Chanteur, guitariste, fiddleiste et banjoiste Western Swing US, né le 10 juillet 1908 à Midland (Arkansas). Paul Howard a débuté en 1931 et il était accompagné par les "Arkansas Cotton Pickers". Il est décédé le 18 Juin 1984 à Minden (Louisiane).

This artist's name is bound to come up in a variety of contexts, from western swing to the history of the electric guitar. Paul Howard, a vintage country performer associated with the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry, has claimed to be the first picker to aim an amplified guitar at the Opry audience, an event that apparently went down quite smoothly compared to similar electric transformations such as Bob Dylan's infamous Newport Folk Festival concert. Yet the early use of the electric guitar in country was hardly as radical as the introduction of folk rock. Howard additionally was among the first to present two and three-part fiddle harmonies, a vital part of the western swing aesthetic, on the Opry stage.
Howard's family background was a combination of English, Irish, and Cherokee, making him a perfect candidate for the eclectic musical politics of western swing. As a teenager he learned guitar, appearing professionally for the first time on Phoenix, Arizona radio stations in the early '30s. Prior to performing full-time, he worked in careers such as farming, mining, and sales. Howard's reputation grew considerably as a result of a series of radio program stints, beginning with the Barn Dance, broadcast out of Kentucky in the mid-'30s and continuing on the Opry and NBC's Shower Of Stars.
As a songwriter, Howard came up under the guidance of important songwriter and publisher Fred Rose. The Howard songwriting catalog is as salty with tears as any in the sentimental country genre, listeners have the option of weeping along with titles such as "With Tears in My Eyes," "Torn Between True Love and Desire," "The Fiddler With the Patch on His Pants," "You Left a Red Cross on My Heart," "Rock Candy Heart," or "I'm Sending You Red Roses." Good-natured instrumentals such as "Texas Boogie" and "Cherokee Shuffle" are also part of the Howard canon. He fronted his own band known as the Arkansas Cotton Pickers during the Opry years, leading to his nickname of "the Arkansas Cottonpicker."
With the Opry losing interest in western swing during the '50s, Howard became involved in radio broadcasting in Louisiana. He worked in management and program directing as well as doing disc jockey shifts. Over the ensuing decades, he was quite often brought back to the Opry to be presented as part of various "old-timers" features. At 75, Howard was continuing to front a version of the Arkansas Cotton Pickers when he died of heart failure.

Talents : Vocal, Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Leader

Style musical : Western Swing

ROOTIE TOOTIE (1948)

THOSE FOOLISH LIES (1948)

THERE'S NO ROOM IN MY HEART FOR THE BLUES (1948)

TEXAS BOOGIE (1949)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & singles

02/1946 78 t. LIBERTY 6 (US) You Left A Red Cross In My Heart / I've Been Lonesome Since You Went Away
12/1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 37204 (US) Oklahoma City / Somebody Else's Trouble
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37547 (US) Lovebug, Tennessee / Lazy Morning
01/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 38069 (US) Rootie Tootie / Fiddler With A Patch On His Pants
05/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20092 (US) Oklahoma City / Somebody Else's Trouble
05/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20185 (US) Lovebug, Tennessee / Lazy Morning
05/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20399 (US) Rootie Tootie / Fiddler With A Patch On His Pants
05/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20428 (US) Cotton Picker Special / Drinking All My Troubles Away
08/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20470 (US) Those Foolish Lies / There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues
11/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20512 (US) You're Never Satisfied / Honest As The Day Is Long
05/1949 78 t. KING 779 (US) Texas Boogie / Torn Between True Love And Desire
08/1949 78 t. KING 789 (US) I've Been Lonesome / You Left A Left Cross On My Heart
11/1949 78 t. KING 814 (US) Red PERKINS & Paul HOWARD - Hora Sta Cotton Picker / Twelve O' Clock Waltz
07/1950 78 t. KING 871 (US) Paul HOWARD ARKANSAS COTTON PICKERS - The Boogie's Fine Tonight / Rock Candy Heart
07/1950 SP KING 45-871 (US) Paul HOWARD ARKANSAS COTTON PICKERS - The Boogie's Fine Tonight / Rock Candy Heart
10/1950 78 t. KING 888 (US) I'm Sending My Heart For Repairs / You Couldn't See Trees For The Forest
10/1950 SP KING 45-888 (US) I'm Sending My Heart For Repairs / You Couldn't See Trees For The Forest

Albums

1984 LP 12" CATTLE LP 57 (US) WESTERN SWING AT ITS BEST BY PAUL HOWARD & HIS ARKANSAS COTTON PICKERS - Cotton Pickers' Special / Somebody Else's Trouble / Drinking All My Troubles Away / The Fiddler With The Patch On His Pants / Honest As The Day Is Long / You're Never Satisfied / Texas Boogie / Hora Sta Cotton Picker / Oklahoma City / Rootie Tootie / There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues / Those Foolish Lies
???? CD TRG ? (US) WESTERN SWING `N BOOGIE 1946 - 1948 - PAUL HOWARD AND HIS ARKANSAS COTTON PICKERS - Bootie Tootie / Drinkin' All My Troubles Away / Cottonpickers Special / Lazy Morning / Love Bug Tennessee / Texas Boogie (alt) / The Boogie's Fine Tonight / Somebody Else's Trouble / The Fiddler With The Patch On His Pants / Honest As The Day Is Long / You're Never Satisfied / Texas Boogie / Hora Sta Cotton Picker / Oklahoma City / There's No Room In My Heart / Those Foolish Lies / Torn Between True Love And Desire / I've Been Lonesome Since You Went Away / You Left A Red Cross On My Heart / Rock Candy Heart / You Shouldn't See The Trees For The Forest / I'm Sending My Heart For Repairs / Don't Let That Man Get You Down / Don't You Lie To Me)

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