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Ernest Tubb: The Legend and the Legacy

by Ernest Tubb

In terms of an Ernest Tubb record, this is one of the best. Not only do you get twenty Ernest Tubb classics, you get them as never before. This is E.T. singing with country music giants such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and many more!
Genre: Country: Honky Tonk
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1. Waltz Across Texas
Ernest Tubb; Willie Nelson; Charlie Daniels; Charlie McCoy
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2:38 album only
2. When the World Has Turned You Down
Ernest Tubb; Vern Gosdin; Waylon Jennings
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3:12 album only
3. Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello
Ernest Tubb; Johnny Paycheck; Grady Martin
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3:09 album only
4. Answer the Phone
Ernest Tubb; Loretta Lynn; Billy Grammar
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2:31 album only
5. Journey's End
Ernest Tubb; Marty Robbins; Wilburn Brothers
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2:45 album only
6. Walkin' the Floor Over You
Ernest Tubb; Merle Haggard; Charlie Daniels; Chet Atkins
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2:05 album only
7. Half a Mind
Ernest Tubb; George Jones; Buddy Emmons
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2:39 album only
8. Jealous Loving Heart
Ernest Tubb; Johnny Cash; Ernest Tubb, Jr.
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2:03 album only
9. Rainbow At Midnight
Ernest Tubb; Marty Robbins; Reggie Young
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3:17 album only
10. Set Up Two Glasses, Joe
Ernest Tubb; Ferlin Husky; Simon Crum
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2:17 album only
11. You Nearly Lose Your Mind
Ernest Tubb; Willie Nelson; Waylon Jennings
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2:47 album only
12. You're the Only Good Thing
Ernest Tubb; Charlie Rich; Pete Drake
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2:39 album only
13. Filipino Baby
Ernest Tubb; George Jones
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3:10 album only
14. Jimmy Rodger's Last Blue Yodel (The Women Make a Fool Out of Me)
Ernest Tubb; Conway Twitty; Jerry Kennedy
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2:45 album only
15. Seaman's Blues
Ernest Tubb; Merle Haggard
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3:05 album only
16. Thanks a Lot
Ernest Tubb; Loretta Lynn
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2:42 album only
17. It's Been so Long, Darling
Ernest Tubb; Conway Twitty
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3:12 album only
18. Blue Eyed Elaine
Ernest Tubb; Justin Tubb; Jimmie Crawford; Phil Baugh
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2:58 album only
19. Our Baby's Book
Ernest Tubb; Cal Smith
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3:06 album only
20. Soldier's Last Letter
Ernest Tubb; Johnny Cash
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3:28 album only
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Album Notes
The highest possible rating for this project reflects its brilliance as a grand statement about country & western music, especially the incredible loyalty its artists have toward historic figures in the genre. In this case, the giant being saluted is Ernest Tubb, a colossus who had such vast influence on country music that they probably had to barricade the studio doors just to keep all the performers in Nashville from trying to get in and pay their respects. In terms of an Ernest Tubb record, this is a very, very good one, although one certainly could argue that albums he cut in his prime with the finest versions of his bands should stand as the high points in his career. Yet again, the power of this album extends beyond the Tubb career and includes performances by many big names in country music, all done on the sly. At the center of it all is guitarist and producer Pete Drake, another country music giant who really loved Tubb. He got his idol to record a bunch of his old songs in the late '70s, during a period when the aging Texan was beginning to think his career was about over. Figuring it to be a solo project (which ended up being "The Last Sessions" album), Tubb about went through the roof with excitement when he heard the finished mixes. Suddenly there was Willie Nelson, singing the second verse of "Waltz Across Texas." Then there was the surprising presence of Loretta Lynn, Tubb's singing partner from years back. As the playbacks rolled on, each song revealed an exciting guest shot, including performances by Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, and many others. The listener who has never heard a bit of country & western except for whatever got through the radio scan can be directed to this album as an example of the genre's great qualities. It is all here, from the stellar instrumental playing done in a confident yet relaxed manner to the many different vocal styles, each soaked through and through with personality. The production itself achieves its various glories through a rare combination of traditional musical approaches and relationships and the modern studio art of overdubbing, which allows artists who weren't even in the same room together at one time the chance to sing a duet.


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