Trying to Find My Baby

Trying to Find My Baby

by Lowell Fulson
     
 
As part of the U.K. release of Martin Scorsese's miniseries The Blues, the British reissue label Snapper released a number of single-disc compilations of noted blues artists. Most of them are redundant, but the 25-track Lowell Fulson anthology Trying to Find My Baby is far better than many. Largely forgotten to most

Overview

As part of the U.K. release of Martin Scorsese's miniseries The Blues, the British reissue label Snapper released a number of single-disc compilations of noted blues artists. Most of them are redundant, but the 25-track Lowell Fulson anthology Trying to Find My Baby is far better than many. Largely forgotten to most casual blues fans, except perhaps for those who remembered that Elvis Presley's brilliant "Reconsider Baby" was a cover of a 1954 Fulson single, Lowell Fulson is hard for neophytes to get a handle on at first. Born in Oklahoma, heavily influenced by acoustic Texas blues singers like Blind Lemon Jefferson and Texas Alexander (although Fulson himself played electric almost exclusively), based in Los Angeles, and spending most of his career recording for Chicago's Chess Records, he doesn't fit into the neat geographic box so beloved by blues purists. Furthermore, he recorded in so many different styles for so many different labels that most of the many compilations available focus only on one period of his career at a time. At 25 tracks covering a career that lasted nearly half a century, Trying to Find My Baby is necessarily skimpy, but it's one of the few genuinely comprehensive overviews of Fulson's many musical changes. Shockingly, however, it doesn't include Fulson's best-known song and biggest hit, the aforementioned and, admittedly, endlessly anthologized "Reconsider Baby," so it's not really acceptable for the true neophyte. However, it's an excellent second step for those wanting a better grasp of Fulson's career.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2004
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0636551003025
catalogNumber:
30

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lowell Fulson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jay McShann   Piano
Don Hill   Alto Saxophone
Asal Carson   Drums
Martin Fulson   Guitar
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Ralph Hamilton   Bass
Arthur Jackson   Bass
Eldridge McCarty   Piano
Vernon Smith   Trumpet
Kim Solomon   Piano
Tiny Webb   Guitar
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Earl Singers Brown   Piano
Dickie Washington   Drums
King Solomon   Piano
Asai "Count" Carson   Drums

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Porter Grainger   Composer
Everett Robbins   Composer
Robert Geddins   Composer
Russell Beecher   Liner Notes
Cliff Dane   Director

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