Ernest Tubb

Live 1965

Live 1965

This CD is an out of print collectible! It is the original 1989 Rhino release. Catalog R2 70902.

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The Legendary Ernest Tubb – Thanks Troubador, Thanks

The Legendary Ernest Tubb – Thanks Troubador, Thanks

  • ISBN: 0-7697-7892-5
  • Color
  • Running Time: 62 minutes
  • Performers: Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Kitty Wells, Little Jimmy Dickens, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn
  • Country Documentary

A definitive biography of country music legend Ernest Tubb following his 40 year career from early radio shows to Hollywood and the Grand Ole Opry. Includes rare clips of his biggest hits and special guest appearences!

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Another Story

Another Story

(6-CD LP-sized box-set with 40-page book) This box contains his work from 1966-75: his last hits on Decca, his last classic duets with Loretta Lynn & his sessions with the Texas Troubadours.

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Thirty Days – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

Thirty Days – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

A fresh slant on the king and originator of honky tonk music, a full CD of his up-tempo recordings, including era-defining hits like Walking The Floor Over You, You Nearly Lose Your Mind, and Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin. The next best thing to a night at a Texas honky tonk circa 1950 minus the guns and cigarette smoke. These recordings ooze character and believability. Tubb’s voice wavers off-key here and there, but the gritty realism and human warmth more than compensate. Ernest Tubb made records that could only be Ernest Tubb records. The contrast with the cookie-cutter similarity and artificial perfection of today’s country music could not be more obvious. Includes a 32-page booklet.

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Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour

In this definitive biography of Ernest Tubb, Ronnie Pugh brings one of country music’s greatest performers back to center stage. Tracing a career that began in the 1930s and continued until just a few years before Tubb’s death in 1984, Pugh presents not only the long and legendary life of the Texas Troubadour but also an unparalleled view of the world of country music in which Ernest Tubb played an essential part.
Tubb began his career as an imitator of Jimmie Rodgers, but stormed the country music scene in the 1940s with a new honky tonk sound and a string of hits that included “Walking the Floor Over You.” His innovations marked an important transition in country music to a style and lyric in tune with modern American working people, or at least that offered the real-life themes of hard drinking, divorce, tough times, and ruined lives—changes that helped define the music we recognize today as “country.” A member of the Grand Ole Opry until 1982, Tubb hosted a live radio broadcast from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville for years and became one of the first country music stars to host his own television show in the mid-1960s. Always popular and on the road much of the time even after his prime hit-making years had ended, he was well-known for promoting the careers of many new performers on the rise.
Delving into fan club journals, songbooks, newspaper broadcast logs, record company files, and hundreds of interviews, Ronnie Pugh draws a picture of Tubb—exploring both his personal and professional life—that is unprecedented in its intimacy, detail, and vitality. We get a close-up view of Tubb riding the crest of his popularity, setting the pace for Nashville, facing the onslaught of Elvis Presley and rock ’n roll, and surviving as a country music legend. Richly illustrated with almost a hundred photographs, many of which are rare unpublished shots from private collections, Ernest Tubb also contains a detailed and complete sessionography, a resource that will be of continuing importance for serious record collectors.
A biography that has been long awaited from Ronnie Pugh, unquestionably the leading authority on Ernest Tubb, this book will delight readers from among the fans of country music, those interested in the history of country music or American popular music and culture generally, and, of course, Ernest Tubb fans.

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Ernest Tubb (1914-1984)

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”Skicka spriten”, ”Det spelar ingen roll nu”, ”Jag väntar på skepp som aldrig kommer in”. Visst är det både obegripligt och destruktivt att folk söker inspiration i citat av Deepak Chopra et consortes när det finns en amerikansk honky tonk-stjärna som …
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Buddy Emmons, The Pedal-Steel Guitarist Who 'Taught Everybody To Play,' Has Died
Country music wouldn't sound like itself without the pedal-steel guitar, and the instrument sounds the way it does today because of Buddy Emmons, who died Wednesday in Nashville at 78. Though he might not be a household name, Emmons played on …
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Proudly Canadian: Larry Harvey Rest in Peace

Proudly Canadian: Larry Harvey Rest in Peace
Larry Harvey was on the 1956 Country Music Association members list, right along with Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Roy Acuff, Gene Autry, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Grandpa Jones, Minnie Pearl, Hank Snow and Ernest Tubb. "I was thinking wow," said the …
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Ernest Tubb Record Shop is losing its name but maybe not its feel
If songwriters were telling the story of the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in the Fort Worth Stockyards, they might pen that love is what's made the place go 'round for almost 21 years. A love of good country music saved the place from closing four years ago …
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Financial woes silence Midnite Jamboree
Since 1947, the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree has been a country music institution. For nearly 68 years, the show, which airs on WSM after the "Grand Ole Opry," gave a stage to musicians both fledgling and established. Hank Williams sang on the Midnite …
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Waylon Jennings' years of pain
His mother showed him how to play guitar and he would try to copy the songs he heard by Bob Wills, Floyd Tillman, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Carl Smith and Elvis Presley. At age 12, he was playing his guitar on the local radio station, KVOW. At age 16 …
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Country music legend Mel Price dies at 94

Country music legend Mel Price dies at 94
He opened for country music greats such as “Little” Jimmy Dickens, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams Sr. and the Carter sisters. He was a regular in Nashville, and knew Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Dean, Marty Robbins, Kitty Wells and Grandpa Jones, among …
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Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour
Ernest Tubb (Wikimedia Commons) When Michael Jackson died, mourners gathered at his childhood home in Gary, Ind. Elvis Presley's boyhood house in Tupelo, Miss., has been converted to a museum fans still visit 32 years after his death. But 30 years …
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Stars and Steel Guitars returning to Benton Civic Center
Lynn Owsley spent many years with Ernest Tubb and the famous Texas Troubadours. He also worked with many other famous artists including Stonewall Jackson, Charlie Walker and many more. He is always a favorite at the many steel guitar shows he plays …
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Country News and Notes Oct 27
78 years ago/ in 1936, country artist Ernest Tubb made his first recordings. 5 years ago In 2009, Singer Anne Murray released her autobiography “All of Me.'' It outlined her 40-year career, starting with her humble beginnings in the coal-mining town …
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Ben Little's: Service Station Service in Self-Serve World
The gentle soul who used to get his hair cut by an Everly Father a couple of doors down – and who pumped 100 percent pure gas to keep country immortal Ernest Tubb movin' on – has enjoyed the last four-plus decades next to what used to be called Hailey …
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