Jesse Fuller
a/k/a 'The Lone Cat'
b. March 12, 1896 in Jonesboro, Georgia
d. January 29, 1976 in Oakland, California

discography
J  E S S E   F U L L E R 1958 with 'fotdella' (from cover of OBCCD-526-2; photographer: Roger Marschutz)
Jesse Fuller 1958 with 'fotdella'
source: cover of OBCCD-526-2; photographer: Roger Marschutz
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Jesse Fuller 45 rpm / LPs / CDs
#
year
of
release
titlelabel # / notes
   

- Listen Here Mr. Fireman
- San Francisco Bay Blues

rec. 195? in Oakland by J.R. Fullbright; Jesse Fuller, voc, g, hca, kazoo with dr
unissued

P-Vine PLP 2-704 (1976)

Diving Duck DD 4314/5
(1990)

Wolf CD 120.614/5 (1998)

11955Jesse Fuller: Folk Blues - Working On The Railroad

- Railroad Worksong
- Lining Up The Tracks
- John Henry

- Railroad Blues
- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Hanging 'Round A Skin Game

rec. c. 1954 in El Cerrito, CA by Margaret and Irwin Goldsmith

all tracks reissued 1965 on Topic 12T134 (as side B), 1992 on Lake LACD24 and 2009 on Fledg'ling FLED 3074
10 inch LP







World Song WS 1
(Margaret and Irwin
Goldsmith's label)



click to enlarge !
= Topic 10T59 (1960)

21955Frisco Bound! with Jesse Fuller

- Leavin' Memphis Frisco Bound
- Got A Date Half Past Eight
- Hump In My Back   @ youtube
- Flavor In My Cream
- Finger Twister #
- Just Like A Ship On The Deep Blue Sea #

- Motherless Children
- Amazing Grace   @ youtube
- Hark From The Tomb
- As Long As I Can Feel The Spirit
- Cincinnati Blues #
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee #

# on Cavalier 6009, Folk Art 5005 and Arhoolie F 2009 only

rec. April 22, 1955 in Oakland, CA by Tom Spinoza

reissued 1993 on Arhoolie CD 360

 

other 'Folk Art' releases (http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/hankdavisbio11.htm):
FLP 5001: Rev. Anthony Campbell, Calvin Morris, Hank Davis 'God Made The Blues'
45 FLP 5002: Rev. Anthony Campbell, Calvin Morris, Hank Davis 'How Long Have You Been A Negro? / Hit 'Em Again Lord' ( 7 inch 45 rpm)
FLP 5003: Lightnin' Hopkins 'In Town'
FLP 5004: Leadbelly 'I'm Never Gone

10 inch LP
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Cavalier CAV 5006
(red vinyl)

12 inch LP





(=) Cavalier CVLP6009 (1957)
(black vinyl)


(=) Folk Art FLP 5005
"God Made the Blues
Volume 2"
(1964)

notes by Philip F. Elwood


click to read notes !
(=) Arhoolie F 2009 (7/1967)

38/1958Jesse Fuller: Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals & Blues

- Take This Hammer
- Linin' Track
- I'm Going To Meet My Lovin' Mother
- Tiger Rag   @ youtube
- Memphis Boogie
- Raise A Ruckus

- Bye And Bye
- Fingerbuster
- Stagolee
- 99 Years
- Hesitation Blues
rec. Jan. 19, 25 [23?] & April 12, 1958 at the Good Time Jazz studio in Los Angeles, CA; prod. by Lester Koenig
photography by Roger Marschutz
notes by Lester Koenig

Good Time Jazz S-10031 (US)


= Good Time Jazz L-12031
(mono) (US)



= Good Time Jazz L-12031
(stereo)

= Good Time Jazz
LAG 12159 (UK 1961)


= OBCCD-564-2

= Doxy LP DOY676 (EU 2013)

45/1961Jesse Fuller: The Lone Cat
Sings And Plays Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals & Blues

