Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

by: Johnny Cash

Released in 1967, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 chronicles Johnny Cash's first years at CBS/Columbia, presenting 11 of his biggest hits from 1959-1967. Of course, this couldn't include all of his charting hits from this era, but it does have the biggest and best singles from that time -- "Jackson," "Ring of Fire," "Five Feet High and Rising," and "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" among them -- as well as the timeless Sun side "I Walk the Line." At the time, this was a really good summation of his Columbia hits, and it remains a good listen, even though it has been supplanted by many more thorough collections that appeared later. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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