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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 476-500 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 13951 2/28/1966 They'll never take her love from me The Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13958 3/1/1966 Remember me Aubrey "Moon" Mullican ; The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13959 3/1/1966 Tennessee waltz Aubrey "Moon" Mullican ; The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13960 3/1/1966 Fireball mail Aubrey "Moon" Mullican ; The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13961 3/1/1966 I hung my head and cried Aubrey "Moon" Mullican ; The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13966 3/2/1966 Before I met you Aubrey "Moon" Mullican ; The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13967 3/2/1966 Memphis Aubrey "Moon" Mullican ; The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 13968 3/2/1966 I'm gonna tie one on tonight Aubrey "Moon" Mullican ; The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14004 4/1/1966 May the bird of paradise fly up your nose The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14005 4/1/1966 Waitin' in your welfare line The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14006 4/1/1966 No matter what happens, my darling The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14194 8/11/1966 Another story, another time, another place The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14195 8/11/1966 There's no room in my heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14434 12/21/1966 Yearning Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14435 12/21/1966 Sweet thang Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14436 12/21/1966 Let's stop right where we are Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14437 12/21/1966 Beautiful, unhappy home Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14438 12/27/1966 I'm bitin' my fingernails Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14439 12/27/1966 Love is no excuse Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14440 12/27/1966 One to ten Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14441 12/27/1966 The thin grey line Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14446 1/4/1967 Beautiful friendships Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14447 1/4/1967 We'll never change Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14448 1/4/1967 Bartender Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14449 1/4/1967 I'm not leavin' you Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 476-500 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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