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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 176-200 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 3325 6/22/1954 Two glasses, Joe The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3326 6/22/1954 The woman's touch The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3327 6/22/1954 Journey's end The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3328 6/22/1954 Kansas City blues The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3390 10/29/1954 Lonely Christmas Eve-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 3391 10/29/1954 I'll be walkin' the floor this Christmas The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca BR 9088 4/6/1955 Have you seen (my boogie woogie baby) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca BR 9089 4/6/1955 It's a lonely world The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca BR 9090 4/16/1955 I've got the blues for Mammy The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9161 7/14/1955 (I've gonna make my home) A million miles from here The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9162 7/14/1955 The yellow rose of Texas-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9186 10/12/1955 Answer the phone The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9187 10/12/1955 The honeymoon is over The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9196 10/26/1955 Thirty days (to come back home) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9197 10/26/1955 Doorstep to heaven The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9198 10/26/1955 Will you be satisfied that way The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9199 10/26/1955 Steppin' out The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9278 1/24/1956 If I never had anything else The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9279 1/24/1956 So doggone lonesome The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9325 4/12/1956 Old love letters (bring memories of you)-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9326 4/12/1956 Jimmie Rodgers' last blue yodel The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9327 4/12/1956 Travelin' blues The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9409 6/12/1956 You're the only good thing The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9410 6/12/1956 I've got the blues for Mammy The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9411 6/12/1956 I dreamed of an old love affair The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 176-200 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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