Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line

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Posted on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 5:48am
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Album Overview

I Walk the Line is the nineteenth studio album by country and rock and roll singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1964. Half of the album, including its title track, are new versions of songs previously recorded by Cash at Sun Records and one for Columbia. The other half are new performances by Cash, two of which, "Bad News" and "Understand Your Man," became top ten singles on the Country & Western chart.


1I Walk The Line2:33
2Bad News2:56

Written-By: John D. Loudermilk

3Folsom Prison Blues2:35
4Give My Love To Rose2:20
5Hey Porter2:19
6I Still Miss Someone3:07

Written-By: Roy Cash Jr.

7Understand Your Man2:43
8Wreck Of The Old 972:41

Written-By: Bob Johnson
Written-By: Johnny Cash
Written-By: Norman Blake

9Still In Town2:36

Written-By: Hank Cochran
Written-By: Harlan Howard

10Big River2:17
11Goodbye, Little Darlin' Goodbye2:24

Written-By: Gene Autry
Written-By: Johnny Marvin

12Troublesome Waters3:48

Written-By: Dearest Dean
Written-By: Ezra J. Carter
Written-By: Maybelle Carter

"I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Give My Love to Rose," "Hey Porter," "Wreck of the Old '97," and "Big River" are new recordings of songs that had been released as either album tracks or singles on Sun prior to Cash signing with Columbia. "I Still Miss Someone" is a new version of a song that had appeared on Cash's first Columbia LP, The Fabulous Johnny Cash.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1967.

Disregarding live albums, and the fact that Cash would frequently include re-recordings on later albums, the next major attempt by Cash at a full "remakes album" would be Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series, released by Mercury Records on 1988.


  • Johnny Cash - Vocals, Guitar
  • Luther Perkins - Lead Guitar
  • Norman Blake - Acoustic Guitar/Dobro
  • Bob Johnson, Jack Clement - Rhythm Guitar
  • Marshall Grant - Bass
  • W.S. Holland - Drums
  • Bill Pursell - Piano
  • Don Helms - Steel
  • Karl Garvin, Bill McElhiney - Trumpet
  • Rufus Long - Flute
  • The Carter Family - Background Vocals


Cover: Lee Friedlander
Producer: Don Law
Producer: Frank Jones


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