Johnny Cash - The Fabulous Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash - The Fabulous Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash - The Fabulous Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash - The Fabulous Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash - The Fabulous Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash - guitar, vocals, leader  [click here to see more vinyl featuring Johnny Cash]

Luther Perkins - guitar

Don Helms - steel guitar

Marshall Grant - bass

The Jordanaires - background vocals

Marvin Hughes - piano

Buddy Harman - drums on "Suppertime," "Oh, What a Dream" and "I'll Remember You"

Morris Palmer - drums


1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited to 3000 numbered copies - Number 2992/3000

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : RTI

Label : Impex Records

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded July 24–August 13, 1958 at Bradley Film and Recording Studio (Nashville)

Remastered by Kevin Gray

Originally released in 1958

Reissued in 2011



Side A :

  1. Run Softly, Blue River
  2. Frankie’s Man, Johnny
  3. That’s All Over
  4. The Troubadour
  5. One More Ride
  6. That’s Enough


Side B :

  1. I Still Miss Someone
  2. Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
  3. I’d Rather Die Young
  4. Pickin’ Time
  5. Shepard Of My Heart
  6. Supper-Time


Reviews :

"This IMPEX reissue absolutely crushes the original "6 Eye" edition—at least the copy I have. It's far more cleanly rendered, with less watery echo...Cash's voice is "in the room" and that's enough!" - Michael Fremer,,

"The Fabulous Johnny Cash was Cash's first album for Columbia Records and one of his best for the label. Unlike some of his latter-day albums, there wasn't much filler on the record. At the time of its recording, Cash had just been freed from his contract with Sun. Instead of recording these songs for his last Sun sessions, he wound up saving much of his best material for his Columbia album, and that's what makes The Fabulous so consistent. The album builds on his basic, spare sound, but it is slightly more polished than his Sun records. But what makes it so entertaining are the songs themselves. From "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" and "Frankie's Man, Johnny" to "Pickin' Time" and "The Troubador," the album is filled with first-rate songs, with only a handful of mediocre songs like "Suppertime," which don't distract from the overall quality of the album at all." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

"Don Law's spare, uncluttered production fills up a room on this vinyl reissue, with a striking balance between Cash's authoritative presence and the nuanced, sensitive instrumental (Tennessee Two and others) and the vocal (Jordanaires) support. Fabulous, indeed." - David McGee, The Absolute Sound

"Once again, the Impex crew has not only improved upon an original pressing, they've done it in an original way. The sound of this reissue is full and fully integrated, not parsed and scrubbed of its wholeness. Cash's voice is more booming, seemingly coming from deeper within his chest, the twangy reverb complementary instead of overwhelming...Johnny Cash's series of stripped-down albums with producer Rick Rubin are often the way younger listeners first encounter him, his voice far mellower and not as sure. He's in his prime on The Fabulous Johnny Cash, singing with all the power and grip of a young man, and his choice of material is astutely guided. If you think, as I do, that country music has seriously lost its way, this album will remind you just how it has gone off the track." - Marc Mickelson,


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,21 / 5 , Audio Beat : 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sound , Michael Fremer : 8/11 Music, 9/11 Sonic , The Absolute Sound : 3.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics

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