“Ring of Fire” The Best of Johnny Cash Columbia Records (1963) A collection of the big man’s Columbia singles released between 1959 and 1963. Here’s the first LP release of “Ring of Fire,” one of Cash’s most famous tracks and the first #1 album when Billboard debuted their Country Album Chart on Jan. 11, 1964. And the players: Luther Perkins, Jack Clement and Norman Blake on Guitar! Marshall Grant on Bass! Morri Palmer and W.S. Holland on Drums! Bill Pursell on Piano! Billy Lathum on Banjo! Karl Garvin and Bill McElhiney on Trumpet! And, Ms. Maybelle Carter on Autoharp!!