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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 626-650 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca C 25321 5/24/1945 Jealous heart Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25322 5/24/1945 Crying myself to sleep Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25323 5/24/1945 Fort Worth jail Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 25324 5/24/1945 You're breaking my heart Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25325 5/24/1945 Farther and farther apart Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25326 5/24/1945 I loved you once Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25327 5/24/1945 I'll step aside Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 25328 5/24/1945 Worried mind Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25329 5/24/1945 A year ago tonight Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 25330 5/24/1945 Time changes everything Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25331 5/24/1945 What good will it do Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25332 5/24/1945 My time will come someday Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 25333 5/24/1945 Grey-eyed darling Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25334 5/24/1945 I never cross your mind Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25335 5/24/1945 I told you so Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25336 5/24/1945 I'm beginning to forget you Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25337 5/24/1945 I'm gonna be long gone when I go away Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 25338 5/24/1945 I walk alone Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 25424 9/11/1945 It's been so long darling Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25425 9/11/1945 Should I come back home to you Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25426 9/11/1945 There's a little bit of everything in Texas Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25427 9/11/1945 Darling, what more can I do Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25428 9/11/1945 It just don't matter now Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25429 9/11/1945 I'm beginning to forget you Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25430 9/11/1945 When love turns to hate Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 626-650 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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