Ernest Tubb Walking the Floor over You [Box Set] (8-CD Box Set)

Walking the Floor over You [Box Set] (8-CD Box
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Format:  CD  (8 Discs)
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Imports

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.The Passing of Jimmie Rodgers
  • 2.The Last Thoughts of Jimmie Rodgers
  • 3.Married Man Blues
  • 4.Mean Old Red Bug Blues
  • 5.My Mother Is Lonely
  • 6.The Right Train to Heaven
  • 7.The T.B. Is Whipping Me
  • 8.Since That Black Cat Crossed My Path
  • 9.Blue Eyed Elaine
  • 10.I'll Never Cry Over You
  • 11.I'll Get Along Somehow - (alternate take)
  • 12.You Broke a Heart (That Was Breaking For You)
  • 13.I Ain't Gonna Love You Anymore
  • 14.I'm Glad I Met You After All
  • 15.I Cared For You More Than I Knew
  • 16.You'll Love Me Too Late
  • 17.I've Really Learned a Lot
  • 18.Swell San Angelo - (alternate take)
  • 19.I Know What It Means to Be Lonely
  • 20.Please Remember Me
  • 21.My Rainbow Trail
  • 22.Last Night I Dreamed
  • 23.I'm Missing You
  • 24.My Baby and My Wife
  • 25.I'll Get Along Somehow
  • 26.Swell San Angelo

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Walking the Floor Over You
  • 2.When the World Has Turned You Down
  • 3.Our Baby's Book
  • 4.I'll Always Be Glad to Take You Back
  • 5.Mean Mama Blues
  • 6.I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye
  • 7.I Ain't Goin' Honky Tonkin' Anymore
  • 8.I Hate to See You Go
  • 9.Time After Time
  • 10.First Year Blues
  • 11.Just Rollin' On
  • 12.There's Nothing More to Say
  • 13.Wasting My Life Away
  • 14.You May Have Your Picture
  • 15.That Same Old Story
  • 16.Try Me One More Time
  • 17.You Nearly Lose Your Mind
  • 18.That's When It's Coming Home to You
  • 19.I Don't Want You After All
  • 20.I'm Wondering How
  • 21.Tomorrow Never Comes
  • 22.Soldier's Last Letter
  • 23.Careless Darlin'
  • 24.Yesterday's Tears
  • 25.I'll Never Cry Over You
  • 26.Last Night I Dreamed

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Those Simple Things Are Worth a Million Now
  • 2.Answer to 'Walking the Floor Over You'
  • 3.You Won't Ever Forget Me
  • 4.Keep My Mem'ry in Your Heart
  • 5.I Lost My Ace of Hearts
  • 6.Though the Days Were Only Seven
  • 7.With Tears in My Eyes - (false starts)
  • 8.With Tears in My Eyes
  • 9.Are You Waiting Just For Me
  • 10.I'll Get Along Somehow
  • 11.Blue Eyed Elaine
  • 12.You'll Love Me Too Late
  • 13.I'll Never Lose You Though You're Gone
  • 14.I'm Too Blue to Worry Over You
  • 15.There's Nothing More to Say
  • 16.I Hate to See You Go
  • 17.I'll Always Be Glad to Take You Back
  • 18.Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry
  • 19.I'm Wondering How
  • 20.Last Night I Dreamed
  • 21.This Time We're Really Through
  • 22.You May Have Your Picture
  • 23.I Ain't Goin' Honky Tonkin' Anymore
  • 24.Walking the Floor Over You
  • 25.Have You Changed Your Mind
  • 26.Just Rollin' On
  • 27.You Nearly Lose Your Mind

