Blind Boy Fuller

Fulton Allen

Also known as "Blind Boy Fuller" Fulton Allen, B. B. Fuller, Blind Boy Puller, Blindboy Fuller, Fuller

Discography of Blind Boy Fuller:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Step It Up And Go 2 Audio 1940 Conqueror
2 Blind Boy Fuller With Sonny Terry And Bull City Red 14 Audio Blues Classics
3 Worried Man Blues 39 Audio History
4 Heart Ease Blues 20 Audio 1996 Orbis
5 1935 - 1938 Shake That Shimmy 14 Audio 1979 Magpie Records (2)
6 Truckin' My Blues Away 14 Audio 1990 Yazoo
7 Bull City Blues 16 Audio Aldabra Records
8 Carolina Blues 14 Audio 1972 Flyright Records
9 East Coast Piedmont Style 20 Audio 1991
10 On Down Vol. 1 14 Audio 1974 Flyright Records
11 Blue And Worried Man 14 Audio 1983 Travelin' Man
12 On Down 14 Audio 1978 Magpie Records (2)
13 1909-1941 "Death Valley" 18 Audio Oldie Blues
14 Country Blues 1935-1940 16 Audio Philips
15 Blind Boy Fuller 1936-40 19 Audio 1987 Old Tramp
16 New Louise Louise Blues / Snake Woman Blues 2 Audio 1937-11-00 Melotone
17 Truckin' My Blues Away 14 Audio 2012
18 Country Blues 1935-1940 16 Audio Philips
19 1935-1940 20 Audio 1990 Travelin' Man
20 Death Valley / Throw Your Yas Yas Back In Jail 4 Audio 1937-12-00 Perfect (3)
21 Truckin' My Blues Away / Babe You Got To Do Better 4 Audio Columbia
22 MCA Blues Tradition Series 14 Audio 1976 MCA Records
23 Get Your Yas Yas Out: The Essential Recordings Of Blind Boy Fuller 22 Audio 1996 Indigo Recordings
24 The Masters Of Country Blues Guitar 19 Audio 1992


Born July 10, 1907, Allen was a prolific North Carolina blues guitarist and vocalist who recorded under the name Blind Boy Fuller, owing to blindness caused by retinal ulcers. A prime example of the Piedmont style, Fuller was one of the most popular blues performers of his time, particularly well known for his distinctive use of the resonator guitar and his upbeat, "hokum" numbers often featuring washboard performances by Bull City Red. Allen's career was cut short by his death from kidney failure and other complications on February 13, 1941.


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