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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, lyricist, arranger

Notes: Sometimes billed as Johnny Fulton.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-38394 10-in. 5/9/1927 I'm in love again Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-38778 10-in. 5/24/1927 Broken hearted Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-39258 10-in. 6/15/1927 Collette Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-39572 10-in. 8/17/1927 Ooh! Maybe it's you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-39575 10-in. 8/19/1927 The Calinda Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-39627 10-in. 7/6/1927 My blue heaven Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor BVE-39653 10-in. 7/13/1927 Manhattan Mary Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-40222 10-in. 9/21/1927 Indian cradle song Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor CVE-40934 12-in. 11/22/1927 Among my souvenirs Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-40937 10-in. 11/23/1927 Changes Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-41293 10-in. 1/4/1928 Ramona Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BVE-41294 10-in. 1/4/1928 Smile Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist  
Victor BVE-41296 10-in. 1/5/1928 O, ya ya Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-41297 10-in. 1/5/1928 Dolly Dimples Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor CVE-41465 12-in. 1/24/1928 My heart stood still Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor CVE-41635 12-in. 1/21/1928 Together Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-41680 10-in. 2/7/1928 Poor Butterfly Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quintet vocalist  
Victor BVE-41681 10-in. 2/8/1928 There ain't no sweet man that's worth the salt of my tears Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chorus vocalist, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor CVE-41682 12-in. 2/8/1928 A shady tree Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo and recitation vocalist  
Victor BVE-41683 10-in. 2/9/1928 Dardanella Bix Beiderbecke ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-41684 10-in. 2/10/1928 Love nest Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-41688 10-in. 2/13/1928 Sunshine Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-41689 10-in. 2/13/1928 From Monday on Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist  
Victor CVE-41690 12-in. 2/14/1928 Grand fantasia Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor CVE-41691 12-in. 2/14/1928 Grand fantasia Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 26-50 of 163 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fulton, Jack," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109803.

Fulton, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109803.

"Fulton, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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

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