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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 101-125 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2069 12/29/1949 Unfaithful one The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2148 6/23/1950 Hillbilly fever No. 2 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2149 6/23/1950 Texas Vs. Kentucky Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2162 6/29/1950 G-I-R-L spells trouble The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2163 6/29/1950 You don't have to be a baby to cry The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2164 6/19/1950 Mother queen of my heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2169 6/30/1950 Goodnight Irene Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2208 9/9/1950 Christmas island-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2209 9/9/1950 C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2210 9/9/1950 (Remember me) I'm the one who loves you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2211 9/9/1950 I need attention bad-2 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2238 10/11/1950 I'm lonely and blue The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2239 10/11/1950 Why did you give me your love? The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2240 10/11/1950 I'm free (from the chain gang now) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2241 10/11/1950 Why should I be lonely? The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2242 10/11/1950 Hobo's meditation The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2252 10/13/1950 Good morning Irene Red Foley ; Minnie Pearl vocalist  
Decca NA 2253 10/13/1950 The lovebug itch Red Foley ; Minnie Pearl vocalist  
Decca NA 2292 1/11/1951 Don't stay too long-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2293 1/11/1951 I'm steppin' out of the picture-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2294 1/11/1951 May the good Lord bless and keep you-2 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2305 1/15/1951 When it's prayer meetin' time in the hollow-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2306 1/15/1951 A drunkard's child-2 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2307 1/15/1951 Any old time-2 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2308 1/15/1951 If you want some lovin' The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 101-125 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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