Chanteuse Country US née Ruby Agnes Owens, le 4 juin 1908 à Wise County, près de Decatur (Texas). Texas Ruby est décédée le 29 Mars 1963.

Ruby was born on a ranch in Wise County, Texas, near Decatur. When she was three years old she started to sing, often together with her two brothers. Her career began when a Kansas City radio station owner heard her sing in Fort Worth, Texas. In early 1937, she recorded for Decca Records. Later that year, she met Curly Fox in Fort Worth. They were married in 1939.
Ruby was dubbed "radio's original cowgirl". The husky voice star was something of a cross between Sophie Tucker (whom she was often compared to) and Dale Evans and with her husband, fiddler Curly Fox was an enormously popular radio and personal appearances star in the 1940s although she failed to have any hit records. Her best-known song, "Don't Let Your Man Get You Down" predates Loretta Lynn's famous stand-up-to-your-man hits by twenty years. This sassy persona was adopted on most of Ruby's recordings, "Ain't You Sorry That You Lied" and "You've Been Cheating on Me", songs perhaps too trailblazing to have been record hits in that very conservative era of country music. Most of Texas Ruby's recordings were done for the King Records and Columbia Records labels. Her first sessions were for Decca Records in 1937.
Texas Ruby made her first breakthrough in the music industry working with country bandleader Zeke Clements but by the mid forties she and husband Fox had developed their own stage act and were much in demand, including a stint as regulars on the Grand Ole Opry from 1944 to 1948. The Foxes left the Opry and in late 1948 moved to Texas, where most of their concert dates were. The move seemed to push national stardom further away from the duo, who in the early 1960s moved first to Los Angeles (appearing on the Town Hall Party country music television series) and then back to Nashville in attempts to return to the limelight.
Fox, widely considered one of country music's greatest fiddlers, worked the Opry more frequently as background instrumentalist than as a star. As he was appearing on the Opry on March 29, 1963, Ruby fell asleep smoking in their mobile home and was killed in the resulting fire. It was the most grim month in Opry history as Ruby was the fifth Grand Ole Opry star to die that month, following Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, and Jack Anglin. Fox was reinstated as an official Grand Ole Opry member shortly afterward but he retired by 1970.
Ruby was the sister of Tex Owens, who composed Eddy Arnold's hit "The Cattle Call."

Talents : Vocal, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Cowboy, Honky Tonk

TRAVELLING BLUES (1946) (Texas Ruby)

WRECK OF THE 1256 (1948) (Texas Ruby & Curly Fox)

IT'S RAINING TEARDROPS IN MY HEART (1949) (Texas Ruby & Curly Fox)

LOVE ME NOW (1963)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

05/1937 78 t. DECCA 5364 (US) Texas RUBY & ZEKE - Blue Yodel No.1 / Pride Of The Prairie
1945 78 t. COLUMBIA 20011 (US) Don't Let That Man Get You Down / Don't You Lie To Me (Texas RUBY & Curly FOX)
12/1945 78 t. COLUMBIA 36901 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - Don't Let That Man Get You Down / Don't You Lie To Me
1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 20104 (US) Travelling Blues / Letter That Broke My Heart (Texas RUBY & Curly FOX)
1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 20123 (US) Nobody Else But You / Ain't You Sorry That You Lied
1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 37075 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - Blue Love / The Old Home
03/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37272 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - Travelling Blues / Letter That Broke My Heart
1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 20364 (US) Have You Got Someone Else On The String / Even Though I'll Shed A Million Tears (Texas RUBY & Curly FOX)
06/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37385 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - Nobody Else But You / Ain't You Sorry That You Lied
09/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37879 (US) Have You Got Someone Else On The String (Texas RUBY & Curly FOX) / Even Though I'll Shed A MillionTears
1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 20390 (US) Have I Waited Too Long / I'll Take Back All I Said (Texas RUBY & Curly FOX)
12/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37982 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - I'll Take Back All I've Said About You / Have I Waited Too Long To Regret?
03/1948 78 t. KING 692 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - It's Your Time To Be Blue / Soldier's Return
06/1948 78 t. KING 716 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX -  - It's Over Forever / Wreck Of The 1256
11/1948 78 t. KING 746 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - Teardrops And Empty Arms / You've Been Cheating On Me
03/1949 78 t. KING 763 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - Falling Leaf / It's Raining Teardrops In My Heart
06/1949 78 t. KING 786 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - Those Dreams Are Gone / Code Of The Mountains
10/1949 78 t. KING 808 (US) Texas RUBY & Curly FOX - You Don't Love Me (But I'll Always Care) / If You Don't Want Me, Then Set Me Free
1949 78 t. CORAL 64003 (US) Texas RUBY & ZEKE - T For Texas / Pride Of The Prairie
04/1963 SP KING 45-5741 (US) On The Banks Of The Lonely River / Hold Fast To The Right

