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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 426-450 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 13231 1/15/1965 Give me a little old fashioned love The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13232 1/15/1965 Precious little baby The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13233 1/15/1965 I wonder where you are tonight The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13238 1/18/1965 I reached for the wine Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13239 1/18/1965 My past brought me to you Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13240 1/18/1965 A Dear John letter Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13241 1/19/1965 We're not kids anymore Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13242 1/19/1965 Keep those cards and letters Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13243 1/19/1965 Our hearts are holding hands Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13270 2/8/1965 Each night at nine The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13271 2/8/1965 Big city The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13272 2/8/1965 Before I'm over you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13291 2/15/1965 Beggar to a king The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13292 2/15/1965 When two worlds collide The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13293 2/15/1965 Fraulein The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13299 2/16/1965 She called me baby The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13300 2/16/1965 Tell her so The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13301 2/16/1965 Don't be angry The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13302 2/16/1965 I've got a tiger by the tail The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13394 4/19/1965 Waltz across Texas-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13395 4/19/1965 Honeymoon with the blues The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13396 4/19/1965 Afraid to care The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13397 4/19/1965 Big beaver The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13404 4/20/1965 Lost highway The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13405 4/20/1965 After the boy gets the girl The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 426-450 of 666 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed May 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.

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

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