Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series

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Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released September 19, 1988
Recorded October, December 1987
Length 54:46
Label Mercury
Producer Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash chronology
Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town
(1987)Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town1987
Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series
Water from the Wells of Home
(1988)Water from the Wells of Home1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[1]

Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series is the 74th album by the American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Mercury Records in 1988 (see 1988 in music). It consists entirely of re-recordings of songs already associated with Cash from his Sun and Columbia days. The album has come under severe condemnation because of the use of several controversial production techniques, including synthesizers, in an attempt to update and modernize Cash's earlier songs.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Get Rhythm" Johnny Cash 2:30
2. "Tennessee Flat Top Box" Johnny Cash 3:06
3. "Long Black Veil" Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin 3:14
4. "A Thing Called Love" Jerry Reed 2:15
5. "I Still Miss Someone" Johnny Cash, Roy Cash 2:58
6. "Cry! Cry! Cry!" Johnny Cash 2:24
7. "Blue Train" Billy Smith 2:03
8. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" Kris Kristofferson 3:54
9. "Five Feet High and Rising" Johnny Cash 2:43
10. "Peace in the Valley" Thomas A. Dorsey 2:54
11. "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" Johnny Cash 2:55
12. "Home of the Blues" Johnny Cash, Glen Douglas, Vic McAlpin 3:14
13. "Guess Things Happen That Way" Jack Clement 2:44
14. "I Got Stripes" Johnny Cash, Charlie Williams 2:01
15. "I Walk the Line" Johnny Cash 2:33
16. "Ring of Fire" June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore 2:43
17. "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" Peter La Farge 2:51
18. "The Ways of a Woman in Love" Bill Justis, Charlie Rich 2:38
19. "Folsom Prison Blues" Johnny Cash 2:44
20. "Suppertime" Ira Stanphill 2:22


The Johnny Cash Band:

  • Johnny Cash - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Earl P. Ball - piano
  • Bob Wootton - electric guitar
  • W.S. Holland - drums
  • Jack Hale - harmonica, trumpet, French horn
  • Bob Lewin - synthesizer, trumpet
  • Jim Soldi - acoustic guitar, Dobro, electric guitar, backing vocals, synthesizer guitar, bottleneck guitar
  • Jimmy Tittle - bass guitar, backing vocals

Additional musicians:

  • Terry McMillan - harmonica
  • Bryan "Bongo" O'Hanlon - percussion
  • Matt Rollings - organ

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Produced by: Johnny Cash
  • Production assistant: Jimmy Tittle
  • Recorded and mixed by Donivan Cowart
  • Assistant to Donivan Cowart: Dave Sinko
  • Recorded at GCN Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Additional recording at Berry Hill Sound, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mixed at the Castle Recording Studio, Franklin, Tennessee
  • Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics, Nashville,Tennessee
  • Equipment handled by J.P. Powell and Jay Dauro
  • Photography: Alan Messer
  • Design and art direction: Dannah Hayes Macarthur, Hot Off the Griddle Productions
  • Liner notes by Tom T. Hall


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