The Man in Black 1963–1969

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The Man in Black 1963–1969
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LabelBear Family BCD 15588
Johnny Cash chronology
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The Man in Black 1963–1969
The Road Goes on Forever
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The Man in Black 1963–1969 is the fourth, and most recent box set released by Bear Family Records. It contains 6 CD's of Johnny Cash's music. (making this his 82nd release overall)

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No.TitleOriginal AlbumLength
1."Ring of Fire"Single A-side2:39
2."The Matador"Single A-side2:48
3."I'd Still Be There""Ring of Fire" B-side2:35
4."Still in Town"I Walk the Line2:39
5."El Matador" (Spanish)Previously unreleased2:47
6."Fuego d'Amor (Anillo de Fuego)" (Spanish)Previously unreleased2:37
7."My Old Faded Rose"Previously unreleased2:54
8."It Ain't Me Babe"Orange Blossom Special3:06
9."Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"Orange Blossom Special2:58
10."One Too Many Mornings"Johnny & June2:39
11."Mama, You've Been on My Mind"Orange Blossom Special3:04
12."The Long Black Veil"Orange Blossom Special3:09
13."The Wall"Orange Blossom Special2:14
14."Orange Blossom Special"Orange Blossom Special3:10
15."Troublesome Waters"I Walk the Line3:52
16."I Walk the Line"I Walk the Line2:36
17."Folsom Prison Blues"I Walk the Line2:35
18."Wreck of the Old '97"I Walk the Line2:48
19."Hey Porter"I Walk the Line2:22
20."Big River"I Walk the Line2:21
21."All of God's Children Ain't Free"Orange Blossom Special2:15
22."Amen"Orange Blossom Special2:08
23."When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)"Orange Blossom Special2:39
24."You Wild Colorado"Orange Blossom Special1:47
25."Danny Boy"Orange Blossom Special4:12
26."I Still Miss Someone"Previously unreleased3:10
27."Give My Love to Rose"I Walk the Line2:24
28."Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye"I Walk the Line2:26
Disc Two
No.TitleOriginal AlbumLength
1."Dark as a Dungeon""Understand Your Man" B-side2:30
2."Bottom of the Mountain""Boa Constrictor" B-side2:29
3."Understand Your Man"I Walk the Line2:44
4."Time and Time Again""It Ain't Me Babe" B-side2:12
5."I Still Miss Someone"I Walk the Line2:35
6."Hardin Wouldn't Run"Previously unreleased3:52
7."Mama, You've Been on My Mind"Previously unreleased2:55
8."A Certain Kinda Hurtin'""The Sons of Katie Elder" B-side2:02
9."My Old Faded Rose"Tall Man2:46
10."How Did You Get Away from Me" (with June Carter)Johnny & June2:02
11."Bad News"I Walk the Line2:57
12."A Cup of Coffee"Everybody Loves a Nut4:45
13."Dirty Old Egg Sucking Hound"Previously unreleased2:26
14."The One on the Right Is on the Left"Everybody Loves a Nut2:50
15."Concerning Your New Song"Previously unreleased3:30
16."The Bug That Tried to Crawl Around the World"Everybody Loves a Nut2:57
17."Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart"Previously unreleased2:04
18."Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog"Everybody Loves a Nut2:09
19."Take Me Home"Everybody Loves a Nut2:42
20."The Song of the Coward"Previously unreleased3:36
21."Please Don't Play Red River Valley"Everybody Loves a Nut2:56
22."Foolish Questions"Tall Man3:11
23."The Singing Star's Queen"Everybody Loves a Nut3:00
24."Austin Prison"Everybody Loves a Nut2:10
25."Boa Constrictor"Everybody Loves a Nut1:47
26."Everybody Loves a Nut"Everybody Loves a Nut2:07
27."The Sound of Laughter"Tall Man2:40
28."Joe Bean"Everybody Loves a Nut3:07
Disc Three
No.TitleOriginal AlbumLength
1."The Frozen Logger"Country & Western Classics2:23
2."The Baby Is Mine"Johnny & June2:33
3."Happy to Be with You"Happiness Is You3:14
4."For Lovin' Me"Happiness Is You2:40
5."Wabash Cannonball"Happiness Is You2:41
6."Guess Things Happen That Way"Happiness Is You1:55
7."Happiness Is You"Happiness Is You2:59
8."Ancient History"Happiness Is You2:23
9."You Comb Her Hair"Happiness Is You2:42
10."A Wound Time Can't Erase"Happiness Is You2:37
11."Is This My Destiny"Happiness Is You2:31
12."Jackson"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter2:48
13."Pack Up Your Sorrows"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter2:29
14."Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter2:35
15."Fast Boat to Sydney"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter2:31
16."You'll Be All Right"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter1:49
17."I Got a Woman"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter3:18
18."What'd I Say"Previously unreleased2:44
19."Oh, What a Good Thing We Had"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter2:46
