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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 126-150 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2309 1/17/1951 So long (it's been good to know yuh)-1 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2310 1/17/1951 The chicken song-2 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2337 3/9/1951 The strange little girl-1 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2338 3/9/1951 Kentucky waltz-2 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2411 6/15/1951 Hey la la-1, 2 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2412 6/15/1951 Rose of the mountain-2, 3 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2413 6/15/1951 Precious little baby The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2414 6/15/1951 I'm in a crowd but so alone The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2540 11/13/1951 So many times The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2541 11/13/1951 My mother must have been a girl like you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2542 11/13/1951 Somebody's stolen my honey The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2543 11/13/1951 A heartsick soldier on a heartbreak ridge The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2544 11/14/1951 I'm in love with Molly Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2545 11/14/1951 Too old to cut the mustard-1 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2546[a] 11/14/1951 Greensleeves Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2550 11/30/1951 Missing in action The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2551 11/30/1951 I'll miss you when you go The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2735 6/16/1952 Dear Judge Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 2736 06/16/1952 Don't brush them on me Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 2737 6/16/1952 I love everything Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours vocalist  
Decca NA 2833 9/28/1952 Somebody loves you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2834 9/28/1952 Don't trifle on your sweetheart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2835 9/28/1952 We need God for Christmas The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2836 9/29/1952 Merry Christmas, you all! The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2837 9/29/1952 Blue snowflakes The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 126-150 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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