Now Here's Johnny Cash

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Now Here's Johnny Cash
Studio album by
ReleasedOriginal: 1961
Re-issued: July 29, 2003
RecordedSeptember 1954 - July 17, 1958
LengthOriginal: 27:13
Re-issue: 38:39
Johnny Cash chronology
Now, There Was a Song!
Now Here's Johnny Cash
Hymns from the Heart
Singles from Now Here's Johnny Cash
  1. "Hey, Porter"
    Released: June 21, 1955
  2. "The Story of a Broken Heart"
    Released: June 14, 1960
  3. "Oh, Lonesome Me"
    Released: December 10, 1960
  4. "Sugartime"
    Released: May 26, 1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]

Now Here's Johnny Cash is the tenth album by musician Johnny Cash. Released on Sun Records on 21 October 1961 (see 1961 in music), the album consists primarily of Sun recordings that had yet to appear on album, though some tracks like "Cry! Cry! Cry!" had appeared on LP before. At this time, Cash had been recording for Columbia Records for three years, but Sun had amassed sufficient backlog of recordings that it was able to continue to release new singles and albums with at least partial new material into the early 1960s. "Hey Porter", one of Cash's first major hits for the label from 1955, appeared on album for the first time.

It was later re-issued in 2003 (see 2003 in music), under the label Varèse Sarabande, with five bonus tracks. In 2007 it was re-released with Greatest! on one CD.

Track listing[edit]

1."Sugartime"Odis Echols, Charlie Phillips1:48
2."Down the Street to 301"Jack Clement2:06
3."Life Goes On"Cash, Clement2:02
4."Port of Lonely Hearts"Cash2:36
5."Cry! Cry! Cry!"Cash2:29
6."My Treasure"Cash1:16
7."Oh Lonesome Me"Don Gibson2:30
8."So Doggone Lonesome"Cash2:37
9."You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven"Jim Atkins, Cash, Hoyt Johnson2:40
10."The Story of a Broken Heart"Sam Phillips2:11
11."Hey, Porter"Cash2:15
12."Home of the Blues"Cash, Glen Douglas, Vic McAlpin2:43
Total length:27:13


Additional personnel

  • Sam Phillips - Producer
  • Jack Clement - Producer
  • Cary E. Mansfield - Reissue Producer
  • Bill Dahl - Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
  • Dan Hersch - Digital Remastering
  • Bill Pitzonka - Art Direction, Design


Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1960 "Down the Street to 301" Pop Singles 85
1960 "Oh Lonesome Me" Country Singles 13
1960 "Oh Lonesome Me" Pop Singles 93