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NOTE: All Of The Johnny Cash CD's  That Are Available, Can Be Purchased At Most Major CD Online Music Outlets


Happiness is You

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LP Columbia  CS-9337   1966
No Longer Available New On Vinyl
No CD Available At This Time 

This Album Was Recorded In The Columbia Studios, Nashville. Johnny Cash, Vocal ; Guitar : Marshall Grant, Bass; W.S. Holland Drums : Luther Perkins, Electric Guitar ; Statler  Brothers, Vocals; Unknown Organ and Dobro , Producer Don Law And Frank Jones

Five Sessions

  1. July 28, 1965
  2. October 29, 1965
  3. November 29, 1965
  4. November 30, 1965
  5. December 1, 1965

Side #1

  1. Happiness Is You 
  2. Guess Things Happen That Way
  3. Ancient History
  4. You Comb Her Hair
  5. She Came From the Mountains

Side #2

  1. For Loving You
  2. No One Will Ever Know
  3. Is This My Destiny
  4. A Wound Time Can't Erase
  5. Happy To Be With You     ( # 9 HIT )    1965
  6. Wabash Cannon Ball

Note: This 1966 album has been found with two names on the record label - the number 1 album has the name “Happiness Is You” and Number 2 album has the name "That's What You Get For Lovin’ Me”.  They both have the same number on both albums labels and on the album cover titles are both "Happiness Is You".

Also, Number 2 has "unbreakable" written on the record label and the other doesn’t.  I have looked at both of them since I have both copies, and the number 1 album of the record label is a darker red then other. Also, the number 2 album has a noticeable misprint in the liner notes stating "King Of Fire", where it should be "Ring Of Fire".  So which one is the first issue?  I don’t know but I'd like to have an answer. If any one knows the answer to these questions, please email me and I will post it here on this site along with this album track list and notes.

This was brought to my attention by a Johnny Cash Fan from great state of Alaska !!  

Note: The front cover was done by Frank Baz. Again does this mean the he did the drawing of Johnny Cash or was he on the producing end of it?  Lots of questions on this great album by Johnny Cash

 

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I Walk The Line

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Gold Album 

Lp Columbia  CS-8990     1964
No Longer Available New On Vinyl
No CD Available At This Time 

  Most Of These Recordings Where Done On One Studio Session On March 4, 1964 at Columbia Studios Nashville

  Johnny Cash Vocal;& Guitar:   Norman Blake Dobro; Carter Family Vocal; Marshall Grant Bass; W.S. Holland, Drums; Bob Johnson Electric Guitar;
Producers Don Law & Frank Jones

Side #1

  1. I Walk The Line    ( Lyrics To Song )
  2. Bad News    ( # 8 HIT ) 1964
  3. Folsom Prison Blues
  4. Give My Love to Rose
  5. Hey Porter
  6. I Still Miss Someone    ( Lyrics To The Song  )

Side #2

  1. Understand Your Man  ( # 1 HIT )   1964
  2. Wreck of Old 97
  3. Still In Town
  4. Big River
  5. Goodbye , Little Darin, Goodbye
  6. Troublesome Waters

Liner Notes 

A phenomenon probably unique to the country and western and folk song fields is composer who is also the singer of his own songs. One of the notable gifted and most successful examples in recent years is Johnny Cash, whose hit recordings of original compositions have appeared repeatedly on national best-seller charts. Endowed with a vibrant, virile baritone voice, he is one of the best songwriting talents since the legendary Hank Williams. 

The title of Johnny’s new collection “I Walk The Line” is also the title of the million-seller that catapulted him into the national spotlight only a few years ago. Appropriately, the song leads off this alum which includes six Cash originals and one collaboration. After he sings “Bad News” (I’m Bad News, Always Getting In Trouble) the effect of which Johnny heightens by a devilish chuckle, he follows with three other famous Cash originals, the grim “Folsom Prison Blues” (I Shot A Man In Reno Just To Watch Him Die) the poignant “Give My Love To Rose” (The Words A Dyin Fella Said) and “Hey Porter” (Tell Me how Much Longer Will It Be Till We Cross The Mason Dixon Line) a jubilant goinghome song. “I Still Miss Someone” is a sentimental song that Johnny wrote to brother Roy’s words. 

