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Bob Fuller (1898-?)
Bob Fuller ClarinetLittle is known about the biographical details of Bob Fuller’s life, but he was a very prolific sideman throughout the early and mid-1920s in the New York jazz scene. He toured and recorded with Mamie Smith’s Jazz Hounds in the early part of the decade and then worked with Louis Hooper, Tom Morris and Elmer Snowden.

His clarinet and saxophone is heard on a great many of the Classic Blues singers’ records, including some by Bessie Smith. In the late 1920s he led his own band at the 125th Street Dance Hall in New York. He left the music business and worked for the Police Department. He released several records under the pseudonyms of Slim Perkins and Slim Jenkins.

band or session leader

Slim Jackson Trio Charleston Trio
The Rocky Mountain Trio Three Blues Chasers
Three Jolly Miners Three Monkey Chasers
Three Hot Eskimos

Bob Fuller (1898-?)

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Black Cat Blues
(Bob Fuller / Louis Hooper)
3-3-1925 New York, New York Columbia
14068-D
Banner
1612
Harmony
580-H
Charleston Clarinet Blues
(Dave Braham)
3-27-1925 New York, New York Banner
1533
Gennett
3002-B
Dallas Blues
(Hart A. Wand / Lloyd Garret)
New York, New York Bunswick
7006-A
Growin’ Old Blues
(Lions / Sullivan)
2-1925 New York, New York Ajax
17117-A
Funny Feelin’ Blues 2-1925 New York, New York Ajax
17091
Freakish Blues (Bucket Stomp)
(Bob Fuller / Louis Hooper)
3-27-1925 New York, New York Banner
1515
Gennett
3002-A
I Ain’t Got Nobody
(Abel Baer / Samuel Lewis / Joseph Young)
New York, New York Bunswick
7006-B
Louisville Blues
(Bubber Miley / Jake Frazier)
3-27-1925 New York, New York Banner
1515
Gennett
Milenberg Joys
(Jelly Roll Morton)
9-1-1925 New York, New York Banner
1612
Nameless Blues
(Williams)
6-19-1928 New York, New York Diva
2688-G
Harmony
688-H
Ridiculous Blues
(Bob Fuller / Louis Hooper)
6-19-1928 New York, New York Diva
2688-G
Harmony
688-H
Spread Yo’ Stuff
(Jules Levy / Paul Crane)
2-1925 New York, New York Ajax
17091
Too Bad Jim
(Bob Fuller / Louis Hooper)
3-3-1925 New York, New York Columbia
14068-D
Harmony
580-H

accompanied by

Artist Instrument
Louis Hooper Piano
Elmer Snowden Banjo

 

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