Bob Fuller

Bob Fuller (December 31, 1898 – unknown) was an American blues and jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, best known for his recordings accompanying female singers of the 1920s.

Born and raised in New York City, Fuller toured the United States with Mamie Smith, then settled down to extensive studio work. He was a house saxophonist for Ajax and Victor Records, playing with Elmer Snowden and Lou Hooper. These musicians also recorded on their own, including as the Five Musical Blackbirds. Fuller also played with Fats Waller's combo, Six Hot Babies.

Fuller worked on at least 140 sessions between 1920 and 1928, accompanying singers such as Martha Copeland, Helen Gross, Rosa Henderson, Maggie Jones, Viola McCoy, and Monette Moore.

Among his many 1920s recordings, his trio sides (with piano and banjo) were issued as "Three Hot Eskimos", "The Black Diamonds", "Three Jolly Jesters", and "Three Monkey Chasers".

Fuller left the music industry permanently after he decided to work in prisons for the New York City Police Department in the 1930s.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 31, 1898 (New York City), Died 20th century

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, composer, alto saxophone, songwriter, vocalist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 81 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W81064 10-in. 5/6/1927 Mama's gonna shorten your days Butterbeans & Susie Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
OKeh W81065 10-in. 5/6/1927 Gonna make you sorry Butterbeans & Susie Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
OKeh W81424 10-in. 9/8/1927 Stinging bee blues Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W81425 10-in. 9/8/1927 Best friend blues Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W400777 10-in. 6/11/1928 Lame duck blues Three Blues Chasers Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W400778 10-in. 6/11/1928 Nothin' but blues Three Blues Chasers Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E1540-E1542 10-in. 10/29/1925 House party stomp Three Jolly Miners Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E1543-E1545 10-in. 10/29/1925 Grand opera blues Three Jolly Miners Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Brunswick E2108-E2110 10-in. 1/12/1926 Chicago back step Three Jolly Miners Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Brunswick E2111-E2113 10-in. 1/13/1926 F minor blues Three Jolly Miners Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E2435-E2436 10-in. 2/15/1926 Pig Alley stomp Three Jolly Miners Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E2437-E2438 10-in. 2/15/1926 Ridiculous blues Three Jolly Miners Instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Brunswick E2713-E2715 10-in. 3/31/1926 Do it Mr. So-So Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E2716-E2718 10-in. 3/31/1926 Fulton Street blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E4764-E4765 10-in. 3/25/1927 Down that lonesome road Sis Quander Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E4766-E4767 10-in. 3/25/1927 Country woman’s blues Sis Quander Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E22040-E22042 10-in. 3/21/1927 Dallas blues Bob Fuller Clarinet solo, with guitar, piano, and vocal; without vocal (take E22042) instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E22043-E22045 10-in. 3/21/1927 I ain’t got nobody (And nobody cares for me) Bob Fuller Clarinet solo, with guitar, piano, and vocal; without vocal (take E22045) instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick 512W-514W 10-in. 3/9/1925 Charleston clarinet blues Three Jolly Miners Jazz/dance trio composer  
Brunswick 515W-518W 10-in. 3/9/1925 Freakish blues Three Jolly Miners Jazz/dance trio composer  
Brunswick 580W-582W 10-in. 3/20/1925 Low down daddy blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick 912W-914W 10-in. 6/20/1925 Too bad Jim! Three Jolly Miners Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Brunswick 915W-917W 10-in. 6/20/1925 Black cat blues Three Jolly Miners Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Brunswick 1078W-1079W 10-in. 8/8/1925 Lake George blues Three Jolly Miners Jazz/dance trio, with clarinet solo instrumentalist, clarinet, composer  
Brunswick 1080W-1081W 10-in. 8/8/1925 Louisville blues Three Jolly Miners Jazz/dance trio, with clarinet solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 51-75 of 81 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fuller, Bob," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110518.

Fuller, Bob. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110518.

"Fuller, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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