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   The original Sun releases have the number SLP (  or LP ) 12 inch although none were recorded in STEREO

"In the late 60's, early70's were re-issued by Shelby Singleton after he bought the Sun catalogue & re-issued tracks in doctored stereo on the Sun label"

Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar 

See through the eye's of a Fan

SUN LP-1220   1957 First release 
Not Recorded In Stereo 
Newly Released On CD 

Side #1

  1. The Rock Island Line
  2. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
  3. Country Boy
  4. If The Good Lord's Willing
  5. Cry Cry Cry ( #14 Pos.- On charts 1 week )  11/26/55
  6. Remember Me   ( Written By Stuart Hamblen )

Side #2 

  1. So Doggone Lonesome   ( # 4 Pos.-On Charts 23 wks. ) 2/4/56
  2. I Was There When It Happened
  3. I Walk the Line  ( #1 Pos On charts 43 weeks ) 6/9/56
  4. The Wreck of Old '97
  5. Folsom Prison Blues  ( # 4 Pos.- On charts 23 Weeks ) 2/11/56
  6. Doing My Time

Bonus tracks 

  1. Hey Porter 

  2. Get Rhythm 

  3. I Was There When It Happened Unreleased alternate Version 

  4. Folsom Prison Blues Unreleased alternate Version 

  5. I Walk The Line Unreleased alternate Version 

Rock Island Line


Rock Island Line is a mighty fine road

Rock Island Line is the road to ride

Rock Island Line is a mighty fine road

If you're gonna ride it, got to ride it like you find it

Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line 

I may be right, I may be wrong

Bet you'll miss me when I'm gone 


Sun goes up, sun goes down

Time to leave this lonesome town 

Of all the rockabilly, country, and blues icons that made musical history inside his humble Memphis Studio during the 1950s, Sam Philips chose Johnny Cash as the first of his rising stars to enjoy the prestige of having a full-Length album on Sun Records. This 1957 landmark release turned out to be the first of hundreds of Cash LPs to grace the market place, but until now, quite inexplicably, it's never been available on compact disc ( with it's original Snazzy Artwork intact) 

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Greatest Johnny Cash

SUN SLP-1240  First release 
Not Recorded In Stereo
Newly Released On CD 

Side #1

  1. Goodbye little Darlin'  ( Peak Pos.#22-WKS. CHR.>5 ) 11/09/59
  2. I just thought you'd like to know
  3. You Tell Me
  4. Just About Time  ( Peak Pos. #30 - WKS CHR>.1)   1/19/59
  5. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
  6. Katy Too

Side #2

  1. Thanks a Lot ( Peak Pos. #12 - WKS.CHR> 9 ) 3/30/59
  2. Luther's Boogie ( Peak Pos. #8 - WKS> CHR.>13 )   3/30/59
  3. You Win Again
  4. Hey Good Lookin'
  5. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
  6. Get Rhythm  ( Flip side of - I Walk The Line  WKS CHR>9 ) 1956
  7. (  Get Rhythm  Reissued 1969  Peak Pos. #23 WKS CHR.>12 )


On a label with a plethora of then-current hit makers and soon-to-be legends, Sun records founder Sam Phillips had no compunctions about titling Johnny Cash's third album for the label GREATEST! It wasn't really a "best of" collection in the tradition of his previous long-player Johnny Cash sings the songs that made him famous, so perhaps we can surmise that the tag paid tribute to the Man In Black himself. If so, it was an apt appellation. 



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Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams

SUN SLP-1245 1960 First release 
Not Recorded In Stereo

Side #1

  1. I Can't Help It
  2. You Win Again
  3. Hey Good lookin'
  4. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
  5. Next In Line (Peak Pos #9-WKKS CHR>12) 5/27/57
  6. Straight A's In Love   ( Peak Pos. #16 - WKS CHR>10 ) 2/15/60

Side #2

  1. Folsom Prison Blues  ( Peak Pos # 4 .-WKS CHR> 23 ) 2/11/56
  2. Give My love to Rose
  3. I Walk The Line  (Peak  Pos #1- WKS CHR> 43 ) 6/9/56
  4. I Love You Because
  5. Come In Stranger
  6. Mean Eyed Cat  ( Peak Pos. #30 - WKS. CHR>1 ) 12/26/60

EP Johnny Cash Sing Hank Williams

If there is one man who can fill the void in the hearts of music lovers by the untimely death of Hank Williams, he is Johnny Cash. Only a few years has elapsed since Hank Williams was living – and singing his heart-touching songs. But already he has been accorded that type of immortality which comes to performers who are truly “Great” The little people who enjoyed his music were important tp hank, and this is probably why they in turn idolized this man who was the symbol of all the warmth and sincerity and genuine emotion that country music possesses.

