The Yellow Rose of Texas

The Yellow Rose of Texas

by Ernest TubbErnest Tubb

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This five-CD/150-song collection, covering the end of 1954 up through 1960, is the only way to hear any of this material, other than finding his old albums (which isn't such a bad idea). By 1955, Ernest Tubb was one of the most popular and beloved country artists in Nashville, adored by the public and revered by his fellow musicians. His work as host and player on the radio (and short-lived television) broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry and the Midnight Jamboree, made him a familiar figure to millions, his genial presence punctuated by an easygoing sense of humor. Disc One of this set includes numerous highlights in a wide range of styles. The second disc is more consistent in tone and content, mixing blues and midtempo ballads, most of which are compiled here for the very first time, including four priceless cuts pairing Tubb off with the Wilburn Brothers. By this time, Tubb's backing band included Hank Garland sharing electric lead guitar chores with Grady Martin, with Tommy Jackson still on the fiddle and Floyd Kramer at the piano, and all of it is among the best-played country music of its era. By the fourth disc, Tubb is settling comfortably into musical middle age; the settling down comes not a moment too soon for a man whose second marriage produced its fourth child in 1958, about the same time his first grandchild was born. Disc Five opens with Tubb at his most mature and sophisticated, freely moving between honky tonk, country-pop, and modern country sounds, his voice at its richest. His band, however, is lacking its edge, with lead guitarist Billy Byrd replaced by Leon Rhodes, and the later songs from this period show Tubb slackening off as well, a somewhat less interesting singer and interpreter.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127156884
catalogNumber: 15688
Rank: 207382


Disc 1

  1. Till We Two Are One
  2. Your Mother, Your Darling, Your Friend
  3. Baby Your Mother (Like She Babied You)
  4. Jealous Loving Heart
  5. Two Glasses, Joe
  6. The Woman's Touch
  7. Journey's End
  8. Kansas City Blues
  9. Lonely Christmas Eve
  10. I'll Be Walking the Floor This Christmas
  11. Have You Seen My Boogie Woogie Baby
  12. It's a Lonely World
  13. I Got the Blues for Mammy
  14. I'm Gonna Make My Home (A Million Miles from Here)
  15. The Yellow Rose of Texas
  16. Answer the Phone
  17. The Honeymoon Is Over
  18. Thirty Days
  19. Doorstep to Heaven
  20. Will You Be Satisfied That Way
  21. Steppin' Out
  22. If I Never Have Anything Else
  23. So Doggone Lonesome
  24. Old Love Letters (Bring Memories of You)
  25. The Women Make a Fool Out of Me (Jimmy Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel)
  26. Travelin' Blues
  27. You're the Only Good Thing (That's Happened to Me)
  28. I've Got the Blues for Mammy
  29. I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair
  30. (I Know My Baby Loves Me) in Her Own Peculiar Way
  31. Mississippi Gal

Disc 2

  1. There's No Fool Like a Young Fool
  2. I Knew the Moment I Lost You
  3. You're Breaking My Heart
  4. When a Soldier Knocks and Finds Nobody Home
  5. This Troubled Mind of Mine
  6. My HillBilly Baby
  7. Daisy Mae
  8. Loving You Is My Weakness
  9. Treat Her Right
  10. I Want You to Know I Love You
  11. Don't Forbid Me
  12. God's Eyes
  13. My Treasure
  14. Leave Me
  15. Mister Love
  16. I Always Went Through
  17. Go Home
  18. Hey, Mr. Bluebird
  19. How Do We Know
  20. House of Glass
  21. Heaven Help Me
  22. Tangled Mind
  23. Home of the Blues
  24. I Found My Girl in the U.S.A.
  25. Geisha Girl
  26. I Wonder Why I Worry over You
  27. Deep Purple Blues
  28. Please Keep Me in Mind
  29. Deep Purple Blues
  30. Please Keep Me in Mind
  31. I Wonder Why I Worry over You

