- Released: February 8, 2000
- Originally Released: 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)
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
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.