Image Source: Wikipedia

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 276-300 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 10634 3/2/1959 Rainbow at midnight The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10635 3/2/1959 Have you ever been lonely The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10636 3/2/1959 I will miss you when you go The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 10637 3/2/1959 I'd rather be The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11021 3/20/1960 Live it up The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11022 3/20/1960 (I've lost you) So why should I care The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11023 3/20/1960 Accidently on purpose The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11064 3/29/1960 Do it now The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11065 3/29/1960 He'll have to go The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11066 3/29/1960 Mister Blues The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11067 3/29/1960 The kind of love she gave to me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11072 3/30/1960 Pick me up on your way down The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11073 3/30/1960 This ain't the blues (Instrumental) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11078 4/6/1960 You win again The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11079 4/6/1960 I believe I'm entitled to you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11080 4/6/1960 A guy named Joe The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11081 4/6/1960 Who will buy the wine The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11082 4/7/1960 Why I'm walkin' The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11083 4/7/1960 White silver sands The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11084 4/7/1960 Am I that easy to forget The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11164 6/6/1960 Ev'rybody's somebody's fool The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11165 6/6/1960 Let the little girl dance The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11267 9/21/1960 Candy kisses The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11268 9/21/1960 It happened when I really needed you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11269 9/21/1960 Wondering The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 276-300 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.