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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 201-225 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 9412 6/12/1956 I know my baby loves me in her own peculiar way The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9413 6/13/1956 Mississippi gal The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9414 6/13/1956 There's no fool like a young fool The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9415 6/13/1956 I knew the moment I lost you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9416 6/13/1956 You're breaking my heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9417 6/14/1956 When a soldier knocks and finds nobody home The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9418 6/14/1956 This troubled mind o' mine The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9419 6/14/1956 My hillbilly baby The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9420 6/14/1956 Daisy May The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9524 9/13/1956 Loving you my weakness The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9525 9/13/1956 Treat her right The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9526 9/13/1956 I want you to know (I love you) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9631 1/16/1957 Don't forbid me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9632 1/16/1957 God's eyes-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9633 1/17/1957 My treasure-1 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9634 1/17/1957 Gals don't mean a thing The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9649 2/2/1957 Leave me Ernest Tubb ; The Wilburn Brothers vocalist  
Decca NA 9650 2/2/1957 Mister Love Ernest Tubb ; The Wilburn Brothers vocalist  
Decca NA 9913 7/18/1957 I always went through Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9914 7/18/1957 Go home Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 9974 11/11/1957 Hey, Mr. Bluebird Ernest Tubb ; The Wilburn Brothers vocalist  
Decca NA 9975 11/11/1957 How do we know Ernest Tubb ; The Wilburn Brothers vocalist  
Decca NA 9976 11/12/1957 House of glass-1 Ernest Tubb ; The Wilburn Brothers vocalist  
Decca NA 9977 11/12/1957 Heaven help me Ernest Tubb ; The Wilburn Brothers vocalist  
Decca NA 9978 11/13/1957 Tangled-2 The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 201-225 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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