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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 326-350 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 11643 8/4/1961 Walking the floor over you (short version) Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11711 9/14/1961 Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11712 9/14/1961 I never could say no The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11713 9/14/1961 In and out The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11936 3/1/1962 Steel guitar rag Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 11937 3/1/1962 Redskin rag Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 11940 3/2/1962 Women make a fool of me Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 11941 3/2/1962 Drivin' nails in my coffin Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 11942 3/2/1962 Introduction to Ernest Tubb (Walking the floor over you) Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 11943 3/4/1962 Pick me up on your way down Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 11944 3/4/1962 Try me one more time Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 11945 3/4/1962 Lover's waltz Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 11946 3/4/1962 Show her lots of gold Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 11956 3/19/1962 I'm looking high and low Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11957 3/19/1962 Go on home Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 11958 3/19/1962 Try me one more time Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 12011 4/4/1962 Watching my past go by Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 12012 4/4/1962 Show her lots of gold Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 12013 4/4/1962 Bandera waltz Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 12020 4/17/1962 I told you so Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 12021 4/17/1962 I loved you once Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 12022 4/19/1962 An old faded photograph Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 12023 4/19/1962 The last letter Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 12024 4/19/1962 Out of my mind Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 12109 6/11/1962 Beyond the last mile Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
(Results 326-350 of 666 records)

Citation

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

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

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

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

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