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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 301-325 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 11270 9/21/1960 Cold, cold heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11271 9/28/1960 Four walls The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11272 9/28/1960 Bouquet of roses The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11273 9/28/1960 Crazy arms The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11274 9/29/1960 I love you so much it hurts The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11275 9/29/1960 I walk the line The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11276 9/29/1960 Little ole band of gold The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11281 10/25/1960 Wabash cannon ball The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11282 10/25/1960 I'm moving on The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11329 11/27/1960 Tennessee Saturday night The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11330 11/27/1960 Signed, sealed and delivered The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11352 12/4/1960 Thoughts of a fool The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11353 12/4/1960 Girl from Abilene The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11354 12/5/1960 The same thing as me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11355 12/5/1960 Christmas is just another day for me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11356 12/5/1960 I hate to see you go The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11357 12/5/1960 I'm sorry now The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11372 12/20/1960 What will you tell them? The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11373 12/20/1960 It is no secret The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11374 12/20/1960 Don't just stand there The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11379 12/21/1960 Big blue diamonds The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11380 12/21/1960 I'll just have a cup of coffee (then I'll go) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11562 5/28/1961 Got to sleep conscience The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11565 5/28/1961 Through that door The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11604 6/29/1961 What kind of God do you think you are The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 301-325 of 666 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed May 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 May 2021.

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

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