959)
     Columbia 45: 4-41481   (1959)
     CBS (Europe) LP: S-63521 — More Of Old Golden Throat   (1969)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)

Date: October 25, 1959 (13:30-17:30)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

a. CO 63761/OB 1966-5    HEARTBEAT - 2:16

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (vhm), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)


     Columbia 45: 4-41567   (1959)
b. CO 63762/OB 1967-2    HELLO AGAIN - 2:10

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Anita Kerr Singers (vhm), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)


     Columbia 45: 4-41567   (1959)
c. CO 63763/OB 1968-8    BANDANA (instrumental) - 2:15  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)


     Columbia 45: 4-41573   (1959)
d. CO 63764/OB 1969-9     WABASH BLUES (instrumental) - 2:18  (D. Ringle, F. Meinken)

Johnny Cash (acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jimmy Wilson (p)


     Columbia 45: 4-41573   (1959)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)

Roy Cash Jr. sung under the name Roy Rivers.


Date: October 25, 1959 (19:00-20:30)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d)

a. CO 63765/OB 1970-7    VIEL ZU SPAT (I GOT STRIPES) - 2:09  (John R. Cash)
b. CO 63766/OB 1971-8    WO IST ZU HAUSE MAMA (FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING) - 1:51  (John R. Cash)
Both titles on:      CBS (Europe) 45: CBS-6271   (1968)
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)

Unknown vocal harmony on both tracks - possibly Anita Kerr Singers.


Date: December 14, 1959 (19:30-23:30)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

a. CO 63835/OB 2012-6     JOHNNY YUMA THEME (THE REBEL) - 1:56  (R. Markowitz, A. Fenady)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Floyd Cramer (p), unknown (chr)


     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9478 — Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits   
     Columbia LP: CL-2678/CS-9478 — Greatest Hits   (1967)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
b. CO 63836/OB 2013    GOIN' TO MEMPHIS - 4:26  (Alan Lomax)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Floyd Cramer (p), unknown (chr)


     Philips 45: PB 1075   (1960)
     Columbia 45: 4-41804   (1960)
Columbia LP: CL-1464/CS-8255 — Ride This Train   (1960)
c. CO 63837/OB 2014-14     SECOND HONEYMOON - 1:57

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Floyd Cramer (p), unknown (chr)


     Columbia 45: 4-41707   (1960)
     Philips 45 EP: BBE-12494 — Strictly Cash   (1961)
     CBS (Europe) LP: S-63521 — More Of Old Golden Throat   (1969)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86332 — Ride This Train (Promo)   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506373 2 — Ride This Train   (2002)
d. CO 63838/OB 2015-4    Ballad Of The Harpweaver - 3:50  (Edna St. Vincent Millay, Norma Millay Ellis)

Johnny Cash (nar, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Floyd Cramer (p)


     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86332 — Ride This Train (Promo)   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506373 2 — Ride This Train   (2002)

The master of JOHNNY YUMA was used as the theme song for the ABC-TV series of the same name starring Nick Adams.


Date: Unknown Date 1959
Location: Town Hall Building, 400 South Long Beach Boulevard, Compton, Los Angeles, CA.

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

a.     BANDANA (instrumental)  (John R. Cash)
     Cotton Town Jubilee CD: CTJCD-1 — Tennessee Top Cat   

In the introduction to this instrumental Cash makes a humorous reference to "Spider Monkey Records".


Date: Unknown Date 1959
Location: Country Music Time #141

a.     INTRO - 0:54

b.     I GOT STRIPES - 2:31  (John R. Cash, Charlie Williams)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

c.     PICKIN' TIME - 2:49  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

d.     TEN YEARS - 3:03  (Jack Clement)

Johnny Western (v), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

e.     SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT - 1:51  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)

f.     OUTRO - 1:29

All titles on:      Bear Family LP: BAFX 18009 — Unseen Cash from William Speer's Studio   (2012)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 17308 AH — Unseen Cash   (2012)

Country Music Time was sponsored by the US Air Force.


Date: February 15, 1960 (19:00-24:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

a. CO 64701/OB 2073     WHEN PAPA PLAYED THE DOBRO - 2:55  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Harold (Shot) Jackson (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Gordon Terry (fid)


     Harmony LP: HS-11342 — This Is Johnny Cash   (1969)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
b. CO 64702/OB 2074     BOSS JACK - 3:50  (Tex Ritter)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Gordon Terry (fid)

c. CO 64703/OB 2075    LUMBERJACK - 3:02  (Leon Payne)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Gordon Terry (fid)

d. CO 64704/OB 2076    SLOW RIDER - 4:12  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Gordon Terry (fid)

e. CO 64705/OB 2077     LOADING COAL - 4:58  (Merle Travis)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Gordon Terry (fid)


     Philips 45: PB 1075   (1960)
     Columbia 45: 4-41804   (1960)
f. CO 64706/OB 2078     DORRAINE OF PONCHARTRAIN - 4:47  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Harold (Shot) Jackson (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Gordon Terry (fid)

All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-1464/CS-8255 — Ride This Train   (1960)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86332 — Ride This Train (Promo)   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506373 2 — Ride This Train   (2002)

Date: February 16, 1960 (12:00-03:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law and Frank Jones

a. CO 64707/OB 2079    Old Doc Brown - 4:10  (Red Foley)

Johnny Cash (nar, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Gordon Terry (fid), Floyd Cramer (p)


     Columbia LP: CL-1464/CS-8255 — Ride This Train   (1960)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
b. CO 64708/OB 2080-3    THE FABLE OF WILLIE BROWN - 1:57

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm, chr), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Floyd Cramer (p)


     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
c. CO 64709/OB 2081-8    SMILING BILL McCALL - 2:06  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Floyd Cramer (p)


     Philips 45: PB 1017   (1960)
     Columbia 45: 4-41618   (1960)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   
     Columbia CD: A-28791 — Crazt Country   
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
All titles on:      Columbia Legacy CD: ACK 86332 — Ride This Train (Promo)   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506373 2 — Ride This Train   (2002)

Date: February 17, 1960 (14:00-19:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee; Producer: Don Law and Frank Jones

Johnny Cash (v, g), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Don Helms (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Murry Harman Jr. (d), Gordon Terry (fid), Floyd Cramer (p)

a. CO 64710/OB 2082-3    I COULDN'T KEEP FROM CRYING - 2:08  (Marty Robbins)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14631 — Now, There Was A Song   (1960)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
b. CO 64711/OB 2083-4    MY SHOES KEEP WALKING BACK TO YOU - 2:06  (Les Ross, Bob Wills)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14632 — Now, There Was A Song   (1959)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Columbia LP: C-32951 — Five Feet High And Rising   (1974)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65544 [set C3K 63809] — Love   (2000)
c. CO 64712/OB 2084-4    I WILL MISS YOU WHEN YOU GO - 2:01  (Ernest Tubb, B. Stewart)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14633 — Now, There Was A Song   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
d. CO 64713/OB 2085-2    I FEEL BETTER ALL OVER - 2:03  (Kenny Rogers, Leon Smith)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14631 — Now, There Was A Song   (1960)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65544 [set C3K 63809] — Love   (2000)
e. CO 64714/OB 2086-3    WHY DO YOU PUNISH ME - 2:18  (Erwin King)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14632 — Now, There Was A Song   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
f. CO 64715/OB 2087-2    JUST ONE MORE - 2:12  (George Jones)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14633 — Now, There Was A Song   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
g. CO 64716/OB 2088-4    SEASONS OF MY HEART - 2:29  (George Jones, Darrell Edwards)
     Philips 45: PB 1017   (1960)
     Columbia 45: 4-41618   (1960)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14631 — Now, There Was A Song   (1960)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
h. CO 64717/OB 2089-3    HONKY TONK GIRL - 1:58  (Hank Thompson, B. Gray)
     Columbia 45: 4-41707   (1960)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14633 — Now, There Was A Song   (1959)
     Philips 45 EP: BBE-12494 — Strictly Cash   (1961)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
i. CO 64718/OB 2090-2    I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY - 2:38  (Hank Williams)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14633 — Now, There Was A Song   (1959)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Columbia LP: C-32951 — Five Feet High And Rising   (1974)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
j. CO 64719/OB 2091-3    TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING - 1:49  (Tommy Duncan)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14631 — Now, There Was A Song   (1960)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 91108 — Johnny Cash: Life   (2004)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 91108 — Life   (2004)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
k. CO 64720/OB 2092-1    I'D JUST BE FOOL ENOUGH (To Fall) - 2:05  (Melvin Endsley)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14632 — Now, There Was A Song   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
l. CO 64721/OB 2093-2    TRANSFUSION BLUES - 2:32  (R. Hogshead)
     Columbia 45 EP: B-14632 — Now, There Was A Song   (1959)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-1463/CS-8254 — Now, There Was A Song   (1960)

A somewhat different version of TRANSFUSION BLUES was performed by Cash at Folsom Prison in 1968.


Date: May 9, 1960 (21:00-24:00)
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Producer: Don Law.

a. RHCO 46615    THE LOSING KIND - 1:59

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Gordon Terry (fid)


     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
b. RHCO 46616    LOVIN' LOCOMOTIVE MAN - 2:30  (John R. Cash)

Both titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Johnny Cash (vocal, acoustic guitar); Marshall Grant (bass); Michael Kazak(drums); Luther Perkins (electric guitar); Gordon Terry (guitar).


Date: May 10, 1960
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Producer: Don Law.

Gordon Terry (v), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)

a. Test No. 2    BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS  (Don Helms)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15881 — Lotta, Lotta Women   

New words were added to this version and composer credit given as "Don Helms".


