Ernest Tubb was born in Texas 90 years ago today, on February 9, 1914.
He’s long gone to that great honky tonk in the sky, but we’ll always have his classic records. That deep bass voice, and classic definitive honky tonky country beat will last forever.
If you haven’t got any Ernest, you might start to relieve your unfortunate deprivation by hopping on Kazaa and looking for:
Walking the Floor Over You
It’s America (Love It Or Leave It)
Set Up Two Glasses, Joe
Too Old to Cut the Mustard
Thanks a Lot
Waltz Across Texas
This big honkin’ BOX SET looks like a pretty outstanding bargain, though it is obviously not representing his whole career. It particularly does NOT include “Waltz Across Texas,” perhaps his best song.