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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 651-666 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca C 25431 9/11/1945 You'll want me back Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25509 2/10/1947 So round, so firm, so fully packed Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25510 2/10/1947 Don't look now Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca C 25511 2/10/1947 A hundred and sixty acres Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca L 50148 1/13/1944 Tomorrow never comes Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 50149 1/13/1944 Soldier's last letter Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 50150 1/13/1944 Careless darlin' Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 50151 1/13/1944 Yesterday's tears Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 50156 1/15/1944 Those simple things are worth a million vows Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 50157 1/15/1944 Answer to Walking the floor over you Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 50158 1/15/1944 You won't ever forget me Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 50159 1/15/1944 Keep my memory in your heart Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 50160 1/15/1944 I lost my ace of hearts Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 50161 1/15/1944 Though the days were only seven Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 50162 1/15/1944 With tears in my eyes Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 50163 1/15/1944 Are you waiting just for me Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
(Results 651-666 of 666 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed April 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 April 2021.

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

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