Date: May 10, 1960
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Producer: Don Law.

a. RHCO 46617 - 1    GIRL FROM SASKATOON - 2:49  (John R. Cash, Johnny Horton)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
b. RHCO 46617 - 2    GIRL FROM SASKATOON - 1:43  (John R. Cash, Johnny Horton)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
c. RHCO 46617 - 3    GIRL FROM SASKATOON - 2:46  (John R. Cash, Johnny Horton)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
d. RHCO 46617 - 4+5    GIRL FROM SASKATOON - 0:28  (John R. Cash, Johnny Horton)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
e. RHCO 46617 - 6    GIRL FROM SASKATOON - 2:42  (John R. Cash, Johnny Horton)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
f. RHCO 46617 - 7+8    GIRL FROM SASKATOON - 2:05  (John R. Cash, Johnny Horton)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
g. RHCO 46617 - 9    GIRL FROM SASKATOON - 2:36  (John R. Cash, Johnny Horton)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
h. RHCO 46618 - 1    AN EMPTY CHAIR - 2:16

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
i. RHCO 46618 - 2, 3+4    AN EMPTY CHAIR - 1:00

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
j. RHCO 46618 - 5    AN EMPTY CHAIR - 2:16

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
k. RHCO 46619 - 1    RELIEF IS JUST A SWALLOW AWAY - 2:11

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
l. RHCO 46619 - 2    RELIEF IS JUST A SWALLOW AWAY - 2:05

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
m. RHCO 46619 - 3+4    RELIEF IS JUST A SWALLOW AWAY - 0:28

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
n. RHCO 46619 - 5    RELIEF IS JUST A SWALLOW AWAY - 2:07

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)
o. RHCO 46619 - 6    RELIEF IS JUST A SWALLOW AWAY - 1:59

Roy Cash Jr. (v, g), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)


     unissued

Date: May 10, 1960
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Producer: Don Law.

Ray Liberto Jr. (v), Johnny Cash (acg), Roy Cash Jr. (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Dick Stubbs (stg), Marshall Grant (b), Michael Kazak (d), Jim Pierce (p)

a. Take 1    RIOT IN CELL BLOCK #9 - 3:21
b. Take 2    RIOT IN CELL BLOCK #9 - 0:19
c. Take 3    RIOT IN CELL BLOCK #9 - 2:47
d. Take 1    IT'S A SIN TO TELL A LIE - 4:13
e. Take 1    ROCKET '69 - 0:58
f. Take 2    ROCKET '69 - 1:57
g. Take 1    BLUEBERRY HILL - 3:32
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-5 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1989)

Date: November 2, 1960 (03:00-06:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. CO 65802/OB 2317-19    FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE - 2:05  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
b. CO 65803/OB 2318-4    THE LOSING KIND - 1:50
Both titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE was originally cut for use in Cash's first movie and was to be the title song. However the film's title was changed and released as Door to Door Maniac.

This was the first session that WS Holland played for Johnny Cash he was to be part of his band for the next 40 years.


Date: November 5, 1960 (14:00-17:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. CO 65804    FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE - 2:13  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Used as the soundtrack of Five Minute To Live (motion picture 1961).


Date: November 26, 1960 (12:00-15:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law and Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p)

a. CO 65805/OB 2323-16    BLUES FOR TWO (instrumental) - 2:10  (Luther Perkins)
b. CO 65806/OB 2324-8    JERI AND NINA'S MELODY (instrumental) - 2:44  (Luther Perkins, Marshall Grant)
Both titles on:      Columbia 45: 4-41926   (1961)
     CBS (Europe) LP: S-63521 — More Of Old Golden Throat   (1969)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: November 26, 1960 (19:00-22:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law and Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Anita Kerr Singers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p)

a. CO 65800/OB 2325-9    GIRL IN SASKATOON - 2:16  (John R. Cash, Johnny Horton)
b. CO 65801/OB 2326-41    LOCOMOTIVE MAN - 2:50  (John R. Cash)
Both titles on:      Columbia 45: 4-41920   (1960)
     Philips 45 EP: BBE-12494 — Strictly Cash   (1961)
     CBS (Europe) LP: S-63521 — More Of Old Golden Throat   (1969)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: December 1960
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (nar)

a.     A Day In The Grand Canyon - 10:49
     Columbia LP: CL-1622/CS-8422 — Lure Of The Grand Canyon   (1961)
     Columbia Masterworks LP: MS-7425 — Lure Of The Grand Canyon   (1974)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)

This sesion did not appear on the Columbia ledger sheets in either Nashville or the New York Columbia archives.


Date: Unknown Date 1960
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a.     BIG RIVER  (John R. Cash)
     Louisiana Hayride Records LP: LH-973 — Louisiana Hayride Saturday Nite   (1984)

Date: February 24, 1961 (20:00-23:00)
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. RHCO 46879-18    THE BIG BATTLE  (John R. Cash)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Western (v, g), Unknown - possibly B.J. Baker Group (vhm), Billy Strange (g), Billy Latham (bj), Buddy Clark (b), Irving Kluyer (d), Bobby Bruce, Elliott Fisher, Frank Green, Joseph Livoti, Anthony OLson, Myron Sandler, Olcott Vail, Garry White (vln), Hubert Anderson (vib)

b. RHCO 46880    FORTY SHADES OF GREEN  (John R. Cash)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Western (v, g), Unknown - possibly B.J. Baker Group (vhm), Billy Strange (g), Buddy Clark (b), Irving Kluyer (d), Bobby Bruce, Elliott Fisher, Frank Green, Joseph Livoti, Anthony OLson, Myron Sandler, Olcott Vail, Garry White (vln), Hubert Anderson (vib)

Both titles unissued.

Because Cash was sick Johnny Western did the vocal with Cash overdubbing his own voice on March 23, 1961.


Date: February 27-28, 1961 (21:00-03:00)
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Western (v, g), B. J. Baker Group (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Jimmy Wilson (p), Ralph Hansell (vib)

a. RHCO 46881-11    FORTY SHADES OF GREEN  (John R. Cash)
b. RHCO 46882-7     HE'LL UNDERSTAND AND SAY WELL DONE  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
c. RHCO 46998-4     TALL MAN  (K. Darby)
d. RHCO 46999-4     GOD MUST HAVE MY FORTUNE LAID AWAY  (T. Harris)
e. RHCO 47000-3     WHEN I'VE LEARNED ENOUGH  (B. Killen, R. Baker, D. Wilson)
All titles unissued.

Because Cash was sick Johnny Western did the vocal with Cash overdubbing his own voice on March 23, 1961.


Date: March 23, 1961
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg)

a. RHCO 46879-18   Overdubbed THE BIG BATTLE - 4:05  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45: 4-42301   (1962)
     Columbia LP: CL-2053/CS-8853 — Ring Of Fire   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
b. RHCO 46880   Overdubbed FORTY SHADES OF GREEN - 2:54  (John R. Cash)
     Philips 45: PB 1148   (1961)
     Columbia 45: 4-41995   (1961)
     CBS (UK) 45 EP: AGG 20050 — Johnny Cash   (1964)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8853 — Ring Of Fire   
     Columbia LP: CL-2053/CS-8853 — Ring Of Fire   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
c. RHCO 46881-11   Overdubbed FORTY SHADES OF GREEN - 2:54  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
d. RHCO 46882-7    Overdubbed HE'LL UNDERSTAND AND SAY WELL DONE - 2:27  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
     Columbia LP: CL-1722/CS-8522 — Hymns From The Heart   (1962)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 05838 2 — Ultimate Gospel   (2007)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 00739 2 — Ultimate Gospel   (2007)
e. RHCO 46998-4    Overdubbed TALL MAN - 1:55  (K. Darby)
     Philips 45: PB 1200   (1961)
     Columbia 45: 4-42147   (1961)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-67284 — International Superstar   
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15033 — Tall Man   (1979)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
f. RHCO 46999-4    Overdubbed GOD MUST HAVE MY FORTUNE LAID AWAY - 2:49  (T. Harris)
     Columbia LP: CL-1722/CS-8522 — Hymns From The Heart   (1962)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
g. RHCO 47000-3    Overdubbed WHEN I'VE LEARNED ENOUGH - 2:47  (B. Killen, R. Baker, D. Wilson)
     Columbia 45: 4-42301   (1962)
     Columbia LP: CL-1722/CS-8522 — Hymns From The Heart   (1962)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
     Readers Digest CD: A 28992 [set A3 28990] — Timeless Inspiration: Songs Of Faith   (1998)

Date: March 27, 1961
Location: Sun Studio, 706, Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Jack Clement.
Overdub Session

Anita Kerr Singers (vhm)

a. U 445 / 7-21   Overdubbed SUGARTIME - 1:42  (Charlie Philips, Odis Echols)
     Sun Records 45: 363   (1961)
     Sun International 45: SUN 49   
Sun Records LP: SLP 1255 — Now Here's Johnny Cash   (1961)
b. U 472/7-2   Overdubbed BORN TO LOSE - 2:11  (Frankie Brown)
     Sun Records 45: 376   (1962)
     Sun International 45: 54   (1969)
Sun Records LP: SLP 1275 — Original Sun Sound   (1964)
Both titles on:      Share Records LP: SH-5003 — Sings The Greatest Hits   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN-142 — Sings The Greatest Hits   (1979)
     Charly LP: SUNBOX 103-4 — Johnny Cash - The Sun Years   (1984)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)

Date: April 26, 1961 (19:00-22:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 67262/OB 2482    I GOT SHOES - 2:01  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p)

b. CO 67263/OB 2483    LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING - 2:14  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (org), Floyd Cramer (p)

