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The Man In Black Vol. 1 - 1954-1958
Germany
1990
Catalog Number
  • BCD 15517
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Label
  • Bear Family Records
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  • The box includes all masters Cash recorded for Sun Records, although alternate takes found on different releases may not be included here. Also, the complete "The Fabulous Johnny Cash" album and the complete August 13, 1958 session can be found here. This box appears to have been the source for various pirated releases of Sun material, but all recordings on this box set were properly licensed from Sun Records/Bellaphon and Columbia Records/Sony Music.

    CD#1.

    1. Wide Open Road (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    2. You're My Baby (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    3. My Treasure (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    4. My Treasure (Originally released on Sun single 363)

    5. Hey Porter (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    6. Folsom Prison Blues (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    7. Wide Open Road (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    8. My Two Timin' Woman (Originally released on Roots Of Rock, Vol. 10 (Charley CR-30117)

    9. Hey Porter (Originally released on Sun single 221)

    10. Cry, Cry, Cry (Originally released on Sun single 221)

    11. Wide Open Road (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    12. Port Of Lonely Hearts (Originally released on Sun single 347)

    13. I Couldn't Keep From Crying (Originally released on Singing Story Teller (Sun International 115)

    14. New Mexico (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    15. Folsom Prison Blues (Originally released on Sun single 232)

    16. So Doggone Lonesome (Originally released on Sun single 232)

    17. Mean Eyed Cat (Originally released on Sun single 347)

    18. Luther Played The Boogie (Originally released on Sun single 316)

    19. Rock And Roll Ruby (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    20. I Walk The Line (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    21. Brakeman's Blues (incomplete) (Previously unreleased recording)

    22. Get Rhythm (Previously unreleased mic test)

    23. Get Rhythm (Originally released on Sun single 241)

    24. I Walk The Line (Originally released on Sun single 241)

    25. Train Of Love (Originally released on  Sun Country Years 1950-1959 (BFX 15211))

    26. Train Of Love (Originally released on Sun single 258)

    27. There You Go (Originally released on Sun single 258)

    28. One More Ride (incomplete) (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    29. I Love You Because (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    30. Goodbye, Little Darlin' (Originally released on Sun single 331)

    31. I Love You Because (Originally released on Sun single 334)

    32. Straight A's In Love (Originally released on Sun single 334)

    CD#2

    1. Don't Make Me Go (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    2. Next In Line (Originally released on Sun single 266)

    3. Don't Make Me Go (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    4. Don't Make Me Go (Originally released on Sun single 266)

    5. Home Of The Blues (Previously unreleased undubbed master)

    6. Give My Love To Rose (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    7. Give My Love To Rose (Originally released on Sun single 279)

    8. Home Of The Blues (Originally released on Sun single 279)

    9. Rock Island Line (Originally released on Hot And Blue Guitar (SLP-1220))

    10. Wreck Of The Old '97 (Originally released on Hot And Blue Guitar (SLP-1220))

    11. Belshazzar (Originally released on Hot And Blue Guitar (SLP-1220))

    12. Country Boy (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    13. Leave That Junk Alone (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    14. Doin' My TIme (Originally released on Hot And Blue Guitar (SLP-1220))

    15. Country Boy (Originally released on Hot And Blue Guitar (SLP-1220))

    16. If The Good Lord's Willing (Originally released on Hot And Blue Guitar (SLP-1220))

    17. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow (Originally released on Hot And Blue Guitar (SLP-1220))

    18. I Was There When It Happened (Originally released on Sun Country Years 1950-1959 (BFX 15211))

    19. Remember Me (I'm The One Who Loves You) (Originally released on Hot And Blue Guitar (SLP-1220))

    20. I Was There When It Happened (Originally released on Hot And Blue Guitar (SLP-1220))

    21. Big River (Previously unreleased extended version)

    22. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    23. Goodnight Irene (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    24. Big River (Originally released on Sun single 283)

    25. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (Originally released on Sun single 283)

    26. Come In Stranger (Originally released on Roots Of Rock, Vol. 4 (Charley CR 30104))

    27. Guess Things Happen That Way (Previously unreleased undubbed master)

    28. Come In Stranger (Originally released on Sun single 295)

    29. Oh, Lonesome Me (Previously unreleased undubbed master)

    30. Guess Things Happen That Way (Originally released on Sun single 295)

    31. Oh, Lonesome Me (Originally released on Sun single 355)

    CD#3

    1. Sugartime (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    2. Born To Lose (Undubbed) (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    3. You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven (Originally released on Sun single 302)

