Richard Howard

Real Name:
Richard Edward Howard
Profile:
US songwriter - b. Keene, N.H. 10 Oct. 1890 - d. 17 November 1981.
Wrote the song "I Believe In The Man In The Sky", performed by Elvis Presley. Attended Keene schools, but graduated from Watertown, MA, High School. He served as a yeoman in the U.S. Navy in WWI, then went into vaudeville. His best known musical work was “Somebody Else Is Taking My Place.” He and his wife Loula (Cole) Howard lived in Newton, MA, before moving to South Danville, NH, in 1937.
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Writing & Arrangement

18030 Richard Howard - The Letter That Never Reached Home / I've Lost You So Why Should I Care album art Harry Macdonough And Orpheus Quartet / Henry Burr I've Lost You So Why Should I Care Harry Macdonough And Orpheus Quartet / Henry Burr - The Letter That Never Reached Home / I've Lost You So Why Should I Care Victor 18030 US 1916 Sell This Version
A2061 Richard Howard - I've Lost You So Why Should I Care / At The End Of A Beautiful Day album art Henry Burr / Ernest Aldwell I've Lost You So Why Should I Care (as Howard) Henry Burr / Ernest Aldwell - I've Lost You So Why Should I Care / At The End Of A Beautiful Day(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2061 Canada 1916 Sell This Version
A2845 Richard Howard - My Love Song, My Roses And You / Hand In Hand Again album art Charles Harrison (3) / Campbell And Burr My Love Song, My Roses And You (as Howard) Charles Harrison (3) / Campbell And Burr - My Love Song, My Roses And You / Hand In Hand Again(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2845 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2830 Richard Howard - Just For Me And Mary / Among The Whispering Pines album art Henry Burr Among The Whispering Pines Henry Burr - Just For Me And Mary / Among The Whispering Pines(Shellac, 10", KX) Columbia A2830 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2999 Richard Howard - That Moanin' Melody / Rose Of Babylon album art Paul Biese Trio That Moanin' Melody (as Howard) Paul Biese Trio - That Moanin' Melody / Rose Of Babylon(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2999 US 1920 Sell This Version
14459 Richard Howard - You Tell Her, I Stutter / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down album art Billy Jones & Ernest Hare / Irving Kaufman When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down Billy Jones & Ernest Hare / Irving Kaufman - You Tell Her, I Stutter / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 14459 US 1922 Sell This Version
4942 Richard Howard - Say It While Dancing / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down album art Joe Samuels And His Master Players When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down Joe Samuels And His Master Players - Say It While Dancing / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down(Shellac, 10") Gennett 4942 US 1922 Sell This Version
14047 Richard Howard - All Over Nothing At All / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down album art Majestic Dance Orchestra / Long Beach Society Serenaders When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down (as Howard) Majestic Dance Orchestra / Long Beach Society Serenaders - All Over Nothing At All / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 14047 US 1922 Sell This Version
1109 Richard Howard - When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down / Stumbling album art Yerkes' S. S. Flotilla Dance Orchestra* / Majestic Dance Orchestra When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down Yerkes' S. S. Flotilla Dance Orchestra* / Majestic Dance Orchestra - When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down / Stumbling(Shellac, 10") Grey Gull 1109 US 1922 Sell This Version
1105 Richard Howard - Why Should I Cry Over You / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down album art Majestic Dance Orchestra When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down Majestic Dance Orchestra - Why Should I Cry Over You / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down(Shellac, 10") Banner 1105 US 1922 Sell This Version
282 Richard Howard - Lovelight in Your Eyes / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down album art Velvetone Dance Orchestra When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down Velvetone Dance Orchestra - Lovelight in Your Eyes / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down(Shellac, 10") Cameo (3) 282 US 1922 Sell This Version
