These songs over five CDs represent Ernest Tubb at the very peak of his career musically and commercially, from Makin Whoopee! (Instrumental) - Frank Sinatra - Sinatra At The Sands Disc One is filled with winners; Tubb's voice on these and the rest of the songs in this collection is at its richest and most expressive, not exactly soaring it never did that but never straining into the top of his range, and the results, coupled with Jerry Byrd's steel guitar and Tubb's and Jimmie Short's guitars, are exceptionally satisfying, crisp and well-articulated playing bringing out his singing at its best.
Disc Two is highlighted by the presence of several duets featuring Tubb with the Andrews Sisterswhich work beautifully, the Andrews Sisters crossing over from pop to country rather than Tubb moving in the other direction; here also is Red Foleyalong with an album of religious songs and some great solo numbers.
By itself, this disc would have made a great single-platter release. Disc Four has more work with Freshly Fallen Snow - Jane Ehrhardt - A Sleepers Dreamall of it worthwhile, and also includes Tubb's tribute records to Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgersas well as his topical Korean War songs and his first covers of compositions by his son Justin. Disc Five is a mixed bag, nearly half of it comprised of good duets with Red Foley and a few prime solo numbers, and the other half dominated by a dozen religious songs and Christmas numbers recorded for a theme album.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Country. Styles Honky Tonk Traditional Country. Recording Date March 24, - October 23, Track Listing - Disc 1.
You Hit the Nail Right on the Head. Ernest Tubb. Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right. Sam Nichols. A Lonely Heart Knows. Hank Thompson. Don't Your Face Look Red.
Answer to "Rainbow at Midnight". Watching My Past Go By. Headin' Down the Wrong Highway. Ted Daffan. Taking It Easy Here. Precious Little Baby - Ernest Tubb - Lets Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello Lee. Seaman's Blues. How Can I Forget You. Yesterday's Winner Is a Loser Today. I'm with a Crowd But So Alone. Waiting for a Train. Jimmie Rodgers. Forever Is Ending Today.
Till the End of the World. Vaughn Monroe. Track Listing - Disc 2. Don't Rob Another Man's Castle. Jenny Carson. My Filipino Rose. Hank Snow. My Tennessee Baby. Slipping Around. Floyd Tillman. Warm Red Wine. Cindy Walker. Driftwood on the River. Tennessee Border, No.
Jimmy Work. Letters Have No Arms. I'll Take a Back Seat for You. Throw Your Love My Way. Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age. Stand by Me. Charles Albert Tindley. The Old Rugged Cross. George Bennard. What a Friend We Have in Jesus. The Wonderful City. Farther Along. I Love You Because. Leon Payne. Unfaithful One. Cliff Bruner. Hillbilly Fever, No. George Vaughn. Texas vs. Track Listing - Disc 3. Mother the Queen Fix & Flö - Untitled My Heart.
Goodnight Irene. Stuart Hamblen. I Need Attention Bad. I'm Lonely Precious Little Baby - Ernest Tubb - Lets Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello Blue.
I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now. Lou Herscher. Why Should I Be Lonely? Hobo's Meditation. Good Morning Irene. The Lovebug Itch. Don't Stay Too Long. I'm Steppin' Out of the Picture. Meredith Willson. A Drunkard's Child. Any Old Time. If You Want Some Lovin'. Woody Guthrie. The Chicken Song.