Tall Man (album)

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Tall Man
Compilation album by
RecordedFebruary 1961 - October 1967
LabelBear Family BFX 15033
Johnny Cash chronology
Johnny & June
Tall Man
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Tall Man is a compilation album and 61st overall album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Bear Family Records in 1979 (see 1979 in music). Like the preceding two Bear Family Cash releases, it consists of rarities and unreleased songs. "Besser So, Jenny-Jo" and "Kleine Rosemarie" were recorded in German for that audience. "Tall Man" is from the soundtrack to the 1961 film Cindy, and was listed when released by Cash as the 'B' side to "Tennessee Flat Top Box" as "Tall Men". "Pick a Bale of Cotton" and "Hammers and Nails" were previously released as singles. "Rodeo Hand" is an outtake from Sings the Ballads of the True West. "Engine 143," an A.P. Carter song, which was re-recorded for a Carter Family tribute album in 2003.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Tall Man"Ken DarbyFebruary 27, 19611:56
2."Foolish Questions"Johnny CashJanuary 12, 19663:12
3."Pick a Bale of Cotton"Lead Belly, Alan LomaxJune 8, 19621:59
4."I Tremble for You"Johnny Cash, Lew DeWittOctober 3, 19672:14
5."Besser So, Jenny-Jo"Burgner, Kurt HerthaJune 20, 19652:12
6."My Old Faded Rose"June Carter Cash, Johnny CashJune 29, 19642:53
7."Kleine Rosemarie"Karl Götz, Günter LooseJune 20, 19651:57
8."Rodeo Hand"Peter La FargeMarch 13, 19652:26
9."The Sound of Laughter"Harlan HowardJanuary 29, 19662:35
10."Hammers and Nails" (with the Statler Brothers)Lucille GroahApril 3, 19642:38
11."Engine 143"A.P. CarterDecember 20, 19643:35
12."On the Line"TraditionalJanuary 12, 19672:22


  1. ^ Tall Man at AllMusic. Retrieved March 30, 2014.