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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 601-625 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 16691 1/26/1972 The road is closed The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16714 2/15/1972 Honky tonks and you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16715 2/15/1972 Ninety-nine years The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16716 2/15/1972 It's four in the morning The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16717 2/15/1972 Heartaches by the number The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16720 2/16/1972 I care no more The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16721 2/16/1972 In this corner The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16722 2/16/1972 Good hearted woman The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16905 9/12/1972 Baby, it's so hard to be good The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16906 9/12/1972 It's not love The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16907 9/12/1972 I don't believe I'll fall in love The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16908 9/12/1972 Bubbles in my beer The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16909 9/12/1972 Hillbilly waltz The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16910 9/12/1972 Big blue diamond The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16911 9/12/1972 I've got a new heartache The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16912 9/13/1972 Everybody's reaching out for someone The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16913 9/13/1972 Truck driving man The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16914 9/13/1972 That certain one The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca N 513 12/14/1947 Let's say goodbye like we said hello The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca N 514 12/14/1947 Takin' it easy here The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca N 515 12/14/1947 Seaman's blues The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca N 516 12/14/1947 How can I forget you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca N 517 12/14/1947 Yesterday's winner is a loser today The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca N 518 12/14/1947 I'm with a crowd but so alone The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25280 10-in. 5/24/1945 My hillbilly baby Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 601-625 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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