- Leavin' Memphis Frisco Bound   @ youtube
- Take It Slow And Easy
- The Monkey And The Engineer   @ youtube
- New Corrine
- Guitar Blues
- Runnin' Wild

- Hey Hey
- In That Great Land
- The Way You Treat Me
- Down Home Waltz
- Beat It On Down The Line   @ youtube
- Buck And Wing

rec. Jan. 19, 25 [23?] & April 12, 1958 at Good Time Jazz studio in Los Angeles; prod. by Lester Koenig
Contemporary S-10039


Good Time Jazz M-12039
= Good Time Jazz SGA 5021


= Good Time Jazz S 10039 (Jp)


= OBCCD-526-2

51961Jesse Fuller The Amazing One Man Band

- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Jesse's New Midnight Special

7 inch 45 rpm

Good Time Jazz GV2426
61961Jesse Fuller The Amazing One Man Band

- The Monkey And The Engineer
- Runnin' Wild

7 inch 45 rpm
Good Time Jazz GV2427

First track on first Bob Dylan album (rec. Nov. 20, 1961, rel. Mar. 1962)
is Jesse Fuller's "You're No Good"
more info about that album
71963Jesse Fuller: San Francisco Bay Blues

- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Everybody Works At My House But My Old Man
- Beale Street Blues
- Let Me Hold You In My Arms Tonight
- Where Could I Go But To The Lord
- You're No Good   @ youtube
- I Want A Girl Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad

- Old Man Mose
- Crazy Waltz
- Brother Lowdown
- The Pretty Little Girl Walkin Down The Streets
- The Dozens
- I've Been So Doggone Lonesome
- Animal Fair

rec. May 13, 1963 in San Francisco, CA



Prestige Folklore FL 14006
= FL 14023




= Prestige PR 7718


= Stateside SL 10166 (1965)

notes by Michael Goodwin





(=) Fantasy DLP 24707
(1972) (along with Prestige
PR 7368) "Brother Lowdown"


= Fantasy FCD 24707-2

81963Jesse Fuller: San Francisco Bay Blues
The Amazing One Man Band

- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Jesse's New Midnight Special
- Morning Blues
- Little Black Train
- Midnight Cold   @ youtube
- Whoa Mule   @ youtube

- John Henry
- I Got A Mind To Ramble
- Crazy About A Woman
- Where Could I Go But To The Lord
- Stealin' Back To My Old Time Used To Be
- Brownskin Gal (I've Got My Eye On You)

rec. 1963 in Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary S-10051

= Good Time Jazz M-12051


= Good Time Jazz LAG 574

= Ace CH 226 (1987)


= OBC 537 (1992)


= OBCCD 537

91963Jesse Fuller The Amazing One Man Band

- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Jesse's New Midnight Special

7 inch 45 rpm

Good Time Jazz 45100
1011/1963Jesse Fuller
Greatest Of The Negro Minstrels

- Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home *
- Crazy About A Woman *
- C.C. Rider
- Ninety Nine Years *
- Stranger's Blues *
- I Want A Little Girl

- Old Cincinnati Blues
- Long As I Can Feel The Spirit
- Black And Blue
- Brownskin Woman
- I Got My Eyes On You
- Preacher Lowdown *
- San Francisco Bay Blues *   @ youtube

rec. November 1962 in San Francisco, CA by Harry Oster

* reissued on Arhoolie CD 360



Folk Lyric FL 126

Harry Oster discography

141964Friends of Old Time Music

- Double File - Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton
- Hicks' Farewell - Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton
- Soldier's Joy - Hobart Smith
- Claude Allen - Hobart Smith
- Monday Morning Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
- Pallet On The Floor - Mississippi John Hurt
- Chick-A-La-Lee-O - Almeda Riddle

- Come All Ye Tender Hearted - Stanley Brothers
- Little Birdie - Stanley Brothers
- Rabbit In The Log - Stanley Brothers
- Dark Holler Blues - Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley

