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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals, & Blues
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DOY 676LP DOY 676LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/22/2013

"Recorded on in 1958 in Los Angeles, CA, Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals, & Blues is a rare album by the one-man-band and well-known folk musician Jesse Fuller. Although Fuller always played music on the side, becoming a master of the 12-string guitar (between working for the railroads, lumber companies, or the circus), he did not make his first recording until 1955, when he was already 50 years old. Frustrated by his inability to get a band together, Fuller devised a way to play all the instruments himself, constructing a one-man band system that allowed him to sing and accompany himself on the twelve-string guitar, harmonica, kazoo, cymbals, and a homemade instrument he called the 'fotdella' (played with the big toe of the right foot which hit pedals causing padded hammers to strike against the instrument's six strings). This brilliant and unique album in the blues arena includes Fuller's rendition of traditional blues numbers like 'Take This Hammer' and 'Linin' Track' as well as his own compositions like 'Fingerbuster' and '99 Years.'" 180 gram vinyl.