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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 501-525 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 14450 1/9/1967 Yesterday's winner is a loser today The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14451 1/9/1967 In the jailhouse now The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14452 1/9/1967 Apartment No. 9 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14456 1/11/1967 Bring your heart home The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14457 1/11/1967 The cold hard facts of life The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14458 1/13/1967 Taking it easy here The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14459 1/13/1967 Loose talk The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14460 1/13/1967 You beat all I ever saw The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14461 1/13/1967 Apartment No.9 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14462 1/13/1967 I never had the one I wanted The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14826 10/31/1967 Too much of not enough The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14827 10/31/1967 Nothing is better than you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14828 10/31/1967 It sure helps a lot The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14829 11/1/1967 Too much of not enough The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14830 11/1/1967 Take these chains from my heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14831 11/1/1967 I can't help it The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14832 11/1/1967 Hey, good lookin' The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14833 11/1/1967 I'm so lonesome I could cry The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14834 11/1/1967 Window shopping The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14835 11/1/1967 Someday you'll call my name The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14836 11/1/1967 I could never be ashamed of you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14891 12/19/1967 A mansion on the hill The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14892 12/19/1967 Mind your own business The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14893 12/19/1967 Your cheatin' heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 14894 12/19/1967 Cold, cold heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 501-525 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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