- What Did I Do To Be So Black And Blue? - Jesse Fuller
- Mistreated Mama Blues - Dock Boggs
- Hook And Line - Roscoe Holcomb
- Pretty Fair Miss All In A Garden - Roscoe Holcomb
- He's Coming In Glory Some Day - Doc Watson, Clint Howard, Fred Price


# rec. October 12, 1962 live in New York; Jesse Fuller, voc, g, hca, kazoo, fotdella

Folkways FA 2390


= Disc D-113 (1965)

11a1964Folklore Jamboree

Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues

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Prestige Folklore FL 14023
125/1965Jesse Fuller's Favorites

- Red River
- How Long Blues
- You Can't Keep A Good Man Down
- Key To The Highway
- Tickling The Strings
- Midnight Special

- Stranger Blues
- Fables Aren't Nothing But Doggone Lies
- Brownskin Gal I've Got My Eye On You
- Cincinnati Blues   @ youtube
- Hump In Your Back
- Trouble If I Don't Use My Head

rec. May 14, 1963 in San Francisco, CA
notes by Samuel Charters



Prestige PR 7368
= Stateside SL 10154


= Transatlantic PR 7368
(UK pressing 1968)

notes by Michael Goodwin





(=) Fantasy DLP 24707
(1972) (along with Prestige
Folklore FL 14006) "Brother
Lowdown"

notes by Samuel Charters



= OBC-528 (1990)


= Fantasy FCD 24707-2


= OBCCD-528-2

131965Newport Folk Festival 1964
Evening Concerts Vol. 2


The Phipps Family
- Little Log Cabin By The Sea
- Wreck On The L & M
The Staples Singers
- I Wish I Had The Answer
- Don't Drive Me Away
- Pray On My Child
Joan Baez
- Pilgrim Of Sorrow
- We Shall Overcome


Jesse Fuller
- I Double Do Love You   @ youtube
- San Francisco Bay Blues   @ youtube
Theodore Bikel
- Gott Fun Avrom
- Sudarinya
Hamza El Din
- Desse Barama (Peace)
The Greenbriar Boys
- Little Birdie
- Sleepy Eyed John


rec. July 23-26, 1964 live at the Newport Folk Festival

Vanguard VRS-9185 (mono)
VSD-79185 (stereo)

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= Fontana TFL 6051 (UK)

141965Jesse Fuller: Move On Down The Line
singing and playing his 12 string guitar, kazoo and fotdella

- Move On Down The Line #
- Stealing #
- Ninety Nine Years And One Dark Day #
- Animal Fair #
- Sleeping In The Midnight Cold #
- Stackolee #

- Railroad Worksong *
- Lining Up The Tracks *
- John Henry *
- Railroad Blues *
- San Francisco Bay Blues *
- Hanging 'Round A Skin Game *

# rec. March 19, 1965 in London, England

* rec. ca. 1954, first issued as World Song 1 (1955)
  = Topic 10T59 (1960)
notes by Joe Boyd


click to read notes !
Topic 12T134 (UK)

notes by Joe Boyd
and Val Wilmer

(=) Fledg'ling FLED 3074
(UK 2009)

151966A Session with Jesse Fuller

- Bye And Bye
- Stagolee
(- Jesse Fuller storytelling)
- Crazy 'Bout A Woman
- Hesitation Blues

- 99 Years And One Dark Day
- How Long Blues
- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Fingerbuster
- Going Back To My Old Used To Be

rec. October 26, 1965 in London, England; Jesse Fuller, voc, g, fotdella; prod. by Terry Brown
Fontana 687 364 TL

notes by Peter Clayton


click to read notes !