Both titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-1722/CS-8522 — Hymns From The Heart   (1962)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)

Date: April 27-28, 1961 (19:30-22:30 & 22:45-02:30)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 67264/OB 2484    IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN - 3:02  (Albert E. Brumley)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p), Marvin Huges (vib)


     Readers Digest CD: A 28992 [set A3 28990] — Timeless Inspiration: Songs Of Faith   (1998)
b. CO 67265/OB 2485    WHEN I TAKE MY VACATION IN HEAVEN - 2:26  (H. Buffin)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p), Marvin Huges (vib)

c. CO 67266/OB 2486    WHEN HE REACHED DOWN HS HAND FOR ME - 2:04  (G.E. Wright)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p), Marvin Huges (vib)

d. CO 67267/OB 2487    TALLER THAN TREES - 1:52  (L. Ferebee)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (org), Floyd Cramer (p), Marvin Huges (vib)

e. CO 67268/OB 2488    I WON'T HAVE TO CROSS JORDAN ALONE - 3:00  (Thomas Ramsey, Charles Durham)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p), Marvin Huges (vib)

f. CO 67269/OB 2489    MY GOD IS REAL - 2:00  (K. Norris)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p), Marvin Huges (vib)


     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65545 [set C3K 63809] — God   (2000)
g. CO 67270/OB 2490    THESE HANDS - 2:14  (Eddy Noack)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p), Marvin Huges (vib)

All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-1722/CS-8522 — Hymns From The Heart   (1962)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)

Date: April 28-29, 1961 (19:03-22:30 & 23:00-04:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Tom Glaser (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p, vib)

a. CO 67271/OB 2491-2    FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 2:54  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia Legacy Mini: SAMPCM 12186 2 — The Alternative Johnny Cash   (2002)
b. CO 67272/OB 2492-8    I WALK THE LINE - 2:46  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia Legacy Mini: SAMPCM 12186 2 — The Alternative Johnny Cash   (2002)
c. CO 67273/OB 2493    HEY PORTER - 1:59  (John R. Cash)
d. CO 67274/OB 2494    I FORGOT MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW ABOUT HER - 2:28  (C.A. Null)
e. CO 67275/OB 2495    MR. LONESOME - 2:18  (Tompal Glaser)
     Columbia LP: CL-1802/CS-8602 — The Sound Of Johnny Cash   (1962)
f. CO 67276/OB 2496    THERE'S A MOTHER ALWAYS WAITING - 3:01  (Public Domain)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-3 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: July 19-20, 1961 (14:00-18:00 & 21:00-06:00)
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. HCO 70268    I'M FREE FROM THE CHAIN GANG NOW - 1:51  (Lou Hersher, Saul Klein)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-1802/CS-8602 — The Sound Of Johnny Cash   (1962)
b. HCO 70269    DELIA'S GONE - 3:02  (K. Sibersdorf, D. Toops)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

c. HCO 70270    SING IT PRETTY SUE - 2:01  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Rarities CD: 97046 — Heroes And Friends, Volume 7   
d. HCO 70271    BLUE BANDANA (instrumental) - 1:44

Johnny Cash (acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

e. HCO 70272    SO DOGGONE LONESOME (instrumental) - 2:10  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

f. HCO 70273    TENNESSEE FLAT TOP BOX - 3:01  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Philips 45: PB 1200   (1961)
     Columbia 45: 4-42147   (1961)
CBS (UK) 45 EP: AGG 20050 — Johnny Cash   (1964)
g. HCO 70274    SO DO I - 1:57

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
h. HCO 70275-6    I WALK THE LINE - 2:48  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

i. HCO 70275-9    I WALK THE LINE - 2:52  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: November 4, 1961
Location: Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. OB 2699    DELIA'S GONE - 2:20  (K. Sibersdorf, D. Toops)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: Unknown Date 1961
Location: Star Route USA, Location Unknown

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a.     BIG RIVER  (John R. Cash)
b.     I GOT STRIPES  (John R. Cash, Charlie Williams)
c.     PICKIN' TIME  (John R. Cash)
All titles on:      Cotton Town Jubilee CD: CTJCD-1 — Tennessee Top Cat   

Movie actor, Rod Cameron, introduced Cash and each song.


Date: Unknown Date 1961
Location: Star Route USA, Location Unknown

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a.     FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia Legacy DVD: 88697 47622 2-D2 — Johnny Cash's America   (2008)

Date: 1962
Location: New River Ranch, Rising Sun, Maryland

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a.     COUNTRY BOY - 2:20  (John R. Cash)
b.     I STILL MISS SOMEONE - 1:21  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
c.     IN THEM OLD COTTONFIELDS BACK HOME - 2:20  (Huddie Ledbetter)
d.     I WALK THE LINE - 2:20  (John R. Cash)
e.     LUTHER'S BOOGIE - 1:01  (John R. Cash)
f.     IMPERSONATIONS - 3:21
g.     ROCK ISLAND LINE - 2:58  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
h.     THE REBEL - JOHNNY YUMA - 1:05  (R. Markowitz, A. Fenady)
All titles on:      Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP420/1 — Bootleg Volume III: Live Around The World   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 93033 2/1 — Bootleg Volume III: Live Around The World   (2011)

Date: February 10, 1962 (14:30-17:30 & 17:45-19:45)
Location: Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 69782/CB 27-3    DELIA'S GONE - 2:01  (K. Sibersdorf, D. Toops)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Glaser Brothers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-1802/CS-8602 — The Sound Of Johnny Cash   (1962)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
b. CO 69782/CB 27-?    DELIA'S GONE - 3:00  (K. Sibersdorf, D. Toops)


     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
c. CO 69783/CB 28-12    LOST ON THE DESERT - 2:01  (Billy Mize, Dallas Frazier)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Glaser Brothers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-1802/CS-8602 — The Sound Of Johnny Cash   (1962)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
d. CO 69784/CB 29-3    I FORGOT MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW ABOUT HER - 2:27  (C.A. Null)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Glaser Brothers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-1802/CS-8602 — The Sound Of Johnny Cash   (1962)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
e. CO 69785/CB 30-3    SING IT PRETTY SUE - 2:00  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-1802/CS-8602 — The Sound Of Johnny Cash   (1962)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: February 11, 1962 (00:00-03:00)
Location: Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Glaser Brothers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. CO 69786/CB 31-3    ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE - 1:56  (George Jones, Darrell Edwards)
     Columbia LP: CL-1802/CS-8602 — The Sound Of Johnny Cash   (1962)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: February 11, 1962 (13:30-17:30)
Location: Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. CO 69787/CB 32-14    YOU REMEMBERED ME - 2:05  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia LP: CL-1802/CS-8602 — The Sound Of Johnny Cash   (1962)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: February 12, 1962 (17:30-20:30 & 20:45-23:30)
Location: Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 69788/CB 33    IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW - 2:23  (Jimmie Rodgers)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Jordanaires (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia 45: 4-42425   (1962)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Columbia LP: C-32951 — Five Feet High And Rising   (1974)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
b. CO 69789/CB 34-9    LET ME DOWN EASY - 1:46  (Tompal Glaser, James Glaser)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Glaser Brothers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

c. CO 69790/CB 35    IN THEM OLD COTTONFIELDS BACK HOME - 2:35  (Huddie Ledbetter)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Jordanaires (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Columbia LP: C-32951 — Five Feet High And Rising   (1974)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
d. CO 69791/CB 36    YOU WON'T HAVE FAR TO GO - 1:50  (Chuck Glaser)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Jordanaires (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-1802/CS-8602 — The Sound Of Johnny Cash   (1962)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: February 24, 1962
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a.     BIG RIVER - 2:40  (John R. Cash)
     Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
b.     FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING - 2:02  (John R. Cash)
     Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
c.     GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY - 1:46  (Jack Clement)
     Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
d.     I GOT STRIPES - 4:21  (John R. Cash, Charlie Williams)
     Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
e.     FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 2:27  (John R. Cash)
     Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
f.     WHEN I'VE LEARNED ENOUGH - 3:28  (B. Killen, R. Baker, D. Wilson)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
g.     Ballad Of The Harpweaver - 3:45  (Edna St. Vincent Millay, Norma Millay Ellis)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
h.     THE REBEL - JOHNNY YUMA - 1:12  (R. Markowitz, A. Fenady)
     Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
All titles on:      Stardust CD: CLP 1385-2 — Hayride Anthology   (2003)

Date: March 19-20, 1962 (22:30-01:15 & 01:30-04:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), possibly Bob Johnson (lte)

a. CO 69928/CB 107    A LITTLE AT A TIME - 1:57  (John R. Cash, Gordon Terry)
     Columbia 45: 4-42425   (1962)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   
     Harmony LP: KH-30916 — Understand Your Man   (1971)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65544 [set C3K 63809] — Love   (2000)
b. CO 69929/CB 108-6    WERE YOU THERE (WHEN THEY CRUCIFIED MY LORD) - 3:53  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
     Readers Digest CD: A 28993 [set A3 28990] — Timeless Inspiration: Gospel Glory   (1998)
c. CO 69930/CB 109    JOHNNY REB - 2:56  (Merle Kilgore)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/3 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: April 18, 1962 (19:00-22:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Lorne Greene (v), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. HCO 70696    SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS - 2:30  (V.C. Gilberth, M. Hadler)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/3 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)

Date: April 19, 1962
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Lorne Greene (v), Jack Halloran Singers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. HCO 70709    THE PLACE WHERE I WORSHIP
unissued

Cash was sick during this session and his part of the duet with Greene was overdubbed later.