20."No, No, No"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter1:52
21."Shantytown"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter2:22
22."What'd I Say"Carryin' On with Johnny Cash and June Carter2:51
23."Still in Town"Previously unreleased2:36
24."The Matador" (Original)Previously unreleased2:47
25."Wer Kennt Den Weg (I Walk the Line)" (Without Vocal Chorus)Previously unreleased2:35
26."In Virginia" (Without Vocal Chorus)Previously unreleased2:11
27."Kleine Rosmarie" (Without Vocal Chorus)Previously unreleased1:56
28."Besser So, Jenny-Jo" (Without Vocal Chorus)Previously unreleased2:27
29."Wer Kennt Den Weg (I Walk the Line)"German single2:03
30."In Virginia"German single2:06
31."Kleine Rosmarie"German single1:56
32."Besser So, Jenny-Jo"German single2:11
Disc Four
No.TitleOriginal AlbumLength
1."Thunderball"Johnny & June2:53
2."The Sons of Katie Elder"Single A-side2:34
3."Put the Sugar to Bed""You Beat All I Ever Saw" B-side2:24
4."Red Velvet""The Wind Changes" B-side2:47
5."Rosanna's Going Wild"Single A-side2:00
6."The Wind Changes"Single A-side2:48
7."On the Line"Tall Man2:22
8."Roll Call""Rosanna's Going Wild" B-side2:27
9."You Beat All I Ever Saw"Single A-side2:10
10."I Tremble for You"Tall Man2:15
11."Cattle Call" (The Tennessee Three)Single A-side2:07
12."Bill's Theme" (The Tennessee Three)"Cattle Call" B-side2:11
13."Outside Looking In" (The Tennessee Three)Single A-side2:33
14."Spanish Harlem" (The Tennessee Three)"Outside Looking In" B-side2:41
15."The Folk Singer""Folsom Prison Blues (live)" B-side3:05
16."Southwind"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash3:15
17."The Devil to Pay"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash3:28
18."'Cause I Love You"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash2:34
19."See Ruby Fall"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash2:51
20."Route No. 1, Box 144"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash2:28
21."Sing a Traveling Song"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash3:08
22."If I Were a Carpenter"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash3:01
23."To Beat the Devil"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash4:24
24."Blistered"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash2:24
25."Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash2:32
26."I've Got a Thing About Trains"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash2:50
27."Six White Horses"Previously unreleased2:45
28."Jesus Was a Carpenter"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash3:57
29."Man in Black"Man in Black2:52
Disc Five
No.TitleOriginal AlbumLength
1."The Christmas Spirit"The Christmas Spirit5:02
2."I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"The Christmas Spirit2:31
3."Blue Christmas"The Christmas Spirit2:23
4."The Gifts They Gave"The Christmas Spirit3:32
5."Here Was a Man"The Christmas Spirit2:43
6."Christmas as I Knew It"The Christmas Spirit3:40
7."Silent Night"The Christmas Spirit3:29
8."The Little Drummer Boy"The Christmas Spirit2:37
9."It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"Previously unreleased3:00
10."Ringing the Bells for Jim"The Christmas Spirit2:46
11."We Are the Shepherds"The Christmas Spirit3:13
12."Who Kept the Sheep"The Christmas Spirit1:56
13."The Ballad of the Harp Weaver"The Christmas Spirit4:23
14."Wildwood Flower"Orange Blossom Special2:13
15."Engine 143"Tall Man3:33
16."Keep on the Sunny Side"Keep on the Sunny Side2:28
17."Single Girl, Married Girl"Previously unreleased2:20
18."The Banks of the Ohio"Keep on the Sunny Side4:04
19."My Clinch Mountain Home"Keep on the Sunny Side2:55
20."Lonesome Valley"Keep on the Sunny Side2:04
21."Worried Man Blues"Keep on the Sunny Side2:39
22."Wabash Cannonball"Keep on the Sunny Side2:31
23."Brown Hearted Lover"Keep on the Sunny Side2:23
24."Brown Eyes"Keep on the Sunny Side3:25
25."I'm Working on a Building"Keep on the Sunny Side2:40
26."Gathering Flowers from the Hillside"Keep on the Sunny Side2:35
27."When the Roses Bloom Again"Keep on the Sunny Side2:37
Disc Six (live at the Newport Folk Festival)
No.TitleOriginal AlbumLength
1."Big River"Previously unreleased2:12
2."Folsom Prison Blues"Previously unreleased1:53
3."I Still Miss Someone"Previously unreleased1:38
4."Rock Island Line"Previously unreleased3:55
5."Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"Previously unreleased2:44
6."I Walk the Line"Previously unreleased2:32
7."The Ballad of Ira Hayes"Previously unreleased3:25
8."Keep On the Sunny Side"Previously unreleased1:42


  • Mastered by Bob Jones
  • Producers Don Law, Jack Clement, Sam Phillips
  • Reissue Producers Colin Escott, Richard Weize