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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 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  
(Results 26-50 of 666 records)

Citation

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

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