A song with a too-late-now theme, “Understand Your Man” shows a lighter side ot Johnny writing and performing talents. A new arrangement of “Wreck Of The Old 97” concludes with a sobering moral; (Never Speak Harsh Words To Your True-lovin Husband He May Never Leave You And Never Return). After “Still In Town” Johnny sings another of his own songs, “Big River” (I Taught The Weepin Willow How To Cry), Gene Autry’s classic “Goodbye Little Darlin goodbye” and concludes with the inspirational “Troublesome Waters” 

I WALK THE LINE offers Johnny Cash, renowned story-teller-in-song, at his creative and performing best

Where Did This Album Go ?

Now here is an album of Johnny’s that I feel has almost been forgotten. I have asked myself many times why? It sold well in 1964 in fact it was a gold record for Cash. Even though some of the songs where old songs from his Sun Years it is great to listen to his older songs in the true stereo 360 sound. I thought for sure that when Sony records re-released some of his older albums on CD for Johnny Cash’s 70th Birthday last year, that they would certainly re-release this one. The thing that I most like about this wonderful Album is that it was done in "Stereo 360 Sound", and has a little taste of bluegrass on some of his songs. I might say in closing, that it really sounds great when you put in to a CD. Maybe in the near future Sony well release it, so we can all enjoy this wonderful album in its greatest form. 

In 1956 while still with Sun Records, Johnny wrote "I Walk the Line," as a pledge of fidelity for his first wife, Vivian Liberto, who he married in 1954. The lyrics read: "I keep a close watch on this heart of mine / I keep my eyes wide open all the time / I keep the ends out for the tie that binds / Because you're mine, I walk the line." At first, Vivian was supportive of Johnny's career, but after joining him on tour with Elvis in 1955, and after seeing the crazed women and wild lifestyle, she became leery. The two grew more and more distant as the years passed, and their marriage finally ended in divorce in 1967. In 1964, Johnny recorded the album I Walk the Line with Columbia. The song "I Walk the Line" led off the album, which included six original songs and one collaboration. The album achieved great success, with the song "Understand Your Man" reaching #1 on the charts.

Steven Menke 

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Debut Date - 3/7//64 - Dark As A Dungeon -  Charted - #49 - 
Debut Date - 9/4/65 - Sons Of Katie Elder - Charted - #10 


From Sea To Shining Sea

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LP Columbia CS-9447   1968
No longer Available On Vinyl New
Is Still Available On CD
Bear Family Box Set "Come Along And Ride Train" BCD-15563

Side #1                     ( Johnny Cash's Foot Notes On Album )

  1. Form Sea To Shining Sea
  2. The Whirl and The Suck
  3. Call Daddy From The Mine
  4. The Frozen Four Hundred Pound Fair To Middlin Cotton Picker
  5. The Walls Of A Prison
  6. The Masterpiece

Side #2

  1. You And Tennessee
  2. Another song to Sing
  3. The Flint Arrowhead
  4. Cisco Clifton's Fillin Station
  5. Shrimpin Sailing
  6. From Sea To Shining Sea

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Orange Blossom Special

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LP Columbia CS-9109   1965
No longer Available On Vinyl New
Now Available On CD Legacy/Columbia CK-86329 !!!!!
Released Date, 19 March 2002

Push & Go

Note Ed Gizzard, who is not identified on the session logs, assumes the role of an inquisitive friend asking the singer when he has plans to return to Florida

This Album Was Done Mostly In On Two Sessions At Columbia Studios In Nashville On December 20th  1964
Johnny Cash, Vocal Guitar June Carter, Vocal Marshall Grant, Bass: W.S Holland, Drums; Charlie McCoy, Harmonica: Luther Perkins,  Electric Guitar: Bill Pursell, Piano; Boots Randolph, Saxophone
                           Produced By Don Law & Frank Jones

Side #1

  1. Orange Blossom Special   ( # 3 HIT )  1965
  2. The Long Black Veil
  3. It Ain't Me Babe  ( Session Date August 27,1964 )
  4. The Wall
  5. Don't Think Twice It's All Right
  6. You Wild Colorado

