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Blues → 1946 to 1953 Boxed Set  

1946 to 1953 Boxed Set

Artist: Lowell Fulson
Lowell Fulson - 1946 to 1953 CD
Label: JSP
Regular Price: $27.95
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Year: 2004
Format: CD

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While several fine compilations have already been issued containing Lowell Fulson's earliest material from the late 40's and early 50's, this JSP 4-CD set pulls almost all of the early tracks together for the first time, and for a very easy price.

Fulson is likely best known for his mid-50's stint with Chess where he put down "Reconsider Baby" and "Hung Down Head", then later for some of his more "funky" recordings on Modern-Kent like "Tramp" and "Too Many Drivers" but these early sides define the man and explore the Texas blues sound that had blossomed in California (Fulson was actually born in Oklahoma) during the 1940's.

Lowell was a comtemporary of Gatemouth Brown and Pee Wee Crayton. Each of these 3 guitar titans enlarged and popularized the "Front-of-the-Bandstand" style that T-Bone Walker had carved out his reputation with on the West Coast. On this set we are treated not only to Lowell the "Electric" bluesman but also to the hypnotically simple but effective two-guitar duets with his brother Martin. Those duets clearly show Lowell's south-western roots laying firmly in the tradition established by Lemon Jefferson and Texas Alexander 2 decades earlier.

This set contains a number of superlatives of which there are too many to discuss in a short review. Fulson's bands from this period included Jay McShann, Maxwell Davis (later to become B.B. King's arranger), Lloyd Glenn, Earl Brown, Bob Harvey, and Billy Hadnott, each of them session stalwarts of the West Coast R&B scene. McShann of course, was already an established star from Kansas City with his own big band.

Lowell was not one to stick to a singular format and his 40 year plus career owed its longevity to his ability to adapt his sound to the changing times. It is interesting to note on this set, the influences from the big players of the times like Nat Cole, T-Bone Walker, and Charles Brown.

These sides were culled from the dozens of recordings that Lowell made in San Francisco and Los Angeles for independent record company owners Bob Geddins (Big Town) and Jack Lauderdale (DownBeat/Swing Time). Among the included titles are his earliest hit "Trouble Blues" from 1946, "Three O'Clock Blues" from 1948, and his beautiful rendition of "Every Day I Have the Blues" from 1949, both of which pre-dated B.B.'s versions by several years. Lowell had a big tough voice that was well-suited to singing the blues but he could be a master of the guitar instrumental just the same and this is demonstrated by the fine "Low Society", "Guitar Shuffle" and "Juke Box Shuffle".

Several of the songs from Fulson's early period were to be revisited several years later when he went to Chess although the basic arrangements were little changed on the Chess versions.

Neil Slaven's liner notes to this set detail the problems with attempting to establish the recording chronology for many of the titles since the record companies involved didn't maintain much written history for the sessions and after 30 and 40 years, the participants had forgotten a lot.

