Ernest Tubb

Waltz Across Texas [Bear Family]

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Not to be confused with any other collection using the same title, Bear Family's five-CD Waltz Across Texas continues the label's comprehensive release of Ernest Tubb's complete recordings. The highlights for most fans will be the dozen 1964-65 duets with Loretta Lynn, which are considered essential listening, but there's a lot more here worth owning. Tubb's vocal range had narrowed considerably in the ten years or so leading up to the 1960s, but he and producer Owen Bradley had worked out recordings that made his range sound greater than it was. For a lot of real fans, the highlights on Disc One will be the raw studio performances of cuts that were later mixed with applause for release as the fake "live" On Tour album, which might have been a cheat but did present Tubb and the band playing loose and freewheeling. Disc Three has a generally jauntier selection of material, including a dozen songs by the Texas Troubadors; its last two songs mark the beginning of the Ernest Tubb-Loretta Lynn collaborations. The quality of Tubb's music held steady even coming up on his 30th year in the recording business, mostly by virtue of his continuing to find good songs and Owen Bradley's way of recording him to the best advantage -- his voice on much of his mid-'60s output sounds like a finely aging instrument, and far more comfortable and pleasing than some of his late '50s material. Disc Five presents the balance of the early Lynn duets, as well as the title track, Tubb's last major hit. The sound throughout is state-of-the-art, and the annotated booklet is worth owning by itself, for what it tells us about the man and the band.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:34 Amazon
2 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:23 Amazon
3 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:39 Amazon
4 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:54 Amazon
5 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:23 Amazon
6 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:19 Amazon
7 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:42 Amazon
8 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:33 Amazon
9 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:01 Amazon
10 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:49 Amazon
11 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:25 Amazon
12 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:41 Amazon
13 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:39 Amazon
14 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:48 Amazon
15 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:09 Amazon
16 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:58 Amazon
17 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:03 Amazon
18 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:57 Amazon
19 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:33 Amazon
20 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:32 Amazon
21 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:03 Amazon
22 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:49 Amazon
23 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:53 Amazon
24 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:13 Amazon
25 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:41 Amazon
26 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:43 Amazon
27 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:41 Amazon
28 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:24 Amazon
29 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:40 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:57 Amazon
2 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:53 Amazon
3 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:36 Amazon
4 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:47 Amazon
5 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:49 Amazon
6 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:53 Amazon
7 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:27 Amazon
8 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:46 Amazon
9 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:02 Amazon
10 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:53 Amazon
11 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:39 Amazon
12 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:40 Amazon
13 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:59 Amazon
14 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:15 Amazon
15 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:18 Amazon
16 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:24 Amazon
17 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:51 Amazon
18 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:36 Amazon
19 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:33 Amazon
20 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:40 Amazon
21 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:42 Amazon
22 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:43 Amazon
23 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:51 Amazon
24 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:45 Amazon
25 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:39 Amazon
26 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:30 Amazon
27 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:25 Amazon
28 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:37 Amazon
29 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:30 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:23 Amazon
2 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:52 Amazon
3 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:56 Amazon
4 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:21 Amazon
5 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:35 Amazon
6 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:34 Amazon
7 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:06 Amazon
8 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:26 Amazon
9 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:20 Amazon
10 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:14 Amazon
11 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:09 Amazon
12 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:21 Amazon
13 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 01:54 Amazon
14 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 01:48 Amazon
15 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:59 Amazon
16 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:37 Amazon
17 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 01:51 Amazon
18 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:25 Amazon
19 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:29 Amazon
20 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:16 Amazon
21 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:30 Amazon
22 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:26 Amazon
23 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:49 Amazon
24 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:32 Amazon
25 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:31 Amazon
26 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:38 Amazon
27 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:43 Amazon
28 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:43 Amazon
29 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:34 Amazon
30 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:25 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:41 Amazon
2
Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:43 Amazon
3 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:43 Amazon
4 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:35 Amazon
5 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:41 Amazon
6 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:39 Amazon
7 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:46 Amazon
8 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:53 Amazon
9 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:21 Amazon
10 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:39 Amazon
11 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:48 Amazon
12 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:20 Amazon
13 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:06 Amazon
14 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:46 Amazon
15 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:48 Amazon
16 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:29 Amazon
17 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:40 Amazon
18 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:23 Amazon
19 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:00 Amazon
20 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:42 Amazon
21 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:06 Amazon
22 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:45 Amazon
23 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:53 Amazon
24 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:39 Amazon
25 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:47 Amazon
26 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:56 Amazon
27 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:29 Amazon
28 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:54 Amazon
29 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:45 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:07 Amazon
2 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:51 Amazon
3 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:33 Amazon
4 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:26 Amazon
5 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:41 Amazon
6 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:48 Amazon
7 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:40 Amazon
8 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:40 Amazon
9 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 01:53 Amazon
10 Ernest Tubb feat: Loretta Lynn / Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:36 Amazon
11 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:23 Amazon
12 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:11 Amazon
13 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:45 Amazon
14 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:34 Amazon
15 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:35 Amazon
16 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:49 Amazon
17 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:41 Amazon
18 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:17 Amazon
19 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:43 Amazon
20 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:11 Amazon
21 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:39 Amazon
22 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:15 Amazon
23 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:34 Amazon
24 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:29 Amazon
25 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:44 Amazon
26 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:23 Amazon
27 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:47 Amazon
28 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:23 Amazon
29
Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:48 Amazon
30 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:14 Amazon
31 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:21 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 6

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:32 Amazon
2 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:31 Amazon
3
Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:07 Amazon
4 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:41 Amazon
5 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:28 Amazon
6 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:40 Amazon
7 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:40 Amazon
8 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:47 Amazon
9 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:47 Amazon
10
Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:47 Amazon
11 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:40 Amazon
12 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:55 Amazon
13 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:56 Amazon
14 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:06 Amazon
15 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:31 Amazon
16 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 03:06 Amazon
17 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:03 Amazon
18 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:42 Amazon
19 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:45 Amazon
20 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:41 Amazon
21 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:46 Amazon
22 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:30 Amazon
23 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 01:58 Amazon
24
Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:21 Amazon
25 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:14 Amazon
26
Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:08 Amazon
27
Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:37 Amazon
28 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:13 Amazon
29 Ernest Tubb feat: Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors 02:38 Amazon
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