Mercury 888 459 7:  The Night Hank Williams Came to Town / I’d Rather Have You

Released Date     Aug 1987

The Night Hank Williams Came To Town

Artists: Johnny Cash with Waylon Jennings // Composers: Bobby Braddock & Charlie Williams // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 1st October 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

Chart History: Billboard Country Charts – Charted: 28th March 1987 / No of weeks: 11 / High position: 43

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I’d Rather Have You

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 30th September 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

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Mercury 888 719 7:  Sixteen Tons / The Ballad Of Barbara

Released Date    1987

Sixteen Tons

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Merle Travis // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 13th January 1987 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville         .

This song had been a million selling Number 1 for Tennessee Ernie Ford in 1955.

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Ballad Of Barbara

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 4th September 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

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Mercury 888 838 7:  Let Him Roll / My Ship Will Sail

Released Date    1987

A promotional version was also pressed with ‘Let Him Roll’ on both sides.

Let Him Roll

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Guy Clark // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 3rd September 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

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My Ship Will Sail

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Allen Reynolds // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 21st November 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

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Mercury 870 010 7:   W Lee O’Daniel / Letters From Home

Released Date    1987

W Lee O’Daniel

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: James Talley // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 1st October 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

Chart History: Billboard Country Charts – Charted: 12th December 1987 / No of weeks: 5 / High position: 72

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Letters From Home

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composers: Jack Routh & John Charles Crowley // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 2nd October 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

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Mercury 870 237 7:  Get Rhythm / Cry, Cry, Cry

Released Date    1988

Get Rhythm

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Johnny Cash & Jimmy Tittle // Initial Recording Date: 3rd December 1987 // Recording Venue: Gospel Country Network, Nashville.

Cry, Cry, Cry

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producers: Johnny Cash & Jimmy Tittle // Initial Recording Date: 3rd December 1987 // Recording Venue: Gospel Country Network, Nashville.

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Mercury 870 688 7:  That Old Wheel / Tennessee Flat Top Box          

Released Date    1988

That Old Wheel

Artists: Johnny Cash with Hank Williams Jr. // Composer: Jennifer Pierce // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 2nd March 1988 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

Chart History: Billboard Country Charts – Charted: 24th September 1988 / No of weeks: 19 / High position: 21

Tennessee Flat Top Box

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producers: Johnny Cash & Jimmy Tittle // Initial Recording Date: 3rd December 1987 // Recording Venue: Gospel Country Network, Nashville.

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Mercury 872 420 7:  Ballad of a Teenage Queen / Get Rhythm

Released Date    1988

Ballad of a Teenage Queen

Artist: Johnny Cash with Rosanne Cash & The Everly Brothers // Composer: Jack Clement // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 7th March 1988 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

Get Rhythm

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Johnny Cash & Jimmy Tittle // Initial Recording Date: 3rd December 1987 // Recording Venue: Gospel Country Network, Nashville.

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Mercury 874 562 7:  The Last Of The Drifters / Water From The Wells Of Home

Released Date    1989

While it is known that a promotional vinyl version was pressed with ‘The Last Of The Drifters’ on both sides, it is unclear due to lack of substantive evidence, of the format of the commercial release.

The Last Of The Drifters

Artist: Johnny Cash with Tom T Hall // Composer: Tom T Hall // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 22nd February 1988 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

Water From The Wells Of Home

Artists: Johnny Cash with John Carter Cash // Composers: Johnny Cash & John Carter Cash // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 10th December 1987 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

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Mercury 876 428 7 DJ:  Farmer’s Almanac / Farmer’s Almanac

Released Date    April 1990

Without any evidence to the contrary, it is thought that this release was only pressed on vinyl for promotional purposes. The commercial version which was backed with ‘I Shall Be Free’ was only released on cassette.

Farmer’s Almanac

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Bob Moore // Initial Recording Date: 27th June 1989 // Recording Venue: Stargem Recording Studios, Nashville.

I Shall Be Free

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Bob Moore // Initial Recording Date: 1989 // Recording Venue: Stargem Recording Studios, Nashville or Bradley’s Barn, Mt. Juliet.

The cassette (Mercury 876 428 4) was housed in a cardboard sleeve. 

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Mercury 875 626 7:  Cat’s in the Cradle / I Love You, Love You

Released Date    1990

Cat’s in the Cradle

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composers Harry Chapin & Sandy Campbell Chapin // Producer: Bob Moore //Initial Recording Date: 29th June 1989 // Recording Venue: Stargem Recording Studios, Nashville.

The song’s lyrics began as a poem written by Harry Chapin’s wife.

I Love You, Love You

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Bob Moore // Initial Recording Date: 29th June 1989 // Recording Venue: Stargem Recording Studios, Nashville.

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Mercury 878 292 7:  Goin’ by the Book / Beans For Breakfast

Released Date    1990

The promo release featured the same track on both sides.

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Chester Lester // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 21st November 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

Chart History: Billboard Country Charts – Charted: 22nd September 1990 / No of weeks: 4 / High position: 69

Beans For Breakfast

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 3rd September 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

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Mercury 878 710 7:  Greatest Cowboy Of Them All / Hey Porter

Released Date    1990

The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 6th September 1990 // Recording Venue: Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa, Nashville.

Hey Porter

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 6th September 1990 // Recording Venue: Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa, Nashville.

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Mercury 878 968 7:  The Mystery of Life / I’m An Easy Rider

Released Date    April 1991

The Mystery of Life

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Joe Nixon // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 4th September 1986 // Recording Venue: JMI Recording Studios, Nashville.

I’m An Easy Rider

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Jack Clement // Initial Recording Date: 7th September 1990 // Recording Venue: Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa, Nashville.

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