The Sound of Johnny Cash is the twelfth album by American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, released in 1962 (see 1962 in music). Among other songs, it contains "In the Jailhouse Now", a Jimmie Rodgers cover which reached No. 8 on the Country charts, and "Delia's Gone", which Cash would re-record years later, on American Recordings, in 1994. Cash would also go on to record a significantly slower, more ballad-like version of "I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now", which was ultimately released in 2006 on American V: A Hundred Highwaysas the lastTRACK on the album.

During the recording sessions for the album, Cash rerecorded his Sun Records hits "Folsom Prison Blues", "Hey Porter" and "I Walk the Line", but none of these versions were ultimately used on the album and sat unreleased until the 1990s.[1]

Cover imageryEdit

The original 1962 album features a photograph of Johnny Cash taken by AmericanPHOTOGRAPHER Leigh Wiener at his studio in Los Angeles, California.

Track listingEdit

No. TITLE Writer(s) Length
1. "Lost on the Desert"   Dallas Frazier, Buddy Mize 2:01
2. "Accidentally on Purpose"   Darrel Edwards, George Jones 1:56
3. "In the Jailhouse Now"   Jimmie Rodgers 2:23
4. "Mr. Lonesome"   Tompall Glaser 2:18
5. "You Won't Have Far to Go"   Chuck Glaser 1:50
6. "In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home"   Lead Belly 2:34
7. "Delia's Gone"   Karl Silbersdorf, Dick Toops 2:01
8. "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"   Cecil Null 2:27
9. "You Remembered Me"   Cash 2:05
10. "I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now"   Lou Herscher, Saul Klein 1:51
11. "Let Me Down Easy"   Tompall Glaser, Jim Glaser 1:46
12. "Sing It Pretty, Sue"   Cash 2:00
Total length: 25:12



The album did not chart in the Billboard album charts. In 1962 the single "In the Jailhouse Now" peaked at #8 in the Billboard Country Singles.[2]

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