Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams

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Sings Hank Williams
Studio album by
ReleasedOriginal: September 15, 1960
Re-issued: June 17, 2003
RecordedJuly 30, 1955 - May 15, 1958
Johnny Cash chronology
Songs of Our Soil
Sings Hank Williams
Ride This Train
Singles from Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams
  1. "Straight A's in Love"
    Released: December 31, 1959
  2. "Mean-Eyed Cat"
    Released: October 25, 1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Sings Hank Williams is the seventh album by American country and rock and roll singer Johnny Cash, released under Sun Records on September 15, 1960. The album was reissued on Varèse Sarabande on June 17, 2003 as Sings Hank Williams and Other Favorites with five bonus tracks, two of them being alternate recordings of numbers already available on the album.

Only the first four of the twelve tracks on the album were written by Williams, with most of the others being written by Cash. (Additional songs composed by Williams are included in the 2003 reissue.) About half of the songs on the album had previously been issued on LP by Sun. Making their album debut are the tracks "Straight A's in Love", "Come in Stranger", "Give My Love to Rose", "Mean-Eyed Cat" and "I Love You Because".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Johnny Cash, except where indicated.

1."I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)"Hank Williams1:45
2."You Win Again"Williams2:18
3."Hey, Good Lookin'"Williams1:41
4."I Could Never Be Ashamed of You"Williams2:14
5."Next in Line" 2:48
6."Straight A's in Love" 2:15
7."Folsom Prison Blues" 2:49
8."Give My Love to Rose" 2:45
9."I Walk the Line" 2:46
10."I Love You Because"Leon Payne2:26
11."Come In Stranger" 1:42
12."Mean Eyed Cat" 2:30
Bonus tracks
13."Cold, Cold Heart"Williams2:22
14."(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle"Williams, Jimmie Davis2:26
15."Come In Stranger" 2:01
16."Wide Open Road" 1:49
17."I Love You Because" (with the Gene Lowery Singers)Leon Payne2:26
Total length:36:41


Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1959 "Straight A's in Love" Country Singles 16
1959 "Straight A's in Love" Pop Singles 84
1959 "I Love You Because" Country Singles 20
1960 "Give My Love to Rose" Country Singles 13
1960 "Come In Stranger" Country Singles 6
1960 "Come In Stranger" Pop Singles 66
1960 "Mean Eyed Cat" Country Singles 30


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