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The Resource Ernest Tubb : the Texas troubadour, Ronnie Pugh

Ernest Tubb : the Texas troubadour, Ronnie Pugh

Label
Ernest Tubb : the Texas troubadour
Title
Ernest Tubb
Title remainder
the Texas troubadour
Statement of responsibility
Ronnie Pugh
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this definitive biography of Ernest Tubb, Ronnie Pugh brings one of country music's greatest performers back to center stage. Tracing a career that began in the 1930s and continued until just a few years before Tubb's death in 1984, Pugh presents not only the long and legendary life of the Texas Troubadour but also an unparalleled view of the world of country music in which Ernest Tubb played an essential part. Tubb began his career as an imitator of Jimmie Rodgers,
  • Collections, Ernest Tubb also contains a detailed and complete sessionography, a resource that will be of continuing importance for serious record collectors
  • Of interviews, Ronnie Pugh draws a picture of Tubb - exploring both his personal and professional life - that is unprecedented in its intimacy, detail, and vitality. We get a close-up view of Tubb riding the crest of his popularity, setting the pace for Nashville, facing the onslaught of Elvis Presley and rock 'n' roll, and surviving as a country music legend. Richly illustrated with almost a hundred photographs, many of which are rare unpublished shots from private
  • 1982, Tubb hosted a live radio broadcast from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville for years and became one of the first country music stars to host his own television show in the mid-1960s. Always popular and on the road much of the time even after his prime hit-making years had ended, he was well-known for promoting the careers of many new performers on the rise. Delving into fan club journals, songbooks, newspaper broadcast logs, record company files, and hundreds
  • But stormed the country music scene in the 1940s with a new honky-tonk sound and a string of hits that included "Walking the Floor Over You." His innovations marked an important transition in country music to a style and lyric in tune with modern American working people, one that offered the real-life themes of hard drinking, divorce, tough times, and ruined lives - changes that helped define the music we recognize today as "country." A member of the Grand Ole Opry until
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.42/1642/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.T87
LC item number
P84 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Label
Ernest Tubb : the Texas troubadour, Ronnie Pugh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-360), discography (p. [361]-437), and index
Control code
34517556
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 456 p. [36] p. of plates
Isbn
9780822318590
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96007918 /MN
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Ernest Tubb : the Texas troubadour, Ronnie Pugh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-360), discography (p. [361]-437), and index
Control code
34517556
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 456 p. [36] p. of plates
Isbn
9780822318590
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96007918 /MN
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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