Artist Profiles: Blind Boy Fuller

Blind Boy Fuller Fulton Allen, also known as Blind Boy Fuller, was one of the most influential and popular Bluesmen of the 1930s. Born in Wadesboro, in southern North Carolina in 1908, Fuller was one of the pioneers of the Piedmont style of Blues that helped define the sound of the Southeast Atlantic coast of the United States.

He recorded an impressive collection of songs in a short span from 1935-1941 on his National steel guitar. He was a master of deep Blues, but was best-loved for his Ragtime influenced hits like “Rag Mama Rag,” “Trucking My Blues Away,” and “Step It Up and Go.”

Partial Discography:

Remastered 1935-1938 (boxed set)
Truckin My Blues Away (Yazoo Records )
Get Your Yas Yas Out (Snapper Music)
Complete Recorded Works 1
Blind Boy Fuller 2 (boxed set)
The Guitar of Blind Boy Fuller
Complete Recorded Works 2
All the Published Sides
Rough Guide To Blind Boy Fuller (World Music Network, 2015)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


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