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

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 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-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  
Decca NA 3430 2/23/1955 Down in the valley of prayer Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 3431 2/23/1955 In the middle of the night Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 3432 2/23/1955 A rusty old halo Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 3433 2/23/1955 Higher on the ladder Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9218 10/31/1955 As an eagle stirreth her nest Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9219 10/31/1955 Where no one stands alone Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9234 11/15/1955 The air, the sunshine and the rain Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9235 11/15/1955 You can't run away from God Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9236 11/15/1955 The fourth man Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9237 11/15/1955 Don't be afraid Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9320 4/11/1956 Hear them bells Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9321 4/11/1956 Singin' camp meetin' style Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9322 4/11/1956 Precious memories Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9323 4/11/1956 Just over the hill Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9324 4/11/1956 Trav'lers rest Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9389 5/17/1956 The air, the sunshine and the rain Wally Fowler vocalist  
Decca NA 9390 5/17/1956 The 4th R (Religion) Wally Fowler vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fowler, Wally," accessed August 15, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203363.

Fowler, Wally. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 15, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203363.

"Fowler, Wally." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 15 August 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203363

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