I Walk the Line
In between thematic albums about working me and Native Americans, Johnny Cash rerecorded a batch of his early Sun hits and released them on Columbia is 1964 as I Walk the Line.
These version stick close to the originals, with their boom-chicka-boom rhythms and sparse, reverb-tinged arrangements. While these rerecordings are perfectly valid, it's the new tunes included here that make this album truly worthy of note. In particular, the Cash-penned "Understand Your Man" and "Bad News" are worth hearing for their ornery attitudes and down-home humor.