Waltz Across Texas [Bear Family]

Waltz Across Texas [Bear Family]

by Ernest Tubb

CD(Box Set)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/1999
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127159298
catalogNumber: 15929
Rank: 67303


Disc 1

  1. Go to Sleep Conscience (Don't Hurt Me This Time)
  2. Danny Boy
  3. Through That Door
  4. What Kind of God Do You Think You Are
  5. Rose City Chimes
  6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  7. I Never Could Say No
  8. In and Out (Of Every Heart in Town)
  9. Steel Guitar Rag
  10. Redskin Rag
  11. Old Love, New Tears
  12. Out of My Mind
  13. The Women Make a Fool Out of Me (Jimmy Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel)
  14. Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
  15. Pick Me Up on Your Way Down
  16. Try Me One More Time
  17. Lover's Waltz
  18. Show Her Lots of Gold
  19. I'm Looking High and Low for My Baby
  20. Go on Home
  21. Try Me One More Time
  22. Watching My Past Go By
  23. Show Her Lots of Gold
  24. Bandera Waltz
  25. I Told You So
  26. I Loved You Once
  27. An Old Faded Photograph
  28. The Last Letter
  29. Out of My Mind

Disc 2

  1. Beyond the Last Mile
  2. Just Call Me Lonesome
  3. Just Partners
  4. If You Call That Gone, Goodbye
  5. How Can I Be Sure
  6. I'll Never Tell You I Love You
  7. I Think I'll Give Up (It's All Over)
  8. I'm as Free as the Breeze
  9. Just Call Me Lonesome
  10. House of Sorrow
  11. No Letter Today
  12. Great Speckled Bird
  13. Family Bible
  14. He'll Understand and Say Well Done
  15. Mr. Jukebox
  16. Mr. Jukebox
  17. Walking the Floor Over You
  18. That's All She Wrote
  19. Just One More
  20. Wings of a Dove
  21. I Saw the Light
  22. Stand by Me
  23. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  24. When It's Prayer Meeting Time in the Hollow
  25. Precious Memories
  26. If We Never Meet Again
  27. Lonesome Valley
  28. Follow Me
  29. Your Side of the Story

Disc 3

  1. Be Better to Your Baby
  2. Way That You're Living
  3. Your Side of the Story
  4. Beyond the Last Mile
  5. Thanks a Lot
  6. Thanks a Lot
  7. Lonesome 7-7203
  8. San Antonio Rose
  9. Six Days on the Road
  10. Cain's Corner
  11. Rhodesbud Boogie
  12. I'll Have Another Cup of Coffee (Then I'll Go)
  13. Panhandle Rag
  14. Texas Troubadour Stomp
  15. I Will Miss You When You Go
  16. The Last Letter
  17. Twelfth Street Rag
  18. Honey Love
  19. The Waltz You Saved for Me
  20. Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
  21. Big Fool of the Year
  22. Take a Letter Miss Gray
  23. Lonesome 7-7203
  24. Think of Me, Thinking of You
  25. The Green Light
  26. There She Goes
  27. I Almost Lost My Mind
  28. Steppin' Out
  29. Love Was Right Here All the Time
  30. I'll Just Call You Darlin'

Disc 4

  1. Two in the Cold
  2. Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be
  3. Pass the Booze
  4. (A Memory) That's All You'll Ever Be to Me
  5. Turn Around Walk Away
  6. Red Top
  7. Hello World
  8. The Last Goodbye
  9. That's When It's Coming Home to You
  10. Oklahoma Hills
  11. Just a Stone's Throw Away
  12. Another Bridge to Burn
  13. Almost to Tulsa
  14. Highway Man
  15. Leon's Guitar Boogie
  16. Honky Tonks and You
  17. Twilight Over Texas
  18. Detour
  19. C Jam Blues
  20. What About Me
  21. Leon's Guitar Boogie
  22. Are You Mine
  23. Just Between the Two of Us
  24. Lots of Luck
  25. (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
  26. Do What You Do, Do Well
  27. Throw Your Love My Way
  28. The Wild Side of Life
  29. Leon's Guitar Boogie