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= Fontana TL5313

Fontana discography

161966Jesse Fuller

- Going Back To My Old Used To Be
- Bye And Bye

7 inch 45 rpm

Fontana TF 821
 
Second track on 1967 first Grateful Dead album (WB 1689)
is Jesse Fuller's "Beat It On Down The Line"
more info
171968The Roots Of America's Music

Fred McDowell
- Shake 'Em On Down
Mance Lipscomb
- Sugar Babe
Black Ace
- New Triflin' Woman
Alex Moore
- July Boogie
Big Joe Williams
- Greystone Blues
Lil Son Jackson
- Roberta
John Jackson
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn
Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly
- No More Hard Times
Lowell Fulson
- River Blues

Mercy Dee
- Walked Down So Many Turnrows
Juke Boy Bonner
- Going Back To The Country
Lightning Hopkins
- Tom Moore Blues
Big Mama Thornton
- Unlucky Girl
Clifton Chenier
- Louisiana Blues
Larry Williams
- I Know You Hear Me Calling
Johnny Young
- Wild Wild Woman


Bukka White
- Jesus Died On The Cross To Save The World

Jesse Fuller
- Amazing Grace
Rev. Overstreet
- I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord
Robert Shaw
- The Ma Grinder
Kid Thomas
- Eh La Bas
Joe Turner
- Old Piney Brown's Gone
Luna
- Nisaba In The Grass

J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
- Run Mountain
Del McCoury
- Dreams
The Hodges Brothers
- Carroll County Blues
Luderin Darbone
- Crowley Waltz
Nathan Abshire
- Cajun Two Step
Alice Stuart
- Once I Had A Sweetheart
Crabgrass
- Charles Giteau
James Campbell
- Baby Please Don't Go
2-disc package



Arhoolie R2001/2002

= Stateside/Toshiba
SR-9323B (Jp 1972)

Arhoolie discography

181969Blues Roots

- Frisco Lines - Fred McDowell
- Fare You Well Baby Blues - Joe Callicott
- Long Haired Doney - R. L. Burnside
- Mean Stepfather - Big Joe Williams
- Bald Eagle Train - Bukka White and Washboard Willie
- Don't Drive Me Away - R.C. Smith
- Long Tall Girl - Mance Lipscomb
- Red River Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- I Am the Black Ace - Black Ace
- Whistling Alex Moore - Alex Moore
- Texas Blues - L. and M. Fulson
- Cat Bear - John Jackson
- Ma Grinder - Robert Shaw
- Take a Walk - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bear Cat - John Jackson
- Snowing and Raining - Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly

- Got A Date I Can't Be Late - Jesse Fuller
- You Got Another - Lightnin' Hopkins and Barbara Dane
- Struggle Here - Juke Boy Bonner and Simon
- Listen At That Bull - G. Coleman
- Trouble Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Dream - Little Willie Littlejohn
- Sugar Daddy - Wade Walton
- I'm Feeling Alright - Big Mama Thorton
- Sometimes I Cry - Johnny Young
- Black Snake Blues - Clifton Chenier
- Two Bugs - Earl Hooker

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"The selections from this album have been comprised from the catalog of Arhoolie Records ... Except where otherwise indicated, all selections produced and recorded by Chris Strachwitz"

two record set
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Poppy PYS-60.003
= RCA / Victor SHP-6124/25

Poppy discography

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= Tomato DLP 2696181 (1989)

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reissued as Tomato CD
TOM 3001

18a2/1969The Mike Raven Blues Sampler

Leadbelly
- Little Children's Blues
Jimmy Witherspoon
- Evenin'
Dr. Ross
- After Hours Blues
Gary Davis
- Say No To The Devil
Big Joe Williams
- Bottle Up And Go
Memphis Slim
- Frankie and Johnny

Sonny Terry
- Louise

Jesse Fuller
- Brownskin Gal
Mabel Hillery
- It's So Hard To Be A Nigger
Blind Willie McTell
- Married Man's A Fool
Scraper
[sic] Blackwell
- "A" Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Blues In A Bottle



Transatlantic TRA SAM 5

read liner notes

191972The Great Blues Men

Homesick James
- Set A Date
John Lee Hooker
- Dusty Road
Sleepy John Estes
- Corinna #
Muddy Waters
- Nineteen Years Old

Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues
Mance Lipscomb
- Blues In G
Rev. Gary Davis
- If I Had My Way #