Richard Weize, Bear Family Records, indicates that this master could not be found.


Date: April 21, 1962
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a.     THE REBEL - JOHNNY YUMA - 2:15  (R. Markowitz, A. Fenady)
     Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)
b.     ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL - 3:16  (E.T. Rouse)
Both titles on:      Stardust CD: CLP 1385-2 — Hayride Anthology   (2003)

Date: April 23-24, 1962 (19:00-22:00 & 22:30-01:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. HCO 70700    BONANZA - 2:20  (J. Livingston, R. Evans)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Jack Halloran Singers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     CBS (Europe) 45: 4-42512   (1962)
     CBS (UK) 45 EP: AGG 20050 — Johnny Cash   (1964)
     Columbia LP: CL-2053/CS-8853 — Ring Of Fire   (1963)
b. HCO 70710    SHAMROCK DOSEN'T GROW IN CALIFORNIA - 2:36  (John R. Cash)

William Liebert (ldr), Johnny Cash (v, acg), B. J. Baker Group, Jack Halloran Singers (vhm), Johnny Western (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
Both titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: June 6-7, 1962 (21:00-24:00 & 00:30-02:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 75611/CB 200-5    BLUE CHRISTMAS - 2:23  (B. Hayes, J. Johnson)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 90701 — Christmas With Johnny Cash   (2003)
b. CO 75612/CB 201    SILENT NIGHT - 3:29  (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)

c. CO 7561/CB 202-7    The Christmas Spirit - 5:02  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (nar), unknown (vhm), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 90701 — Christmas With Johnny Cash   (2003)
All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-2117 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Columbia LP: CS-8917 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Sony Music CD: 24082 — The Christmas Spirit   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: June 7-8, 1962 (19:00-22:00 & 22:30-02:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 75614/CB 203    NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW - 2:25  (M. Foree, Fred Rose)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia LP: CL-2537/CS-9337 — Happiness Is You   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
b. CO 75615/CB 204    THE LEGEND OF JOHN HENRY'S HAMMER - 8:25  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (nar), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), unknown - possibly Joe Babcock (bj), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia LP: CL-1930/CS-8730 — Blood, Sweat And Tears   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)

Date: June 8, 1962 (19:00-23:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 75616/CB 205-8    THE DANGER ZONE - 2:11

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
b. CO 75617/CB 206-10    PICK A BALE O' COTTON - 1:58  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Joe Babcock (bj), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     CBS (Europe) 45: 4-42512   (1962)
     CBS (UK) 45 EP: AGG 20050 — Johnny Cash   (1964)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-67284 — International Superstar   
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15033 — Tall Man   (1979)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
c. CO 75618/CB 207    HARDIN WOULDN'T RUN - 3:33  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), possibly Joe Babcock (bj), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: July 30-31, 1962 (19:00-21:45 & 22:00-01:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 76223/CB CB 260    CASEY JONES - 3:01  (T.L. Seibert, E. Newton)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), possibly Bob Johnson (bj), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p), unknown (chr)


     Columbia LP: CL-1930/CS-8730 — Blood, Sweat And Tears   (1963)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
b. CO 76224/CB CB 261    WAITING FOR A TRAIN - 2:06  (Jimmie Rodgers)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia LP: CL-1930/CS-8730 — Blood, Sweat And Tears   (1963)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
c. CO 76225/CB CB 262    (THERE'LL BE) PEACE IN THE VALLEY - 2:49  (T.A. Dorsey)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia 45: 4-42615   (1962)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8853 — Ring Of Fire   
Columbia LP: CL-2053/CS-8853 — Ring Of Fire   (1963)

Date: August 21, 1962
Location: Columbia Recording Studio A, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 76291/CB 302    BUSTED - 2:16  (Harlan Howard)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5lt), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia 45: 4-42665   (1962)
     Columbia LP: CL-1930/CS-8730 — Blood, Sweat And Tears   (1963)
     Columbia LP: GP-29/1 — The World Of Johnny Cash   (1970)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
b. CO 76292/CB 303    ANOTHER MAN DONE GONE - 2:35

Anita Carter (v), Johnny Cash (v, acg)


     Columbia LP: CL-1930/CS-8730 — Blood, Sweat And Tears   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D4 — The Legend: Family And Friends   (2005)
c. CO 76293/CB 304-3    WERE YOU THERE (WHEN THEY CRUCIFIED MY LORD) - 3:56  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5lt), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia 45: 4-42615   (1962)
     Columbia LP: CL-2053/CS-8853 — Ring Of Fire   (1963)
Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-1 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1991)
d. CO 76294/CB 305    SEND A PICTURE OF MOTHER - 2:52  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), possibly Bob Johnson (5lt), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia 45: 4-42665   (1962)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/3 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)

Date: August 22-23, 1962 (19:00-22:00 & 22:30-01:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio A, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 76295/CB 314    TELL HIM I'M GONE - 3:03  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Bob Johnson (12g), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia LP: CL-1930/CS-8730 — Blood, Sweat And Tears   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
b. CO 76296/CB 315    ROUGHNECK - 2:11  (Sheb Wooley)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5bj), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia LP: CL-1930/CS-8730 — Blood, Sweat And Tears   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
c. CO 76297/CB 316    CHAIN GANG - 2:39  (Harlan Howard)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (vhm), Bob Johnson (12g), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia LP: CL-1930/CS-8730 — Blood, Sweat And Tears   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
d. CO 76298/CB 317    NINE POUND HAMMER - 3:17  (Merle Travis)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5bj), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia LP: CL-1930/CS-8730 — Blood, Sweat And Tears   (1963)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
e. CO 76299/CB 318-7    I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT - 2:49  (A.P. Carter)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Bear Family LP: BFX-15016 — Unissued Johnny Cash   (1978)
     Bear Family CD: BCD-15562 EH-4 — The Man In Black 1959-1962   (1969)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)

Date: March 25, 1963 (14:00-17:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Jack Clement (ldr, g), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Karl Garvin, William McElhiney (trp), Bill Pursell (p)

a. CO 78423/CB 583-17    RING OF FIRE - 2:40  (June Carter, Merle Kilgore)
     Columbia 45: 4-42788   (1963)
     Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 4-33089   (1965)
Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9478 — Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits   

Note: This track was also used for overdub on Sept. 4, 1963 session (see Los Angeles session - master HCO 71481).


Date: March 25, 1963 (19:00-22:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Jack Clement (ldr, g), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)

a. CO 78424/CB 584-7    I'D STILL BE THERE - 2:36  (John R. Cash, Johnny Horton)
     Columbia 45: 4-42788   (1963)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8853 — Ring Of Fire   
     Columbia LP: CL-2053/CS-8853 — Ring Of Fire   (1963)
     Harmony LP: KH-30916 — Understand Your Man   (1971)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: March 26, 1963 (14:00-17:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 78425/CB 585-6    THE GIFTS THEY GAVE - 3:33  (John R. Cash)

Jack Clement (ldr, g), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Grady Martin (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)

b. CO 78426/CB 586-10    I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY - 2:31  (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Jean Baptiste Calkin, Arranged by John R. Cash)

Jack Clement (ldr, g), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (org), Hargus Robbins (p)

Both titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-2117 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Columbia LP: CS-8917 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Sony Music CD: 24082 — The Christmas Spirit   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 90701 — Christmas With Johnny Cash   (2003)

Date: March 26, 1963 (19:00-22:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Jack Clement (ldr, g), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Grady Martin (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Anita Kerr (org), Bill Pursell (p)

a. CO 78427/CB 587-1    IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR - 3:00  (Edmund Sears, Richard Storrs Willis)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: June 12, 1963 (19:00-22:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Jack Clement (ldr, g), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Don Helms (stg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Karl Garvin, William McElhiney (trp), Floyd Cramer (p)

a. CO 78903/CB 689    THE MATADOR  (June Carter, John R. Cash)
unissued

Richard Weize, Bear Family Records, indicates that this master could not be found.


Date: June 13-14, 1963 (19:00-21:45 & 22:00-01:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 78900/CB 694-11    THE MATADOR - 2:47  (June Carter, John R. Cash)

Jack Clement (ldr, g), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Don Helms (stg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. CO 78901/CB 695-13    STILL IN TOWN - 2:36  (Charles Cochran, Harlan Howard)

Jack Clement (ldr, g), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Don Helms (stg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Karl Garvin, William McElhiney (trp), Floyd Cramer (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
c. CO 78902/CB 696-5    I STILL MISS SOMEONE - 3:10  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)

Jack Clement (ldr, g), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Don Helms (stg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Floyd Cramer (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

THE MATADOR and STILL IN TOWN were overdubbed on September 4, 1963.


Date: June 15, 1963
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a.     BUSTED - 1:20  (Harlan Howard)
     Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
     Stardust CD: CLP 1385-2 — Hayride Anthology   (2003)
     Scena Records CD: 270506-2 — Johnny Cash: Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride   (2003)

Date: June 27, 1963
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Ray Edenton, James Glaser (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)

a. CO 79066    I PITCHED MY TENT ON THE OLD CAMPGROUND  (June Carter, Helen Carter)
b. CO 79067    SWEETER THAN THE FLOWERS  (I. Rouse, M. Buens, L. Mann)
Both titles on:      Columbia 45: 4-42864   

Date: June 28-29, 1963 (19:00-21:30 & 22:00-02:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 79082/CB 755    RING THE BELLS FOR JIM  (June Carter, Jan Howard)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)

b. CO 79083/CB 756    WHO KEPT THE SHEEP  (E.J. Carter, John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)

c. CO 79084/CB 757    Here Was A Man  (Johnny Bond, Tex Ritter)

Johnny Cash (nar, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)

All titles unissued.

