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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 126-150 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-051593 10-in. 7/1/1940 My greatest mistake Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-054624 10-in. 7/24/1940 My greatest mistake Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-068350 10-in. 11/24/1941 Last night I said a prayer Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068440 10-in. 11/28/1941 Last night I said a prayer Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-073422 10-in. 3/10/1942 If you are but a dream Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, arranger  
Victor BS-073731 10-in. 3/20/1942 If you are but a dream Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Patricia Gilmore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2151 10-in. 12/3/1947 I met a miss in Texas Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia W146329 10-in. 5/24/1928 Blue night Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W146541 10-in. 6/17/1928 I'm on the crest of a wave Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia W146543 10-in. 6/17/1928 Georgie Porgie Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia W146545 10-in. 6/17/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia W146549 10-in. 6/18/1928 Because my baby don't mean "maybe" now! Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia W147032 10-in. 9/21/1928 Where is the song of songs for me? Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W147539 10-in. 12/11/1928 Feeling I'm falling Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band (takes 1-4); with male vocal solo (takes 5-7) vocalist  
Columbia W147540 10-in. 12/11/1928 Makin' whoopee! Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia W147751 10-in. 1/11/1929 My Angeline Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W147925 10-in. 2/7/1929 Lover, come back to me! Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148085 10-in. 3/15/1929 Blue Hawaii Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Columbia W148422 10-in. 5/4/1929 Your mother and mine Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia W148498 10-in. 5/9/1929 With a song in my heart Johnny Fulton Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist  
Columbia W148499 10-in. 5/9/1929 If we never should meet again Johnny Fulton Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist  
Columbia W148985 10-in. 9/6/1929 At twilight Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia W149006 10-in. 9/13/1929 Love me Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W149124 10-in. 10/9/1929 Great day Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist  
Columbia W149149 10-in. 10/16/1929 I'm a dreamer—aren't we all? Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
(Results 126-150 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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