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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 76-100 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-43667 10-in. 4/23/1928 Louisiana Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist  
Victor BVE-43668 10-in. 4/24/1928 Grieving Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-43669 10-in. 4/24/1928 Do I hear you saying (I love you) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-43670 10-in. 4/25/1928 You took advantage of me Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BVE-67592 10-in. 9/30/1931 Vilia Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-67593 10-in. 9/30/1931 Sylvia Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-67594 10-in. 10/1/1931 Old playmate Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-67595 10-in. 10/1/1931 When the world was new Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-67596 10-in. 10/1/1931 Gettin' sentimental Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Romancers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-70616 10-in. 10/6/1931 Cuban love song Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Romancers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-70617 10-in. 10/6/1931 A faded summer love Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Romancers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-70620 10-in. 10/6/1931 Tell me with a love song Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (take 1); with male vocal trio (takes 2 and 3) vocalist  
Victor LBVE-70632 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/30/1931 George White's Scandals Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus and female and male solos vocalist  
Victor BVE-70634 10-in. 11/30/1931 There's a blue note in my love song Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Romancers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal chorus vocalist  
Victor LBVE-70635 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 12/1/1931 Popular selections Mildred Bailey ; Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Romancers Jazz/dance band, with female and male vocal solos and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-70642 10-in. 12/3/1931 A rose and a kiss Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-70643 10-in. 12/3/1931 By the sycamore tree Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-70644 10-in. 12/3/1931 I don't suppose Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CSHQ-72096 12-in. 4/27/1932 Grand Canyon Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with vocaphone instrumentalist  
Victor CSHQ-72098 12-in. 4/27/1932 Grand Canyon Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with vocaphone instrumentalist  
Victor BRC-72284 10-in. 4/14/1932 The voice in the old village choir Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BSHQ-73189 10-in. 8/10/1932 Here's hoping Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band (take 3); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) vocalist  
Victor BS-73200 10-in. 8/16/1932 Nightfall Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band (take 3); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) vocalist  
Victor BS-73301 10-in. 8/16/1932 You'll always be the same sweetheart Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-73302 10-in. 8/16/1932 Something in the night Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band (take 3); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) vocalist  
(Results 76-100 of 163 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fulton, Jack," accessed December 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109803.

Fulton, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109803.

"Fulton, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 December 2021.

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