Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection

by Ernest Tubb
     
 
MCA Nashville's 2006 release The Definitive Collection isn't quite as definitive as the similarly titled 2001 Collectors Choice compilation The Definitive Ernest Tubb Hits Collection, which had 40 songs spread over two discs. In contrast, this Definitive Collection is a mere single disc, but it's a generous single disc, containing a whopping 25

Overview

MCA Nashville's 2006 release The Definitive Collection isn't quite as definitive as the similarly titled 2001 Collectors Choice compilation The Definitive Ernest Tubb Hits Collection, which had 40 songs spread over two discs. In contrast, this Definitive Collection is a mere single disc, but it's a generous single disc, containing a whopping 25 tracks spanning from 1941's "Walking the Floor Over You" to his 1967 duet with Loretta Lynn, "Sweet Thang." In between, nearly all of Tubb's iconic hits are here -- "Mean Mama Blues," "Soldier's Last Letter," "It's Been So Long, Darling," "Drivin' Nails in My Coffin," "Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello," "Slipping Around," "I Love You Because," and "The Yellow Rose of Texas" among them. Given the length of Tubb's career, there are certainly plenty of charting hits and terrific music that didn't make the cut, but this has the great majority of his biggest and best hits, making this the best single-disc Tubb collection yet released -- and, as such, it is a better introduction for the neophyte than the Collectors Choice release, which may be more comprehensive but also may be too long for listeners merely looking to get acquainted with this country titan.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Mca Nashville
UPC:
0602498539514
catalogNumber:
000647002
Rank:
24409

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Tracks

  1. Walkin' the Floor Over You
  2. Mean Mama Blues
  3. Our Baby's Book
  4. You Nearly Lose Your Mind
  5. Soldier's Last Letter
  6. Tomorrow Never Comes
  7. It's Been So Long, Darling
  8. Rainbow at Midnight
  9. Filipino Baby
  10. Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
  11. Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)
  12. Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello
  13. Slipping Around
  14. Blue Christmas
  15. Letters Have No Arms
  16. I Love You Because
  17. Goodnight, Irene
  18. You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry
  19. Two Glasses, Joe
  20. The Yellow Rose of Texas
  21. Half a Mind
  22. Thanks a Lot
  23. Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be
  24. Waltz Across Texas
  25. Sweet Thang

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ernest Tubb   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Red Foley   Duet
Loretta Lynn   Duet
Floyd Tillman   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer,Duet
Cindy Walker   Composer
Johnny Bond   Composer
Jimmie Skinner   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Billy Cox   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Dave Kapp   Producer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Andy McKaie   Producer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Bob Merrill   Composer
Jerry Irby   Composer
Terry Shand   Composer
Nat Stuckey   Composer
Don George   Composer
Don Sessions   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Arbie Gibson   Composer
Joe Perry   Producer
Paul Cohen   Producer

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