Paycheck as depicted on the cover of his rare 1991 album "The Last Outlaw."
This is a detailed discography for American
country music singer Johnny Paycheck. Paycheck initially recorded some singles under the name of Donny Young before releasing a few singles on Hilltop and then a string of albums with Little Darlin' Records in the mid-60s. In 1971, he signed with
Epic Records and stayed with the label for over 10 years. Overall, Paycheck's discography consists of 30
studio albums (including some belated issues of previously unreleased material), 4 live albums and 1 collaborative studio album, in addition to many compilation albums. Given the obscure nature of much of Paycheck's work, sources have been added for each of the releases. Though only some could be verified via the
Recording Industry Association of America's website, Paycheck's own website asserts that he accrued 6 Gold certified albums, 2 Platinum certified albums and 1 double Platinum album over his long career. Johnny Paycheck's last gospel recording before he died was a duet with a young unknown Christian artist named Robert Hampton in 1992, titled "I Love My Jesus" written by Terry Parkerson. The recording was for radio airplay only, never for sale to the public. It charted nationally. The song can be heard on YouTube under Robert Hampton and Johnny Paycheck.
Certified Platinum by the
RIAA in the US for sales in excess of 1,000,000. Despite the many compilations of the same name, the original studio album has only been reissued via digital services and a double feature compilation CD.
Contains new tracks as well as re-recordings of "Georgia in a Jug," "
She's All I Got," "Song & Dance Man," "
Take This Job and Shove It," "Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets," and "Somebody Loves Me." Reissued as The Happy Hour on digital music services.
A new set of
gospel tunes recorded by Paycheck. The royalties from the album were donated to a
Los Angeles-based charity to help children with
AIDS. Reissued as Gospel on Pretty World Records in 2010.
Contains 30 previously unreleased studio recordings, mostly covers and a few re-recorded Paycheck songs. These sessions have been compiled into the compilations The Collection, I'll Take That Paycheck Now and Paycheck Time.
The first release of what was intended to be a comprehensive reissue program of all of Paycheck's Little Darlin' Material on Koch Records. Contains previously unreleased material. The CD is out of print, but the music is available digitally.
The Little Darlin' Sound of Johnny Paycheck: On His Way
The final release in this series of Paycheck's Little Darlin' material by Koch. It is composed of the material for Paycheck's album Gospeltime in My Fashion as well as the later compilation Jesus and the Outlaw. Not available digitally.
11 Months and 29 Days/Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets