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Jack Fulton

John Collins Fulton (June 13, 1903 – November 13, 1993) was an American composer, trombonist, and vocalist. At the age of 17, he started playing the trombone for small-town dances. He sang with the Mason-Dixon Orchestra. He also played the trombone and sang with the George Olsen Orchestra. He was part of the trio that sang on the 1925 number one hit "Who?" The other vocalists were Bob Rice and Fran Frey.

In 1926, he joined the Paul Whiteman orchestra. He provided the vocals for many Whiteman recordings. He was part of a trio with Charles Gaylord and Austin Young on a recording of "Makin' Whoopee." They sang with The Rhythm Boys on their 1927 recording of "Changes" and accompany Bing Crosby and Bix Beiderbecke during their solos. He appeared in King of Jazz as a part of the orchestra, briefly singing "A Bench in the Park". With the orchestra, he popularized the song "Body and Soul" in 1930. He introduced the song "How Deep Is the Ocean?" in 1932.

He wrote around 120 compositions, including "Wanted", "Until", "If You Are But a Dream", and "My Greatest Mistake" – his first hit (1940).

Birth and Death Data: Born June 13th, 1903 (Philipsburg, Centre County), Died November 13th, 1993 (San Diego)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, trombone, songwriter, instrumentalist

Notes: Sometimes billed as Johnny Fulton.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 156 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-27268 10-in. 1/11/1928 Parade of the wooden soldiers Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-33572 10-in. 10/16/1925 Sugar plum George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-33856 10-in. 11/6/1925 Who George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-34110 10-in. 12/1/1925 Miami George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-35245 10-in. 3/26/1926 No more worryin' Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-35246 10-in. 3/26/1926 Tentin' down in Tennessee Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-35249 10-in. 3/29/1926 Georgianna Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-35839 10-in. 8/18/1926 Me too (Ho-ho! Ha-ha!) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (takes 5-10); unaccompanied (takes 1-4) vocalist  
Victor BVE-36036 10-in. 8/11/1926 The birth of the blues Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-36041 10-in. 8/12/1926 Precious Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-36067 10-in. 8/25/1926 In a little Spanish town ('Twas on a night like this) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-36090 10-in. 9/2/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes (¿Por qué me haces ojos?) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-36091 10-in. 9/2/1926 When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-36094 10-in. 9/3/1926 Trudy Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-37273 10-in. 12/20/1926 I know that you know Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-37278 10-in. 12/21/1926 Lonely eyes Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-37280 10-in. 12/21/1926 I always knew Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BVE-37287 10-in. 12/22/1926 Bunch of happiness Paul Whiteman Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-37764 10-in. 2/10/1927 Shanghai dream man Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-37765 10-in. 2/10/1927 Fallen leaf Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-38105 10-in. 2/23/1927 Your land and my land Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-38118 10-in. 2/25/1927 That saxophone waltz Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-38364 10-in. 4/26/1927 The same old moon Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BVE-38391 10-in. 5/6/1927 Beautiful Ohio Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-38392 10-in. 5/6/1927 Missouri waltz Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 156 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fulton, Jack," accessed August 11, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109803.

Fulton, Jack. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 11, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109803.

"Fulton, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 11 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109803

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