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Author Topic: Blind Boy Fuller: His Life, Recording Sessions, and Welfare Records  (Read 833 times)

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Offline JasO

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Decades ago, a fellow blues lover sent me a copy of Fulton Allen?s welfare records and other official paperwork from the 1930s and very early 1940s. I?ve just posted an 8000-word chronological account of the life of Fulton Allen, a.k.a. Blind Boy Fuller, that covers all of his sessions. This account also quotes extensively from the documents written by government officials, student social workers, physicians, etc. They reveal a life fraught with poverty, ill health, and unhappiness with management and, to a lesser extent, record companies. If you?re interested, here?s a link: http://jasobrecht.com/blind-boy-fuller-life-recording-sessions-welfare-records/

And Happy Holidays to all!

Offline Stuart

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller: His Life, Recording Sessions, and Welfare Records
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 05:52:32 PM »
Thanks, Jas. It looks top drawer as usual. I have it bookmarked and look forward to reading it later tonight.

And for those who may have missed it, here's the link to the North Carolina Public Radio program of a few years back:

http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/sot0220a08.mp3/view



Offline jaycee

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller: His Life, Recording Sessions, and Welfare Records
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 10:00:02 AM »
thanks jas what a wonderfully written interesting piece, time to get out my jsp blind boy fuller box set i think.
jaycee

Offline oddenda

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller: His Life, Recording Sessions, and Welfare Records
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 05:28:21 PM »
jaycee -

           I think that there's more than one box!

pbl

Offline Stuart

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller: His Life, Recording Sessions, and Welfare Records
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 06:00:56 PM »
jaycee -

           I think that there's more than one box!

pbl

Right you are, Peter. There are two JSP box sets. Volume 2 also contains cuts by other musicians, in addition to those by Blind Boy Fuller.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2011, 06:05:21 PM by Stuart »

Offline Rivers

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller: His Life, Recording Sessions, and Welfare Records
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 06:05:25 PM »
And volume 2 is real good one.

Offline jaycee

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller: His Life, Recording Sessions, and Welfare Records
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 09:38:48 AM »
better check the volume 2 out looks like i have'nt read my redlick catalogue closely enough. better order a bit after christmas though or the missus will be on my case!
jaycee

Offline Gumbo

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Re: Blind Boy Fuller: His Life, Recording Sessions, and Welfare Records
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 04:52:07 AM »
Another great article. I've just got the JSP vol.2 set so it's fascinating to read what was going on for Fuller at the time.

 


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