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Key To The Highway
Otis Spann
- Burning Fire
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Cotton Field Blues
Big Bill Broonzy
- Louise, Louise Blues
Johnny Young
- Tighten Up On It
James Cotton
- Ain't Nobody's Business


Mississippi John Hurt
- Moanin' The Blues
Junior Wells
- Stormy Mnday Blues #
Johnny Shines
- Dynaflow Blues
Son House (+ Al Wilson)
- Empire State Blues #
Sonny Terry
- Mountain Blues
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
- It's All Right, Baby

Jimmy Rushing
- How Long, How Long Blues
Skip James
- Cypress Grove Blues
J. B. Hutto
- Please Help
Fred McDowell
- Fred's Ramblin' Blues
Ida Cox
- Four Day Creep #
Robert Pete Williams
- On My Way From Texas
Otis Rush
- I't's A Mean Old World

# not on CD
DLP
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Vanguard VSD 25/26

Vanguard / King GW-203/4
(Jp 1972)

(=) Vanguard CD 25/26 (1988)
www.vanguardrecords.com

201972
2 LP
Blues Selection

Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Red River Blues
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Bellaphon/Fantasy BJS 4071
 
Blue Bay - Anthology of San Francisco Bay Blues 1976.- Messaround LP 001
(Hi Tide Harris, Ron Thompson, The Gary Smith Band, Robert Lowery,
Charlie Musselwhite, Sonny Rhodes, Skip Rose, Luther Tucker)
Original 1976 album has Jesse Fuller picture on back cover
211976Mr. Fulbright's Blues

Jimmy Nolen [actually Jimmy Wilson]
- Strangest Blues
- I Used To Love A Woman
Phillip Walker
- Louisiana Walk
- I Want You For Myself
- Playing In The Park
- Heelo My Darling
Mac Willis
- Pretty Woman

- Howling Woman
Smokey Hogg
- Blue And Lonesome Blues
- Misery In My Life
Elmon Mickle
- Flat Foot Sam
- I Got To Get Some Money

Jesse Fuller
- Listen Here Mr. Fireman
- San Francisco Bay Blues



Big Son Tillis & D.C. Bender
- Zetela Blues
- Rock Is My Pillow
- Ten Long Years
- I Got A Letter
Unknown Artist A
- Hard Luck Blues
- Lonesome Road
Jesse Thomas
- Another Fool Like Me

George Smith
- West Helena Blues
Unknown Artist B
- Come Back Baby
Unknown Artist C
- Strange Ol' Feeling
J.D. Nicholson
- I Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More
Jimmy Nolen
- Let's Try It Again
Willie Egans
- It's A Shame
- Willie's Boogie



P-Vine Special PLP 2-704
(2 LP set Jp)

= P-Vine PCD 2008

notes by Chris Bentley

= Diving Duck DD 4314/5
"Mr. Fullbright's Blues
Vols. 1 & 2"
(1990)


= Wolf CD 120.614/
129.615 (1998)
"Elko Blues Vols. 1 & 2"

221991Blues At Newport
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival 1959-64

Mississippi John Hurt
- Candy Man
- Coffee Blues
- Stagolee
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
- Long Gone
- Key To The Highway
Reverend Gary Davis
- Samson And Delilah
- I Won’t Be Back No More
Reverend Robert Wilkins
- The Prodigal Son
- (I Wish I Was In) Heaven Sitting Down
Skip James
- Devil Got My Woman
Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachel & Hammy Nixon
- Clean Up At Home
Robert Pete Williams
- On My Way From Texas
- Bulldog Blues

Jesse Fuller
- I Double Double Do Love You
- San Francisco Bay Blues
John Hammond
- Me And The Devil
John Lee Hooker
- Sometimes You Make Me Feel So Bad
- Hobo Blues
Dave Van Ronk
- That Will Never Happen No More
click to enlarge !
Vanguard CD 70115-2

www.vanguardrecords.com

231992Jesse Fuller: Railroad Worksong

- Move On Down The Line #
- Stealing #
- Ninety Nine Years And One Dark Day #
- Animal Fair #
- Sleeping In The Midnight Cold #
- Stackolee #
- Bill Bailey
- San Francisco Bay Blues
- Crazy Waltz
- Railroad Worksong
- Met My Loving Mother
- I Love My Baby
- Tune (Creole Love Call)
- Running Wild
- Stranger Blues
- Hanging Around A Skin Game
- The Monkey & The Engineer
- Buck Dancer's Jump

