Johnny Cash Sun Records discography

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Johnny Cash Sun Records discography
Releases
Studio albums 18
Singles 20
No.1 Single 4

The Johnny Cash Sun Records discography details the music recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash and released on Sun Records. From late 1954 to July, 1958, Cash recorded for Sun Records, a label founded by Sam Phillips and located at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

LPs[edit]

Cash was the first Sun artist to release an LP

Year Album US Country
1957 Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar
1958 Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
1959 Greatest!
1960 Sings Hank Williams
1961 Now Here's Johnny Cash
1962 All Aboard the Blue Train
1964 The Original Sun Sound of Johnny Cash
1969 Original Golden Hits, Volume I 4
1969 Original Golden Hits, Volume II 3
1969 Story Songs of the Trains and Rivers 2
1969 Get Rhythm 30
1969 Showtime 14
1970 The Singing Storyteller 45
1970 Johnny Cash: The Legend
1970 Sunday Down South
1970 The Rough Cut King of Country Music
1971 Johnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis Sing Hank Williams
1971 Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music
1972 Original Golden Hits, Volume III
1977 Superbilly
1977 The Original Johnny Cash
1979 Johnny Cash Sings I Walk The Line
1979 Johnny Cash Sings Folsom Prison Blues
1980 Johnny Cash Sings The Blue Train
1980 Johnny Cash Sings The Greatest Hits
1982 Original Rockabilly

Singles[edit]

The following are the singles released by Sun Records.[1] Cash left Sun for Columbia in July, 1958. Sun continued to release singles through 1964.

Date # A Side Pop C&W B Side Pop C&W
June 21, 1955 221 "Cry! Cry! Cry!" 14 "Hey Porter!"
Dec. 15, 1955 232 "So Doggone Lonesome" 4 "Folsom Prison Blues" 4
May 01, 1956 241 "I Walk The Line" 17 1 "Get Rhythm"
Nov. 21, 1956 258 "There You Go" 1 "Train Of Love" 7
April 15, 1957 266 "Next In Line" 99 9 "Don't Make Me Go" 9
Aug. 10, 1957 279 "Home of the Blues" 88 3 "Give My Love To Rose" 13
Dec. 01, 1957 283 "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" 14 1 "Big River" 4
May 20, 1958 295 "Guess Things Happen That Way" 11 1 "Come In Stranger" 66 6
Aug. 11, 1958 302 "The Ways Of A Woman In Love" 24 2 "You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven" 5
Nov. 12, 1958 309 "It's Just About Time" 47 30 "I Just Thought You'd Like To Know" 85
Feb. 15, 1959 316 "Luther Played The Boogie" 8 "Thanks A Lot" 12
June 02, 1959 321 "Katy Too" 66 11 "I Forget To Remember To Forget"
Sept. 15, 1959 331 "You Tell Me" "Goodbye Little Darlin'" 22
Dec. 31, 1959 334 "Straight A's In Love" 84 16 I Love You Because 20
June 14, 1960 343 "The Story Of A Broken Heart" 107 "Down The Street To 301" 85
Oct. 25, 1960 347 "Mean Eyed Cat" 30 "Port Of Lonely Hearts"
Dec. 10, 1960 355 "Oh Lonesome Me" 93 13 "Life Goes On"
May 26, 1961 363 "Sugartime" "My Treasure"
April 27, 1962 376 "Blue Train" "Born To Lose"
May 01, 1964 392 "Wide Open Road" "Belshazzar"

Sun Recording History[edit]

Between Late 1954 and July, 1958, Cash recorded several sessions at Memphis Sun Studios. The Sun singles and albums were recorded at the sessions describe below. 'Master' indicates which take of a song was used for singles and albums.

Demo Session, Probably Late 1954

  1. "Wide Open Road" (Demo) – 2:26
  2. "You're My Baby" (Demo) – 1:42
  3. "My Treasure" (Demo) – 2:31
  4. "My Treasure" (Overdubbed Master) – 1:17

Demo Session, March 22, 1955

  1. "Folsom Prison Blues" (Demo) – 2:32
  2. "Wide Open Road" (Demo) – 2:36
  3. "Wide Open Road" (Demo) – 2:28
  4. "My Two Timin' Woman" (Demo) – 1:59
  5. "Hey Porter" (Demo) – 2:13

Studio Session, Probably May, 1955

  1. "Hey Porter" (Master) – 2:14
  2. "Cry, Cry, Cry" (Master) – 2:29
  3. "Wide Open Road" (Master) – 2:24

Studio Sessions, 1955

  1. "Port of Lonely Hearts" (Master) – 2:36
  2. "I Couldn't Keep from Crying" (Master) – 2:02
  3. "New Mexico" (Master) – 2:07

Studio Session, July 30, 1955

  1. "Folsom Prison Blues" (Master) – 2:50
  2. "Luther Played the Boogie" (Master) – 2:05
  3. "So Doggone Lonesome" (Master) – 2:38
  4. "Mean Eyed Cat" (MasterM) – 2:30

Demo Session for KWEM, Probably Late 1955 – KWEM Radio Studio, West Memphis, Arkansas

  1. "Rock 'n' Roll Ruby" (Demo) – 1:42

Studio Session, April 2, 1956

  1. "I Walk the Line" (Outtake) – 2:41
  2. "Brakeman's Blues" (FS+Incomplete) – 1:02
  3. "Get Rhythm" (Outtake, mike test) – 2:16
  4. "Get Rhythm" (Outtake) – 2:16
  5. "I Walk the Line" (Master) – 2:46
  6. "Get Rhythm" (Master) – 2:15
  7. "Train of Love" (Alternate) – 2:37

