Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (Johnny Cash album)

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
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Greatest hits album by Johnny Cash
ReleasedSeptember 1971
RecordedAugust 8, 1958 - July 10, 1970
GenreCountry, rock and roll, rockabilly
Length29:38
LabelColumbia
ProducerDon Law, Frank Jones, Bob Johnston
Johnny Cash chronology
Man in Black
(1971)
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
(1971)
Sunday Morning Coming Down
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 is, as the title implies, a greatest hits compilation by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1971 (see 1971 in music). It combines older songs from Cash's years with Sun Records ("Hey Porter" and "Folsom Prison Blues", among others) with more recent hits, such as "A Boy Named Sue" from Cash's At San Quentin album and the Kris Kristofferson-penned "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down". "Big River", one of the songs from the Sun years, was released as a single. The album was certified Gold on 1/25/1977 and Platinum on 2/16/1995 by the R.I.A.A.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Boy Named Sue" (from the album At San Quentin)Shel Silverstein3:41
2."Hey Porter" (from the album I Walk the Line)Johnny Cash2:19
3."Guess Things Happen That Way" (from the album Happiness Is You)Jack Clement1:53
4."Blistered" (from the album Hello, I'm Johnny Cash)Billy Ed Wheeler2:22
5."Big River" (from the album I Walk The Line)Johnny Cash2:18
6."Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man" (from the album Carryin' On with Johnny Cash & June Carter)Marshall Grant2:34
7."Folsom Prison Blues" (from the album At Folsom Prison)Johnny Cash2:45
8."Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" (from the album The Johnny Cash Show)Kris Kristofferson4:08
9."If I Were a Carpenter" (from the album Hello, I'm Johnny Cash)Tim Hardin3:00
10."Frankie's Man Johnny" (from the album The Fabulous Johnny Cash)Johnny Cash2:15
11."Daddy Sang Bass" (from the album The Holy Land)Carl Perkins2:23

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Country Albums 5
1971 Pop Albums 94

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1971 "Big River" Country Singles 41

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