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Paul Howard
and His Cotton Pickers
Born:  July 10, 1908
Died:  June 18, 1984
KWKH Louisiana Hayride
WSM Grand Ole Opry
KWKH Shreveport, LA
KOY Phoenix, AZ (1931)
WSM Nashville, TN (1942)

About The Artist

Fred Rose in the foreword of a song folio (Paul Howard's Cotton Pickin' Songs)that Paul was one of the favorites on the Grand Ole Opry. He said that audiences liked him because his songs were for the 'home folks'. Paul was from Arkansas. His friendly manner carried with him on stage and was felt by the listening audience.

Fred said that Paul got just as much fan mail as anyone at WSM back then and that was saying a heep because if folks took a liking to you, they didn't hesitate to write, especially the listeners in the south.

Fred Rose said Paul was the type of singer songwriters liked having do their songs as he put his heart and soul into it. If Paul took a liking to the new song, it had a good chance of being a hit. If not, well, try another one.

Paul picked out the songs in the one folio, and as Fred Rose put it, Paul said, "My listeners tell me what they like and they are the ones that are going to buy this book. So let's give'em what they want."

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20092 A Oklahoma City
  20092 B Somebody Else's Trouble
  20185 A Lovebug Tennessee
  20185 B Lazy Morning
  20399 A Rootie Tootie
  20399 B Fiddler With A Patch On His Pants
  20428 A Cotton Picker Special
  20428 B Drinking All My Troubles Away
  20470 A Those Foolish Lies
  20470 B There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues
  20512 A You're Never Satisfied
  20512 B Honest As The Day Is Long
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  779 A Torn Between True Love And Desire
  779 B Texas Blues
  789 A I've Been Lonesome Since You Went Away
  789 B You Left A Red Cross On My Heart
  871 A Rock Candy Heart
  871 B The Boogie's Fine Tonight
  888 A I'm Sending My Heart For Repairs
  888 B You Couldn't See The Trees For The Forest