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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 76-100 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NT 121 8/13/1947 A woman wrecked many a good The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NT 122 8/13/1947 Headin' down the wrong highway The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NT 123 8/13/1947 White Christmas The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 175 6/12/1949 My Filipino rose The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 176 6/12/1949 My Tennessee baby The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 177 6/12/1949 Slipping around The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 178 6/12/1949 Warm red wine The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 179 6/12/1949 Driftwood on the river The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 1002 1/23/1949 Till the end of the world The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 1003 1/24/1949 Daddy, when is Mommy coming home? The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2028 8/26/1949 White Christmas The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2029 8/26/1949 Blue Christmas The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2041 11/8/1949 Tennessee border No.2 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2042 11/9/1949 Letters have no arms The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2043 11/9/1949 I'll take a back seat for you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2044 11/9/1949 Throw your love my way The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2045 11/9/1949 Don't be ashamed of your age Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2050 11/10/1949 Stand by me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2051 11/10/1949 The old rugged cross The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2052 11/10/1949 What a friend we have in Jesus The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2053 11/10/1949 The wonderful city The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2054 11/10/1949 When I take my vacation in heaven The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2055 11/10/1949 Farther along The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2067 12/29/1949 I love you because The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2068 12/29/1949 Give me a little old fashioned love The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 76-100 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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