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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 151-175 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2937 2/24/1953 Hank, it will never be the same without you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2938 10-in. 2/24/1953 Beyond the sunset The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2939 2/24/1953 When Jimmie Rodgers said goodbye The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2940 2/24/1953 Jimmie Rodgers' last thoughts The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2941 2/24/1953 My wasted past The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2942 2/24/1953 Counterfeit kisses The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2943 2/24/1953 The honeymoon is over The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2944 2/27/1953 No help wanted No. 2-1 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 2945 2/27/1953 You're a real good friend Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3098 8/5/1953 A Dear John letter-1 Elaine "Scooter Bill" Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3104 8/6/1953 Double datin'-1 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3105 8/6/1953 It's the mileage that's slowin' us down-2 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3116 8/14/1953 Divorce granted The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3117 8/14/1953 Honky-tonk heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3118 8/14/1953 I'm not looking for an angel The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3121 9/2/1953 I met a friend The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3122 9/2/1953 When Jesus calls The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3144 10/6/1953 Too old to tango Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3145 10/6/1953 Doctor Ketchum's report Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3160 10/23/1953 I'm trimming my Christmas tree with teardrops The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3161 10/23/1953 Love lifted me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3220 1/11/1954 Till we two are one The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3221 1/11/1954 Your mother, your darling, your friend The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3222 1/11/1954 Baby your mother (Like she babies you) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3223 1/11/1954 Jealous loving heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 151-175 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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