# from Topic 12T134
all other tracks "by arrangement with Sean Davies" [John R.T. Davies?]
prod. & mastered by Paul Adams
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Lake LACD24
241993Jesse Fuller: Frisco Bound

- Leavin' Memphis Frisco Bound *
- Got A Date At Half Past Eight *
- Hump In My Back *
- Flavor In My Cream *
- Finger Twister *
- Just Like A Ship On The Deep Blue Sea *
- Cincinnati Blues *
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee *
- Motherless Children *
- Amazing Grace *
- Hark From The Tomb *
- As Long As I Can Feel The Spirit *
- I'm Going To Sit Down At The Welcome Table #
- Together Let Us Live #
- Memphis Boogie #
- Footdella Stomp #
- Crazy About A Woman +
- 99 Years +
- Stranger Blues +
- Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home +
- Preacher Lowdown +
- San Francisco Bay Blues +

* from Arhoolie F 2009
# previously unreleased
+ from Folk Lyric 126

All of Arhoolie 2009 plus several previously unissued cuts from that same studio session in 1955 plus several selections recorded at Cornell University in 1962

Arhoolie CD 360

www.arhoolie.com

251993Blues With A Feeling
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival

Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues

Vanguard VCD2-77005

more info

261994The Prestige / Folklore Years Vol. 2: The New City Blues

Jesse Fuller
- Red River Blues
- How Long Blues
- San Francisco Bay Blues

Prestige CD 9902
271994Elko Blues Vol. 1

Jesse Fuller
- Listen Here Mr. Fireman #
- San Francisco Bay Blues #

# rec. in Oakland, CA by J.R. Fullbright

Wolf CD 120.614/615

= Diving Duck DD 4314/5
"Mr. Fullbright's Blues
Vols. 1 & 2"

281995The Good Time Jazz Story

Jesse Fuller
- Take This Hammer
- Leavin' Memphis, Frisco Bound
- San Francisco Bay Blues
- John Henry

box prod. by Ralph Kaffel

4 disc box set
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Fantasy 4GTJCD 4416-2

www.fantasyjazz.com

291996Arhoolie Presents American Masters, Vol. 1
15 Down Home Country Blues Classics

- Frisco Line - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Lightning Hopkins
- Going Down In Georgia On A Horn - John Jackson
- Cairo Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
- 'bout A Spoonful - Mance Lipscomb
- Drink On Little Girl - Black Ace
- Country Boy Down In New Orleans - Snooks Eaglin
- Columbus, Mississippi Blues - Bukka White
- Shake 'em On Down - Dr. Ross
- Just Trippin' In - Robert Pete Williams

- Hump In My Back - Jesse Fuller
- Brother James - Big Joe Williams
- I'm Broke And I'm Hungry - Smoky Babe
- Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside
- Mercury Blues - K.C. Douglas



Arhoolie CD 101
301998The Prestige / Folklore Years Vol. 10: Country Roads, Country Days