Note; You Wild Colorado Is Done With Only Guitar Acconpiment. Male Vocals On Amen Sounds Like Statler Brothers But Columbia Ledger Sheets Make No Mention Of This

Side #2

  1. Mama You Been On My Mind
  2. When It's Springtime In Alaska
  3. All Of God's Children Ain't Free
  4. Danny Boy
  5. Wildwood Flower
  6. Amen

Bonus Tracks  Newly Released CD Version only

 Bonus Tracks 

  1. Engine 143 (Mono)
  2. (I'm Proud) The Baby Is mine 
  3. Mama, You've Been On My Mind

Note: In 1975 Johnny Cash Used The Instrumental Portion Of "Orange Blossom Special" And Re-Recorded The Vocal For Release On Promotional Album --------"Destination Victoria Station"
                                                      
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Bitter Tears

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LP Columbia CS-9048 - 1964
No Longer Available On Vinyl New
Is Still Available On CD Box Set Of Three

Alternate LP Cover 
LP Harmoney KH-32388 Vinyl
Ira Hayes Link

Side #1

  1. As Long as The Grass Shall Grow
  2. Apache Tears
  3. Custer
  4. The Talking Leaves

Side #2

  1. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes  ( # 3 HIT ) Debut Date July 11,1964
  2. Drums
  3. White Girl
  4. The Vanishing Race
  5. Old Apache Squaw   ( CD format only )

Individuality is a prerequisite for an artist! Johnny Cash is singular in his individuality. There is no artist on the American scene quite like this ex-farm boy from Arkansas.

One of the most striking things about Johnny’s writings and performance is his perceptiveness. His insight into the deep feelings for his fellows is startling. His few years rule out his having “lived” all he sings of and writes about so well. One must conclude that Johnny is gifted with a perception that allows him to express, so that others can understand, that which we did not see before. His quite unorthodox broach to the literature of the song has brought home, with great impact many things we have not taken the time to consider. This album contains an abundance of such literature.

We, as Americans, have many things of which we can be proud. But we, alas, have some things in our history that we must wear as millstones of shame. One of the least discussed is the manner in which we have treated the Indians. These people, of many languages and cultures, preceded us on this continent by more than ten thousand years. At some distant date they followed mammoths and giant prehistoric game over a now vanished land bridge between Siberia and Alaska and tracked them all over the Western Hemisphere, moving in wave after wave, spreading and changing.

The Indians of the Great Plains continued to be nomadic hunter. Others settled in the Southwest to plant crops and build great cliff dwellings and adobe pueblos. The Indians built their richest and most complex cultures in the Midwest and East and South. Some Indians built large fortified towns with temples and streets and pyramids-like buildings that only recently have been unearthed.

Our white ancestors looked upon the Indians as a lesser being. Language barriers hid the culture of race and the dignity of the individual. The white man’s greed for land and fur and gold blinded him to the indignities he was forcing on another of the human kind. The knowledge and energy that our forefathers brought from Europe propelled the white man with force and speed that put fear in the heart and mind of the leisurely-paced Indian. And fear comes misunderstanding. We have spent three hundred years with fewer lands, less game, broken promises. All of the aforementioned mean death for the Indian.

First, families died, then tribes and now we are faced with whole cultures dying away. We have made promises, only to break them. We have signed treaties, only to have them become “white leaves that blow away in the wind”. True, the Indians fought and killed white men, but we fail to remember that we, the white men, were invaders. The Indians was defending that which had been his for thousand of years. We are still displacing the American Indian. This year hundreds of families are being moved from a New York State revelation granted them in a treaty signed by George Washington, to make way for a dam. We are still the invader.

The content of the album is the Indian’s side of the story. The songs, written by Peter Lafarge and Johnny Cash, view some of the problems cited here from the Indian’s viewpoint. Listen well to these words. They are the thoughts and feelings of a people who deem Custer’s Last Stand not a massacre but an Indian victory over a foe who had broken a promise. Hear the words well and you will discern that simply because we are white, that does not make us pure.

Johnny Cash sings well these tales of the Indian’s woe. His facility for perception and insight lends validity to these tales of anguish. Johnny is justified in the stand he takes. 

