Howdy Forrester (March 31, 1922 – August 1, 1987), born Howard Wilson Forrester, was an American bluegrass fiddler and a popularizer and practiser of the "Texas" or "show fiddle" style. He was a long-time member of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 31st, 1922, Died August 1st, 1987
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1956
Roles Represented in DAHR: violin
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-027752||10-in.||9/27/1938||In the pines||Dixieliners ; Arthur Smith||Male vocal solo, with string band||instrumentalist, violin|
|Victor||BS-027757||10-in.||9/27/1938||Girl of my dreams||Dixieliners ; Arthur Smith||Male vocal solo, with string band||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||NA 9202||10/27/1955||Goodbye Mister Brown||Roy Acuff ; Kitty Wells||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||NA 9203||10/27/1955||Mother hold me tight||Roy Acuff ; Kitty Wells||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||NA 9204||10/27/1955||Crazy worried mind||Roy Acuff ; Kitty Wells||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||NA 9205||10/27/1955||Along the China coast||Roy Acuff||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||NA 9529||10/19/1956||It's hard to love (and not to be loved)||Roy Acuff ; The Smoky Mountain Boys||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||NA 9530||10/19/1956||Plant some flowers by my grave||Roy Acuff ; The Smoky Mountain Boys||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||NA 9531||10/19/1956||I wanta be loved||Roy Acuff ; The Smoky Mountain Boys||instrumentalist, violin|
|Decca||NA 9532||10/19/1956||I like mountain music||Roy Acuff ; The Smoky Mountain Boys||instrumentalist, violin|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Forrester, Howdy," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106902.
Forrester, Howdy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106902.
"Forrester, Howdy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.
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