Friday, April 04, 2008

E.Tubb '65

Jack got me this great 2 CD set called Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours, The Complete Live 1965 Show. It sounds great and the show is loose and funny as hell. The band is absolutely smoking hot crazy good and can obviously play anything.
I'd love to cover "Drivin' Nails in My Coffin'", that one could really be a rocker. But my favorite line on the whole thing is when someone asks Ernest "Hey Ernest, what y'all got down there in Texas that y'all are all fired up proud of?" ET sez-
Don't y'all worry about what it is we got, you just worry about how much we got OF it!"


Creener said...

Since you're enjoying some real country, you should come out tonight and get you some more when Dale Watson plays The Berkeley Cafe!

Jeff Hart said...

tubb was a family favorite. i can't disagree. we used to cover "thanks a lot" in the two dollar pistols and i always wanted to do either "walkin' the floor over you" or "let's say goodbye like we said hello". hey T, maybe you can paint "thanks" on the back of that black telecaster, or better yet, "take a damn drank", to make it your own thing.