Jesse Fuller
- Key To The Highway
- Stranger Blues

Prestige CD 9918
312000Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary

disc 1:
- San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller (previously unreleased)
- Mercury Blues - K.C. Douglas
- Shake Shake Mama - Mance Lipscomb
- Cairo Blues - Lil' Son Jackson
- Barbershop Rhythm - Wade Walton / Robert Curtis Smith
- One Thin Dime - Butch Cage / Willie Thomas
- Charmin' Betsy - Hodges Brothers
- Whistlin' Alex Moore's Blues - Alex Moore
- I Am The Black Ace - Black Ace
- Brother James - Big Joe Williams
- Lady Luck - Mercy Dee
- Don't Drive Me Away - R.C. Smith
- Zydeco Introduction - Zydeco Announcer
- Bernadette Chere - Albert Chevalier
- Bald Headed Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Baby Please Don't Go - James Campbell
- Believe On Me - Rev. Louis Overstreet
- Low Down Blues - George Lewis
- Country Blues, The - J.E. Mainer
- Crowley Waltz - The Hackberry Ramblers
- She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain - Booker White (previously unreleased)
- Ay, Ai Ai - Clifton Chenier
- Write Me A Few Lines - Fred McDowell
- Charlie James - Mance Lipscomb
- Louisiana Blues - Clifton Chenier


disc 2:
- Cindy - John Jackson
- Little Red Rooster - Big Mama Thornton
- La Betaille - Isom Fontenot
- Calcasieu Waltz - Nathan Abshire
- Almlied - Eibelsberger Duo
- I Wonder Where You Are Tonight - Del McCoury
- In The Breeze - Jerry Hahn Quintet
- Goin' Back To The Country - Juke Boy Bonner
- Sometimes I Cry - Johnny Young
- Two Bugs And A Roach - Earl Hooker
- Dream - John Littlejohn
- Things Gonna Get Better - Bee Houston
- Visions - Sonny Simmons
- I Wish I Could Sing - Bongo Joe
- Boogieing In Strasbourg - Alex Moore
- The Death Of Dr. Martin Luther King - Big Joe Williams
- Please Settle In Vietnam - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Shake 'Em On Down - Fred McDowell / Johnny Woods
- El Desesperado - Los Pinguinos Del Norte
- Creole Belles - New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
- Finger Lickin' Good - Charlie Musselwhite


disc 3:
- Church Point Breakdown - Austin Pitre
- Gstanzeln Aus Dem Freistriztal - Original Herberstein Trio
- Gibson Creek Shuffle - Charles Ford Band
- Ups And Downs - L.C. Robinson
- You Ain't Got A Chance - Piano Red
- Home Sweet Home - Boisec Ardoin / Canray Fontenot
- Satan's Burning Hell - Bill Neely
- Luzita - Narciso Martinez
- Yo Me Enamore - Trio San Antonio
- Borracho Perdido - Trio San Antonio
- One Of These Mornings (I'm Checkin' Out) - J.C. Burris
- Allons A Grand Coteau - Clifton Chenier
- En Bas Du Chene Vert - Dewey Balfa / Marc Savoy/D.L. Menard
- Besos Y Copas - Chavela Ortiz Y Brown Express
- Fast Santa Fe - Robert Shaw
- I'll See You In C-U-B-A - Any Old Time String Band
- El Balaju - Conjunto Alma Jarocha
- La Gata - Los Caporales De Panuco
- Beym Rebas Sude - The Klezmorim
- J'ai Laisse De La Maison - Cheese Read
- Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio - Don Santiago Jimenez Sr.
- Mi Problema - Lydia Mendoza


disc 4:
- Gritenme Piedras Del Campo - Flaco Jimenez
- Co-Fe - John Delafose
- Single Girl - Rose Maddox
- Bec De La Manche - Canray Fontenot
- Bosco Stomp - Octa Clark / Hector Duhon
- Negra Ausencia - Santiago Jimenez Jr.
- La Chanson De Cinquante Sous - Michael Doucet Dit BeauSoleil (previously unreleased)
- Shake What You Got - Preston Frank
- Little Black Eyes - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
- The Chill Of A Saturday Afternoon - Wade Fruge
- Jolie Blonde - Chuck Guillory
- Here To Stay - Rebirth Brass Band
- I Know That's Right - Katie Webster
- I've Been There - Lawrence Ardoin
- Mentiste Cuando Dijiste - Flaco Jimenez
- Aguililla - Los Campesinos De Michoacan
- La Reine De La Salle - Odile Falcon
- Chanson De La Sagesse - Michael Doucet
- Hot Chili Mama - BeauSoleil
- Check Out The Zydeco - C.J. Chenier
- El Canoero - Valerio Longoria
- Corrido Del Mono - Los Gavilanes De Oakland
- San Francisco Can Be Such A Lonely Town - Omar Sharriff