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.I'll Never Cry Over You
  • 2.Our Baby's Book
  • 3.When the World Has Turned You Down
  • 4.I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye
  • 5.I'm Glad I Met You After All
  • 6.That's All She Wrote
  • 7.I Ain't Gonna Love You Anymore
  • 8.I Don't Want You After All
  • 9.Just Crying to Myself
  • 10.Try Me One More Time
  • 11.I've Lived a Lie
  • 12.Wondering If You're Wondering Too
  • 13.When Love Turns to Hate
  • 14.There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder
  • 15.Daisy May
  • 16.I Hung My Head and Cried
  • 17.There's Nothin' on My Mind
  • 18.Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry
  • 19.Love Gone Cold
  • 20.You Brought Sorrow to My Heart
  • 21.Home in San Antone
  • 22.Darling What More Can I Do
  • 23.Blue Bonnet Lane
  • 24.I Believe I'm Entitled to You
  • 25.You're Going to Be Sorry
  • 26.My Confession

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.That's Why I'm Crying Over You
  • 2.Gone and Left Me Blues
  • 3.When the Tumble Weeds Come Tumbling Down Again
  • 4.I'll Be True While You're Gone
  • 5.The End of the World
  • 6.It Just Don't Matter Now
  • 7.You're on My Mind
  • 8.I'm Wasting My Tears on You
  • 9.Ten Years
  • 10.Old Love Letters (Bring Memories of You)
  • 11.Low and Lonely
  • 12.Where the Deep Waters Flow
  • 13.You May Have Your Picture
  • 14.It's Coming Back to You
  • 15.Over the River
  • 16.You Don't Care
  • 17.Let Me Smile My Last Smile at You
  • 18.I'm Tired of You
  • 19.You Told Me a Lie
  • 20.Frankie and Johnnie
  • 21.Jealous Heart
  • 22.Crying Myself to Sleep
  • 23.Fort Worth Jail
  • 24.You're Breaking My Heart
  • 25.My Hillbilly Baby
  • 26.Farther and Farther Apart

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.I Loved You Once
  • 2.I'll Step Aside
  • 3.Worried Mind
  • 4.A Year Ago Tonight
  • 5.Time Changes Everything
  • 6.What Good Will It Do
  • 7.My Time Will Come Someday
  • 8.Grey-Eyed Darling
  • 9.I Never Cross Your Mind
  • 10.I Told You So
  • 11.I'm Beginning to Forget You
  • 12.I'm Gonna Be Long Gone When I Go Away
  • 13.I Walk Alone
  • 14.Heart of Stone
  • 15.You'll Want Me Back (But I Won't Care)
  • 16.Our Baby Boy
  • 17.Hang Your Head in Shame
  • 18.The Last Goodbye
  • 19.Pins and Needles (In My Heart)
  • 20.The Love I Have For You
  • 21.I'll Never Tell You I Love You
  • 22.I Knew the Moment I Lost You
  • 23.I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.I'll Have to Live and Learn - (alternate take)
  • 2.National Lament
  • 3.Tweedle O'Twill
  • 4.There's a Rainbow on the Rio Colorado
  • 5.Action Speaks Louder Than Words
  • 6.Left All Alone
  • 7.Two More Years (And I'll Be Free)
  • 8.Trailing Home to Mother
  • 9.It's Been So Long Darling
  • 10.Should I Come Back Home to You
  • 11.There's a Little Bit of Everything in Texas
  • 12.Darling, What More Can I Do
  • 13.It Just Don't Matter Now
  • 14.I'm Beginning to Forget You
  • 15.When Love Turns to Hate
  • 16.You'll Want Me Back (But I Won't Care)
  • 17.There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made Around Here
  • 18.You Were Only Teasing Me
  • 19.I'm Free at Last
  • 20.Heart of Stone
  • 21.Those Simple Things Are Worth a Million Now
  • 22.Filipino Baby
  • 23.Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
  • 24.Rainbow at Midnight
  • 25.I Don't Blame You
  • 26.I'll Have to Live and Learn