Disc 5

  1. I'm With a Crowd But So Alone
  2. Give Me a Little Old Fashioned Love
  3. Precious Little Baby
  4. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  5. I Reached for the Wine
  6. My Past Brought Me to You (Your Past Brought You to Me)
  7. A Dear John Letter
  8. We're Not Kids Anymore
  9. Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming In
  10. Our Hearts Are Holding Hands
  11. Each Night at Nine
  12. Big City
  13. Before I'm Over You
  14. Beggar to a King
  15. When Two Worlds Collide
  16. Fraulein
  17. She Called Me Baby
  18. Tell Her So
  19. Don't Be Angry
  20. I've Got a Tiger by the Tail
  21. Waltz Across Texas
  22. Honeymoon With the Blues
  23. Afraid to Care
  24. Big Beaver
  25. Cocoanut Grove
  26. What Am I Bid
  27. Lost Highway
  28. After the Boy Gets the Girl
  29. I'm a Sad Lonely Man
  30. I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
  31. Holdin' Hands

Disc 6

  1. With Tears in My Eyes
  2. Blue Christmas Tree
  3. Who's Gonna Be Your Santa Claus This Year
  4. What Am I Bid
  5. It's for God, and Country, and You, Mom (That's Why I'm Fighting ...)
  6. You'll Still Be in My Heart
  7. Forgive Me
  8. Too Many Rivers
  9. My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
  10. Till My Getup Has Gotup and Gone
  11. Release Me
  12. Mom and Dad's Waltz
  13. Born to Lose
  14. Hello Trouble (Come on In)
  15. Just One More
  16. Born to Lose
  17. I'll Keep on Loving You
  18. Under Your Spell Again
  19. They'll Never Take Her Love from Me
  20. Remember Me (When the Candlelights Are Gleaming)
  21. Tennessee Waltz
  22. Fireball Mail
  23. I Hung My Head and Cried
  24. Before I Met You
  25. Memphis
  26. I'm Gonna Tie One on Tonight
  27. May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
  28. Waitin' in Your Welfare Line
  29. No Matter What Happens My Darling

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ernest Tubb   Primary Artist,Vocals
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Loretta Lynn   Vocals
Moon Mullican   Piano
Wilburn Brothers   Vocals
Jordanaires   Choir, Chorus
Grady Martin   Guitar,Electric Bass
Harold Bradley   Guitar,Electric Bass
Jack Drake   Bass,Vocals
Jan Kurtis   Drums
Leon Rhodes   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Jerry Shook   Guitar,Electric Bass,Rhythm Guitar
Dale Potter   Fiddle
William Whitney Pursell   Piano
Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors   Track Performer
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Harold Weakley   Drums
Johnny Wiggins   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Steele   Drums
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Howard G. "Johnny" Johnson   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland   Guitar

Technical Credits

Carl Story   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Tommy West   Composer
Leon McAuliffe   Composer
Cliffie Stone   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Euday L. Bowman   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Roy Carter   Composer
Ray King   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Bob Morris   Composer
Don Rich   Composer
Guy Smith   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Tommy Hill   Composer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Ronnie Pugh   Liner Notes,Illustrations,Tape Comparison
Durwood Haddock   Composer
Rice   Composer
Buddy Starcher   Composer
Nat Stuckey   Composer
Leverett   Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Elaine Tubb   Composer
Bill Starr   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Joseph Scriven   Composer
Don Sessions   Composer
Loys Sutherland   Composer
Scotty Wiseman   Composer
Fleming Allen   Composer
Horatio Bonar   Composer
Charles C. Converse   Composer
Ralph Davis   Composer
Glenn Tubb   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Lucie E. Campbell   Composer
Eddie Davis   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
R. Wilson   Composer
J.R. Baxter   Composer
Randy Aronson   Tape Research
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer
Lance Guynes   Composer

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