Lowell Fulson passed on over 5 years ago. Finally we have a compilation that does justice to the rich legacy that he laid down. JSP needs to be commended for issuing this material. Every Fulson fan will be rewarded with years of pleasure by putting this one in their collection.
ARTISTS
Lowell Fulson (guitar, vocals)
TRACKS
1. Crying Blues (Crying Won't Make Me Stay) (2:38)
2. You're Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Gone) (2:16)
3. Miss Katy Lee Blues (2:48) Composed by Lowell Fulson
4. Rambling Blues (2:50) Composed by Lowell Fulson
5. Fulson Blues (2:51) Composed by Lowell Fulson
6. San Francisco Blues (2:45) Composed by Lowell Fulson
7. Crying Blues (2:26) Composed by Lowell Fulson
8. You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone (2:37) Composed by Lowell Fulson
9. Miss Katie Lee Blues (2:32) Composed by Lowell Fulson
10. Rambling Blues (2:43) Composed by Lowell Fulson
11. Fulson's Blues (3:01) Composed by Lowell Fulson
12. San Francisco Blues (2:22) Composed by Lowell Fulson
13. Trouble Blues (2:58) Composed by Lowell Fulson
14. I Want to See My Baby (2:40) Composed by Lowell Fulson
15. Black Widow Spider Blues (3:23) Composed by Lowell Fulson
16. Don't Be So Evil (3:11) Composed by Lowell Fulson
17. I Want to See My Baby (Alternate Take) (2:45) Composed by Lowell Fulson
18. Don't Be So Evil (Alternate Take) (2:46) Composed by Lowell Fulson
19. Scotty's Blues (2:58) Composed by Lowell Fulson
20. The Train Is Leaving (3:12) Composed by Lowell Fulson
21. Jelly, Jelly (3:00) Composed by Lowell Fulson
22. Mean Woman Blues (2:57) Composed by Lowell Fulson
23. 9.30 Shuffle (2:59) Composed by Lowell Fulson
24. Thinkin' Blues (2:55) Composed by Robert Geddins
25. Fulson Boogie (2:45) Composed by Lowell Fulson
26. Mean Woman Blues (2:49) Composed by Lowell Fulson
27. Thinkin' Blues (2:54) Composed by Robert Geddins
28. Tryin' to Find My Baby (2:56) Composed by Lowell Fulson
29. Let's Throw a Boogie Woogie (2:57) Composed by Lowell Fulson
30. Highway 99 (2:48) Composed by Lowell Fulson
31. Whiskey Blues (3:08) Composed by Lowell Fulson
32. Tell Me Baby (3:14) Composed by Lowell Fulson
33. Fulson Boogie (3:02) Composed by Lowell Fulson
34. Highway 99 (2:44)
35. Trying to Find My Baby (2:54) Composed by Lowell Fulson
36. Midnight Showers of Rain (2:53) Composed by Lowell Fulson
37. So Long, So Long (2:32) Composed by Lowell Fulson
38. Wee Hours in the Morning (2:58) Composed by Lowell Fulson
39. My Gal at Eight (2:28) Composed by Lowell Fulson
40. The Blues Got Me Down (2:37) Composed by Lowell Fulson
41. Black Cat Blues (3:08) Composed by Lowell Fulson
42. Just a Poor Boy (2:47) Composed by Lowell Fulson
43. Sweet Jenny Lee (3:09)
44. My Baby (2:42) Composed by Lowell Fulson
45. Television Blues (2:59) Composed by Lowell Fulson
46. Don't You Hear Me Calling You (3:05)
47. Demon Woman (3:04) Composed by Lowell Fulson
48. Tears at Sunrise (2:38) Composed by Lowell Fulson
49. Jam That Boogie (2:37) Composed by Lowell Fulson
50. Blues and Misery (2:58) Composed by Lowell Fulson
51. My Woman Can't Be Found (2:34)
52. Three O'Clock Blues (3:10) Composed by Lowell Fulson
53. Wild About You Baby (3:27)
54. Prison Bound (3:13) Composed by Lowell Fulson
55. My Baby Left Me (2:43) Composed by Robert Geddins
56. Night and Day (3:15) Composed by Lowell Fulson
57. Double Trouble Blues (3:34) Composed by Robert Geddins
58. Stromin' and Rainin' (2:51)
59. Good Woman Blues (3:17) Composed by Robert Geddins
60. Western Union Blues (2:49) Composed by Lowell Fulson
61. Lazy Woman Blues (3:21)
62. River Blues Pt. 1 (2:42)
63. River Blues Pt. 2 (2:35)
64. I Walked All Night (2:52) Composed by Lowell Fulson
65. Between Midnight and Day (2:30) Composed by Lowell Fulson
66. The Blues Is Killing Me (2:32) Composed by Lowell Fulson
67. Did You Ever Feel Lucky (2:35) Composed by Lowell Fulson
68. Ain't Nobody's Business (2:41) Composed by Lowell Fulson
69. Jimmy's Blues (I've Got a Mind to Ramble) (2:44)
70. Every Day I Have the Blues (2:32) Composed by Memphis Slim
71. Rocking After Midnight (2:37) Composed by Lowell Fulson
72. Rock This House (Alternate Take) (2:37)
73. Cold Hearted Mama (2:58) Composed by Lowell Fulson
74. Mama Bring Your Clothes Back Home (2:38) Composed by Lowell Fulson
75. Low Society Blues (2:29)
76. Blue Shadows (3:02) Composed by Lowell Fulson
77. Back Home Blues (2:31) Composed by Big Joe Williams
78. Baby Won't You Jump With Me (2:37) Composed by Lowell Fulson
79. Come Back Baby (2:30) Composed by Lowell Fulson
80. Country Boy (2:56)
81. Rainy Day Blues (2:54) Composed by Lowell Fulson
82. Miss Lillie Brown (2:49) Composed by Lowell Fulson
83. Sinner's Prayer (2:58) Composed by Lowell Fulson
84. Sinner's Prayer (Alternate Take) (2:11) Composed by Lowell Fulson
85. Blues With a Feelin' (2:30)
86. Why Can't You Cry for Me (2:39) Composed by Lowell Fulson
87. Let Me Ride in Your Little Automobile (2:49)
88. Lonesome Christmas, Pt. 1 (2:31) Composed by Lloyd Glenn
89. Lonesome Christmas, Pt. 2 (2:15) Composed by Lloyd Glenn
90. I'm a Night Owl, Pt. 1 (2:36) Composed by Lowell Fulson
91. I'm a Night Owl, Pt. 2 (2:39)
92. Fillmore Mess Around (Fulson's Guitar Boogie) (2:52)
93. Let's Live Right (2:49) Composed by Lowell Fulson
94. Guitar Shuffle (The Day Is Passing On) (2:48)
95. Mean Old Lonesome Song (2:28)
96. The Day Is Slowly Passing (Alternate Take) (2:36)
97. The Highway Is My Home (Why Can't You Cry for Me) (2:29)
98. Upstairs (2:30) Composed by Lowell Fulson
99. I Love My Baby (2:35) Composed by Lowell Fulson
100. I've Been Mistreated (2:35) Composed by Lowell Fulson
101. You're Going to Miss Me When I'm Gone (Alternate Take) (2:34)
102. I've Been Mistreated (Different Song) (2:45)
103. It's Hard to Believe (Alternate Take) (2:22) Composed by Lowell Fulson
104. Ride Until the Sun Goes Down (2:30) Composed by Lowell Fulson
105. Christmas Party Shuffle (2:54)
106. The Blues Come Rollin' In (2:59)
107. My Daily Prayer (2:17) Composed by Lowell Fulson
108. Juke Box Shuffle (9:30 Shuffle) (2:23)
109. Is Your Friend Really Your Friend? (3:19)
110. Let Me Love You Baby (2:37) Composed by Lowell Fulson
111. Cash Box Boogie "Lowell Jumps One" (1:55)
112. Market Street Blues (2:23) Composed by Lowell Fulson
113. Best Wishes (2:34) Composed by Lowell Fulson
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