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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 526-550 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 15026 2/26/1968 If my heart had windows The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15027 2/26/1968 I'm gonna make it like a snake The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15028 2/26/1968 Life has turned her that way The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15029 2/27/1968 Crying time The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15030 2/27/1968 One more memory The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15031 2/27/1968 If I ever stop hurtin' The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15032 2/27/1968 Just pack up and go The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15033 2/27/1968 I threw away the rose The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15034 2/27/1968 Send me the pillow you dream on The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15047 3/6/1968 Mama, who was that man The Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15048 3/6/1968 Don't squeeze my sharmon The Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15049 3/6/1968 Sing me back home The Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15050 3/6/1968 A dime at a time The Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15051 3/11/1968 The bottle let me down The Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15052 3/11/1968 Destination Atlanta, Ga. The Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15053 3/11/1968 The image of me The Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15121 4/16/1968 That's the chance I'll have to take The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15122 4/16/1968 Today The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15123 4/16/1968 She went a little bit farther The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15388 12/20/1968 Saturday Satan, Sunday Saint The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15389 12/20/1968 Tommy's doll The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15390 12/20/1968 One more memory The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15445 2/18/1969 If we put our heads together Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15446 2/18/1969 I chased you till you caught me Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15447 2/18/1969 I won't cheat again Loretta Lynn ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 526-550 of 666 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed May 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 May 2021.

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

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