Sings Hank Williams

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Sings Hank Williams
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released Original: September 15, 1960
Re-issued: June 17, 2003
Recorded July 30, 1955 - May 15, 1958
Genre Country, rockabilly, blues
Length 27:59
Language English
Label Sun
Producer Sam Phillips, Jack Clement
Johnny Cash chronology
Songs of Our Soil
(1959)
Sings Hank Williams
(1960)
Ride this Train
(1960)

Sings Hank Williams is the seventh album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released under Sun Records on September 15, 1960 (see 1960 in music). The album was reissued on Varèse Sarabande on June 17, 2003 as Sings Hank Williams and Other Favorites (see 2003 in music) with five bonus tracks, two of them being alternate recordings of numbers already available on the album. Contrary to what the title might suggest, only the first four out of the twelve tracks on the album were written by Williams himself, with most of the others being versions of Cash's self-penned songs.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Johnny Cash, except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I can't Help It"   Hank Williams 1:45
2. "You Win Again"   Williams 2:18
3. "Hey, Good Lookin'"   Williams 1:41
4. "I Could Never Be Ashamed of You"   Williams 2:14
5. "Next in Line"     2:48
6. "Straight A's in Love"     2:15
7. "Folsom Prison Blues"     2:49
8. "Give My Love to Rose"     2:45
9. "I Walk the Line"     2:46
10. "I Love You Because"   Leon Payne 2:26
11. "Come in Stranger"     1:42
12. "Mean Eyed Cat"     2:30
Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cold, Cold Heart"   Williams  
2. "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle"      
3. "Come in Stranger"   Williams, Jimmie Davis  
4. "Wide Open Road"      
5. "I Love You because" (with the Gene Lowery Singers) Leon Payne  

Charts[edit]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1959 "Straight A's in Love" Country Singles 16
1959 "Straight A's in Love" Pop Singles 84
1959 "I Love You Because" Country Singles 20
1960 "Give My Love to Rose" Country Singles 13
1960 "Come In Stranger" Country Singles 6
1960 "Come In Stranger" Pop Singles 66
1960 "Mean Eyed Cat" Country Singles 30

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