Johnny Cash is a singer who makes the same type of appeal which Hank Williams did. Audiences like not only his singing and playing – they like him as a person. They trust him and they sense that Johnny is their friend.

It is very appropriate that Johnny Cash should keep alive the music and memory of Hank Williams through this album. Hank Williams fans are almost sure to be Johnny Cash fans, and vice versa. The number recorded here are representative of the best of Hank Williams as a song writer and the best of Johnny Cash as an artist.

J Cash Early Years

Include in the album also are some of Johnny’s million sellers – the choice records that are most in demand by the collectors of Cash records. The Popular Gene Lowery Singers provide an added element on several  provide an added element on several of the selections in the album.

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CD Version Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams  

Newly Released CD Sun label 

Track List 

  1. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still I Love With You)

  2. You Win Again 

  3. Hey Good Looking 

  4. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You 

  5. Next I Line 

  6. Straight A's I Love 

  7. Folsom Prison Blues

  8. Give My Love To Rose 

  9. I Walk The Line 

  10. I Love You Because 

  11. Come In Stranger 

  12. Mean Eyed Cat 

Bonus Tracks

  1. Cold Cold Heart 

  2. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle

  3. Come In Stranger 

  4. Wide Open Road 

  5. I Love You Because ( With The Gene Lowery Singers

Note: This CD  is in no way the same as the LP above ( Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams ) The LP version, had many more tracks with The Gene Lowery Singers on it.  

It’s virtually impossible to envision a pair of country music icons and more revered than Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. Back when Johnny was an impressionable youngster living in rural Arkansas was a regular visitor via the Cash Family’s battery-powered Sears Roebuck radio., forgoing an inexorable musical connection that endured long after Cash commandeered the spotlight himself.  Though the ill-fated Williams was gone from the planet by the time Cash ascended to fame, The Man In black paid homage to the late Drifting  Cowboy by cutting a half dozen songs from his vast and varied songbook for Sam Phillips  Memphis-based Sun Records in 1957-1958

All Aboard The Blue Train

SUN DT-91458   1963  First release 
Not Recorded In Stereo
Newly Released On Vinyl 2003

Side #1

  1. Blue Train
  2. There You Go ( Peak Pos. # 1 - WKS CHR. 28 ) 12/22/56
  3. Train Of Love ( Peak Pos. #7 - WKS CHR- 12 )  1956
  4. Goodbye Little Darling
  5. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
  6. Come In Stranger  ( Peak Pos. # 6 - WKS CHR. 13 )   1958

Side #2

  1. Rock Island line  ( Pos. # 35 WKS CHR.>7) Reissue 2/28/70
  2. Give My Love To Rose ( Peak Pos. #13 - WKS CHR.> 2  ) 1957
  3. Hey Porter
  4. Folsom Prison Blues
  5. The Wreck Of The Old 97
  6. So Doggone Lonesome

Bonus Tracks 
Originally Un-Issued 

  1. Train Of Love 

  2. Give My Love To Rose 

  3. Hey Porter 

  4. Leave That Junk Alone 

  5. You're My Baby ( Little Woolly Booger ) 

  6. Brakeman's Blues 

Riding the rails of his beloved country was long-term lyrical passion for Johnny Cash. "Hey Porter" the flip side of his 1955 debut single for sun records, was a rip-roaring locomotive jaunt, and five years later the mighty Man In Black conjured up the intriguing concept album "Ride This Tran" for Columbia 

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Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous 

  SUN SLP-1235   1958   First release 
not in Stereo
Newly Released On CD 

Side #1

  1. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen ( Pos.#1- WKS CHR>23)1/20/58
  2. There You Go  (  Pos.#1 - WKS CHR> 28 )  12/22/56
  3. I Walk The Line  (Peak  Pos #1- WKS CHR> 43 ) 6/9/56
  4. Don't Make Me Go
  5. Guess Things Happen That Way
  6. Train Of Love

