The Ernest Tubb Story album recorded on the MCA label was released in 1959 and was in my record collection at one time.. Like most record albums it eventually wound up being sold in a garage sale, but the record can still be bought today at eBay with nine copies available.
I can remember listening to the great older songs sung by Ernest Tubb including his signature song Walking the Floor Over You, Driftwood on the River, Let’s Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello, Filipino Baby, Rainbow at Midnight, Blue Christmas and many other songs sung by Tubb in his earlier days of being a recording artist.
Tubb would have been 97 years old in February if still alive, but died in 1984 at the age of 70. It was exciting to see Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn in concert, when they were singing together in a concert at the Rapides Parish Coliseum and bought albums of both singers and they both autographed their albums, which unfortunately were victims of garage sales too.
I can remember listening to the Grand Ole Opry on WSM radio from Nashville, then the Ernest Tubb Record Shop show would follow the Opry broadcast.
His idol was the singing brakeman Jimmie Rodgers and he emulated his style of singing, until his tonsils were removed and he no longer could yodel, so developed his own singing style.
There are mono and stereo copies of the album for sale. The album can be bought for as little as $8.79 with a $4.00 shipping charge for a total of $12.79. The most expensive copy sells for $30.00 with a $4 shipping charge for a total of $34.00.
The songlist for the Ernest Tubb Story LP record album:
A few years ago I found a Texas Troubador Ernest Tubb CD online and it had a lot of the same song that were on the Ernest Tubb Story record album.
The CD album includes 99 tracks of some of his best known songs, mostly from the 1940’s. Some of the songs apparently recorded during World War II, give a feeling of what it was like to be away from home, while serving in the miltary service.
The entire list of 99 songs can be found at this link: