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Lowell Fulson - The Complete Chess Masters (50th Anniversary Collection) - 1997
Posted By : mfrwiz | Date : 07 Jan 2022 18:13:43 | Comments : 5

Lowell Fulson - The Complete Chess Masters (50th Anniversary Collection) - 1997
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Audio CD (November 4, 2021) - Number of Discs: 2 - Label: MCA Records/Chess - Catalog Number: CHD2-9394
Blues

Biography: Lowell Fulson recorded every shade of blues imaginable. Polished urban blues, rustic two-guitar duets with his younger brother Martin, funk-tinged grooves that pierced the mid-'60s charts, even an unwise cover of the Beatles' "Why Don't We Do It in the Road!" Clearly, the veteran guitarist, who was active for more than half a century, wasn't afraid to experiment. Perhaps that's why his last couple of discs for Rounder were so vital and satisfying -- and why he remained an innovator for so long. Exposed to the western swing of Bob Wills as well as indigenous blues while growing up in Oklahoma, Fulson joined up with singer Texas Alexander for a few months in 1940, touring the Lone Star state with the veteran bluesman. Fulson was drafted in 1943. The Navy let him go in 1945; after a few months back in Oklahoma, he was off to Oakland, CA, where he made his first 78s for fledgling producer Bob Geddins. Soon enough, Fulson was fronting his own band and cutting a stack of platters for Big Town, Gilt Edge, Trilon, and Down Town (where he hit big in 1948 with "Three O'Clock Blues," later covered by B.B. King). Swing Time records prexy Jack Lauderdale snapped up Fulson in 1948, and the hits really began to flow: the immortal "Every Day I Have the Blues" (an adaptation of Memphis Slim's "Nobody Loves Me"), "Blue Shadows," the two-sided holiday perennial "Lonesome Christmas," and a groovy mid-tempo instrumental "Low Society Blues" that really hammers home how tremendously important pianist Lloyd Glenn and alto saxist Earl Brown were to Fulson's maturing sound (all charted in 1950!). Fulson toured extensively from then on, his band stocked for a time with dazzling pianist Ray Charles (who later covered Lowell's "Sinner's Prayer" for Atlantic) and saxist Stanley Turrentine. After a one-off session in New Orleans in 1953 for Aladdin, Fulson inked a longterm pact with Chess in 1954. His first single for the firm was the classic "Reconsider Baby," cut in Dallas under Stan Lewis's supervision with a sax section that included David "Fathead" Newman on tenor and Leroy Cooper on baritone. The relentless mid-tempo blues proved a massive hit and perennial cover item -- even Elvis Presley cut it in 1960, right after he got out of the Army. But apart from "Loving You," the guitarist's subsequent Checker output failed to find widespread favor with the public. Baffling, since Fulson's crisp, concise guitar work and sturdy vocals were as effective as ever. Most of his Checker sessions were held in Chicago and L.A. (the latter his home from the turn of the '50s). Fulson stayed with Checker into 1962, but a change of labels worked wonders when he jumped over to Los Angeles-based Kent Records. 1965's driving "Black Nights" became his first smash in a decade, and "Tramp," a loping funk-injected workout co-written by Fulson and Jimmy McCracklin, did even better, restoring the guitarist to R&B stardom, gaining plenty of pop spins, and inspiring a playful Stax cover by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas only a few months later that outsold Fulson's original. A couple of lesser follow-up hits for Kent ensued before the guitarist was reunited with Stan Lewis at Jewel Records. That's where he took a crack at that Beatles number, though most of his outings for the firm were considerably closer to the blues bone. Fulson was never been absent for long on disc; 1992's Hold On and its 1995 follow-up Them Update Blues, both for Ron Levy's Bullseye Blues logo, were among his later efforts, both quite solid. Fulson continued to perform until 1997, when health problems forced the career bluesman into a reluctant retirement. His health continued to deteriorate and on March 6, 2022 - just a few weeks shy of his 78th birthday - Lowell Fulson passed away. Few bluesmen managed to remain contemporary the way Lowell Fulson did for more than five decades. And fewer still will make such a massive contribution to the idiom. ~ Bill Dahl, All Music Guide


Contemporary Influences: In the 2004 film Ray, a biopic of Ray Charles, Fulson was portrayed by the blues musician, Chris Thomas King. ZZ Top's 2003 release, Mescalero included their version of "Tramp", citing Fulson's guitar prowess as an inspiration to recreate the song. Whilst Redman's 1993 single, "Time 4 Sum Aksion" contains a sample from Fulson's song, "Tramp"; as does "How I Could Just Kill A Man" from Cypress Hill. "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?", as performed by Fulson, appeared on the soundtrack to the 2007 crime film, American Gangster. Fulson originally covered The Beatles' song on his 1970 album, In A Heavy Bag.[6] Salt-n-Pepa recorded a contemporary version of "Tramp" in 1987, on their Hot, Cool & Vicious album. A cover of Fulson's song "Sinner's Prayer" appeared on Ray Charles' final album, Genius Loves Company (2004).