18945 Richard Howard - When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down / Zenda album art Clyde Doerr And His Orchestra / Zez Confrey And His Orchestra When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down Clyde Doerr And His Orchestra / Zez Confrey And His Orchestra - When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down / Zenda(Shellac, 10") Victor 18945 US 1922 Sell This Version
10668 Richard Howard - If I Can't Get The Sweetie I Want I Pity The Sweetie I Get / Oh! You Little Son-Uv-Er-Gun album art Pennsylvania Syncopators Oh! You Little Son-Uv-Er-Gun (as Howard) Pennsylvania Syncopators - If I Can't Get The Sweetie I Want I Pity The Sweetie I Get / Oh! You Little Son-Uv-Er-Gun(Shellac, 10") The New Emerson 10668 US 1923 Sell This Version
8112 Richard Howard - Last Night On The Back Porch / Oh! You Little Sun-Uv Er-Gun album art Billy Jones (4) Oh! You Little Sun-Uv Er-Gun (as Howard) Billy Jones (4) - Last Night On The Back Porch / Oh! You Little Sun-Uv Er-Gun(Shellac, 10") Apex (3) 8112 Canada 1923 Sell This Version
623 Richard Howard - Caravan / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down album art Quadrant Dance Orchestra When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down Quadrant Dance Orchestra - Caravan / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down(Shellac, 10") Cymot 623 South Africa 1923 Sell This Version
2339 Richard Howard - You Remind Me Of My Mother / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down album art Arnold Johnson And His Orchestra When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down (as Howard) Arnold Johnson And His Orchestra - You Remind Me Of My Mother / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2339 US 1923 Sell This Version
9416 Richard Howard - Coal Black Mammy / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down album art Billy Clark (4), Bert Green When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down Billy Clark (4), Bert Green - Coal Black Mammy / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down(Shellac, 10") Regal (3) 9416 US 1923 Sell This Version
162 Richard Howard - You Tell Her - I Stutter / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down album art Henry Dennis & Bert Forbes / Peter Andrews (7) When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down (as Howard) Henry Dennis & Bert Forbes / Peter Andrews (7) - You Tell Her - I Stutter / When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down(Shellac, 10") Beltona 162 UK 1923 Sell This Version
14705 Richard Howard - Oh You Little Sun-Uv-Er-Gun! / Easy Melody album art The Bar Harbor Society Orchestra / The Ambassadors (11) Oh You Little Sun-Uv-Er-Gun! (as Howard) The Bar Harbor Society Orchestra / The Ambassadors (11) - Oh You Little Sun-Uv-Er-Gun! / Easy Melody(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 14705 USA & Canada 1924 Sell This Version
20017 Richard Howard - Tentin' Down In Tennessee / Georgianna album art Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra Tentin' Down In Tennessee Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra - Tentin' Down In Tennessee / Georgianna(Shellac, 10") Victor 20017 US 1926 Sell This Version
51706 Richard Howard - Tentin' Down In Tennessee / Lo-Nah album art Mike Speciale And His Orchestra* Tentin' Down In Tennessee Mike Speciale And His Orchestra* - Tentin' Down In Tennessee / Lo-Nah(Edison Disc) Edison Records 51706 US 1926 Sell This Version
4335 Richard Howard - Set 'Em Up Polka album art Harry Harden And His Musette Orchestra* Set 'Em Up Polka Harry Harden And His Musette Orchestra* - Set 'Em Up Polka(Shellac, 10") Decca 4335 US 1942 Sell This Version
18653 Richard Howard - A Stranger In Town / You've Laughed At Me For The Last Time album art Mel Torme* And His Mel-Tones* You've Laughed At Me For The Last Time Mel Torme* And His Mel-Tones* - A Stranger In Town / You've Laughed At Me For The Last Time (Single) Decca 18653 Canada 1945 Sell This Version
9-28868 Richard Howard - I Believe In The Man In The Sky album art Bill Kenny Of The Ink Spots* I Believe In The Man In The Sky Bill Kenny Of The Ink Spots* - I Believe In The Man In The Sky(7", Single) Decca 9-28868 US 1953 Sell This Version
SR 52029 Richard Howard - Basie/Eckstine, Inc. album art Count Basie and Billy Eckstine Song Of The Wanderer Count Basie and Billy Eckstine - Basie/Eckstine, Inc. (Album, Comp) Roulette SR 52029 US 1959 Sell This Version

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Derik_Olson

Derik_Olson

March 28, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
Is the 1953 songwriter the same person as the 1920s songwriter? I have my doubts it is the same person.