We've got to own up: The original "Fantastic Johnny Horton" LP, released in 1959, didn't contain any of these recordings. Instead, it contained twelve early-mid 1950's Mercury recordings. But we have the truly fantastic Johnny Horton. Sixteen of his very best recordings from his years with Columbia Records. Here was the electricity, vibrancy, and presence that had barely been hinted at on Horton's earlier recordings. He worked with a very aggressive, prominently mixed rhythm section that included a string bass (Bill Black, sometimes!), a rhythm guitar, and Grady Martin on lead guitar. Tracks: Sal's Got a Sugarlip, Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor, Honky Tonk Man, I'm Coming Home, Honky Tonk Mind, Tell My Baby I Love Her, the First Train Headin' South, Lover's Rock, the Electrified Donkey, All Grown Up, Sugar Coated Baby, Let's Take the Long Way Home, Ole Slew Foot, Sleepy Eyed John, the Wild One, I'm Ready If You're Willing.