For almost half a century, Ernest Tubb was never far from the top of any list of country's most popular artists.
Known throughout his career as The Texas Troubadour, ET's warm, laconic style made him a juke box favourite before Country charts even existed, and he racked up a total of almost 100 chart hits between January 1944 and December 1979 - including some where both sides of the same record charted.
28 of those hits came in the 1950s - probably ET's most commercially successful decade overall. This new Jasmine package concentrates specifically on the period from January 1955 to December 1958, bringing you the A and B sides - in chronological order - of all 15 of the man's 45s from those years. Of those 15, eight reached the Country Top 20 and of those 8, five reached the Top 10 - a measure of how popular ET still was, more than 20 years after he cut his first recordings.
ET had the biggest country hit with the much-recorded 'The Yellow Rose Of Texas', took on rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll with covers of Chuck Berry's 'Thirty Days' and Chuck Willis' 'What Am I Living For', helped the up and coming Wilburn Brothers kick-start their chart career with duets on 'Mister Love' and 'Hey, Mr. Bluebird' and brought a young, struggling songwriter called Roger Miller his first big chart hit with the title track of our collection 'Half A Mind'. These are just some of the many highlights on display here.
ET was greatly beloved by peers and fans alike, and will always be remembered as one of modern day country music's founding fathers. This superb collection - remastered, as always, from the finest available sources - gives real perspective on why, despite country's plethora of troubadours from Texas, there will only ever be one Texas Troubadour.
1. KANSAS CITY BLUES
2. THE WOMAN'S TOUCH
3. HAVE YOU SEEN MY BOOGIE WOOGIE BABY
4. IT'S A LONELY WORLD (When You're All Alone)
5. THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS
6. (I'm Gonna Make My Home) A MILLION MILES FROM HERE
7. THIRTY DAYS
8. ANSWER THE PHONE
9. SO DOGGONE LONESOME
10. IF I NEVER HAVE ANYTHING ELSE
11. JIMMIE RODGERS' LAST BLUE YODEL (The Women Make A Fool Out Of Me)
12. WILL YOU BE SATISFIED THAT WAY
13. TREAT HER RIGHT
14. LOVING YOU IS MY WEAKNESS
15. DON'T FORBID ME
16. GOD'S EYES
17. MISTER LOVE - Ernest Tubb and the Wilburn Brothers
18. LEAVE ME - Ernest Tubb and the Wilburn Brothers
19. MY TREASURE
20. GO HOME
21. GEISHA GIRL
22. I FOUND MY GIRL IN THE USA
23. HOUSE OF GLASS
24. HEAVEN HELP ME
25. HEY, MR. BLUEBIRD - Ernest Tubb and the Wilburn Brothers
26. HOW DO WE KNOW - Ernest Tubb and the Wilburn Brothers
27. HALF A MIND
28. DEEP PURPLE BLUES
29. WHAT AM I LIVING FOR
30. GOODBYE SUNSHINE, HELLO BLUES
|Release Date||January 10th, 2020|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 37502 2|
Ernest TUBB - Half A Mind - Complete Singles As & Bs, 1955-1958
- Product Code: JASMCD 3750
- Availability: In Stock