The Man in Black 1963–1969

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The Man in Black 1963–1969
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Box set by Johnny Cash
Released 1995
Recorded 1963-1969
Genre Rockabilly/Country
Label Bear Family BCD 15588
Johnny Cash chronology
American Recordings
(1994)
The Man in Black 1963–1969
(1995)
Unchained
(1996)
The Highwaymen
The Road Goes on Forever
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

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

Credits[edit]

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

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