Wally Fowler

John Wallace "Wally" Fowler (February 15, 1917 – June 3, 1994) was an American Southern gospel music singer, manager, and music promoter and businessman. He founded the Oak Ridge Quartet, a gospel act that eventually became the Oak Ridge Boys; and popularized all-night gospel sings. An accomplished songwriter in both the country music and gospel fields, Fowler's composition "Wasted Years" became a gospel music standard. He was known as The Man with a Million Friends and Mr. Gospel Music.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 15, 1917 (Georgia), Died June 3, 1994

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, composer, lyricist, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D4AB-0517 10-in. 12/4/1944 Mother's prayer Eddy Arnold ; Tennessee Plowboys Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D4AB-0518 10-in. 12/4/1944 Mommy, please stay home with me Eddy Arnold ; Tennessee Plowboys Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D5AB-0496 10-in. 7/9/1945 You must walk the line Eddy Arnold ; Tennessee Plowboys Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D5AB-1220 10-in. 11/21/1945 I couldn't believe it was true Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-1873 10-in. 3/20/1946 That's how much I love you Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2965 10-in. 9/30/1946 Have you seen my daddy here? Blue Sky Boys Male vocal duet, with violin, mandolin, and guitar songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0506 10-in. 4/21/1947 Texas red Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1321 10-in. 8/11/1947 City of Memphis Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0817 10-in. 1/31/1949 Paper boy Blue Sky Boys Male vocal duet, with string band songwriter  
Columbia RHCO4410 10-in. 12/18/1950 Mother's prayer Stoney Cooper ; Wilma Lee Cooper String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia CCO4890 10-in. 11/3/1947 Mountain maw Bob Atcher String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia CO38448 10-in. 11/29/1947 Keep on the firing line The Speer Family Mixed vocal group, with piano arranger  
Columbia CO38449 10-in. 11/28/1947 Turn on your light The Speer Family Mixed vocal group, with piano songwriter  
Columbia CO38450 10-in. 11/29/1947 The call of the cross The Speer Family Mixed vocal group, with piano songwriter  
Columbia CO38452 10-in. 11/29/1947 When the chariot swings The Speer Family Mixed vocal group, with piano songwriter  
Columbia CO38454 10-in. 11/28/1947 A new born soul The Speer Family Mixed vocal group, with piano songwriter  
Columbia CO38455 10-in. 11/28/1947 On the Jericho Road The Speer Family Mixed vocal group, with piano songwriter  
Columbia CO38457 10-in. 11/29/1947 This world has turned me down The Speer Family Mixed vocal group, with piano songwriter  
Columbia CO38701 10-in. 12/22/1947 That will be a happy meeting Deacon Utley and the Smile A While Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO38725 10-in. 12/1/1947 Bye and bye when the morning comes Deacon Utley and the Smile A While Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano arranger  
Columbia CO38726 10-in. 12/1/1947 Someday we'll know Deacon Utley and the Smile A While Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO38727 10-in. 12/1/1947 Jesus is mine Deacon Utley and the Smile A While Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO38732 10-in. 12/1/1947 There's a haven for my soul Deacon Utley and the Smile A While Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO38741 10-in. 12/24/1947 My savior walks with me Daniel Family Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia CO38743 10-in. 12/24/1947 You will understand it sinner Daniel Family Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fowler, Wally," accessed July 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203363.

Fowler, Wally. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203363.

"Fowler, Wally." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 July 2024.

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