disc 5:
- Mother - Paramount Gospel Singers
- Gumagarugu - Chatuye
- Khandan-E Amaturi III - Aziz Herawi
- A Ti, Colombia - Ivan Cuesta
- Food Stamp Blues - Treme Brass Band
- Ain't It A Shame - Elder Roma Wilson
- J'ai Ete Au Bal - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
- La Mal Sentada - Los Cenzontles
- Falling For You - Rose Maddox
- Los Traficantes Del Bravo - Los Palomares Del Bravo (previously unreleased)
- Jesus Will Fix It For You - Sonny Treadway
- Medved Na Lancu - Csokolom
- Jale Griego - Jose Moreno
- El Corrido De Esequiel Hernandez - Santiago Jimenez, Jr.
- What's His Name - Jesus! - The Campbell Brothers
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Aubrey Ghent


Compilation producers: Chris Strachwitz & Elijah Wald; 66-page booklet by Chris Strachwitz, Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt & Elijah Wald; digitally remastered by Mike Cogan
5 CD box

Arhoolie CD 491
322001Newport Folk Festival
Best of Blues 1959-68


Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues
- I Double Double Do Love You

click to enlarge !
Vanguard CD 70193-2

www.vanguardrecords.com

332003Roots Of The Blues

Jesse Fuller
- San Francisco Bay Blues

3-CD Set

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Vanguard CD 79715

www.vanguardrecords.com

342009Jesse Fuller: Move On Down The Line
singing and playing his 12 string guitar, kazoo and fotdella

- Move On Down The Line #
- Stealing #
- Ninety Nine Years And One Dark Day #
- Animal Fair #
- Sleeping In The Midnight Cold #
- Stackolee #
- John Henry *
- Railroad Worksong *
- Lining Up The Track *
- Hanging 'Round A Skin Game *
- Railroad Blues *
- San Francisco Bay Blues *

# rec. March 19, 1965 in London, England

* rec. ca. 1954, first issued as World Song 1 (1955)
  = Topic 10T59 (1960)
Topic 12T134 (UK 1965)

notes by Joe Boyd
and Val Wilmer

Fledg'ling FLED 3074
(UK 2009)

Sources:
- http://www3.justnet.ne.jp/~urawamats/jesse-fuller.html
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/j/jesseful.htm
- Harris, Sheldon: Blues Who's Who - A Bibliographical Dictionary of Blues Singers.- p. 185-187
- Leadbitter, Mike & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. one, A to K.- p. 428-430
- own record collection
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

thanks to Alan Balfour for additional info/scans

Source of left column photo: back cover of Fantasy 24707; photographer: Stephen Shames

 

Jesse Fuller (most likely somewhere in England); source: David Harrison: Die Legenden des Blues - Eine Hommage in Bildern.- Königswinter (HEEL-Verlag) 1995, p. 62; photographer: Val Wilmer
Jesse Fuller (most likely somewhere in England)
source: David Harrison: Die Legenden des Blues - Eine Hommage in Bildern
Königswinter (HEEL-Verlag) 1995, p. 62; photographer: Val Wilmer

 

Jesse Fuller; source: Front cover of Fantasy DLP 24707; photographer: Stephen Shames
source: Front cover of Fantasy 24707; photographer: Stephen Shames

 


from back cover of Good Time Jazz L-12031

 




Jesse Fuller appeared as a film extra in
"Thief of Baghdad" (Raoul Walsh 1924, silent film),
"East of Suez" (Raoul Walsh 1925, silent film),
"Hearts in Dixie" (Paul Sloane 1929),
"End of the World" (Abel Gance 1934),
"The Great White Hope" (Martin Ritt 1970; song "Let Me Hold You In My Arms Tonight")

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