Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 19, 1988
RecordedOctober 12–December 3, 1987
StudioGospel Country Network Studio (Nashville)
ProducerJohnny Cash
Johnny Cash chronology
Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town
Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series
Water from the Wells of Home
Singles from Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series
  1. "Get Rhythm"
    Released: March 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic1/5 stars[2]

Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series is the 74th album by the American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Mercury Records in 1988 (see 1988 in music). It consists entirely of re-recordings of songs already associated with Cash from his Sun and Columbia days. The album has been criticized because of the use of several controversial production techniques, including synthesizers, in an attempt to update and modernize Cash's earlier songs.[citation needed]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Get Rhythm"John R. CashDecember 3, 19872:30
2."Tennessee Flat Top Box"J. R. CashDecember 3, 19873:06
3."Long Black Veil"October 13, 19873:14
4."A Thing Called Love"Jerry ReedDecember 3, 19872:15
5."I Still Miss Someone"
  • J. R. Cash
  • Roy Cash
October 13, 19872:58
6."Cry! Cry! Cry!"J. R. CashDecember 3, 19872:24
7."Blue Train"Billy SmithOctober 12, 19872:03
8."Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"Kris KristoffersonOctober 13, 19873:54
9."Five Feet High and Rising"J. R. CashOctober 12, 19872:43
10."Peace in the Valley"Thomas A. DorseyOctober 13, 19872:54
11."Don't Take Your Guns to Town"J. R. CashDecember 3, 19872:55
12."Home of the Blues"
  • J. R. Cash
  • Glen Douglas
  • Vic McAlpin
December 3, 19873:14
13."Guess Things Happen That Way"Jack ClementDecember 3, 19872:44
14."I Got Stripes"
  • J. R. Cash
  • Charlie Williams
October 12, 19872:01
15."I Walk the Line"J. R. CashOctober 13, 19872:33
16."Ring of Fire"December 3, 19872:43
17."The Ballad of Ira Hayes"Peter La FargeDecember 3, 19872:51
18."The Ways of a Woman in Love"December 3, 19872:38
19."Folsom Prison Blues"J. R. CashOctober 13, 19872:44
20."Suppertime"Ira StanphillDecember 3, 19872:22
Total length:54:46


The Johnny Cash Band:

  • Johnny Cash - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Earl P. Ball - piano
  • Bob Wootton - electric guitar
  • W.S. Holland - drums
  • Jack Hale - harmonica, trumpet, French horn
  • Bob Lewin - synthesizer, trumpet
  • Jim Soldi - acoustic guitar, Dobro, electric guitar, backing vocals, synthesizer guitar, bottleneck guitar
  • Jimmy Tittle - bass guitar, backing vocals

Additional musicians:

  • Terry McMillan - harmonica
  • Bryan "Bongo" O'Hanlon - percussion
  • Matt Rollings - organ

Additional personnel

  • Produced by: Johnny Cash
  • Production assistant: Jimmy Tittle
  • Recorded and mixed by Donivan Cowart
  • Assistant to Donivan Cowart: Dave Sinko
  • Recorded at GCN Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Additional recording at Berry Hill Sound, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mixed at the Castle Recording Studio, Franklin, Tennessee
  • Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Equipment handled by J.P. Powell and Jay Dauro
  • Photography: Alan Messer
  • Design and art direction: Dannah Hayes Macarthur, Hot Off the Griddle Productions
  • Liner notes by Tom T. Hall


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