Albums

1963 LP 12" KING 840 (US) FAVORITE SONGS OF TEXAS RUBY - It's Over Forever / Teardrops And Empty Arms / It's Your Time To Be Blue / Code Of The Mountains / It's Raining Teardrops In My Heart / The Wreck Of The 1256 / Falling Leaf / Those Dreams Are Gone / Soldier's Return / You Don't Love Me (But I'll Always Care) / If You Don't Want Me / Then Set Me Free / You've Been Cheating On Me
1963 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-235 (US) FANTASTIC FIDDLIN' - FUN AND SONG - CURLY FOX & TEXAS RUBY - Old Grey Mule (Curly FOX) / Fire On The Mountain (Curly FOX) / Chasin' The Fox (Curly FOX) / Mockingbird Reel (Curly FOX) / Wink Your Little Eye (Curly FOX) / Model & The Train Race (Curly FOX) / Whistlewood (Curly FOX) / Twilight Waltz (Curly FOX) / I Don't Love Nobody (Curly FOX) / Curly's Talkin' Blues (Curly FOX) / Shanty Street (Texas RUBY) / Love Me Now (Texas RUBY) / Big Silver Tears (Texas RUBY) / Front Door Key (Curly FOX & Texas RUBY)
1963 LP 12" HARMONY HL-7302 (US) TRAVELING BLUES - A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO TEXAS RUBY - Ain't You Sorry That You Lied / Nobody Else Buy You / I'll Take Back All I've Said About You / Would It Make Any Difference To You / Have You Got Someone Else On The String / Travellin' Blues / Even Though I'll Shed A Million Tears / The Letter That Broke My Heart / We Live In Two Different Worlds / With Tears In My Eyes
1992 LP 12" Cowgirlboy LP-5042 (DE) The Wreck Of The 1256 - TEXAS RUBY & CURLY FOX - The code of the mountains / Those dreams are gone / If you don’t want me, then set me free / You don’t love me (but I’ll always care) / The wreck of the 1256 / It’s your time to be blue / The soldiers’ return / Black mountain rag / It’s raining teardrops in my heart / Teardrops and empty arms / It’s over forever / Come here son / Falling leaf / You’ve been cheating on me / On the banks of the lonely river (ten thousand miles away) / Hold fast to the right
1999 CD BRONCO BUSTER CD 9016 (DE) A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO CURLY FOX AND TEXAS RUBY - Rock My Cradle (Once Again) / Whoa Mule / Just One Little Kiss / Listen To The Mocking Bird (inst.) / I Don't Love Nobody / You'll Remember And Be Blue / Blue Love (In My Heart) / The Old Home / Ain't You Sorry That You Lied / Nobody Else But You / I'll Take Back All I've Said About You / Would It Make Any Difference To You / Have You Got Someone Else On The String / Travelin' Blues / Even Though I'll Shed A Million Tears / The Letter That Broke My Heart / We Live In Two Different Worlds / With Tears In My Eyes / Hometown Blues (inst.)
01/2010 CD RIGHTEOUS PSALM 2322 (CAN) TEARDROPS IN MY HEART - Love Me Now / Teardrops And Empty Arms / Big Silver Texas / Falling Leaf / It's Raining Teardrops In My Heart / Shanty Street / We Live In Two Diffrent Worlds / The Letter That Broke My Heart / Soldiers Return / Don't Let That Man Get You Down / The Twilight Waltz / With Tears In My Eyes / You'll Remember And Be Blue / I'll Take Back All I've Said About You / Even Through I'll Shed A Million Tears / If You Don't Want Me Then Set Me Free / The Code Of The Mountains / Ain't You Sorry That You Lied / Those Dreams Are Gone / Travellin Blues / Have You Got Someone Else On The String / It's Your Time To Be Blue / It's Over Forever
09/2010 CD BACM D 303 (UK)

WE MAY MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY - TEXAS RUBY & CURLY FOX - Listen To The Mockingbird / New Talkin' Blues / Fiddlin' Blues / Draggin' The Bow / The Boys In Blue / The Letter Edged In Black / Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / We May Meet Again Someday / Babes In The Woods / A Message From Home / Frankie And Johnnie / John Henry / Daddy Oh Daddy Please Come Home / Sweet Betsy From Pike / The Cowboys Dream / Bye Bye Doce Jones / Code Of The Mountains / You Don't Love Me But I'll Always Care / The Wreck Of The 1256 / Black Mountain Rag / Come Here Son / You've Been Cheating On Me / On The Banks Of A Lonely River 10000 Miles Away / Hold Fast To The Right

07/2011 CD ROCKABILLY ? (?) ESSENTIAL MASTERS - TEXAS RUBY & CURLY FOX - Code Of The Mountains / Daddy, Oh Daddy, Please Come Home / We May Meet Again Someday / John Henry / Draggin' The Bow / The Boys In Blue / Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / Babes In The Woods / Sweet Betsy From Pike / Black Mountain Rag / Hold Fast To The Right / Listen To The Mockingbird / You Don't Love Me But I'll Always Care / Bye Bye, Doce Jones / The Boys In Blue / The Wreck Of The 1256 / The Cowboy's Dream / The Letter Edged In Black / On The Banks Of A Lonely River 10000 Miles Away / Come Here, Son / Frankie And Johnnie / Fiddlin' Blues / You've Been Cheating On Me / New Talkin' Blues
07/2011 CD ROCKABILLY ? (?) COWGIRL CLASSICS - Don't Let That Man Get You Down / Ain't You Sorry That You Lied / Big Silver Tears / The Twilight Waltz / Love Me Now / With Tears In My Eyes / Those Dreams Are Gone / Falling Leaf / Even Though I'll Shed A Million Tears / It's Over Forever / Shanty Street / Travellin' Blues / Have You Got Someone Else On The String / I'll Take Back All I've Said About You / We Live In Two Different Worlds / It's Your Time To Be Blue / The Letter That Broke My Heart / Soldiers Return / It's Raining Teardrops In My Heart / Teardrops And Empty Arms / The Code Of The Mountains / If You Don't Want Me Then Set Me Free / You'll Remember And Be Blue

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