Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous

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Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
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Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released November 13, 1958 (1958-11-13)
Recorded April 2, 1956 – July 10, 1958
Genre
Length Original: 28:57
Re-issue: 38:08
Label Sun
Producer
Johnny Cash chronology
Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar
(1957)Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar1957
Sings the Songs that Made Him Famous
(1958)
The Fabulous Johnny Cash
(1959)The Fabulous Johnny Cash1959
Singles from Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
  1. "I Walk the Line"
    Released: 1956
  2. "There You Go"
    Released: 1956
  3. "Next in Line"
    Released: 1957
  4. "Home of the Blues"
    Released: 1957
  5. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen"
    Released: 1958
  6. "Big River"
    Released: 1958
  7. "Guess Things Happen That Way"
    Released: 1958
  8. "The Ways of a Woman in Love"
    Released: 1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. It was originally released on 13 November 1958, but later re-issued in 2003, under the label Varèse Sarabande, with four different versions of tracks already present on the original LP as a bonus. The complete contents of the album are also incorporated into an extended version of the previous collection With His Hot and Blue Guitar included in the 2012 box set Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" Jack Clement 2:13
2. "There You Go" Johnny Cash 2:19
3. "I Walk the Line" Cash 2:46
4. "Don't Make Me Go" Cash 2:31
5. "Guess Things Happen That Way" Clement 1:52
6. "Train of Love" Cash 2:24
7. "The Ways of a Woman in Love" Bill Justis, Charlie Rich 2:16
8. "Next in Line" Cash 2:49
9. "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" Jim Atkins, Cash, Hoyt Johnson 2:42
10. "I Can't Help It" Hank Williams 1:49
11. "Home of the Blues" Cash, Douglas Glenn Tubb, Lillie McAlpin 2:41
12. "Big River" Cash 2:35
Total length: 28:57

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Sam Phillips - Producer
  • Jack Clement - Producer
  • Cary E. Mansfield — Reissue Producer
  • Bill Dahl — Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
  • Dan Hersch — Digital Remastering
  • Bill Pitzonka — Reissue Art Director

Charts[edit]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1956 "There You Go" Country Singles 1
1957 "Don't Make Me Go" Country Singles 9
1957 "Home of the Blues" Country Singles 3
1957 "Home of the Blues" Pop Singles 88
1957 "Next in Line" Country Singles 9
1957 "Next in Line" Pop Singles 99
1957 "Train of Love" Country Singles 7
1958 "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" Country Singles 1
1958 "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" Pop Singles 14
1958 "Big River" Country Singles 4
1958 "Big River" Pop Singles 14
1958 "Guess Things Happen That Way" Country Singles 1
1958 "Guess Things Happen That Way" Pop Singles 11
1958 "The Ways of a Woman in Love" Country Singles 2
1958 "The Ways of a Woman in Love" Pop Singles 24
1958 "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" Country Singles 5
1958 "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" Pop Singles 24

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