Howdy Forrester

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106902

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