Now Here's Johnny Cash

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Now Here's Johnny Cash
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released Original: 1961
Re-issued: July 29, 2003
Recorded September 1954 - July 17, 1958
Genre
Length Original: 27:13
Re-issue: 38:39
Label Sun
Producer
Johnny Cash chronology
Now, There Was a Song!
(1960)
Now Here's Johnny Cash
(1961)
Hymns from the Heart
(1962)
Singles from Now Here's Johnny Cash
  1. "Hey, Porter"
    Released: 1955
  2. "Cry! Cry! Cry!"
    Released: 1955
  3. "Home of the Blues"
    Released: 1957
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

Now Here's Johnny Cash is the tenth album by musician Johnny Cash. Released on Sun Records on 21 October 1961 (see 1961 in music), the album consists primarily of Sun recordings that had yet to appear on album, though some tracks like "Cry! Cry! Cry!" had appeared on LP before. At this time, Cash had been recording for Columbia Records for several years, but Sun had amassed sufficient backlog of recordings that it was able to continue to release new singles and albums with at least partial new material into the early 1960s. "Hey Porter", one of Cash's first major hits for the label from 1955, appeared on album for the first time.

It was later re-issued in 2003 (see 2003 in music), under the label Varèse Sarabande, with five bonus tracks. In 2007 it was re-released with Greatest! on one CD.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sugartime"   Odis Echols, Charlie Phillips 1:48
2. "Down the Street to 301"   Jack Clement 2:06
3. "Life Goes On"   Cash, Clement 2:02
4. "Port of Lonely Hearts"   Cash 2:36
5. "Cry! Cry! Cry!"   Cash 2:29
6. "My Treasure"   Cash 1:16
7. "Oh Lonesome Me"   Don Gibson 2:30
8. "So Doggone Lonesome"   Cash 2:37
9. "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven"   Jim Atkins, Cash, Hoyt Johnson 2:40
10. "The Story of a Broken Heart"   Sam Phillips 2:11
11. "Hey, Porter"   Cash 2:15
12. "Home of the Blues"   Cash, Glen Douglas, Vic McAlpin 2:43
Total length:
27:13

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

  • Sam Phillips - Producer
  • Jack Clement - Producer
  • Cary E. Mansfield - Reissue Producer
  • Bill Dahl - Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
  • Dan Hersch - Digital Remastering
  • Bill Pitzonka - Art Direction, Design

Charts[edit]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1960 "Down the Street to 301" Pop Singles 85
1960 "Oh Lonesome Me" Country Singles 13
1960 "Oh Lonesome Me" Pop Singles 93

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