Richard Weize, Bear Family Records, indicates that all of these masters could not be found.


Date: July 8, 1963 (14:00-17:00 & 19:00-22:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

June Carter Nix (v, ath), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen (v, g), Johnny Cash (vhm, acg), Roy Huskey Jr. (b), Bob Johnson (lte)

a. CO 79336/CB 764-3    SINGLE GIRL, MARRIED GIRL - 2:21  (A.P. Carter)
b. CO 79337/CB 765-6    I'M WORKING ON A BUILDING - 2:41  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
c. CO 79338/CB 766-3    BANKS OF THE OHIO - 4:05  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
d. CO 79339/CB 767-2    WABASH CANNONBALL - 2:32  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
e. CO 79340/CB 768-3    GATHERING FLOWERS FROM THE HILLSIDE - 2:35  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
f. CO 79341/CB 769-3    WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM AGAIN - 2:38  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
g. CO 79342/CB 770    KEEP ON THE SUNNYSIDE - 2:28  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia 45: 4-43004   (1964)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
h. CO 79343/CB 771-1    LONESOME VALLEY - 2:04  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
i. CO 79344/CB 772-1    MY CLINCH MOUNTAIN HOME - 2:56  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
j. CO 79345/CB 773-1    BROWN EYES - 3:26  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
k. CO 79346/CB 774-4    WORRIED MAN BLUES - 2:39  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
l. CO 79347/CB 775-1    BROKEN HEARTED LOVER - 2:24  (A.P. Carter)
     Columbia LP: CL-2152/CS-8952 — Keep On The Sunnyside   (1964)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: July 10, 1963 (19:00-24:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. CO 79351/CB 779    WE ARE THE SHEPHERDS  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Maybelle Carter, Bob Johnson (g)


     unissued
b. CO 79352/CB 780    Christmas As I Knew It - 3:40  (June Carter, Jan Howard)

Johnny Cash (nar, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Maybelle Carter, Bob Johnson (g)


     Columbia LP: CL-2117 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Columbia LP: CS-8917 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Sony Music CD: 24082 — The Christmas Spirit   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Richard Weize, Bear Family Records, indicates that the master of WE ARE THE SHEPHERDS could not be found.


Date: September 4, 1963
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg)

a. CO 78900/CB 694-11   Overdubbed THE MATADOR - 2:48  (June Carter, John R. Cash)
     Columbia 45: 4-42880   (1963)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D1 — The Legend: Win, Place And Show - The Hits   (2005)
b. HCO 71480   Overdubbed EL MATADOR - 2:48  (June Carter, John R. Cash)
c. HCO 71481   Overdubbed ANILLO DE FUEGO (RING OF FIRE) - 2:37  (June Carter, Merle Kilgore)
     CBS/AGS 45 EP: 20177   
     Private Release LP: JC-01 — Living Legend Johnny Cash   
d. CO 78901/CB 695-13   Overdubbed STILL IN TOWN - 2:40  (Charles Cochran, Harlan Howard)
     Columbia 45: 4-42880   (1963)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   
     Columbia LP: CL-2190/CS-8990 — I Walk The Line   (1964)
     Harmony LP: KH-30916 — Understand Your Man   (1971)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: September 17-18, 1963 (19:00-22:00 & 23:00-02:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80030    Here Was A Man - 2:43  (Johnny Bond, Tex Ritter)

Johnny Cash (nar, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Jack Clement (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (org)


     Columbia LP: CL-2117 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Columbia LP: CS-8917 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Sony Music CD: 24082 — The Christmas Spirit   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. NCO 80031    RING THE BELLS FOR JIM - 2:46  (June Carter, Jan Howard)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Jack Clement (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (org)


     Columbia LP: CL-2117 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Columbia LP: CS-8917 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Sony Music CD: 24082 — The Christmas Spirit   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
c. NCO 80032    WE ARE THE SHEPHERDS - 3:13  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Jack Clement (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5lt), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-2117 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Columbia LP: CS-8917 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Sony Music CD: 24082 — The Christmas Spirit   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
d. NCO 80033-1    Ballad Of The Harpweaver  (Edna St. Vincent Millay, Norma Millay Ellis)

Johnny Cash (nar), Bob Johnson (5lt)


     Columbia LP: CL-2117 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
e. NCO 80033-2    Ballad Of The Harpweaver - 4:23  (Edna St. Vincent Millay, Norma Millay Ellis)

Johnny Cash (nar), Bob Johnson (5lt)


     Columbia LP: CS-8917 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Sony Music CD: 24082 — The Christmas Spirit   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
f. NCO 80034    WHO KEPT THE SHEEP - 1:56  (E.J. Carter, John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Jack Clement (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-2117 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Columbia LP: CS-8917 — The Christmas Spirit   (1963)
     Sony Music CD: 24082 — The Christmas Spirit   (1995)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

The difference between take 1 and take 2 of Ballad Of The Harpweaver becomes very obvious when listening to the phrase: "laid it on the floor and wove another one". Cash appears to stumble slightly on the word "wove".


Date: September 18-19, 1963 (19:00-21:30 & 22:00-01:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80035    BAD NEWS - 2:57  (John D. Loudermilk)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Jack Clement (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Norman Blake (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia 45: 4-43058   (1964)
     CBS (UK) LP: EP-5962 — Understand Your Man   
     Columbia LP: CL-2190/CS-8990 — I Walk The Line   (1964)
     Harmony LP: HS-11342 — This Is Johnny Cash   (1969)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. NCO 80036    I STILL MISS SOMEONE - 2:36  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Jack Clement (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Norman Blake (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia LP: CL-2190/CS-8990 — I Walk The Line   (1964)
     Harmony LP: HS-11342 — This Is Johnny Cash   (1969)
     Harmony LP: KH-31602 — Johnny Cash Songbook   (1972)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
c. NCO 80037    SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Part 2) - 2:29  (V.C. Gilberth, M. Hadler)

Johnny Cash (v, g), unknown (vhm), Jack Clement (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Norman Blake (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)

Date: November 12-13, 1963 (20:00-23:00 & 23:30-01:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Jack Clement (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Norman Blake (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Karl Garvin, William McElhiney (trp), Bill Pursell (p)

a. NCO 80068    DARK AS A DUNGEON - 2:31  (Merle Travis)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D2 — The Legend: Old Favorites And New   (2005)
b. NCO 80069    UNDERSTAND YOUR MAN - 2:44  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 3-33091   (1965)
     CBS (UK) 45 EP: EP-6061 — It Ain't Me Babe   (1965)
Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9478 — Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits   
Both titles on:      Columbia 45: 4-42964   (1964)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: March 4-5, 1964 (18:00-21:00 & 21:15-00:45)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80192    I WALK THE LINE - 2:37  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Rufus Long (flt)


     Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 4-33101   (1965)
     CBS (UK) 45 EP: EP-6061 — It Ain't Me Babe   (1965)
Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8890 — I Walk The Line   
b. NCO 80193    FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 2:35  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Rufus Long (flt)


     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8890 — I Walk The Line   
c. NCO 80194    GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE - 2:24  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Rufus Long (flt)


     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8890 — I Walk The Line   
     Harmony LP: KH-31602 — Johnny Cash Songbook   (1972)
d. NCO 80195    WRECK OF THE OLD 97 - 2:48  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Norman Blake (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Rufus Long (flt)


     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8890 — I Walk The Line   
e. NCO 80196    TROUBLESOME WATERS - 3:52  (Maybelle Carter, E.J. Carter, Dearest Dean)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Norman Blake (g, dbr), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Rufus Long (flt)


     Harmony LP: KH-30138 — Walls Of A Prison   (1970)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D2 — The Legend: Old Favorites And New   (2005)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 05838 2 — Ultimate Gospel   (2007)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 00739 2 — Ultimate Gospel   (2007)
f. NCO 80197    HEY PORTER - 2:23  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Rufus Long (flt)


     Columbia LP: KC-30887 — Johnny Cash Collection Greatest Hits #2   (1971)
     Harmony LP: KH-31602 — Johnny Cash Songbook   (1972)
g. NCO 80198    GOODBYE, LITTLE DARLIN' GOODBYE - 2:26  (Gene Autry, Johnny Marvin)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Norman Blake (g, dbr), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Rufus Long (flt)


     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8890 — I Walk The Line   
All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-2190/CS-8990 — I Walk The Line   (1964)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: March 5, 1964 (18:00-21:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

June Carter (v), Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen (vhm), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), unknown - possibly Norman Blake (bj), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Rufus Long (flt)

a. NCO 80199    HOW DID YOU GET AWAY FROM ME - 2:03  (John R. Cash, June Carter, Anita Carter)
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15030 — Johnny And June   (1979)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: March 5-6, 1964 (22:00-02:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80201    BIG RIVER - 2:22  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-8890 — I Walk The Line   
     CBS (UK) LP: EP-5962 — Understand Your Man   
Columbia LP: CL-2190/CS-8990 — I Walk The Line   (1964)
b. NCO 80202    BALLAD OF IRA HAYES - 4:08  (Peter LaFarge)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Norman Blake (g, dbr), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Rufus Long (flt)


     Columbia 45: 4-43058   (1964)
     Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 4-33124   (1968)
Columbia LP: CL-2248/CS-9048 — Bitter Tears   (1964)

Date: April 3, 1964 (14:00-17:00 & 17:15-20:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law and Frank Jones.

