The Man in Black – His Greatest Hits

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The Man In Black-His Greatest Hits
Compilation album by Johnny Cash
Released 1999
Recorded 1955-1985
Genre Country, rock and roll, gospel
Label Columbia
Johnny Cash chronology
VH1 Storytellers: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson
(1998)VH1 Storytellers: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson1998
The Man In Black - His Greatest Hits
16 Biggest Hits
(1999)16 Biggest Hits1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]

The Man In Black-His Greatest Hits is a compilation album released on Columbia Records in 1999. It is a two disc set including 30 songs (15 on each disc). Even though it was released on the Columbia label, it does contain some of his Sun recordings, which were allowed to fall in the Public Domain, as well as his Columbia recordings.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
1."Folsom Prison Blues" (live)Johnny Cash2:44
2."I Walk the Line"Johnny Cash2:44
3."Guess Things Happen That Way"Jack Clement1:49
4."Jackson" (featuring June Carter Cash)Gaby Rodgers / Billy Edd Wheeler2:45
5."Ballad of a Teenage Queen"Jack Clement2:10
6."Flesh and Blood"Johnny Cash2:36
7."Daddy Sang Bass"Carl Perkins2:19
8."A Boy Named Sue" (live)Shel Silverstein3:47
9."Don't Take Your Guns to Town"Johnny Cash3:02
10."Ring of Fire" (featuring The Carter Family)June Carter Cash / Merle Kilgore2:36
11."There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" (featuring Waylon Jennings)Hal Bynum / Dave Kirby3:17
12."Big River"Johnny Cash2:30
13."The Rebel - Johnny Yuma"Richard Markowitz1:51
14."What Is Truth"Johnny Cash2:37
15."One Piece at a Time"Wayne Kemp4:01
Disc two
1."Man in Black"Johnny Cash2:52
2."Understand Your Man"Johnny Cash2:42
3."There You Go"Johnny Cash2:17
4."Tennessee Flat Top Box"Johnny Cash2:58
5."Girl from the North Country" (featuring Bob Dylan)Bob Dylan3:42
6."Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"Kris Kristofferson4:09
7."Five Feet High and Rising"Johnny Cash1:45
8."Orange Blossom Special" (featuring The Carter Family, Charlie McCoy, Boots Randolph)Ervin T. Rouse3:06
9."(Ghost) Riders in the Sky"Stan Jones3:46
10."Highwayman" (featuring Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson)Jimmy Webb3:03
11."If I Were a Carpenter" (featuring June Carter Cash)Tim Hardin3:00
12."A Thing Called Love"Jerry Reed2:31
13."The Ballad of Ira Hayes"Peter La Farge4:08
14."I Still Miss Someone"Johnny Cash / Roy Cash2:36
15."Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)?" (featuring The Carter Family)Traditional3:52

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 63


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Man in Black: His Greatest Hits – Johnny Cash". AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2013.