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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 451-475 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 13410 4/21/1965 I'm a sad lonely man The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13411 4/21/1965 I'll be there if you ever want The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13412 4/21/1965 Holdin' hands The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13413 4/21/1965 With tears in my eyes The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13638 6/21/1965 Blue Christmas tree The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13639 6/21/1965 Who's gonna be your Santa Claus this year The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13640 6/21/1965 What am I bid The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13731 9/28/1965 It's for God and country The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13732 9/28/1965 You'll still be in my heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13733 9/28/1965 Forgive me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13834 12/17/1965 There's gonna be some changes made around here Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13839 12/17/1965 You'll never get a better chance Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13840 12/17/1965 Hey Mr. Bluebird-1 Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13841 12/17/1965 Making plans Ernest Tubb ; The Wilburn Brothers vocalist  
Decca NA 13842 12/20/1965 Too many rivers The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13843 12/20/1965 My shoes keep walking back to you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13844 12/21/1965 Till my getup has got up and gone The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13845 12/21/1965 Release me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13846 12/21/1965 Mom and Dad's waltz The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13847 12/21/1965 Born to lose The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13851 12/22/1965 Hello trouble (Come on in) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13852 12/22/1965 Just one more The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13853 12/22/1965 Born to lose The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13854 12/22/1965 I'll keep on loving you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13950 2/28/1966 Under your spell again The Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 451-475 of 666 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed May 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 May 2021.

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

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