The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley (v), Johnny Cash (nar), Norman Blake, Ray Edenton, Grady Martin (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. NCO 80254    HAMMERS AND NAILS - 2:39  (L. Crough)
     Columbia 45: 4-43069   (1964)
     Private Release LP: MIB-80201 — The Boy From Arkansas   
     Columbia LP: CL-2231/CS-9031 — Flowers On The Wall   (1965)
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15033 — Tall Man   (1979)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)

Date: April 21, 1964
Location: Phillips Recording Studio, 639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips or Jack Clement.

Stan Kesler (g), Gene Chrisman (d)

a. 7-5   Overdubbed TWO TIMIN' WOMAN - 1:54  (John R. Cash)
     Sun International LP: SUN-105 — Get Rhythm   (1969)
     Share Records LP: SH-5002 — Blue Train   (1970)
Share Records LP: SH-5000 — Sings I Walk The Line   (1970)
b. U 505/7-10   Overdubbed WIDE OPEN ROAD  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 45: 392   (1964)
     Sun International 45: 58   (1969)
c. 7-9   Overdubbed GOODNIGHT IRENE - 2:37  (Huddie Ledbetter, John A. Lomax)
     Sun International LP: SUN-119 — Sunday Down South   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN 122 — Rough Cut King Of Country Music   (1970)
     Sun International LP: SUN-2-126-1 — The Man, His World, His Music   (1971)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/1 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
All titles on:      Sun Records LP: SLP 1275 — Original Sun Sound   (1964)

Date: April 21, 1964
Location: Phillips Recording Studio, 639 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN. Producer: Sam Phillips or Jack Clement.

Bobby Wood (p)

a. 7-3   Overdubbed NEW MEXICO  (Lambson, Johnson)
b. U 506/7-1   Overdubbed BELSHAZAH - 2:28  (John R. Cash)
     Sun Records 45: 392   (1964)
     Sun International 45: 58   (1969)
     Sun International LP: SUN-2-126-2 — The Man, His World, His Music   (1971)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15517 EH-2 — The Man In Black 1954-1958   (1990)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 05838 2 — Ultimate Gospel   (2007)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 00739 2 — Ultimate Gospel   (2007)
Both titles on:      Sun Records LP: SLP 1275 — Original Sun Sound   (1964)

Date: June 28-29, 1964 (18:00-21:00 & 21:30-00:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Norman Blake (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. NCO 80647-6    MY OLD FADED ROSE - 2:55  (John R. Cash, June Carter)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65544 [set C3K 63809] — Love   (2000)

Date: June 29-30, 1964 (18:00-20:30 & 21:00-01:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80648-14    APACHE TEARS - 2:36  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-2248/CS-9048 — Bitter Tears   (1964)
     Harmony LP: KH-32388 — Ballads Of The American Indian   (1973)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-3 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
b. NCO 80649    The Talking Leaves - 3:55  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (nar, g), possibly Bob Johnson (g)


     Columbia LP: CL-2248/CS-9048 — Bitter Tears   (1964)
     Harmony LP: KH-32388 — Ballads Of The American Indian   (1973)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-3 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
c. NCO 80650    MY OLD FADED ROSE - 2:46  (John R. Cash, June Carter)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Norman Blake (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Bear Family LP: BFX 15033 — Tall Man   (1979)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: June 30-July 1, 1964 (17:00-20:00 & 21:00-01:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80651    AS LONG AS THE GRASS SHALL GROW - 6:09  (Peter LaFarge)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Harmony LP: KH-32388 — Ballads Of The American Indian   (1973)
b. NCO 80652-3    DRUMS - 5:04  (Peter LaFarge)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Harmony LP: KH-32388 — Ballads Of The American Indian   (1973)
c. NCO 80653-1    CUSTER - 2:20  (Peter LaFarge)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

d. NCO 80654    WHITE GIRL - 3:01  (Peter LaFarge)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Harmony LP: KH-32388 — Ballads Of The American Indian   (1973)
e. NCO 80655-1    THE VANISHING RACE - 4:06  (Johnny Horton)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Harmony LP: KH-32388 — Ballads Of The American Indian   (1973)
All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-2248/CS-9048 — Bitter Tears   (1964)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-3 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)

Date: July 26, 1964
Location: Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, RI. Producer: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a.     BIG RIVER - 2:12  (John R. Cash)
b.     FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - 1:53  (John R. Cash)
c.     I STILL MISS SOMEONE - 1:38  (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.)
d.     ROCK ISLAND LINE - 3:55  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
e.     DON'T THINK TWICE IT'S ALL RIGHT - 2:44  (Bob Dylan)
f.     I WALK THE LINE - 2:32  (John R. Cash)
g.     BALLAD OF IRA HAYES - 3:25  (Peter LaFarge)
h.     KEEP ON THE SUNNYSIDE - 1:42  (A.P. Carter)
All titles on:      Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP420/1 — Bootleg Volume III: Live Around The World   (2011)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-6 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 93033 2/1 — Bootleg Volume III: Live Around The World   (2011)

On the original session sheets from the Newport material BIG RIVER was listed as I TAUGHT THE WEEPING WILLOW HOW TO CRY.


Date: July 27-28, 1964 (18:00-21:00 & 22:00-01:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Norman Blake (dbr), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Karl Garvin, William McElhiney (trp)

a. NCO 80663    MAMA YOU'VE BEEN ON MY MIND - 2:56  (Bob Dylan)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506374 2 — Orange Blossom Special   (2002)

Date: August 26, 1964 (14:00-17:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Boots Randolph (sax)

a. NCO 80708    TIME AND TIME AGAIN - 2:12  (John R. Cash, June Carter)
     Columbia 45: 4-43145   (1965)
     Harmony LP: KH-30916 — Understand Your Man   (1971)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: August 27, 1964 (18:00-22:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Norman Blake, Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Karl Garvin, William McElhiney (trp), Charlie McCoy (h)

a. NCO 80712    IT AIN'T ME BABE - 3:06  (Bob Dylan)
     Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 4-33089   (1965)
     Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 3-33091   (1965)
Columbia 45: 4-43145   (1965)

Date: October 5, 1964
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Horton (v, g), Johnny Cash (acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. NCO 80772   Overdubbed I JUST DON'T LIKE THIS KIND OF LIVING  (Hank Williams)
b. NCO 80773   Overdubbed ROCK ISLAND LINE  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
     Columbia LP: CL-2566/CS--9366 — Johnny Horton - On Stage   (1966)
Both titles on:      Columbia 45: 4-43228   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15470-3 — Johnny Horton, 1956-1960   (1999)

In 1965 Columbia released an album by the late Johnny Jorton. The album consisted of tapes ftom Horton's personal appearences. These masters were re-recorded at the studios using the original Horton tape from Horton's live performance plus additional instrumental by Cash and the Tennessee Three, any additional musicians are unknown.


Date: December 17, 1964 (18:00-21:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Boots Randolph (sax), Charlie McCoy (h), Bill Pursell (p)

a. NCO 80917    THE LONG BLACK VEIL - 3:10  (Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill)
     Harmony LP: HS-11342 — This Is Johnny Cash   (1969)
     Columbia LP: C-32240 — Sunday Morning Coming Down   (1973)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65543 [set C3K 63809] — Murder   (2000)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D2 — The Legend: Old Favorites And New   (2005)
b. NCO 80918    MAMA YOU'VE BEEN ON MY MIND - 3:05  (Bob Dylan)
Both titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-2309/CS-9109 — Orange Blossom Special   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506374 2 — Orange Blossom Special   (2002)

Date: December 17-18, 1964 (22:00-01:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)

a. NCO 80919    (I'M PROUD) THE BABY IS MINE - 2:33  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15030 — Johnny And June   (1979)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506374 2 — Orange Blossom Special   (2002)

Date: December 18, 1964 1964 (18:00-21:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80920    DON'T THINK TWICE IT'S ALL RIGHT - 2:58  (Bob Dylan)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (p)


     Harmony LP: HS-11342 — This Is Johnny Cash   (1969)
     Columbia LP: C-32240 — Sunday Morning Coming Down   (1973)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. NCO 80921    THE WALL - 2:14  (Harlan Howard)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Boots Randolph (sax), Bill Pursell (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65543 [set C3K 63809] — Murder   (2000)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D2 — The Legend: Old Favorites And New   (2005)
c. NCO 80922    WILDWOOD FLOWER - 2:14  (A.P. Carter)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Boots Randolph (sax), Bill Pursell (p)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-2309/CS-9109 — Orange Blossom Special   (1965)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506374 2 — Orange Blossom Special   (2002)

Date: December 18-19, 1964 (22:00-01:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80923    YOU WILD COLORADO - 1:48  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg)

b. NCO 80924    WHEN IT'S SPRINGTIME IN ALASKA (IT'S FORTY BELOW) - 2:39  (Johnny Horton, T. Franks)

June Carter (v), Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Boots Randolph (sax), Bill Pursell (p)


     Harmony LP: KH-30138 — Walls Of A Prison   (1970)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65543 [set C3K 63809] — Murder   (2000)
c. NCO 80925    AMEN - 2:08  (Hairston)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June, unknown (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Boots Randolph (sax), Bill Pursell (p)

All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-2309/CS-9109 — Orange Blossom Special   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506374 2 — Orange Blossom Special   (2002)

The male vocal harmony on AMEN could possibly have been the Statler Brothers.


