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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 251-275 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 10395 10/6/1958 The next voice you hear The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10396 10/6/1958 All those yesterdays The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10397 10/6/1958 Walking the floor over you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10398 10/6/1958 When the world has turned you down The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10399 10/8/1958 I'll always be glad to take you back The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10400 10/8/1958 It's been so long darling The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10401 10/8/1958 Careless darlin' The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10402 10/8/1958 Through the days where only seven The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10405 10/9/1958 Last night I dreamed The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10406 10/9/1958 Slipping around The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10407 10/9/1958 I love you because The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10408 10/9/1958 There's nothing more to say The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10412 10/10/1958 There's a little bit of everything in Texas The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10413 10/10/1958 You nearly lose your mind The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10414 10/10/1958 Blue Christmas The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10415 10/10/1958 Don't rob another man's castle The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10625 2/23/1959 What I know about her The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10626 2/23/1959 I cried a tear The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10627 2/24/1959 Let's say goodbye like we said hello The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10628 2/24/1959 Driftwood on the river The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10629 2/24/1959 I wonder why you said goodbye The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10630 2/26/1959 Tomorrow never comes The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10631 2/26/1959 Filipino baby The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10632 2/26/1959 I'd rather be The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10633 3/2/1959 Letters have no arms The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 251-275 of 666 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed May 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 May 2021.

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

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