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Ernest Tubb

Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music.

In 1948 he was the first singer to record a hit version of Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson's "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his late-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas" (1965) (written by his nephew Quanah Talmadge Tubb, known professionally as Billy Talmadge), which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons. Tubb recorded duets with the then up-and-coming Loretta Lynn in the early 1960s, including their hit "Sweet Thang". Tubb is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 9, 1914 (Crisp), Died August 14, 1984 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer, songwriter, yodeling, lyricist, leader

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 671 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-02952 10-in. 10/27/1936 The passing of Jimmie Rodgers Ernest Tubb Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02953 10-in. 10/27/1936 The last thoughts of Jimmie Rodgers Ernest Tubb Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02954 10-in. 10/27/1936 Married man blues Ernest Tubb Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-02955 10-in. 10/27/1936 Mean old bed bug blues Ernest Tubb Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-02956 10-in. 10/27/1936 My mother is lonely Ernest Tubb Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-02957 10-in. 10/27/1936 The right train to heaven Ernest Tubb Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-07475 10-in. 3/2/1937 The T B is whipping me Ernest Tubb Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, yodeling  
Victor BS-07476 10-in. 3/2/1937 Since that black cat crossed my path Ernest Tubb Male vocal solo and yodeling, with 2 guitars vocalist, yodeling  
Victor E0VB-3222 10-in. 2/7/1950 Letters have no arms Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0917 10-in. 5/23/1947 Don't look now (but your broken heart is showing) Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D9VB-0239 10-in. 3/2/1949 Daddy, when is mommy coming home Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0326 10-in. 1/19/1949 I'm bitin' my fingernails and thinking of you Ernest Benedict ; Kendall Sisters ; Range Riders (Ernie Benedict) Female vocal duet, with string band and accordion songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0681 10-in. 7/21/1949 My Tennessee baby Dude Martin ; Round-up Gang Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Decca 73417 2/13/1946 There's gonna be some changes made around here The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73418 2/13/1946 You were only teasing me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73419 2/13/1946 I'm free at last The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73420 2/13/1946 Heart of stone The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73425 2/14/1946 Those simple things are worth a million vows The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73678 9/17/1946 Filipino baby The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73679 9/17/1946 Drivin' nails in my coffin The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73680 9/17/1946 Rainbow at midnight The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73681 9/17/1946 I don't blame you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73682 9/18/1946 The last goodbye The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73683 9/18/1946 Get in or get out of my heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 73684 9/18/1946 How can I be sure The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 671 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed May 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 May 2022.

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