Waltz Across Texas

Waltz Across Texas

(6-CD LP-sized box-set with 44-page book) Ernest Tubb recorded for Bluebird and then on Decca from 1936 until 1975. This, the fourth Bear Family box chronicling those years, takes the story from 1961 to April 1966. These were the days of the Nashville Sound, but you would hardly know it from Ernest Tubb’s recordings. He held fast to the honky tonk sound with which he’d made his name. In addition to Tubb’s recordings from this era, this set also includes the classic Texas Troubadours album Ernest Tubb Presents The Texas Troubadours. Further there are the earliest duets with Loretta Lynn in addition to all of Tubb’s albums from the period including Just Call Me Lonesome, Thanks A Lot and Family Bible. The 177 recordings on 6 CDs in this set include 42 unissued performances. There is also a 44-page LP-sized book by Tubb’s biographer Ronnie Pugh and detailed notes on the Troubadours recording sessions by Rich Kienzle.

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3 Responses to Waltz Across Texas

  • Mike Davis says:
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Must Have For Any Ernest Tubb Fan, May 10, 2003
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    Mike Davis (Paris, KY USA) –

    This review is from: Waltz Across Texas (Audio CD)
    This box set is a must have for any fan of Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours. Ernest was in splendid voice in these days, and he had some of his best musicians during this period. Included in this box set are the first two albums the Texas Troubadours recorded for Decca. This band consisted of Leon Rhodes, Buddy Charleton, Jack Greene, Cal Smith, and Jack Drake; one of the finest Country bands ever. Also included are some great duets that Ernest did with Loretta Lynn, as well as several recordings that were never previously issued. This is some of Ernest’s best work. It comes with a booklet that consists of liner notes written by Ronnie Pugh and Rich Kienzle, pictures, and a discography of these recordings. I highly recommend this box set.

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  • Jess "Jess" says:
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    ET’s Golden Years, May 29, 2006
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    Jess “Jess” (Coal Country, PA) –

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    This review is from: Waltz Across Texas (Audio CD)
    Bear Family Records has done it yet again with this 1960’s collection of Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours. This is the era of Jack Greene and Cal Smith, and dont forget the brilliant guitar work of Leon! Not only are there 6 Cd’s worth of the finest Tubb here, there are a few numbers featuring Cal Smith and Jack Greene on vocals; songs you wont find elsewhere. As well, there are also duets with Loretta Lynn. Bear Family has released a few box sets of Ernest Tubb, all of them well-worth their price. But, if you could only have one, “Waltz Across Texas” is the best of the best. While you may flinch at the price, you’ll come to realize it’s worth every red cent when you play the first of six superb Cd’s in this collection. Of course, there’s the usual large booklet laying out ET’s career of this era, and a detailed discography as well as some great photos of his premiere band. A+

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  • kevnm "kevnm" says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Some of his greatest, April 18, 2012
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    kevnm “kevnm” (Costa Mesa, CA United States) –
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    This review is from: Waltz Across Texas (Audio CD)
    I had a pretty nice collection of ET’s earlier material, a four-cd set that doesn’t seem to be around anymore called Texas Troubador which has mostly the 1940s material. Inspired by Ronnie Pugh’s Tubb biography I wanted to hear some of the later ET – the stuff with his best known and perhaps best group of musicians. The Waltz Across Texas set is everything I could have expected. Great music, great playing (some just by the Troubadors) great duets – it’s fantastic all the way through. I only wish I could afford all the Bear Family sets – they set the standard for quality reissues.

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