The Man in Black 1959–1962

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The Man in Black 1959-1962
Box set by Johnny Cash
Released 1991
Recorded (Various Years)
Genre Rockabilly/Country
Length Seven hours
Label Bear Family Records BCD 15562 EH
Johnny Cash chronology
Come Along and Ride this Train
(1991)
The Man in Black 1959-1962
(1991)
The Mystery of Life
(1991)
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The Man in Black 1959–1962 is the third box set released by Bear Family Records. It contains 5 CD's of Johnny Cash's music. The first four discs include many well-known and rare songs, As well as some outtakes. Disc 5 is completely outtakes of seven songs.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Snow in His Hair"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
2. "I Saw a Man"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
3. "Lead Me Gently Home"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
4. "Are All the Children In"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
5. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
6. "I Call Him"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
7. "Old Account"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
8. "He'll Be a Friend"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
9. "These Things Shall Pass"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
10. "It Could Be You (Instead of Him)"   Songs of Our Soil  
11. "God Will"   Hymns by Johnny Cash  
12. "Great Speckled Bird"   Songs of Our Soil  
13. "Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)?"   Single A-side  
14. "He'll Understand and Say Well Done"   Hymns from the Heart  
15. "God Must Have My Fortune Laid Away"   Hymns from the Heart  
16. "When I've Learned Enough to Die"   Hymns from the Heart  
17. "I Got Shoes"   Hymns from the Heart  
18. "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning"   Hymns from the Heart  
19. "If We Never Meet Again"   Hymns from the Heart  
20. "When I Take My Vacation in Heaven"   Hymns from the Heart  
21. "When He Reached Down His Hand for Me"   Hymns from the Heart  
22. "Taller Than Trees"   Hymns from the Heart  
23. "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone"   Hymns from the Heart  
24. "My God is Real"   Hymns from the Heart  
25. "These Hands"   Hymns from the Heart  
26. "Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)?"   Previously unreleased  
27. "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley"   "Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)?" B-side  
28. "Day in the Grand Canyon"   The Lure of the Grand Canyon  


