- Released: February 8, 2000
- Label: MCA Nashville
- 1.Walking The Floor Over You
- 2.It's Been So Long Darling
- 3.Rainbow At Midnight
- 4.Drivin' Nails In My Coffin
- 5.Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)?
- 6.Slippin' Around
- 7.Driftwood On The River
- 8.Two Glasses Joe
- 9.Half A Mind
- 10.Thanks A Lot
- 11.Waltz Across Texas
- 12.Sweet Thang - (with Loretta Lynn)
Includes liner notes by Rich Kienzle.
Digitally remastered by Jim Phillips (MCA Music Studios, North Hollywood, California).
This is part of MCA 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection series.
Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.
Recording information: 04/26/1941-12/21/1966.
While the 20th CENTURY MASTERS discs aren't always the best place to begin exploring a given artists, when the music is as consistently classic as that found on the Ernest Tubb edition, the argument is irrelevant. These 12 songs--including "Walking the Floor Over You," "Drivin Nails in My Coffin," and "Waltz Across Texas"--are a blueprint for tear-in-your-beer, sawdust-on-the-floor, honky-tonkin' country. Anyone pondering a broken heart should have an Ernest Tubb record no more than an arm's length away, and with its bare-bones packaging and budget price, 20th CENTURY MASTERS will do just fine.