Studio Session, August 8, 1956

  1. "Train of Love" (Outtake) – 2:20
  2. "Train of Love" (Master) – 2:24
  3. "There You Go" (Master) – 2:19

Studio Session, October 1, 1956

  1. "One More Ride" (Incomplete) – 0:54

Studio Session, December 13, 1956

  1. "I Love You Because" (Outtake) – 2:27
  2. "Goodbye Little Darling" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:15
  3. "Straight A's in Love" (Undubbed Master) – 2:14
  4. "I Love You Because" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:28
  5. "Straight A's in Love" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:15

Studio Session, April 4, 1957

  1. "Don't Make Me Go" (Outtake) – 2:45
  2. "Don't Make Me Go" (Outtakes) – 2:53
  3. "Don't Make Me Go" (Master) – 2:30
  4. "Next in Line" (Master) – 2:47

Studio Session, July 1, 1957

  1. "Home of the Blues" (Undubbed Master) – 3:01
  2. "Give My Love to Rose" (Outtakes) – 3:12
  3. "Give My Love to Rose" (Outtake) – 2:44
  4. "Give My Love to Rose" (Master) – 2:46
  5. "Home of the Blues" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:41

Studio Session, Summer 1957

  1. "Rock Island Line" (Master) – 2:11
  2. "Wreck of the Old '97" (Master) – 1:48
  3. "Belshazar" (Master) – 2:27

Demo Session, August, 1957

  1. "Country Boy" (Demo) – 1:49
  2. "Leave That Junk Alone" (Demo) – 1:30

Studio Session, August 4, 1957

  1. "Doin' My Time" (Master) – 2:39
  2. "Country Boy" (Master) – 1:53
  3. "If the Good Lord's Willing" (Master) – 1:44
  4. "I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow" (Master) – 2:25
  5. "I Was There When It Happened" (Outtake) – 2:18
  6. "I Was There When It Happened" (Master) – 2:17
  7. "Remember Me" (Master) – 2:48

Studio Session, November 12, 1957

  1. "Big River" (Outtakes) – 3:46
  2. "Big River" (Master) – 2:32
  3. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" (Undubbed Master) – 2:18

Overdub Session, November 22, 1957

  1. "Goodnight Irene" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:41
  2. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:14

Studio Session, Unknown Date, 1957

  1. "Come in Stranger" (Alternate) – 2:03

Studio Session, April 9, 1958

  1. "Guess Things Happen That Way" (Undubbed Master) – 1:58
  2. "Come in Stranger" (Master) – 1:43
  3. "Oh Lonesome Me" (Undubbed Master) – 2:30

Overdub Session, May, 1958

  1. "Guess Things Happen That Way" (Overdubbed Master) – 1:52
  2. "Oh Lonesome Me" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:29

Studio Session, May 15, 1958

  1. "Sugartime" (Undubbed Master) – 1:46
  2. "Born to Lose" (Undubbed Master) – 2:10
  3. "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" (Undubbed Master) – 2:38
  4. "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:41
  5. "Sugartime" (Overdubbed Master) – 1:46
  6. "Born to Lose" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:11

Studio Session, May 15, 1958

  1. "The Story of a Broken Heart" (Outtake) – 2:35
  2. "The Story of a Broken Heart" (Outtake) – 2:32
  3. "The Story of a Broken Heart" (Outtakes) – 1:39
  4. "The Story of a Broken Heart" (Outtakes) – 2:05
  5. "The Story of a Broken Heart" (Master) – 2:12
  6. "Always Alone" (Outtakes) – 1:40
  7. "Always Alone" (Outtake) – 1:13
  8. "Always Alone" (Master) – 1:52
  9. "You Tell Me" (Outtakes) – 0:34
  10. "You Tell Me" (Master) – 1:20
  11. "Life Goes On" (Master) – 2:01

Studio Session, May 15, 1958

  1. "You Win Again" (False Starts) – 0:33
  2. "You Win Again" (Undubbed Master) – 2:17
  3. "I Could Never Be Ashamed of You" (Undubbed Master) – 2:14
  4. "Hey Good Lookin'" (Undubbed Master) – 1:43
  5. "I Can't Help It" (Undubbed Master) – 1:46
  6. "Cold, Cold Heart" (Undubbed Master) – 2:20
  7. "You Win Again" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:18
  8. "I Could Never Be Ashamed of You" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:14
  9. "Hey Good Lookin'" (Overdubbed Master) – 1:43
  10. "I Can't Help It" (Overdubbed Master) – 1:46
  11. "Cold, Cold Heart" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:21

Studio Session, May 28, 1958

  1. "Blue Train" (Master) – 2:02
  2. "Katy Too" (Master) – 1:58

Studio Session, July 10, 1958

  1. "The Ways of a Woman in Love" (Undubbed Master) – 2:28
  2. "Fools Hall of Fame" (Outtake) – 2:25
  3. "Fools Hall of Fame" (FS + Master) – 2:34
  4. "Thanks a Lot" (Outtakes) – 3:10
  5. "The Ways of a Woman in Love" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:17
  6. "Thanks a Lot" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:38

Studio Session, July 17, 1958

  1. "It's Just About Time" (Undubbed Master) – 2:08
  2. "I Just Thought You'd Like to Know" (Undubbed Master) – 2:23
  3. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" (Outtake) – 2:07
  4. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" (Outtake) – 2:10
  5. "It's Just About Time" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:10
  6. "I Just Thought You'd Like to Know" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:25
  7. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" (Overdubbed Master) – 1:55
  8. "Down the Street to 301" (Overdubbed Master) – 2:03

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liner Notes, Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two: The Complete Original Sun Singles, Varese Sarabande, 1999.

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