Disc 3

  1. I'm Long Gone Daddy
  2. Your Cheatin' Heart
  3. Don't Trade Your Old Fashioned Sweetheart (For a Honky Tonk Queen)
  4. It Makes No Difference Now
  5. San Antonio Rose
  6. I Always Went Through
  7. I Want You to Know I Love You
  8. That, My Darlin', Is Me
  9. I'll Get Along Somehow
  10. Educated Mama
  11. I'm Waiting for Ships That Never Come In
  12. Half a Mind
  13. Next Time
  14. Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Blues
  15. It's the Age That Makes the Difference
  16. What Am I Living For?
  17. The Next Voice You Hear
  18. All Those Yesterdays
  19. Walking the Floor over You
  20. When the World Has Turned You Down
  21. I'll Always Be Glad to Take You Back
  22. It's Been So Long, Darling
  23. Careless Darlin'
  24. Though the Days Were Only Seven
  25. Last Night I Dreamed
  26. Slipping Around
  27. I Love You Because
  28. There's Nothing More to Say
  29. There's a Little Bit of Everything in Texas
  30. You Nearly Lose Your Mind

Disc 4

  1. Blue Christmas
  2. Don't Rob Another Man's Castle
  3. What I Know About Her
  4. I Cried a Tear
  5. Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello
  6. Driftwood on the River
  7. I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye
  8. Tomorrow Never Comes
  9. Filipino Baby
  10. I'd Rather Be
  11. Letters Have No Arms
  12. Rainbow at Midnight
  13. Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)
  14. I Will Miss You When You Go
  15. I'd Rather Be
  16. Live It Up
  17. (I've Lost You) So Why Should I Care
  18. Accidentally on Purpose
  19. Do It Now
  20. He'll Have to Go
  21. Mr. Blues
  22. The Kind of Love She Gave to Me
  23. Pick Me up on Your Way Down
  24. This Ain't the Blues
  25. You Win Again
  26. I Believe I'm Entitled to You
  27. A Guy Named Joe
  28. Who Will Buy the Wine?
  29. Why I'm Walkin'

Disc 5

  1. White Silver Sands
  2. Am I That Easy to Forget?
  3. Ev'rybody's Somebody's Fool
  4. Let the Little Girl Dance
  5. Candy Kisses
  6. It Happened When I Really Needed You
  7. Wondering
  8. Cold, Cold Heart
  9. Four Walls
  10. Bouquet of Roses
  11. Crazy Arms
  12. I Love You So Much It Hurts
  13. I Walk the Line
  14. Little Ole Band of Gold
  15. Wabash Cannonball
  16. I'm Movin' On
  17. Tennessee Saturday Night
  18. Signed, Sealed and Delivered
  19. Thoughts of a Fool
  20. Girl from Abilene
  21. The Same Thing as Me
  22. Christmas Is Just Another Day
  23. I Hate to See You Go
  24. I'm Sorry Now
  25. What Will You Tell Them
  26. It Is No Secret
  27. Don't Just Stand There
  28. Big Blue Diamonds
  29. I'll Just Have Another Cup of Coffee

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ernest Tubb   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Wilburn Brothers   Track Performer
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Grady Martin   Electric Guitar
Owen Bradley   Piano
Billy Byrd   Electric Guitar
Jack Drake   Bass
Dickie Harris   Steel Guitar
Leon Rhodes   Electric Guitar
Farris Coursey   Drums
Marilyn Harman   Drums
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Doyle Wilburn   Vocals
Teddy Wilburn   Vocals
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Bun Wilson   Drums
Bobby Garrett   Steel Guitar
Billy "Bun" Wilson   Drums
J.K. Wilson   Guitar

Technical Credits

George Morgan   Composer
Jordanaires   Vocal Group
John Miller   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Anita Kerr Singers   Vocal Group
Owen Bradley   Producer
Billie Brock   Composer
Billy Cox   Composer
Tommy Duncan   Composer
Benny Thomasson   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Bob Shelton   Composer
Jerry Strobel   Photo Illustration
R.A. Andreas   Photo Illustration
Richard Weize   Tape Research
John Klenner   Composer
Vic McAlpin   Composer
Talmadge Tubb   Composer
Clark VanNess   Composer
Don Wayne   Composer
Billy Hughes   Composer
Johnny Tyler   Composer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Bob Miller   Composer
Arbie Gibson   Composer
Randy Aronson   Tape Research
Matt Tunia   Tape Research
Paul Cohen   Producer
Dolly Morse   Composer
Bill Hayes   Composer

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