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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 9th, 1914 (Crisp), Died August 14th, 1984 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1972

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

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 9979 11/13/1957 Home of the blues-2 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9980 11/13/1957 I found my girl in the U.S.A.-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9981 11/13/1957 Geisha girl-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9982 11/14/1957 I wonder why I worry over you-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9983 11/14/1957 The deep purple blues The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9984 11/14/1957 Please keep me in mind The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10272 5/16/1958 Deep purple blues The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10273 5/16/1958 Please keep me on mind The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10274 5/16/1958 I wonder why I worry over you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10275 5/19/1958 I'm a long gone Daddy The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10276 5/19/1958 You cheatin' heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10277 5/19/1958 Don't trade your old fashioned sweetheart (for a honky tonk queen) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10278 5/19/1958 It makes no difference now The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10281 5/20/1958 San Antonio rose The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10282 5/20/1958 I always went through The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10287 5/22/1958 I want you to know I love you I've been there The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10288 5/22/1958 That, my darlin' is me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10289 5/22/1958 I'll get along somehow The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10290 6/9/1958 Educated Mama The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10291 6/9/1958 I'm waiting for ships that never come in The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10292 6/11/1958 Half a mind The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10293 6/11/1958 Next time The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10294 6/11/1958 Goodbye sunshine, hello blues The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10383 9/24/1958 It's the age that makes the difference The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10384 9/24/1958 What am I living for The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 226-250 of 666 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed April 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664

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