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ARTIST
TITLE
Lowell Fulson
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DOY 669LP DOY 669LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/8/2013

"Amazing double LP collection of Lowell Fulson's years with Chess Records (1954-1961), featuring liner notes and a complete annotated track listing. Fulson, born in Oklahoma in 1921, was catapulted into stardom when his 'Three O'Clock Blues' (now a blues standard) was first released in 1948. By the early fifties Fulson, now living in Los Angeles, had developed a more urban blues sound and was heading up a big band that included Ray Charles and tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. By the time Lowell made his first recordings for Chess in 1954, he had developed his own blend of the Texas styles of Lightnin' Hopkins and Blind Lemon Jefferson with the West Coast jump sound of Charles Brown and Ivory Joe Hunter. Interestingly, Fulson was also one of the few artists recording for Chess who never relocated to Chicago. He preferred to live and record on the West Coast, and these influences helped him to develop a unique sound -- heard on hits like 'Hung Down Head' and 'So Many Tears' -- that was unlike anything else on the label." On 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.