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.The Last Goodbye
  • 2.Get in or Get Out of My Heart
  • 3.How Can I Be Sure
  • 4.Those Tears in Your Eyes (Were Not For Me)
  • 5.So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed
  • 6.Don't Look Now (But Your Broken Heart Is Showing)
  • 7.A Hundred and Sixty Acres
  • 8.A Woman Has Wrecked Many a Good Man
  • 9.White Christmas
  • 10.It's a Lonely World
  • 11.Mississippi Gal
  • 12.The Trouble With Me Is Trouble
  • 13.Heart Please Be Still
  • 14.I Hope I'm Wrong
  • 15.Those Tears in Your Eyes (Were Not For Me) - (false start)
  • 16.Those Tears in Your Eyes (Were Not For Me) - (alternate take)
  • 17.Don't Talk to Me About Dames
  • 18.You Won't Ever Forget Me - (1)
  • 19.My Confession
  • 20.You Won't Ever Forget Me - (2)
  • 21.It Just Don't Matter Now
  • 22.You Nearly Lose Your Mind
  • 23.Try Me One More Time
  • 24.Just Crying to Myself
  • 25.You're Going to Be Sorry
  • 26.There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made Around Here
  • 27.You Could Have Said Goodbye
  • 28.Those Tears in Your Eyes (Were Not For Me)

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Ernst Tubb (vocals, acoustic guitar); Melvin Leon Short (acoustic & electric guitars); Fay "Smitty" Smith (electric guitar, steel guitar); James Erwin "Jimmie" Short, Merwyn J. Buffington, Charles Quirk, Bill Drake (acoustic guitar); Dick Ketner, Eddie Tudor, Zeke Turner (electric guitar); Ray "Kemo" Head, Wayne Fleming, Jerry Byrd (steel guitar); Johnny Sapp, "Red" Herron, Hal Smith (fiddle); Wesley Tuttle, Herbert M. "Butterball" "Tommy" Paige, Jack Drake (bass).
Producers: Eli Oberstein, Dave Kapp, Joe Perry.
Compilation producer: Richard Weize.
Recorded between October 27, 1936 and December 16, 1947. Includes liner notes by Ronnie Pugh.
Also available as part of the 5-disc box THE LEGENDARY ERNEST TUBB & FRIENDS on LaserLight (15 955).
Personnel includes: Ernest Tubbs, Roy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Walker, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, George Jones, Johnny Cash, David Rogers, Chip Taylor, Chet Atkins.
Includes liner notes by Chet Flippo.
Okay, it's eight 70-minute-plus CDs and over $200 retail, and that would dissuade even loyal fans from springing for this set. But there's not a bad cut here, nor more than a dozen tracks that have been heard in 50 years, or are ever likely to be heard elsewhere. And most of the 200+ songs, covering 1936 until early 1947, never showed up on LP. The first six songs on Disc One are of special interest, since they feature Tubb with only his own guitar as accompaniment -- since his voice is the dominant instrument, before age and smoking hardened it, the stuff is all worthwhile. The first Decca sessions from 1940 are also of extraordinary interest -- the playing is sharper and anticipates his later recordings with a band, and Tubb's newly narrowed, deeper voice has a freshness that his later singing gradually lost. His subsequent sessions were even more successful, accompanied by Dick Ketner on electric guitar, which gave Tubb a more assertive sound and a backing against which his voice worked even better -- here are the roots of honky tonk music. Disc Two is where honky tonk comes into the world fully formed, with a comparatively loud, jaunty backup and Tubb's vocals acquiring the smooth, deep, emotive quality that characterized his peak performance. This disc is Ernest Tubb lean and mean, creating a popular music genre as he goes along. Disc Three and the three that follow are made up of the rarest, largest body of work in Tubb's entire career -- the World Broadcasting Service recordings, made during the musicians' strike. Disc Seven returns to Tubb's formal Decca recordings, while Disc Eight contains 26 previously unreleased cuts. The notes, photos, and sessionography on this volume are as overwhelming as the musical contents. ~ Bruce Eder

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