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Hello I'm Johnny Cash

Gold Album 

LP Columbia  KCS-9943   1973
No Longer Available On Vinyl New
No CD Available At This Time 

This Is One Of My All Time Favorite Albums. I Remember Him doing Most Of These Songs On this Album On  His ABC Television Shows. I Have Hi-Lighted My Favorite Songs On this Album

NOTE: This Album Is Rumored To Be The Next Album To Be Released On CD 

Side #1

  1. Southwind
  2. The Devil To Pay
  3. Cause I Love You
  4. See Ruby Fall
  5. Route #1 Box 144
  6. Sing a Traveling Song

Side #2

  1. If I Were A Carpenter ( #2 HIT  ) 1970  Duet  with  June Carter
  2. To Beat The Devil
  3. Blistered
  4. Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill
  5. I've Got a Thing About Trains
  6. Jesus Was A Carpenter

to commemorate the sale of more than $1 million in sales of the Columbia Records long-playing record album

The album was released in 1970, reaching #1 on the country charts and #6 on the pop charts.

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Any Old Wind That Blows

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Lp Columbia  KC-32091   1973
No Longer Available On Vinyl New
No CD Available At This Time 

Side #1

  1. Any Old Wind that Blows   ( # 3 HIT )   1972
  2. Kentucky Straight
  3. The Loving Gift
  4. The Good Earth
  5. Best Friend

Side #2

  1. Oney (#2 HIT) 8/26/72  On Charts 15 Weeks  Columbia 45660
  2. The Ballad Of Annie Palmer
  3. Too Little Too Late
  4. If I Had A Hammer    ( # 29 HIT )   1972
  5. Country Trash
  6. Welcome

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Everybody Loves A Nut

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LP - CS  9292 STEREO  LP - 2492 MOMO 
Produced By Don Law & Frank Jones
Not Available Vinyl New 
No CD Available At This Time 

Side #1

  1. Everybody Loves A Nut  ( # 17 HIT )    1966
  2. The One on The Right Is On The Left  ( # 2 HIT  )  1966
  3. A Cup Of coffee
  4. The Bug That Tried To Crawl Around The World
  5. The Singing Star's Queen

Side #2

  1. Austin Prison
  2. Dirty Egg-Sucking Dog
  3. Take Me Home
  4. Please Don't Play Red river Valley
  5. Boa Constrictor   ( # 39 HIT ) 1966
  6. Joe Bean

Remember Aladdin? We may figure him to be a bit out of his skull, but we love him for his crazy lamp! We still quote what “Confucis says” and shake our heads. But doesn’t he put us on beautifully with that fortune-cookie wisdom? You realize, too, that Pied piper gained his popularity and gathered crowds because he was hung up on parades. You don’t have to dig into an encyclopedia, reference book or your librarian’s memory to understand that screwballs have a timeless, universal appeal. And now, in a captivating collection of fun songs, Johnny Cash steps forward to remind us that “Everybody Loves A Nut”

Johnny doesn’t need history to prove the eternal popularity of lovable nuts, but he does have much to contribute to our understanding of the world today. His philosophical comments are offbeat, personal and often devastating. Listen, for example, to “The One On The Right Is On The Left” a laugh-provoking look at a politically mixed-up folk group 

Johnny Cash is wise wayfarer who sings about foibles that strike his fancy. Most songs are about man and his environment; some are about unusual occupations “A Cup Of Coffee” is the saga of a genial truck driver ”A Singing Star’s Queen”  is about just about that; “Austin Prison” concerns a jailbird and his escapades; “Take Me Home” describes the woes of a sick-and-tired traveler, and “Please Don’t Play Red River Valley” tells a story of an amateur harmonica player. “Joe Bean” is the tragicomic story of a hanging. “The Bug That Tried To Crawl Around The World” is about an itinerant insect; there is a musical warning to a “Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog” and an appeal to a “Boa Constrictor” complete with the first sound of a snake’s satisfaction ever recorded. Johnny Cash sees laughter And Life all Around His

Although these are not folk songs, like them they tell the tales of people and places and things. They’re way out, full of surprises and just plain funny. Johnny Cash knows that “Everybody Loves A Nut” listen, and you’ll agree. Only a nut wouldn’t.