    4. Born To Lose (Originally released on Sun single 376)

    5. Sugartime (Originally released on Sun single 363)

    6. Story Of A Broken Heart (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    7. Always Alone (incomplete) (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    8. Always Alone (Originally released on Original Sun Sound (SLP-1275))

    9. Story Of A Broken Heart (FS) 

    10. Story Of A Broken Heart (Originally released on Sun single 343)

    11. You Tell Me (Originally released on Sun single 331)

    12. Life Goes On (Originally released on Sun single 331)

    13. You Win Again (Previously unreleased mix. Undubbed mix was released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    14. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You (Previously unreleased mix. Undubbed mix was released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    15. Hey Good Lookin' (Previously unreleased mix. Undubbed mix was released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    16. I Can't Help It (Previously unreleased mix. Undubbed mix was released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    17. Cold, Cold Heart (Previously unreleased mix. Undubbed mix was released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    18. Blue Train (Originally released on Sun single 376)

    19. Katy Too (Originally released on Sun single 321)

    20. Ways Of A Woman In Love (Originally released on The Sun Years (Sunbox 103))

    21. Fools Hall Of Fame (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    22. Ways Of A Woman In Love (Originally released on Sun single 302)

    23. Thanks A Lot (Originally released on Sun single 316)

    24. It's Just About Time (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    25. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    26. I Just Thought You'd Like To Know (Originally released on Sun single 309)

    27. It's Just About Time (Originally released on Sun single 309)

    28. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Originally released on Sun single 321)

    20. Down The Street To 309 (Originally released on Sun single 343)

    CD#4

    1. Oh, What a Dream (Previously unreleased alternate take)

    2. I’ll Remember You (Previously unreleased recording)

    3. Drink to Me (Originally released on Songs Of Our Soil (CS 8148))

    4. What Do I Care (Originally released on Ring Of Fire - The Best Of Johnny Cash (CS 8853))

    5. Suppertime (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    6. It Was Jesus (Originally released on Hymns Of Johnny Cash (CS 8125))

    7. Oh, What a Dream (Originally released on Columbia Records 1958-1986 (C2 40637)

    8. I’ll Remember You (Previously unreleased recording)

    9. Mama’s Baby (Originally released on The Unissued Johnny Cash (BFX 15016))

    10. The Troubadour (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    11. Run Softly Blue River (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    12. All Over Again (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    13. That’s All Over (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    14. Frankie’s Man, Johnny (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    15. Fools’ Hall of Fame (Originally released on The Unissued Johnny Cash (BFX 15016))

    16. Walkin’ the Blues (Originally released on The Unissued Johnny Cash (BFX 15016))

    17. Lead Me Father (Originally released on Hymns of Johnny Cash (CS 8125))

    18. That’s Enough (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    19. I Still Miss Someone (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    20. One More Ride (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    21. Pickin’ Time (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    22. Don’t Take Your Guns to Town (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    23. I’d Rather Die Young (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    24. The Shepherd of My Heart (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    25. Cold Shoulder (Originally released on The Unissued Johnny Cash (BFX 15016))

    CD#5

    1. Lead Me Father (Take 1-4) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    2. Lead Me Father (Take 5-9) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    3. Lead Me Father (Take 10-12) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    4. Lead Me Father (Master take 13) (Originally released on Hymns By Johnny Cash (CS 8125))

    5. That's Enough (Take 1-3) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    6. That's Enough (Master take 4) (Previously released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    7. I Still Miss Someone (Take 1-5) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    8. I Still Miss Someone (Take 6-8) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    9. I Still Miss Someone (Take 9-10) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    10. I Still Miss Someone (Master take 11) (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    11. One More Ride (Take 1-4) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    12. One More Ride (Take 5-11) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    13. One More Ride (Master take 12) (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    14. Pickin' Time (Take 1-2) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    15. Pickin' Time (Master take 3) (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    16. Don't Take Your Guns To Town (Take 1-4) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    17. Don't Take Your Guns To Town (Take 5-6) (Previously unreleased alternate takes)

    18. Don't Take Your Guns To Town (Master take 7) (Originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    19. I'd Rather Die Young (Take 1, and master take 2) (Take 1 previously unreleased alternate take, take 2 originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    20. The Shepherd Of My Heart (Takes 1-2, and master take 3) (Takes 1-2 previously unreleased alternate takes, take 3 originally released on The Fabulous Johnny Cash (CS 8122))

    21. Cold Shoulder (Master takes 1-2) (Originally released on The Unissued Johnny Cash (BFX 15016))

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