Disc Two
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "I'll Remember You"   "The Little Drummer Boy" B-side  
2. "I Got Stripes"   Single A-side  
3. "You Dreamer You"   "Frankie's Man Johnny" B-side  
4. "Five Feet High and Rising"   Songs of Our Soil  
5. "The Rebel - Johnny Yuma"   "The Rebel - Johnny Yuma" EP  
6. "Lorena"   "The Rebel - Johnny Yuma" EP  
7. "Second Honeymoon"   Single A-side  
8. "Fable of Willie Brown"   The Unissued Johnny Cash  
9. "Smiling Bill McCall"   "Seasons of My Heart" B-side  
10. "Johnny Yuma Theme"      
11. "Man on the Hill"   Songs of Our Soil  
12. "Hank and Joe and Me"   Songs of Our Soil  
13. "Caretaker"   Songs of Our Soil  
14. "Clementine"   Songs of Our Soil  
15. "I Want to Go Home"   Songs of Our Soil  
16. "Old Apache Squaw"   Songs of Our Soil  
17. "Don't Step on Mother's Roses"   Songs of Our Soil  
18. "My Grandfather's Clock"   Songs of Our Soil  
19. "I Couldn't Keep from Crying"   Now, There Was a Song!  
20. "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You"   Now, There Was a Song!  
21. "I Will Miss You When You Go"   Now, There Was a Song!  
22. "I Feel Better All Over"   Now, There Was a Song!  
23. "Bandana" (The Tennessee Two & Friend) Single A-side  
24. "Wabash Blues" (The Tennessee Two & Friend) "Bandana" B-side  
25. "Viel Zu Spät (I Got Stripes)"   The Unissued Johnny Cash  
26. "Wo Ist Zu Hause, Mama (Five Feet High and Rising)"   The Unissued Johnny Cash  
27. "Heartbeat" (vocal: Roy Rivers) Previously unreleased  
28. "Hello Again" (vocal: Roy Rivers) Previously unreleased  
Disc Three
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Tall Man"   "Tennessee Flat Top Box" B-side  
2. "Girl in Saskatoon"   "Locomotive Man" B-side  
3. "Locomotive Man"   Single A-side  
4. "The Losing Kind"   Previously unreleased  
5. "Five Minutes to Live"   Previously unreleased  
6. "Forty Shades of Green"   "The Rebel - Johnny Yuma" B-side  
7. "The Big Battle"   Single A-side  
8. "Blues for Two" (The Tennessee Two & Friend) Single A-side  
9. "Jeri and Nina's Melody" (The Tennessee Two & Friend) "Blues for Two" B-side  
10. "Why Do You Punish Me (For Loving You)"   Now, There Was a Song!  
11. "Just One More"   Now, There Was a Song!  
12. "Seasons of My Heart"   Now, There Was a Song!  
13. "Honky Tonk Girl"   Now, There Was a Song!  
14. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"   Now, There Was a Song!  
15. "Time Changes Everything"   Now, There Was a Song!  
16. "I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall)"   Now, There Was a Song!  
17. "Transfusion Blues"   Now, There Was a Song!  
18. "Lovin' Locomotive Man"   Previously unreleased  
19. "Five Minutes to Live"   Previously unreleased  
20. "Mr. Lonesome"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
21. "Forty Shades of Green"   Previously unreleased  
22. "Folsom Prison Blues"   Previously unreleased  
23. "I Walk the Line"   Previously unreleased  
24. "Hey Porter"   Previously unreleased  
25. "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"   Previously unreleased  
26. "There's a Mother Always Waiting"   Previously unreleased  
27. "The Losing Kind"   The Unissued Johnny Cash  
Disc Four
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Tennessee Flat Top Box"   Single A-side  
2. "Sing It Pretty, Sue"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
3. "Little at a Time"   "In the Jailhouse Now" B-side  
4. "So Do I"   The Unissued Johnny Cash  
5. "Bonanza!"   Single A-side  
6. "Shamrock Doesn't Grow in California"   The Unissued Johnny Cash  
7. "I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
8. "Delia's Gone"   Previously unreleased  
9. "Lost on the Desert"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
10. "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
11. "Accidentally on Purpose"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
12. "You Remembered Me"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
13. "In the Jailhouse Now"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
14. "Let Me Down Easy"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
15. "In Them Cottonfields Back Home"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
16. "You Won't Have Far to Go"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
17. "Delia's Gone"   The Sound of Johnny Cash  
18. "No One Will Ever Know"   Happiness Is You  
19. "Danger Zone"   The Unissued Johnny Cash  
20. "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight"   Previously unreleased  
21. "Send a Picture of Mother"   "Busted" B-side  
22. "Hardin Wouldn't Run"   Previously unreleased  
23. "Sing It Pretty, Sue"   Previously unreleased  
24. "Blue Bandana" (The Tennessee Two & Friend) Previously unreleased  
25. "So Doggone Lonesome" (The Tennessee Two & Friend) Previously unreleased  
26. "Johnny Reb"   Previously unreleased  
27. "Delia's Gone"   Previously unreleased  
28. "I Walk The Line" (take 6, slow) Previously unreleased  
29. "I Walk The Line" (take 9, fast) Previously unreleased  
Disc Five
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Girl in Saskatoon"   Previously unreleased  
2. "Girl in Saskatoon"   Previously unreleased  
3. "Girl in Saskatoon"   Previously unreleased  
4. "Girl in Saskatoon"   Previously unreleased  
5. "Girl in Saskatoon"   Previously unreleased  
6. "Girl in Saskatoon"   Previously unreleased  
7. "Girl in Saskatoon"   Previously unreleased  
8. "Empty Chair" (vocal: Roy Cash) Previously unreleased  
9. "Empty Chair" (vocal: Roy Cash) Previously unreleased  
10. "Empty Chair" (vocal: Roy Cash) Previously unreleased  
11. "Relief Is Just a Swallow Away" (vocal: Roy Cash) Previously unreleased  
12. "Relief Is Just a Swallow Away" (vocal: Roy Cash) Previously unreleased  
13. "Relief Is Just a Swallow Away" (vocal: Roy Cash) Previously unreleased  
14. "Relief Is Just a Swallow Away" (vocal: Roy Cash) Previously unreleased  
15. "Relief Is Just a Swallow Away" (vocal: Roy Cash) Previously unreleased  
16. "Riot in Cell Block #9" (vocal: Ray Liberto, Jr.) Previously unreleased  
17. "Riot in Cell Block #9" (vocal: Ray Liberto, Jr.) Previously unreleased  
18. "Riot in Cell Block #9" (vocal: Ray Liberto, Jr.) Previously unreleased  
19. "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" (vocal: Ray Liberto, Jr.) Previously unreleased  
20. "Rocket 69" (vocal: Ray Liberto, Jr.) Previously unreleased  
21. "Rocket 69" (vocal: Ray Liberto, Jr.) Previously unreleased  
22. "Blueberry Hill" (vocal: Ray Liberto, Jr.) Previously unreleased  

Credits[edit]

  • Mastered By - Bob Jones
  • Producer - Don Law, Jack Clement, Sam Phillips
  • Reissue Producer - Colin Escott, Richard Weize
  • Original creator-Sam Phillips

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