Product Description: Lowell Fulson's career spanned too many styles and too many decades for any collection to be truly definitive; however, The Complete Chess Masters is an excellent compilation of his work during the 1950s and early 1960s. Most of the material here wasn't commercially successful, which is a shame; there's some great music on this two-disc set, including previously unreleased takes of "Lonely Hours" and "Check Yourself." There's his hit "Reconsider Baby," of course, but there's also "Please Don't Go," "You're Gonna Miss Me," and "Love Grows Cold." Fulson's vocals and guitar work are the highlight, naturally, but his backing band's got a fine West Coast sound too.

Review: Two-CD, 45-song compilation covers Fulson's Chess years, which spanned 1954 to 1963. Fulson didn't have a great deal of commercial success at Chess (the big exception being "Reconsider Baby," which leads off this set), and his jazzy West Coast form of R&B/blues was considerably more polished than the electrified Delta blues for which Chess is most renowned. Most of this, in fact, was recorded not in Chicago, but in Los Angeles, where Fulson could work with combos more sympathetic to his style. You'd have to consider this Fulson's peak, however, and the two discs' worth of material is not excessive, due to the consistency of his material and vocal confidence throughout the decade. It's not without its weird moments of rawness, either, as in "Blues Rhumba," the Bo Diddleyesque guitar that opens "Please Don't Go," Willie Dixon's classic dirge moaning blues "Tollin' Bells," and the (deliberately?) out of tune guitar licks that open "K.C. Bound" with a bang. "Smokey Room" and "Be on Your Merry Way" were previously unreleased in the U.S.; "Father Time" and the alternate takes of "Lonely Hours" and "Check Yourself" were previously unreleased anywhere. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

Track Listing:

CD1
01 - Reconsider Baby - 3:15
02 - I Believe I'll Give It Up - 3:06
03 - Lonely Hours - 2:54
04 - Check Yourself - 3:06
05 - Loving You - 3:05
06 - Do Me Right - 2:59
07 - Lonely Hours - 2:55
08 - Check Yourself - 3:11
09 - Trouble, Trouble - 2:57
10 - I Still Love You Baby - 2:37
11 - It's A Long Time - 2:51
12 - Rollin' Blues (Instrumental) - 2:53
13 - It's All Your Fault Baby (It's Your Own Fault) - 2:42
14 - Tollin' Bells - 3:12
15 - Smokey Room - 2:36
16 - It Took A Long Time - 2:40
17 - Blues Rhumba - 2:11
18 - Be On Your Merry Way - 2:40
19 - Please Don't Go - 2:40
20 - Don't Drive Me Baby - 2:45
21 - You're Gonna Miss Me - 3:10
22 - Rock 'Em Dead - 2:28

CD2
01 - I Wanna Make Love To You - 3:19
02 - You Better Rock This Moring - 1:51
03 - That's All Right - 2:43
04 - Worry, Worry - 3:12
05 - Coming Home - 2:27
06 - Have You Changed Your Mind - 3:10
07 - K.C. Bound - 2:23
08 - I'm Glad You Reconsidered - 2:52
09 - Low Society - 2:36
10 - Blue Shadows - 2:32
11 - I Want to Know, Parts 1&2 - 4:34
12 - So Many Tears - 2:32
13 - Why Don't You Write Me - 2:38
14 - Hung Down Head - 3:01
15 - Pay Day Blues - 2:58
16 - Shed No Tears - 2:17
17 - Can She (Do It) - 1:52
18 - Trouble with the Blues - 2:46
19 - Love Grows Cold - 2:05
20 - Blue Soul - 3:04
21 - Love N Things - 2:15
22 - Father Time - 3:07
23 - Swinging Party - 2:48

Personnel: Sylvester Morton - Bass; David "Fathead" Newman - Saxophone; Robert Sims -Drums; Otis Spann -Piano; Big Jim Wynn - Sax (Baritone); Chick Booth - Drums; Phillip Gibeaux - Trumpet; Fats Morris - Trombone; Louis Williams - Sax (Tenor); John Johnson - Sax (Tenor); Earl Brown - Sax (Alto); Jimmy Smith - Piano; Choker Campbell - Saxophone; Julien Beasley - Saxophone; Fred Below - Drums; Leroy Cooper - Saxophone, Sax (Baritone); Paul Drake - Piano; William K. "Billy" Hadnott -Bass; Eddie Chamblee -Sax (Tenor); Willie Dixon - Bass, Producer; Lloyd Glenn - Piano; Lowell Fulson - Guitar, Vocals, Producer, Main Performer


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