Personalities | Lowell Fulson | Fifties | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, 1921–99)

Lowell Fulson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and began his professional career in Oakland, California. He made his recording debut in 1946 and by 1950 he was a hitmaker for Swingtime Records with such songs as ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’ and ‘Blue Shadows’. His band at this time featured a relatively unknown Ray Charles on piano. He switched to Chess in 1945 and had another hit with ‘Reconsider Baby’; his final big record came in 1967 with ‘Tramp’. Originally inspired by T-Bone Walker, Fulson managed to stay current with changing blues trends throughout his career.

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