Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (Johnny Cash album)

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Greatest hits album by Johnny Cash
Released September 1971
Recorded 1971-1973
Genre Country, rock and roll, rockabilly
Length 29:38
Label Columbia
Producer Don Law, Frank Jones, Bob Johnston
Johnny Cash chronology
Man in Black
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 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. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Boy Named Sue"   Shel Silverstein 3:41
2. "Hey Porter"   Johnny Cash 2:19
3. "Guess Things Happen That Way"   Jack Clement 1:53
4. "Blistered"   Billy Ed Wheeler 2:22
5. "Big River"   Johnny Cash 2:18
6. "Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man"   Marshall Grant 2:34
7. "Folsom Prison Blues"   Johnny Cash 2:45
8. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"   Kris Kristofferson 4:08
9. "If I Were a Carpenter"   Tim Hardin 3:00
10. "Frankie's Man Johnny"   Johnny Cash 2:15
11. "Daddy Sang Bass"   Carl Perkins 2:23


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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