Them Update Blues
CAT # 11661-9558-2
1. What's The Matter Baby 3:50 2. Think About It 4:49 3. Don't Lie 3:40 4. My Secret Love 3:16 5. Sun Going Down 5:10 6. Get On Down (Them Update Blues) 3:20 7. Lonely Man 2:56 8. Forty-Four 3:59 9. Too Soon To Tell 3:55 10. Not A Dime 3:12 11. L & L Special 3:47
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The checkered career of one of the greatest blues guitarists, singers and composers of the post W.W. II era began in California. Though he started in a country-blues vein, Lowell Fulson soon found himself most at home in the T-Bone Walker style of urban jump blues. In 1946 he recorded his first hit, 'Three O' clock Blues.' From 1949-52 he recorded for the Swingtime label and scored a hits with 'Blue Shadows,' 'Lonely Christmas,' 'Low Society' and 'Every Day I Have the Blues.' (Fulson's interpretation of the venerable Memphis Slim number would be the blueprint for B.B. King's hit version.) In 1954 Fulson began a decade-long association with the Chicago-based Chess/Checker label, scoring an enormous hit with 'Reconsider Baby,' which was covered by Elvis Presley. In 1963 he joined the Bihari brothers' family of labels in Los Angeles and struck gold with 'Tramp.' Other strong titles from this period include 'Make a Little Love' 'Tollin' Bells' and 'Black Nights.' Fulson was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame in early 1993 and received five W.C. Handy awards that same year, including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. His recent recordings for Rounder and Bullseye Blues have been well-received, garnering rave reviews, strong sales and awards. ('Working Man' won a Handy for Song of the Year.) Recently Fulson has seen his songs covered by Eric Clapton and Prince. This latest inspiration from Fulson continues an incredible career of songwriting and guitar artistry. Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues Album of 1995.
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