The Man in Black 1963–1969

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The Man in Black 1963–1969
Box set by Johnny Cash
Released 1995
Recorded (Various Years)
Genre Rockabilly/Country
Label Bear Family BCD 15588
Johnny Cash chronology
American Recordings
(1994)
The Man in Black 1963–1969
(1995)
Unchained
(1995)
The Highwaymen
The Road Goes on Forever
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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The Man in Black 1963–1969 is the fourth, and most recent box set released by Bear Family Records. It contains 6 CD's of Johnny Cash's music. (making this his 82nd release overall)

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Ring of Fire"   Single A-side  
2. "The Matador"   Single A-side  
3. "I'd Still Be There"   "Ring of Fire" B-side  
4. "Still in Town"   I Walk the Line  
5. "El Matador" (Spanish) Previously unreleased  
6. "Fuego d'Amor (Anillo de Fuego)" (Spanish) Previously unreleased  
7. "My Old Faded Rose"   Previously unreleased  
8. "It Ain't Me Babe"   Orange Blossom Special  
9. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"   Orange Blossom Special  
10. "One Too Many Mornings"   Johnny & June  
11. "Mama, You've Been on My Mind"   Orange Blossom Special  
12. "The Long Black Veil"   Orange Blossom Special  
13. "The Wall"   Orange Blossom Special  
14. "Orange Blossom Special"   Orange Blossom Special  
15. "Troublesome Waters"   I Walk the Line  
16. "I Walk the Line"   I Walk the Line  
17. "Folsom Prison Blues"   I Walk the Line  
18. "Wreck of the Old '97"   I Walk the Line  
19. "Hey Porter"   I Walk the Line  
20. "Big River"   I Walk the Line  
21. "All of God's Children Ain't Free"   Orange Blossom Special  
22. "Amen"   Orange Blossom Special  
23. "When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)"   Orange Blossom Special  
24. "You Wild Colorado"   Orange Blossom Special  
25. "Danny Boy"   Orange Blossom Special  
26. "I Still Miss Someone"   Previously unreleased  
27. "Give My Love to Rose"   I Walk the Line  
28. "Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye"   I Walk the Line  
Disc Two
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Dark as a Dungeon"   "Understand Your Man" B-side  
2. "Bottom of the Mountain"   "Boa Constrictor" B-side  
3. "Understand Your Man"   I Walk the Line  
4. "Time and Time Again"   "It Ain't Me Babe" B-side  
5. "I Still Miss Someone"   I Walk the Line  
6. "Hardin Wouldn't Run"   Previously unreleased  
7. "Mama, You've Been on My Mind"   Previously unreleased  
8. "A Certain Kinda Hurtin'"   "The Sons of Katie Elder" B-side  
9. "My Old Faded Rose"   Tall Man  
10. "How Did You Get Away from Me" (with June Carter) Johnny & June  
11. "Bad News"   I Walk the Line  
12. "A Cup of Coffee"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
13. "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Hound"   Previously unreleased  
14. "The One on the Right Is on the Left"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
15. "Concerning Your New Song"   Previously unreleased  
16. "The Bug That Tried to Crawl Around the World"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
17. "Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart"   Previously unreleased  
18. "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
19. "Take Me Home"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
20. "The Song of the Coward"   Previously unreleased  
21. "Please Don't Play Red River Valley"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
22. "Foolish Questions"   Tall Man  
23. "The Singing Star's Queen"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
24. "Austin Prison"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
25. "Boa Constrictor"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
26. "Everybody Loves a Nut"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
27. "The Sound of Laughter"   Tall Man  
28. "Joe Bean"   Everybody Loves a Nut  
Disc Three
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "The Frozen Logger"   Country & Western Classics  
2. "The Baby Is Mine"   Johnny & June  
3. "Happy to Be with You"   Happiness Is You  
4. "For Lovin' Me"   Happiness Is You  
5. "Wabash Cannonball"   Happiness Is You  
6. "Guess Things Happen That Way"   Happiness Is You  
7. "Happiness Is You"   Happiness Is You  
8. "Ancient History"   Happiness Is You  
9. "You Comb Her Hair"   Happiness Is You  
10. "A Wound Time Can't Erase"   Happiness Is You  
11. "Is This My Destiny"   Happiness Is You  
12. "Jackson"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
13. "Pack Up Your Sorrows"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
14. "Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
15. "Fast Boat to Sydney"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
16. "You'll Be All Right"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
17. "I Got a Woman"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
18. "What'd I Say"   Previously unreleased  
19. "Oh, What a Good Thing We Had"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
