Record #378: Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash’s Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (1967)

I’ve said it a thousand times: I hate compilation albums. It’s never a good idea to split a track from the context of its album.

But I have a few exceptions…
Principal among them is Johnny Cash. Because every single one of those songs is gonna be great.

And it’s incredibly telling that despite the past twelve years of being a Johnny Cash fan, I’ve never heard about half of the songs on a Greatest Hits album. If that doesn’t perfectly exemplify Cash’s legacy, I don’t know what will.

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