Side #2

  1. The Ways of a Woman in love ( Pos #2-WKS CHR>16)8/25/58
  2. Next in Line (Peak Pos #9-WKS CHR>12) 5/27/57
  3. You're The Nearest Thing to Heaven
  4. I Can't Help It
  5. Home Of The Blues  < Words & Comments to Song >
  6. Big River  < Words & Comments To Song >

Bonus Tracks CD Version Only 

  1. Don't Make Me Go (Originally Un-issued  Alternate take) April  1957
  2. The Ways Of A Woman In Love (Originally Un-issued  Alternate take) July  1958
  3. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Originally Un-issued  Alternate take) November 1957
  4. Guess Things Happen That Way (Originally Un-issued  Alternate take)  May 1958

Note: The 1958 hit song "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" was written by Jack Clement for Johnny Cash in the 50s to bring him nearer to the teenage audience after "I walk the line" was dropping from the charts. Teenage Queen was a success, to the surprise of many in the country industry. The Song again recorded by Johnny Cash with Rosanne and the Everly Brothers on his 1988 album “Waters From The Wells Of Home”

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The Original Sun Sound Of Johnny Cash

SUN LP-1275  First release  
Not Recorded In Stereo
Now Available On CD Newly released 

Side #1

  1. Always Alone
  2. Country Boy
  3. Goodnight Irene
  4. Wide Open Road
  5. Thanks a lot
  6. Big River    < Words & Comments To Song >

Side #2

  1. Belshazzar ( Written By Johnny Cash )
  2. Born to Lose
  3. New Mexico
  4. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  5. Two Timin' Woman
  6. Story Of a Broken Heart

Bonus Tracks 

  1. Wide Open Road (Late 1954 Originally Un-issued )
  2. Big River (Recorded Late 1957 Originally Un-issued )
  3. Born To Lose  ( Recorded May 15 1957 ) Alternate Take 
  4. The Story Of A Broken Heart 
  5. Get Rhythm (Recorded April 2 1956 Alternate Take )
  6. One More Ride ( Parcel Recording ) Recorded Oct 1 1956 
    This Song "One More Ride was never recorded on the Sun Label, it was to be on Johnny's first Columbia LP called The Fabulous Johnny Cash. 

When Sam Phillips or of his assistants labeled the Man In Black In black’s last Sun long-player The Original Sun Sound of Johnny Cash, it may have been a subtle dig at the varied musical activities Cash had engaged in at Columbia Records since leaving the once-thriving Memphis label behind a few years earlier. Of course that brash claim wasn’t quite true since many of Johnny’s Sun masters had been subject to extensive overdubbing after he split, sweetening his stripped-down attack with choirs and extra instrumentation that drastically diluted them instead of complementing his bottomless pipes. The contents of the set spanned Cash’s entire tenure at the legendary label

  Note Belshazzar, in the Old Testament, Babylonian prince mentioned in Daniel 5 as the last Chaldean King of Babylon. He was slain when the Medes and the Persians captured Babylon. Although no ancient historian mentions his name as one of the successors of the second Chaldean King, Nebuchadnezzer #2, the Babylonian cuneifrom inscriptions gave the Belsaruzar as that of the son of Nabonidous (R.555-539 BC) the last King of Babylon. A later inscription suggested that Belshazzar was associated with his father on the throne

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Johnny Cash The Rough Cut King Of Country Music

Rough Cut King Of Country

SUN 122   Doctored Stereo
Not Recorded In Stereo

Side #1

  1. Cold Cold heart
  2. Goodnight Irene
  3. Straight A's in love
  4. You're My Baby
  5. My Treasure
  6. I Forgot To Remember To Forget

Side #2

  1. Born To Lose
  2. You Tell Me
  3. Fools Hall Of Fame
  4. I Just Thought You'd Like To Know
  5. Story Of a Broken Heart

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Now Here's Johnny Cash

SUN SLP-1255   1961  First Release 
Not Recorded In Stereo
Newly Released On CD

Side #1

  1. Sugar Time
  2. Down The Street To 301
  3. Life Goes On
  4. Port Of Lonely Hearts
  5. Cry Cry Cry
  6. My Treasure

Side #2

  1. Oh Lonesome Me
  2. So Doggone Lonesome
  3. You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
  4. Hey Porter
  5. Home Of The Blues     < Words & Comments to Song >

