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 26-50 of 666 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||74347||12/16/1947||Waiting for a train||The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||74348||12/16/1947||I hope I'm wrong||The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||74349||12/16/1947||Forever is ending today||The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||74350||12/16/1947||Have you ever been lonely?||The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||82985||6/16/1952||Fortune in memories||Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours||vocalist|
|Decca||92006||10-in.||4/4/1940||Blue eyed Elaine||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||92007||10-in.||4/4/1940||I'll never cry over you||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||92008||10-in.||4/4/1940||I'll get along somehow||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||92009||10-in.||4/4/1940||You broke a heart||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||93673||10-in.||4/26/1941||Walking the floor over you||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||93674||10-in.||4/26/1941||Whee the world turns you down||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||93675||10-in.||4/26/1941||Our baby's book-1||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||93676||10-in.||4/26/1941||I'll always be glad to take you back||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||93677||10-in.||4/26/1941||Mean Mama blues||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||93678||10-in.||4/26/1941||I wonder why you said goodbye||Ernest Tubb||vocalist|
|Decca||93791||10-in.||11/17/1941||I ain't goin' honky tonkin' anymore||Ernest Tubb ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||93792||10-in.||11/17/1941||I hate to see you go||Ernest Tubb ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||93793||10-in.||11/17/1941||Time after time||Ernest Tubb ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||93794||10-in.||11/17/1941||First year blues||Ernest Tubb ; Ernest Tubb||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||93795||10-in.||11/17/1941||Rollin' on||Ernest Tubb ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||93796||10-in.||11/17/1941||There's nothing more to say||Ernest Tubb ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||93797||10-in.||11/17/1941||Wasting my life away||Ernest Tubb ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||93798||10-in.||11/17/1941||You may have your picture||Ernest Tubb ; Ernest Tubb||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||DLA 2221||10-in.||10/28/1940||I ain't gonna love you anymore||Ernest Tubb||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||DLA 2222||10-in.||10/28/1940||I'm glad I met you after all||Ernest Tubb||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed April 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.
Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.
"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 April 2021.
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