Date: December 20, 1964 (14:00-18:00)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80926    ALL GOD'S CHILDREN AIN'T FREE - 2:15  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Boots Randolph (sax), Charlie McCoy (h), Bill Pursell (p)


     Harmony LP: KH-31602 — Johnny Cash Songbook   (1972)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 47622 2-D1 — Johnny Cash's America   (2008)
b. NCO 80927    ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL - 3:10  (E.T. Rouse)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), unknown (nar), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Boots Randolph (sax), Charlie McCoy (h)


     Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 4-33101   (1965)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9478 — Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits   
     Columbia LP: CL-2678/CS-9478 — Greatest Hits   (1967)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D1 — The Legend: Win, Place And Show - The Hits   (2005)
Both titles on:      Columbia 45: 4-43206   (1965)
     Columbia LP: CL-2309/CS-9109 — Orange Blossom Special   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 506374 2 — Orange Blossom Special   (2002)

Cash used the instrumental portion of ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL and re-recorded the vocal for release on the promotional album Destination Victoria Station (VS-150).


Date: December 20-21, 1964 (22:30-01:30)
Location: Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 80930    DANNY BOY - 4:13  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Boots Randolph (sax)


     Columbia LP: CL-2309/CS-9109 — Orange Blossom Special   (1965)
     Harmony LP: KH-31256 — Give My Love To Rose   (1972)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. NCO 80931    ENGINE ONE-FORTY-THREE - 3:34  (A.P. Carter)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Ray Edenton (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Bear Family LP: BFX 15033 — Tall Man   (1979)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-5 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
Both titles on:      Columbia Legacy CD: 506374 2 — Orange Blossom Special   (2002)

DANNY BOY has a narration leading into the song but no mention is made of a seperate master number. It is not known if it was done at this session.


Date: March 10, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82633    BURY ME NOT ON THE LONE PRAIRIE - 2:26  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (mnc), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), unknown (str)


     CBS (UK) 45 EP: EP-6073 — Mean As Hell   
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
b. NCO 82634    STREETS OF LAREDO - 4:40  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (12g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), unknown (str)


     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Harmony LP: HS-11342 — This Is Johnny Cash   (1969)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
c. NCO 82635    SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Part 1) - 2:53  (V.C. Gilberth, M. Hadler)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (rg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), unknown (str)


     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Harmony LP: KH-30138 — Walls Of A Prison   (1970)
d. NCO 82636    I RIDE AN OLD PAINT - 2:58  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (mnc), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), unknown (str)


     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-2446/CS-9246 — Mean As Hell   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)

Johnny Cash (vocal, guitar); Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vocal harmony); Marshall Grant (bass); WS Holland (drums); Bob Johnson (mandocello); Luther Perkins (electric guitar); Statler Brothers: Phil Balsey, Lew Dewitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid (vocal harmony); unknown strings.


Date: March 10, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. NCO 82637    HOME ON THE RANGE
unissued

As the master was unissued it is not known if it includes the following: Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vocal harmony); Bob Johnson (mandocello, rhythm guitar, twelve-string guitar); Statler Brothers: Phil Balsey, Lew Dewitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid (vocal harmony).

Richard Weize, Bear Family Records, indicates that this master could not be found.


Date: March 11, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82638    HARDIN WOULDN'T RUN - 4:19  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g)


     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65543 [set C3K 63809] — Murder   (2000)
b. NCO 82639    SAM HALL - 3:15  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
c. NCO 82640    MISTER GARFIELD - 4:35  (Jack Elliott, Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (lg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     CBS (UK) 45 EP: EP-6073 — Mean As Hell   
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Columbia LP: CL-2446/CS-9246 — Mean As Hell   (1966)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65543 [set C3K 63809] — Murder   (2000)
d. NCO 82641    THE BLIZZARD - 3:53  (Harlan Howard)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (12g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Bill Pursell (hrc)


     CBS (UK) 45 EP: EP-6073 — Mean As Hell   
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Columbia LP: CL-2446/CS-9246 — Mean As Hell   (1966)
e. NCO 82642    JOHNNY REB - 2:50  (Merle Kilgore)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5lt), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Charlie McCoy (h)


     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
f. NCO 82643    THE ROAD TO KAINTUCK - 2:43  (June Carter, Helen Carter)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (g, 5lt), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b)


     CBS (Germany) 45 EP: EP-6258 — Johnny Cash   
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)

MISTER GARFIELD was proceeded by a narrative introduction that included a banjo, probably Bob Johnson.

JOHNNY REB and THE ROAD TO KAINTUCK were proceeded by a narrative introduction.


Date: March 12, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, g)

a.     HARDIN WOULDN'T RUN - 3:31  (John R. Cash)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/3 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   

This is described as a demo in the liner notes to Bootleg Vol. II however it could possibly have been an alternate take.


Date: March 12, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82644    CATTLE CALL (instrumental) - 2:07  (T. Owens)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), unknown - possibly Boots Randolph (sax)


     Columbia 45: 4-43299   (1965)
     Private Release LP: JC-02 — Living Legend Johnny Cash   
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-4 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. NCO 82645    BILL'S THEME (instrumental) - 2:11  (Luther Perkins, Tommy Tomlinson)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), unknown - possibly Boots Randolph (sax)


     Columbia 45: 4-43299   (1965)
     Private Release LP: JC-02 — Living Legend Johnny Cash   
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-4 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
c. NCO 82646    A LETTER FROM HOME - 2:35  (Maybelle Carter, Dearest Dean)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5bj), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     CBS (Germany) 45 EP: EP-6258 — Johnny Cash   
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Columbia LP: CL-2446/CS-9246 — Mean As Hell   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)
d. NCO 82647    HARDIN WOULDN'T RUN - 3:52  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
e. NCO 82648    TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES TO GO - 3:14  (Shel Silverstein)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (mnc), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     CBS (Europe) 45: CBS-5252   
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Columbia LP: CL-2446/CS-9246 — Mean As Hell   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D2 — The Legend: Old Favorites And New   (2005)
f. NCO 82649    A CUP OF COFEE - 4:45  (Jack Elliott)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5bj), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-2492/CS-9292 — Everybody Loves A Nut   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: March 13, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82650    RODEO HAND - 2:25  (Peter LaFarge)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley (vhm), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Bear Family LP: BFX 15033 — Tall Man   (1979)
b. NCO 82652    STAMPEDE - 4:01  (Peter LaFarge)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Columbia LP: CL-2446/CS-9246 — Mean As Hell   (1966)
Both titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)

Date: March 14, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. NCO 82655    WHITE MAN'S FOOT
unissued

Richard Weize, Bear Family Records, indicates that this master could not be found.


Date: March 15, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (nar, g), Bob Johnson (5bj), Charlie McCoy (h)

a. NCO 82656    Reflections - 2:58  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)

The musical background played by the banjo and harmonica is LORENA.


Date: March 18, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5lt), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Charlie McCoy (h)

a. NCO 82664    SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE - 3:57  (Arranged by John R. Cash)
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)

Bob Johnson told John Smith that he also overdubbed five-string banjo and twelve string guitar on this master


Date: March 18, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (nar), Bob Johnson (rg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. NCO 82665    Mean As Hell  (John R. Cash)
unissued

Richard Weize, Bear Family Records, indicates that this master could not be found.


Date: March 23, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (nar), Bob Johnson (5lt), Maybelle Carter (ath), Charlie McCoy (h)

a. NCO 82672    Hiawatha's Vision - 2:25  (John R. Cash)
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 1) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)

Date: April 26, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82711    DIRTY OLD EGG SUCKING HOUND - 2:27  (Jack Clement)

Johnny Cash (v, g)


     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. NCO 82712    Mean As Hell - 3:07  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g)


     CBS (UK) 45 EP: EP-6073 — Mean As Hell   
     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Columbia LP: CL-2446/CS-9246 — Mean As Hell   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)
c. NCO 82713    GREEN GROW THE LILACS - 2:47  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), Luther Perkins (eg), Maybelle Carter (ath), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: C2L38/C2S38 (Disc 2) — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-2 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 509411 2 — Sings The Ballads Of The True West   (2002)

Date: May 12, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82744-6    THUNDERBALL - 2:53  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Unknown - possibly Karl Garvin, Unknown - possibly William McElhiney (trp)


     Bear Family LP: BFX-15030 — Johnny And June   (1979)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/3 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-4 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. NCO 82745    MISTER GARFIELD  (Jack Elliott, Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia 45: 4-43313   (1965)
c. NCO 82745    STREETS OF LAREDO  (Arranged by John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia 45: 4-43313   (1965)

Columbia ledger sheet information for this session gives the notation "edited version" for both MISTER GARFIELD and STREETS OF LAREDO. Despite assigning new master numbers for this session MISTER GARFIELD appears to be the same as cut on March 11, 1965 except for the absence of a narrative introduction while the single version of STREETS OF LAREDO stll appears to be the same as the March 10, 1965 recording.


Date: June 10, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82774    SONS OF KATIE ELDER  (E. Sheldon, E. Bernstein)
unissued

Johnny Cash (narrative); Marshall Grant (bass); WS Holland (drums); Luther Perkins (electric guitar); any additional musicians are unknown.

Richard Weize, Bear Family Records, indicates that this master could not be found.


Date: June 11, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82775    SONS OF KATIE ELDER - 2:35  (E. Sheldon, E. Bernstein)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Unknown - possibly Karl Garvin, Unknown - possibly William McElhiney (trp)


     CBS (UK) 45 EP: EP-6109 — Sons Of Katie Elder   
     Columbia LP: OL-6420/OS-6420 — Sons Of Katie Elder   (1965)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-4 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
b. NCO 82776    A CERTAIN KINDA HURTIN' - 2:03  (John R. Cash)

Johnny Cash (v, g), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), Unknown - possibly Bill Pursell (p)


     Harmony LP: KH-30916 — Understand Your Man   (1971)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-2 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
Both titles on:      Columbia 45: 4-43342   (1965)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-63316 — Old Golden Throat   

THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER appears on the soundtrack album of the Paramount motion picture of the same name starring John Wayne. However it was not included in the actual picture soundtrack.


