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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 151-163 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W149157 10-in. 10/18/1929 Should I Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W149811 10-in. 2/10/1930 It happened in Monterey Johnny Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W150580 10-in. 6/9/1930 Old New England moon Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W150787 10-in. 9/10/1930 A big bouquet for you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W150788 10-in. 9/10/1930 Body and soul Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W98577 12-in. 9/17/1928 Jeannine, I dream of lilac time Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W98584 12-in. 9/18/1928 Sweet Sue—just you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W98585 12-in. 9/18/1928 Silent night, holy night Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quintet vocalist  
Columbia W98589 12-in. 9/21/1928 I can't give you anything but love Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Decca 67915 10-in. 7/3/1940 When day is done Jack Fulton vocalist  
Decca 67916 10-in. 7/3/1940 My moonlight Madonna Jack Fulton vocalist  
Decca 84475 5/7/1953 Pete the parakeet Jack Fulton vocalist  
Decca 84476 5/7/1953 You're rollin' those eyes again Jack Fulton vocalist  
(Results 151-163 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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