The Sound of Johnny Cash

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The Sound of Johnny Cash
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released August 1962
Recorded April 28, 1961 - February 12, 1962
Genre Country, rock and roll, blues
Length 25:12
Label Columbia
Producer Don Law, Frank Jones
Johnny Cash chronology
Hymns from the Heart
(1962)
The Sound of Johnny Cash
(1962)
All Aboard the Blue Train
(1962)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Sound of Johnny Cash is the thirteenth album by country singer Johnny Cash, released in 1962 (see 1962 in music). Among other songs, it contains "In the Jailhouse Now", a Jimmie Rodgers cover which reached No. 8 on the Country charts, and "Delia's Gone", which Cash would re-record years later, on American Recordings, in 1994. Cash would also go on to record a significantly slower, more ballad-like version of "I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now", which was ultimately released in 2006 on American V: A Hundred Highways as the last track on the album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lost on the Desert"   Dallas Frazier, Buddy Mize 2:01
2. "Accidentally on Purpose"   Darrel Edwards, George Jones 1:56
3. "In the Jailhouse Now"   Jimmie Rodgers 2:23
4. "Mr. Lonesome"   Tompall Glaser 2:18
5. "You Won't Have Far to Go"   Chuck Glaser 1:50
6. "In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home"   Lead Belly 2:34
7. "Delia's Gone"   Karl Silbersdorf, Dick Toops 2:01
8. "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"   Cecil Null 2:27
9. "You Remembered Me"   Cash 2:05
10. "I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now"   Lou Herscher, Saul Klein 1:51
11. "Let Me Down Easy"   Tompall Glaser, Jim Glaser 1:46
12. "Sing It Pretty, Sue"   Cash 2:00
Total length:
25:12

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

The album did not chart in the Billboard album charts. In 1962 the single "In the Jailhouse Now" peaked at #8 in the Billboard Country Singles.[2]

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