Johnny Cash And His Woman

Johnny And His Woman

LP Columbia  KC-32443   1973
No Longer Available On Vinyl New
No CD Available At This Time 

Side #1

  1. The Color Of Love
  2. Saturday Night In Hickman County
  3. Allegheny
  4. Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs
  5. Matthew 24

Side #2

  1. The City Of New Orleans
  2. Tony
  3. The Pine Tree
  4. We're For Love
  5. Godshine

Bonus Tracks On Newly Released CD Only  

  1. The Wind Of Change 
  2. From Sea To Shinning Sea

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Carryin On With Johnny Cash And June Carter

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LP Columbia  CS-9528    1967
No Longer Available On Vinyl New
Now Available On CD Legacy/Columbia Released 19 March 2002

Album liner Note Below ( New ) 

Side #1

  1. Long-Legged Guitar Man
  2. ShantyTown
  3. It Ain't Me Babe
  4. Fast Boat To Sydney
  5. Pack Up Your Sorrows
  6. I Got A Woman

Side #2

  1. Jackson ( # 2 HIT )  1967      Duet With June Carter
  2. Oh What A Good Thing We Had
  3. You'll Be All Right
  4. No No No
  5. What'd I Say

Bonus Tracks On Newly Released CD Only  

  1. The Wind Of Change 
  2. From Sea To Shinning Sea

The story of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash is one of the great love stories of the twentieth century. And their album “Carryin On” originally released in 1967, epitomizes the playful, loving relationship of two entertainment giants who eventually became husband and wife.  

Twelve long miserable years have passed since I was introduced to Johnny Cash. Then and there I decided that this Long-Legged, hungry-looking vacuum-cleaner salesman would be better off selling eggs than records. He couldn’t tune or even play his worn out, busted, German guitar – but along with guitarist Luther Perkins ( no relative of mine, thank God!) and bass player Marshall Grant, a couple of self-made mechanics, he cur his first horrible record. Then you, you unsuspecting record buyers outran motorcycles, even roadrunners, to get record shops to lay down those many dollars for it. And you ain’t stopped running yet !!! That’s what makes me sick. I hope you’re satisfied now that you’ve made Johnny Cash the biggest damn thing in country music.

And then !! Poor little Miss June Carter, a sweet lady who, after many weeks of watching Cash go on stage wearing streaked, spotted, striped and wrinkled shirts and baggy pants, persuaded him to buy himself a suit with a coat and pants the same color. Recently she personally bought him three suits with matching coats and pants.

The Tennessee Three and myself insisted that she send him the bill for them. June is affectionately as “Brindi” has had a tough time these last few years. She fought a battle to tame a man with a wild streak-trying and succeeding most times in eliminating the streak She has used horrible tactics for doing this, such as cooking ham on a shaky stove while enroot to  High Point N.C., in a beat-up Dodge Motor Home, pressing suits, hair cuts, hot biscuits and all. Pickin up and singing when she got the notion was too much for John and the babies (W.S. Marshall, Luther and me ) so old John joined in to protect his ears. The duet didn’t come out near so badly as we thought it would. They sang an old song called Jackson, then there was the Long-Legged Guitar Pickin  Man – and finally this album.

Now they’re singing together, and though we tried to drown them out the Tennessee Three and myself, I suppose, Damn it, you’ll hear them Carry On in this album. Carl Perkins

Note: This Is The Same Album  As Above Just A Newer Version Of Cover  

NOTE: All Of The Johnny Cash CD's  That Are Available, Can Be Purchased At Most Major CD Online Music Outlets

Johnny and June would win two Grammy's together, including one for the single "If I Were a Carpenter" (lot 170) in 1970. "Jackson" is probably the most loved duet the couple performed over the course of their career, and also appears on the album Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison the following year, for which Johnny Cash won two other Grammy's. The song was a fan favorite largely for the vibrancies of Johnny and June's live duets. Their chemistry is perfect and their respective senses of humor shine through. It is by far their biggest hit together. "Jackson" would reach #2 on the Country Western charts in 1967, and John and June would be married early the following year

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