100 Hits Legends: Johnny Cash

100 Hits Legends: Johnny Cash

by Johnny Cash
     
 
There are only so many artists whose recording careers were expansive enough that you could collect 100 songs on five discs and not run out of worthwhile material, but Johnny Cash was just that kind of musician, a man who turned out memorable music at a remarkable pace during his glory days in the '50s, '60s, and '70s. 100 Hits Legends: Johnny Cash is, as the

Overview

There are only so many artists whose recording careers were expansive enough that you could collect 100 songs on five discs and not run out of worthwhile material, but Johnny Cash was just that kind of musician, a man who turned out memorable music at a remarkable pace during his glory days in the '50s, '60s, and '70s. 100 Hits Legends: Johnny Cash is, as the title suggests, a box set that includes 100 tunes from Cash's nearly 60 years of record-making, and remarkably enough, the bulk of this material was recorded during Cash's relatively brief tenure with Sun Records, his first label that put his music on wax from 1954 to 1958. While some material from Cash's days with Columbia Records also appears here, 100 Hits Legends is a particularly strong release for fans who are interested in the Man in Black's early years; nearly every recording of consequence from his Sun sessions can be found here, including a few alternate versions and flubbed takes. While this set isn't much in terms of packaging or liner notes, and the sequence on the fifth disc is a bit curious (it features an extended narrative piece that's occasionally interrupted for no clear reason), this delivers plenty of memorable music from one of Cash's most interesting periods, and at a reasonable price. Ultimately this set proves one simple but important point: it's all but impossible to have too much Johnny Cash, and at 100 songs, this set just scratches the surface of his remarkable body of work.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2011
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0654378606625
catalogNumber:
1202141
Rank:
7202

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Walk the Line
  2. Folsom Prison Blues
  3. Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  4. Train of Love
  5. Big River
  6. Get Rhythm
  7. There You Go
  8. Cry, Cry, Cry
  9. Hey Porter
  10. Home of the Blues
  11. So Doggone Lonesome
  12. Next in Line
  13. Don't Make Me Go
  14. Give My Love to Rose
  15. Guess Things Happen that Way
  16. Come in Stranger
  17. Doin' My Time
  18. Ways of a Woman in Love
  19. Frankie's Man, Johnny
  20. You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven

Disc 2

  1. Don't Take Your Guns to Town
  2. Luther Played the Boogie
  3. I Got Stripes
  4. All Over Again
  5. What Do I Care?
  6. Five Feet High and Rising
  7. You Dreamer You
  8. Katy Too
  9. Rock Island Line
  10. Goodbye Little Darlin'
  11. Wreck of the Old '97
  12. It's Just About Time
  13. Thanks a Lot
  14. That's All Over
  15. Troubadour
  16. Lonesome Whistle
  17. Country Boy
  18. Run Softly Blue River
  19. One More Ride
  20. That's Enough

Disc 3

  1. Straight A's in Love
  2. You Tell Me
  3. Life Goes On
  4. I Just Thought You'd Like to Know
  5. Just About Time
  6. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  7. Drink to Me
  8. I'll Remember You
  9. Pickin' Time
  10. I'd Rather Die Young
  11. Cold Shoulder
  12. Walkin' the Blues
  13. Fool's Hall of Fame
  14. Mama's Baby
  15. Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You)
  16. Oh What a Dream
  17. I Was There When It Happened
  18. I Still Miss Someone
  19. Old Apache
  20. If the Good Lord's Willing

Disc 4

  1. You Win Again
  2. Hey Good Lookin'
  3. Supper Time
  4. Shepherd of My Heart
  5. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
  6. Caretaker
  7. I Love You Because
  8. Story of a Broken Heart
  9. Man on the Hill
  10. I Want to go Home
  11. Don't Step on Mother's Roses
  12. These Things Shall Pass
  13. Down The Street to 301
  14. Great Speckled Bird
  15. Clementine
  16. Hank and Joe and Me
  17. My Grandfather's Clock
  18. Oh Lonesome Me
  19. Mean-Eyed Cat
  20. I Couldn't Keep From Crying

Disc 5

  1. Seasons of My Heart
  2. Smiling Bill McCall
  3. Second Honeymoon
  4. Slow Rider
  5. Dorraine of Ponchartrain
  6. Fable of Willie Brown
  7. When Papa Played the Dobro
  8. Going to Memphis
  9. Time Changes Everything
  10. Just One More
  11. Honky Tonk Girl
  12. I Will Miss You When You Go
  13. Why Do You Punish Me (For Loving You)
  14. My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
  15. Boss Jack
  16. Lumberjack
  17. I Saw a Man
  18. Are All the Children In?
  19. I'd Just be Fool Enough (To Fall)
  20. Transfusion Blues

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