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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 51-75 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 2223 10-in. 10/28/1940 I cared for you more than I knew Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca DLA 2224 10-in. 10/28/1940 You' ll love me too late Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DLA 2225 10-in. 10/29/1940 I've really learned a lot Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DLA 2226 10-in. 10/29/1940 Swell San Angelo Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DLA 2227 10-in. 10/29/1940 I know what it means to be lonely Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca DLA 2228 10-in. 10/29/1940 Please remember me Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca DLA 2231 10-in. 10/30/1940 My rainbow trail Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca DLA 2232 10-in. 10/30/1940 Last night I dreamed Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DLA 2233 10-in. 10/30/1940 I'm missing you Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca DLA 2234 10-in. 10/30/1940 My baby and my wife Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 3099 10-in. 7/17/1942 That same old story Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 3100 10-in. 7/17/1942 Try me one more time Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 3101 10-in. 7/17/1942 You nearly lose your mind Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 3102 10-in. 7/17/1942 That's when it's coming home to you Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 3103 10-in. 7/17/1942 I don't want you after all Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 3104 10-in. 7/17/1942 I'm wondering how Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 4383 3/24/1947 You hit the nail right on the head Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 4384 3/24/1947 Two wrongs don't make a right Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca L 4897 2/15/1949 Don't rob another man's castle The Andrews Sisters ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca L 4898 2/15/1950 I'm biting my fingernails and thinking of you The Andrews Sisters ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NT 108 8/11/1947 That wild and wicked look in your eye The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NT 109 8/11/1947 A lonely heart knows The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NT 110 8/11/1947 Don't your face look red The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NT 111 8/11/1947 Answer to Rainbow at midnight The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NT 120 8/13/1947 Watching my past go by The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 51-75 of 666 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed April 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 April 2021.

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

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