Thursday, June 02, 2005

Reconsider Baby !

Lowell Fulson took the smooth, jazz-tinged jump-blues of Texas to California, where he had rhythm-and-blues hits from the 1940s to the 60s.
He wrote songs that were also recorded by Elvis Presley ("Reconsider Baby"), Otis Redding and Carla Thomas ("Tramp") and B.B. King ("Three O'Clock Blues").He had his first rhythm-and-blues hit, "Three O'Clock Blues," on the Swingtime label in 1948, and went on tour in 1950 with a band that included Ray Charles on piano.
Other bands Fulson led would include Ike Turner on guitar and Stanley Turrentine or King Curtis on tenor saxophone. He continued to have hits, including a version of Memphis Slim's "Nobody Loves Me" that he retitled "Everyday I Have the Blues," and his own song, "Blue Shadows," in 1950.
Although he lived in California, he began recording for the Chicago-based Checker label (part of Chess Records) in 1954, when he had a hit with "Reconsider Baby." Yeah.

Lowell Fulson - Reconsider baby

Lowell Fulson - Don't Drive Me baby

Lowell Fulson - Rock This Morning


Blogger IanB said...

Back in style Rev !!!!!

2:23 AM  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

i have a version he did of 'why don't we do it in the road' from some compilation. he was one of the hippest stylist of the 40's - 50's . . .

3:49 AM  
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