20. "No, No, No"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
21. "Shantytown"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
22. "What'd I Say"   Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter  
23. "Still in Town"   Previously unreleased  
24. "The Matador" (Original) Previously unreleased  
25. "Wer Kennt Den Weg (I Walk the Line)" (Without Vocal Chorus) Previously unreleased  
26. "In Virginia" (Without Vocal Chorus) Previously unreleased  
27. "Kleine Rosmarie" (Without Vocal Chorus) Previously unreleased  
28. "Besser So, Jenny-Jo" (Without Vocal Chorus) Previously unreleased  
29. "Wer Kennt Den Weg (I Walk the Line)"   German single  
30. "In Virginia"   German single  
31. "Kleine Rosmarie"   German single  
32. "Besser So, Jenny-Jo"   German single  
Disc Four
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Thunderball"   Johnny & June  
2. "The Sons of Katie Elder"   Single A-side  
3. "Put the Sugar to Bed"   "You Beat All I Ever Saw" B-side  
4. "Red Velvet"   "The Wind Changes" B-side  
5. "Rosanna's Going Wild"   Single A-side  
6. "The Wind Changes"   Single A-side  
7. "On the Line"   Tall Man  
8. "Roll Call"   "Rosanna's Going Wild" B-side  
9. "You Beat All I Ever Saw"   Single A-side  
10. "I Tremble for You"   Tall Man  
11. "Cattle Call" (The Tennessee Three) Single A-side  
12. "Bill's Theme" (The Tennessee Three) "Cattle Call" B-side  
13. "Outside Looking In" (The Tennessee Three) Single A-side  
14. "Spanish Harlem" (The Tennessee Three) "Outside Looking In" B-side  
15. "The Folk Singer"   "Folsom Prison Blues (live)" B-side  
16. "Southwind"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
17. "The Devil to Pay"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
18. "'Cause I Love You"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
19. "See Ruby Fall"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
20. "Route No. 1, Box 144"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
21. "Sing a Traveling Song"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
22. "If I Were a Carpenter"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
23. "To Beat the Devil"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
24. "Blistered"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
25. "Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
26. "I've Got a Thing About Trains"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
27. "Six White Horses"   Previously unreleased  
28. "Jesus Was a Carpenter"   Hello, I'm Johnny Cash  
29. "Man in Black"   Man in Black  
Disc Five
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "The Christmas Spirit"   The Christmas Spirit  
2. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"   The Christmas Spirit  
3. "Blue Christmas"   The Christmas Spirit  
4. "The Gifts They Gave"   The Christmas Spirit  
5. "Here Was a Man"   The Christmas Spirit  
6. "Christmas as I Knew It"   The Christmas Spirit  
7. "Silent Night"   The Christmas Spirit  
8. "The Little Drummer Boy"   The Christmas Spirit  
9. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"   Previously unreleased  
10. "Ringing the Bells for Jim"   The Christmas Spirit  
11. "We Are the Shepherds"   The Christmas Spirit  
12. "Who Kept the Sheep"   The Christmas Spirit  
13. "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver"   The Christmas Spirit  
14. "Wildwood Flower"   Orange Blossom Special  
15. "Engine 143"   Tall Man  
16. "Keep on the Sunny Side"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
17. "Single Girl, Married Girl"   Previously unreleased  
18. "The Banks of the Ohio"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
19. "My Clinch Mountain Home"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
20. "Lonesome Valley"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
21. "Worried Man Blues"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
22. "Wabash Cannonball"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
23. "Brown Hearted Lover"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
24. "Brown Eyes"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
25. "I'm Working on a Building"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
26. "Gathering Flowers from the Hillside"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
27. "When the Roses Bloom Again"   Keep on the Sunny Side  
Disc Six (live at the Newport Folk Festival)
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Big River"   Previously unreleased  
2. "Folsom Prison Blues"   Previously unreleased  
3. "I Still Miss Someone"   Previously unreleased  
4. "Rock Island Line"   Previously unreleased  
5. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"   Previously unreleased  
6. "I Walk the Line"   Previously unreleased  
7. "The Ballad of Ira Hayes"   Previously unreleased  
8. "Keep On the Sunny Side"   Previously unreleased  

Credits[edit]

  • Mastered by Bob Jones
  • Producers Don Law, Jack Clement, Sam Phillips
  • Reissue Producers Colin Escott, Richard Weize

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