The Essential Johnny Cash (1992 album)

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The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983
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Box set by Johnny Cash
Released 1992
Recorded 1955-1983
Genre Country
Length 3:29:11
Label Legacy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

The Essential Johnny Cash 1955–1983 is a three-disc compilation album containing Johnny Cash's material from 1955-1983.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hey Porter" Johnny Cash 2:11
2. "Cry! Cry! Cry!" Johnny Cash 2:23
3. "Folsom Prison Blues" Johnny Cash 2:48
4. "Luther Played the Boogie" Johnny Cash 2:01
5. "Get Rhythm" Johnny Cash 2:12
6. "I Walk the Line" Johnny Cash 2:42
7. "Home of the Blues" Johnny Cash / Glen Douglas / Vic McAlpin 2:38
8. "Give My Love to Rose" Johnny Cash 2:43
9. "Rock Island Line" Lead Belly 2:08
10. "Doin' My Time" Jimmie Skinner 2:37
11. "Big River" Johnny Cash 2:30
12. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" Jack Clement 2:10
13. "Guess Things Happen That Way" Jack Clement 1:48
14. "The Ways of a Woman in Love" Bill Justis / Charlie Rich 2:14
15. "Thanks a Lot" Charlie Rich 2:36
16. "Oh, What a Dream" Johnny Cash 2:03
17. "What Do I Care" Johnny Cash 2:07
18. "All Over Again" Johnny Cash 2:05
19. "I Still Miss Someone" Johnny Cash / Roy Cash 2:34
20. "I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall)" Melvin Endsley 2:08
21. "Walking the Blues" Johnny Cash / Robert Lunn 2:08
22. "Frankie's Man, Johnny" Johnny Cash 2:14
23. "Tennessee Flat Top Box" Johnny Cash 2:58
24. "Sing It Pretty, Sue" Johnny Cash 1:57
25. "Pickin' Time" Johnny Cash 1:57
26. "Five Feet High and Rising" Johnny Cash 1:46
27. "The Old Account" Traditional 2:18
28. "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)" Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey 2:45
29. "Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)" Traditional 3:53
Total length: 1:08:34
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" Johnny Cash 3:01
2. "The Ballad of Boot Hill" Carl Perkins 2:34
3. "The Rebel-Johnny Yuma" Richard Markowitz 1:51
4. "The Big Battle" Johnny Cash 4:02
5. "When The Roses Bloom Again" A. P. Carter 2:34
6. "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" Peter La Farge 4:07
7. "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer" Johnny Cash / June Carter Cash 8:24
8. "Dark as a Dungeon" Merle Travis 2:27
9. "The Long Black Veil" Danny Dill / Marijohn Wilkin 3:06
10. "I Got Stripes" Johnny Cash / Charlie Williams 2:02
11. "25 Minutes to Go" Shel Silverstein 3:11
12. "The Wall" Harlan Howard 2:08
13. "Busted" Harlan Howard 2:15
14. "Bad News" John D. Loudermilk 2:56
15. "Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog" Jack Clement 2:06
16. "Orange Blossom Special" Ervin T. Rouse 3:05
17. "Ring of Fire" June Carter Cash / Merle Kilgore 2:36
18. "Understand Your Man" Johnny Cash 2:42
19. "Jackson" Jerry Leiber [as Gaby Rodgers] / Billy Edd Wheeler 2:44
20. "Blistered" Billy Edd Wheeler 2:20
21. "See Ruby Fall" Johnny Cash / Roy Orbison 2:50
22. "Cisco Clifton's Fillin' Station" Johnny Cash 2:40
23. "Daddy Sang Bass" Carl Perkins 2:19
Total length: 1:08:00
Disc Three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Folsom Prison Blues" (live) Johnny Cash 2:41
2. "Cocaine Blues" (live) Johnny Cash 2:44
3. "San Quentin 2" (live) Johnny Cash 2:32
4. "A Boy Named Sue" (live) Shel Silverstein 3:46
5. "Wanted Man" Bob Dylan 2:50
6. "Singin' in Viet Nam Talkin' Blues" Johnny Cash 2:54
7. "Man in Black" Johnny Cash 2:52
8. "What Is Truth" Johnny Cash 2:37
9. "Flesh and Blood" Johnny Cash 2:35
10. "Sunday Morning Coming Down" Kris Kristofferson 4:06
11. "Oney" Jerry Chesnut 3:04
12. "One Piece at a Time" Wayne Kemp 4:00
13. "Hit the Road and Go" Johnny Cash 2:41
14. "Rockabilly Blues (Texas 1955)" Johnny Cash 3:19
15. "I Will Rock and Roll with You" Johnny Cash 2:50
16. "No Expectations" Mick Jagger / Keith Richards 3:10
17. "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" Stan Jones 3:46
18. "Bull Rider" Rodney Crowell 3:08
19. "Highway Patrolman" Bruce Springsteen 5:20
20. "After the Ball" Johnny Cash 3:00
21. "Without Love" Nick Lowe 2:28
22. "The Last Time" Kris Kristofferson 3:14
23. "I'm Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick on My Old Guitar" Johnny Cash 3:00
Total length: 1:12:37

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