The other day we went back to 1984, but today I’ve been looking through the records. Let’s go back to 1962 for Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours On Tour, From Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa Oklahoma. I’m not too worried about giving away my age, and I bought records older than that. This one is a good one, and a real treasure.
Featuring Johnny Johnson, Bud Charleton, and Leon Rhodes, just the picture on the front of the record is priceless. The record is not in stereo. The original price tag says $2.98, and this is Decca record DL 4321, recorded in 1962.
The track list starts with an introduction on side one, from Johnny Johnson and Ernest Tubb. The first song on side one is “Women Make A Fool Out of Me” which was written by Johnny Bond.
The second song is “Go On Home” written by Hank Cochran
The third is “Steel Guitar Rag” featuring Bud Charleton. The song gives credit to Leon McAuliffe, Merle Travis, and Cliff Stone.
The fourth song on side one is “Old Love, New Tears” which is a Leon Rhodes and Clay Allen composition, done as a duet by Johnny Johnson and Leon Rhodes.
Fifth is “Try Me One More Time” written and performed by Ernest Tubb.
The last song on side one is “Lover’s Waltz” written by Leon Rhodes and Clay Allen.
Side two starts with the ever-lasting famous “Driving Nails In My Coffin” written by Jerry Irby. You can still hear the song almost any day.
The second song on side two is “Out of My Mind”, which is a Leon Rhodes and Arvel Bourquin composition.
Third is “Redskin Rag” featuring Bud Charleton and Leon Rhodes. The record does not indicate who wrote the song.
The fourth song on side two is “Watching My Past Go By” written by Ernest Tubb
Fifth is “Bandera Waltz” written by O. B. “Easy” Adams
Last, and certainly not least, the record finishes side two with “In And Out (Of Every Heart In Town)” written by Hugh Ashley.
In this album, recorded live at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa Oklahoma, you hear 2000 fans and a typically exciting Ernest Tubb performance. There is a picture of Ernest Tubb and Alvin Perry of Cain’s Ballroom on the back of the record jacket. The caption refers to Ernest Tubb as “Ernie”
Today The Country Classics takes you back to 1962 on a to visit Cain’s where you can hear Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadors. It was only 47 years ago, and we can be there in less than a minute.