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Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous

Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. It was originally released on 13 November 1958, but later re-issued in 2003, under the label Varèse Sarabande, with four different versions of tracks already present on the original LP as a bonus. The complete contents of the album are also incorporated into an extended version of the previous collection With His Hot and Blue Guitar included in the 2012 box set Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 13, 1958 (1958-11-13)
RecordedApril 2, 1956 – July 10, 1958
Genre
LengthOriginal: 28:57
Re-issue: 38:08
LabelSun
Producer
Johnny Cash chronology
The Fabulous Johnny Cash
(1958)
Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
(1958)
Greatest!
(1959)
Singles from Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
  1. "There You Go"
    Released: November 21, 1956
  2. "Next in Line"
    Released: April 15, 1957
  3. "Home of the Blues"
    Released: August 10, 1957
  4. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen"
    Released: December 1, 1957
  5. "Guess Things Happen That Way"
    Released: May 20, 1958
  6. "The Ways of a Woman in Love"
    Released: August 11, 1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ballad of a Teenage Queen"Jack Clement2:13
2."There You Go"Johnny Cash2:19
3."I Walk the Line"Cash2:46
4."Don't Make Me Go"Cash2:31
5."Guess Things Happen That Way"Clement1:52
6."Train of Love"Cash2:24
7."The Ways of a Woman in Love"Bill Justis, Charlie Rich2:16
8."Next in Line"Cash2:49
9."You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven"Jim Atkins, Cash, Hoyt Johnson2:42
10."I Can't Help It"Hank Williams1:49
11."Home of the Blues"Cash, Douglas Glenn Tubb, Lillie McAlpin2:41
12."Big River"Cash2:35
Total length:28:57

PersonnelEdit


TECHNICAL CREW
  • Sam Phillips - Producer
  • Jack Clement - Producer
  • Cary E. Mansfield — Reissue Producer
  • Bill Dahl — Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
  • Dan Hersch — Digital Remastering
  • Bill Pitzonka — Reissue Art Director

ChartsEdit

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1956 "There You Go" Country Singles 1
1957 "Don't Make Me Go" Country Singles 9
1957 "Home of the Blues" Country Singles 3
1957 "Home of the Blues" Pop Singles 88
1957 "Next in Line" Country Singles 9
1957 "Next in Line" Pop Singles 99
1957 "Train of Love" Country Singles 7
1958 "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" Country Singles 1
1958 "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" Pop Singles 14
1958 "Big River" Country Singles 4
1958 "Big River" Pop Singles 14
1958 "Guess Things Happen That Way" Country Singles 1
1958 "Guess Things Happen That Way" Pop Singles 11
1958 "The Ways of a Woman in Love" Country Singles 2
1958 "The Ways of a Woman in Love" Pop Singles 24
1958 "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" Country Singles 5
1958 "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" Pop Singles 24

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