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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 101-125 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-73584 10-in. 9/26/1932 How deep is the ocean (How high is the sky) Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-73973 10-in. 11/17/1932 A boy and a girl were dancing Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-73974 10-in. 11/17/1932 Take me in your arms Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-74609 10-in. 11/25/1932 Turn out the light Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-74611 10-in. 11/25/1932 Till to-morrow Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor LBS-74612 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/24/1932 Willow Weep for me Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Irene Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male and female vocal solos vocalist  
Victor CS-74632 12-in. 12/2/1932 A night with Paul Whiteman at the Biltmore Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocalists vocalist  
Victor LCS-74634 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 12/3/1932 Whiteman medley Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal and instrumental solos vocalist  
Victor BS-74651 10-in. 12/8/1932 Just an echo in the valley Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-75029 10-in. 2/2/1933 In Egern on the Tegern See Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-75031 10-in. 2/2/1933 Farewell to arms Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-75032 10-in. 2/2/1933 A white house of our own Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-75050 10-in. 2/7/1933 I wake up smiling Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-75712 10-in. 4/4/1933 Lover Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-75715 10-in. 4/4/1933 When the sun bids the moon goodnight Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-76672 10-in. 7/20/1933 My moonlight Madonna Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-76675 10-in. 7/20/1933 Ah, but is it love? Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CS-78294 12-in. 10/27/1933 As thousands cheer Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Ramona Jazz/dance band, with male and female vocal solos vocalist  
Victor BS-78512 10-in. 11/3/1933 Touch of your hand Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-81065 10-in. 1/16/1934 It's an old fashioned world after all Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-81713 10-in. 2/16/1934 The moonlight waltz Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-81714 10-in. 2/16/1934 True Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-83353 10-in. 6/29/1934 Love in bloom Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-83354 10-in. 6/29/1934 I saw you dancing in my dreams Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-051556 10-in. 6/24/1940 My greatest mistake Terry Allen ; Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 101-125 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109803

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