Date: June 13-18, 1965
Location: Studio Walldorf, Frankfurt, Germany. Producer: Gerd Schmidt.

a. CO 86466    IN VIRGINIA (German)  (Kaegbein, Goetz)
b. CO 86467    KLEIN ROSEMARIE  (Goetz, Loose)
c. CO 86467    BESSER SO, JENNY-JOE  (Burgner, Hertha)
All titles unissued.

Unknown German musicians.

During the week of June 13-18, 1965, the musical track for this master was done at Studio Walldorf in Germany. It was then brought to Columbia Studios in New York where Cash overdubbed his German vocal on June 19, 1955. The master was then returned to Studio Walldorf where additional vocal harmony was overdubbed.

IN VIRGINIA was overdubbed on June 19, 1965.

KLEIN ROSEMARIE and BESSER SO, JENNY-JOE were overdubbed on June 20, 1965.


Date: June 19, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, New York, NY. Producer: Don Law - Gerd Schmidt.

a. CO 86465   Overdubbed WER KENNT DEN WEG (I WALK THE LINE) - 2:35  (John R. Cash)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Johnny Cash (vocal).

The original music track of I WALK THE LINE was used, probably from the March 3/4, 1965 sessions with Cash overdubbing a German vocal on June 19, 1955. The master was then returned to Studio Walldorf where additional vocal harmony was overdubbed.

Overdubbed: Week following June 27, 1965.


Date: June 19, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, New York, NY. Producer: Don Law - Gerd Schmidt.

a. CO 86466   Overdubbed IN VIRGINIA (German) - 2:11  (Kaegbein, Goetz)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Johnny Cash (vocal).

Overdubbed: Week following June 27, 1965.


Date: June 20, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, New York, NY. Producer: Don Law - Gerd Schmidt.

Johnny Cash (v)

a. CO 86467   Overdubbed KLEIN ROSEMARIE - 1:57  (Goetz, Loose)
b. CO 86468   Overdubbed BESSER SO, JENNY-JOE - 2:28  (Burgner, Hertha)
Both titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Both masters were overdubbed: Week following June 27, 1965.


Date: Week following June 27, 1965
Location: Studio Walldorf, Frankfurt, Germany. Producer: Gerd Schmidt.

a. CO 86465   Overdubbed WER KENNT DEN WEG (I WALK THE LINE) - 2:04  (John R. Cash)
     CBS (Europe) 45: CBS-2114   
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15030 — Johnny And June   (1979)
b. CO 86466   Overdubbed IN VIRGINIA (German) - 2:07  (Kaegbein, Goetz)
     CBS (Europe) 45: CBS-2114   
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15030 — Johnny And June   (1979)
c. CO 86467   Overdubbed KLEIN ROSEMARIE - 1:57  (Goetz, Loose)
     CBS (Europe) 45: CBS-2115   
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15033 — Tall Man   (1979)
d. CO 86468   Overdubbed BESSER SO, JENNY-JOE - 2:12  (Burgner, Hertha)
     CBS (Europe) 45: CBS-2115   
     Bear Family LP: BFX 15033 — Tall Man   (1979)
All titles on:      Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Unknown German vocalists.


Date: July 28, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82817    HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU - 3:14  (June Carter, John R. Cash, Merle Kilgore)
     Columbia 45: 4-43420   (1965)
     Columbia LP: CL-2537/CS-9337 — Happiness Is You   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Johnny Cash (vocal, guitar); Marshall Grant (bass); WS Holland (drums); Luther Perkins (electric guitar); Statler Brothers: Phil Balsey, Lew Dewitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid (vocal harmony); unknown female vocal harmony: unknown organ-possibly Bill Pursell.


Date: October 29, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82964-7    FOR LOVIN' ME - 2:40  (Gordon Lightfoot)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9337 — Happiness Is You   
     Columbia LP: CL-2537/CS-9337 — Happiness Is You   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Johnny Cash (vocal, guitar); Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vocal harmony); Marshall Grant (bass); WS Holland (drums); Luther Perkins (electric guitar); unknown dobro-possibly Norman Blake.


Date: October 29, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82965-1    ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS - 2:40  (Bob Dylan)
     Bear Family LP: BFX-15030 — Johnny And June   (1979)
     Music on Vinyl LP: MOVLP285/3 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   (2011)
     Columbia Legacy CD: 88697 60051 2/2 — Bootleg Volume II: From Memphis To Hollywood   
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-1 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Johnny Cash (vocal, guitar); Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vocal harmony); Maybelle Carter (autoharp); Marshall Grant (bass); WS Holland (drums); Luther Perkins (electric guitar); unknown dobro - possibly Norman Blake or Bob Bob Johnson.


Date: October 29, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 82966-9    ANCIENT HISTORY - 2:23  (I. Stanton, Bill Walker)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9337 — Happiness Is You   
     Columbia LP: CL-2537/CS-9337 — Happiness Is You   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Johnny Cash (vocal, guitar); Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vocal harmony); Marshall Grant (bass); WS Holland (drums); Luther Perkins (electric guitar).


Date: November 27, 1965
Location: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

a.     IT AIN'T ME BABE - 3:29  (Bob Dylan)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

b.     GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY - 0:51  (Jack Clement)

c.     BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN - 1:45  (Jack Clement)

d.     HEY PORTER - 1:51  (John R. Cash)

All titles on:      Cleopatra LP: CLP 1996 — Hayride Anthology   (2007)
     Stardust CD: CLP 1385-2 — Hayride Anthology   (2003)

Date: November 29, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 83010    WABASH CANNONBALL - 2:42  (A.P. Carter)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Bob Johnson (5lt), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9337 — Happiness Is You   
     CBS (UK) LP: EP-6147 — Happiness Is You   
     Columbia LP: CL-2537/CS-9337 — Happiness Is You   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CXK 93000-D3 — The Legend: The Great American Songbook   (2005)
b. NCO 83011    SHE CAME FROM THE MOUNTAINS - 4:59  (Peter LaFarge)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), The Statler Brothers: Lew DeWitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Bob Johnson (g), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia LP: CL-2537/CS-9337 — Happiness Is You   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-4 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)
c. NCO 83012    THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS ON THE LEFT - 2:50  (Jack Clement)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)


     Columbia 45: 4-43496   (1966)
     Columbia Hall of Fame 45: 4-33109   (1967)
Columbia LP: CL-2492/CS-9292 — Everybody Loves A Nut   (1966)

Date: November 30, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 83016    YOU COMB HER HAIR - 2:42  (Harlan Howard, Charles Cochran)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), unknown - possibly Bill Pursell (p)


     CBS (UK) LP: EP-6147 — Happiness Is You   
b. NCO 83017    A WOUND TIME CAN'T ERASE - 2:37  (B. Johnson)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d), unknown - possibly Bill Pursell (p)


     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9337 — Happiness Is You   
     CBS (UK) LP: EP-6147 — Happiness Is You   
c. NCO 83018    IS THIS MY DESTINY - 2:32  (Helen Carter)

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

All titles on:      Columbia LP: CL-2537/CS-9337 — Happiness Is You   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Date: December 1, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 83024    GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY - 1:56  (Jack Clement)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9337 — Happiness Is You   
     Columbia LP: CL-2537/CS-9337 — Happiness Is You   (1966)
     Harmony LP: KH-30138 — Walls Of A Prison   (1970)
     Columbia LP: KC-30887 — Johnny Cash Collection Greatest Hits #2   (1971)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)

Johnny Cash (vocal, guitar); Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vocal harmony); Marshall Grant (bass); WS Holland (drums); Luther Perkins (electric guitar); Statler Brothers: Phil Balsey, Lew Dewitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid (vocal harmony).


Date: December 1, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

a. NCO 83025    HAPPINESS IS YOU - 2:59  (John R. Cash, June Carter)
     Columbia 33 1/3 EP: 7-9337 — Happiness Is You   
     CBS (UK) LP: EP-6147 — Happiness Is You   
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-67284 — International Superstar   
     Columbia LP: CL-2537/CS-9337 — Happiness Is You   (1966)
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15588 FI-3 — The Man In Black 1963-1969, Plus   (1995)
     Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65544 [set C3K 63809] — Love   (2000)

Johnny Cash (vocal, guitar); Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vocal harmony); Marshall Grant (bass); WS Holland (drums); Luther Perkins (electric guitar); Statler Brothers: Phil Balsey, Lew Dewitt, Don Reid, Harold Reid (vocal harmony); unknown vibes or organ-possibly Bill Pursell.


Date: December 10, 1965
Location: Columbia Studio, Nashville, TN. Producers: Don Law - Frank Jones.

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Carter Family: Maybelle, Anita, Helen, June (vhm), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a. NCO 83046    COTTON PICKIN' HANDS - 2:21  (John R. Cash, June Carter)
     Columbia 45: 4-43496   (1966)
     CBS (Europe) LP: CBS-67284 — International Superstar   
     Bear Family CD: BCD 15563-1 — Come Along And Ride This Train   (1991)

Date: Unknown Date 1965
Location: Les Crane Show, Unknown Location

Johnny Cash (v, acg), Luther Perkins (eg), Marshall Grant (b), WS Holland (d)

a.     BALLAD OF IRA HAYES  (Peter LaFarge)
     Cotton Town Jubilee CD: CTJCD-1 — Tennessee Top Cat   

Show host, Lee Crane, gives a brief bit of background concerning Ira Hayes prior Cash singing.