Heart of Cash

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The Heart of Johnny Cash
Compilation album by
GenreCountry, rock, folk
ProducerDon Law, Frank Jones
Johnny Cash chronology
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The Heart of Johnny Cash
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The Heart of Johnny Cash is the 29th overall album released by country singer Johnny Cash. It was released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). In essence, it is a compilation album, though a handful of new recordings were included. Three songs from the album became moderately successful singles, while a version of "Girl in Saskatoon" was released on Personal File in 2006. The album was only available via Television marketing sales, and was not released to retail stores. It has not been released on CD.

Track listing[edit]

1."I Walk the Line"Johnny Cash2:42
2."Lumberjack"Leon Payne2:48
3."Five Feet High and Rising"Johnny Cash1:49
4."I Got Stripes"Johnny Cash, Charlie Williams2:02
5."Green, Green Grass of Home"Curly Putman2:18
6."Why Do You Punish Me (for Loving You)"Erwin King2:21
7."Frankie's Man Johnny"Johnny Cash2:19
8."A Certain Kinda Hurtin'"Johnny Cash2:05
9."Mean as Hell"Johnny Cash3:08
10."Locomotive Man"Johnny Cash2:48
11."Folsom Prison Blues"Johnny Cash2:50
12."Don't Take Your Guns to Town"Johnny Cash3:02
13."The Matador"Johnny Cash, June Carter2:49
14."Long Black Veil"Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin3:10
15."The Sons of Katie Elder"Earl Sheldon, Elmer Bernstein2:39
16."The Ballad of Boot Hill"Carl Perkins2:36
17."Happiness is You"Johnny Cash, June Carter2:58
18."When I've Learned Enough to Die"Johnny Cash2:45
19."Girl in Saskatoon" (1960 single, previously unreleased on LP)Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton2:16
20."Ancient History"Irene Stanton, Wayne Walker2:18
Total length:49:25


Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1968 "I Got Stripes" Country Singles 4
1968 "I Got Stripes" Pop Singles 43
1968 "The Matador" Country Singles 2
1968 "The Matador" Pop Singles 44
1968 "The Sons of Katie Elder" Country Singles 10