This section details the releases that were specifically aimed at juke-box operator

 

S7-30427:  I Got Stripes / Five Feet High And Rising

Released Date   7th September 1959

*Please note – Although this was a commercial and not a strictly juke-box release, the record has been placed here as it formed part of Columbia’s ‘Stereo 7’ series.

I Got Stripes

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composers: Johnny Cash and Charlie Williams // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 12th March 1959 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

Five Feet High And Rising

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 12th March 1959 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville,

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Columbia ‘Stereo 7’ JS7 Series

The Johnny Cash featured releases in this series comprised of 1 x single release (S7-30427) and 2 x 5-record sets.

The labels on both the sets had the juke-box package designation number (starting with “JS7-“) on the left side of the label, in addition to the regular S7 number. The records were sent to juke-box operators in a brown kraft paper bag, together with a miniature copy of album artwork and juke-box stripes.

 

S7-30843:  Loading Coal / Slow Rider

Released Date   1960

This was part of the JS7-12 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘Ride This Train’ and ‘The Fabulous Johnny Cash’ albums.

Loading Coal

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Merle Travis // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 15th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

Slow Rider

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 15th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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S7-30844:  Lumberjack / Dorraine Of Ponchartrain

Released Date   1960

This was part of the JS7-12 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘Ride This Train’ and ‘The Fabulous Johnny Cash’ albums.

Lumberjack

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Leon Payne // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 15th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

Dorraine Of Ponchartrain

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 15th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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S7-30845:  Going To Memphis / When Papa Played The Dobro

Released Date   1960

This was part of the JS7-12 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘Ride This Train’ and ‘The Fabulous Johnny Cash’ albums.

Going To Memphis

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composers: Alan Lomax & H Dew (new words & music arr: Johnny Cash) // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 14th December 1959 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

When Papa Played The Dobro

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 15th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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S7-30846:  Boss Jack / Old Doc Brown

Released Date   1960

This was part of the JS7-12 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘Ride This Train’ and ‘The Fabulous Johnny Cash’ albums.

Boss Jack

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Tex Ritter // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 15th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

Old Doc Brown

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Red Foley // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 16th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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S7-30847:  One More Ride / Run Softly, Blue River

Released Date   1960

This was part of the JS7-12 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘Ride This Train’ and ‘The Fabulous Johnny Cash’ albums.

One More Ride

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Bob Nolan // Arranger: Johnny Cash // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 13th August 1958 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

Run Softly, Blue River

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 8th August 1958 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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S7-31109:  Seasons Of My Heart / I Couldn’t Keep From Crying

Released Date   1961

This was part of the JS7-29 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘There Was A Song’ album.

Seasons Of My Heart

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composers: George Jones & Darrell Edwards // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

I Couldn’t Keep From Crying

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Marty Robbins // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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S7-31110: Time Changes Everything / My Shoes Keep Walking Back To Me

Released Date   1961

This was part of the JS7-29 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘There Was A Song’ album.

Time Changes Everything

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Tommy Duncan // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composers: Lee Ross & Bob Willis // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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S7-31111: I’d Just Be Fool Enough / Transfusion Blues

Released Date   1961

This was part of the JS7-29 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘There Was A Song’ album.

I’d Just Be Fool Enough

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Melvin Endsley // Producer: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

Transfusion Blues

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: R Hogshead // Producer: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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S7-31112:  I Will Miss You When You Go / I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

Released Date   1961

This was part of the JS7-29 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘There Was A Song’ album.

I Will Miss You When You Go

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composers: Ernest Tubb & Baby Stewart // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Hank Williams // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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S7-31113:  Just One More / Honky-Tonk Girl      

Released Date   1961

This was part of the JS7-29 Stereo 7 jukebox package taken from the ‘There Was A Song’ album.

Just One More

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: George Jones // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

Honky-Tonk Girl

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composers: Hank Thompson & B Gray & C Harding // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date:17th February 1960 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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Columbia 3-8853:  (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley / Remember The Alamo      

Release Date    1963

This record was part of the Music Operators Stereo Service where a special 5 pack of 10 selected tracks would be sent to jukebox operators every two weeks. This record was contained in Moss Pack #8. The other artists in this pack featured tracks by Frank Fontaine, Acker Bilk, Perry Como and also the soundtrack from the movie Irma La Douce.

The catalogue number was taken from the “Ring Of Fire” (CS 8853) album which the tracks were taken from.

(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley

Artists: Johnny Cash and The Carter Family // Composer: T A Dorsey // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 30th-31st July 1962 // Recording Venue: Columbia Studios, Nashville.

Remember The Alamo

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: J Bower // Producer: Don Law // Initial Recording Date: 14th August 1959 // Recording Venue: Owen Bradley Studios, Nashville.

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Columbia 3-38990:  Hey Porter / Big River           

Release Date    1964

This was part of the Columbia ‘Special Coin Operator’ Series

Hey Porter

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 4th-5th March 1964 // Recording Venue: Columbia Studios, Nashville.

Big River

Artist: Johnny Cash // Composer: Johnny Cash // Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones // Initial Recording Date: 5th-6th March 1964 // Recording Venue: Columbia Studios, Nashville.

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Columbia ‘Stereo 7’ Mini LP series

Six records were released under the Columbia ‘Stereo 7’ Mini LP series. The records were sent to juke-box operators in clear plastic bags. The record itself was housed in a 7″picture sleeve which had near identical artwork to the LP that the tracks were taken from, together with 3 miniature images and a sheet of jukebox strips.

Columbia 7-8853:  Ring Of Fire

Side 1

  1. I’d Still Be There
  2. What Do I Care
  3. Forty Shades Of Green

Side 2

  1. Remember The Alamo
  2. Tennessee Flat-Top Box
  3. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley

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Columbia 7-8990:  I Walk The Line

Side 1

  1. I Walk The Line
  2. Folsom Prison Blues
  3. Give My Love To Rose

Side 2

  1. Wreck Of The Old ‘97
  2. Big River
  3. Goodbye Little Darling

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Columbia 7-9337:  Happiness Is You

Side 1

  1. Happiness Is You
  2. Guess Things Happen That Way
  3. Ancient History

Side 2

  1. (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me
  2. A Wound Time Can’t Erase
  3. Wabash Cannonball

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Columbia 7-9478:  Johnny Cash’s Greatest Hits

Side 1

  1. I Walk The Line
  2. Understand Your Man
  3. Don’t Take Your Guns To Town

Side 2

  1. Orange Blossom Special
  2. Ring Of Fire
  3. The Rebel-Johnny Yuma

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Columbia 7-9639:  At Folsom Prison

Side 1

  1. Folsom Prison Blues
  2. Long Black Veil
  3. I Got Stripes

Side 2

  1. Cocaine Blues
  2. Jackson
  3. Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog

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Columbia 7-9943:  Hello, I’m Johnny Cash

Side 1

  1. I’ve Got A Thing About Trains
  2. Wrinkled, Crinkled, Wadded Dollar Bill
  3. Southwind

Side 2

  1. To Beat The Devil
  2. Sing A Travelling Song

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Last updated: July 2017