   Bonus  Tracks

  1. I couldn't Keep From Crying 

  2. Sugar Time 

  3. My treasure 

  4. Oh Lonesome Me

  5. Home Of The blues 

Titling this album Now Here's Johnny Cash may have signaled a puckish sense of humor from someone in the Sun Records hierarchy. Johnny was in reality long gone, have exited Sam Phillips legendary Memphis label a few years prior for the advantages of life on Columbia Records. With only four of this set's selections recycled from his four previous Sun LP's the depth and quality of what Cash left behind in the company's vaults is readily apparent. 

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Johnny Cash Vintage Vaults 

4 - CD Box Set Newly Released 

Great Collection 

Volume #1 

  1. Hey Porter 

  2. Cry Cry Cry 

  3. There You Go 

  4. Train Of Love 

  5. Come In Stranger 

  6. Guess Things Happen That Way 

  7. Don't Make Me Go

  8. Wreck Of Old 97 

  9. Rock Island Line 

  10. Cold Cold Heart 

  11. Port Of Lonely Hearts

  12. Sugar Time

  13. The Ways Of A Woman In Love 

  14. You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven 

Volume #2 

  1. I Walk The Line 

  2. Get Rhythm 

  3. Give My Love To Rose 

  4. Home Of The Blues 

  5. I Heard The Lonesome Whistle Blow 

  6. I Just Thought You'd Like To Know 

  7. Oh Lonesome Me

  8. Katy Too

  9. I Forgot To Remember To Forget 

  10. I Was There When It Happened 

  11. Fools Hall Of Fame 

  12. You Tell Me 

  13. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You 

  14. Next In Line 

Volume #3 

  1. Folsom Prison Blues 

  2. So Doggone Lonesome 

  3. Do' in My Time 

  4. Straight A's In Love 

  5. I Love You Because

  6. Down The Street To 301 

  7. The Story Of A Broken Heart 

  8. Hey Good Lookin

  9. Goodnight Irene 

  10. I Can't Help It 

  11. Always Alone 

  12. You Win Again 

  13. I Couldn't Keep From Crying 

  14. Goodbye Little Darlin 

Volume #4 

  1. Big River 

  2. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen 

  3. Wide Open Road 

  4. Thanks A Lot 

  5. Born To Lose 

  6. Mean Eyed Cat 

  7. New Mexico 

  8. Remember Me

  9. Just About The Time 

  10. My Treasure

  11. You're My Baby

  12. If The Good Lords Willing 

  13. Life Goes On 

  14. Country Boy 

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Misc. Sun LPS.

Johnny Cash Original Golden Hits Vol #1

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Sun LP - 100  Doctored Stereo
Not Recorded In Stereo

Side #1

  1. Folsom Prison Blues
  2. Hey Porter
  3. So Doggone Lonesome
  4. There You Go
  5. Next In Line
  6. Cry Cry Cry

Side #2

  1. I Walk The Line
  2. Train Of Love
  3. Don't Make Me Go
  4. Home Of  Blues    Words & Comments to Song >
  5. Get Rhythm

Johnny Cash Original Golden Hits Vol #2

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Sun LP - 101 Doctored Stereo
Not Recorded In Stereo

Side #1

  1. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
  2. Come In Stranger
  3. The Ways Of A Woman In Love
  4. You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
  5. I just Thought You'd  Like To Know
  6. Give My Love To Rose

Side #2

  1. Guess Things Happen That Way
  2. Just About The Time
  3. Luther's Boogie
  4. Thanks A Lot
  5. Big River    < Words & Comments To Song >

Johnny Cash Original Golden Hits Vol #3

Sun LP - 127  Doctored Stereo
Not Recorded In Stereo

Side #1

  1. Rock Island Line
  2. Oh Lonesome Me
  3. Country Boy
  4. You Win Again
  5. Straight  A's In Love
  6. Doinn My Time

Side #2

  1. The Wreck  Of The Old 97
  2. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
  3. Sugar Time
  4. Story Of A Broken Heart
  5. Katy Too

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