Richard "Dick" Fullbright

Real Name:
Richard Fulbright.
Profile:
American jazz bassist and tuba player.

Born : 1901 in Paris, Texas.
Died : November 17, 1962 in New York City, New York.

In an alternative movie universe, the pathetic characters in Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas might have been devoted fans of classic jazz on a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Richard Fullbright, quite often credited as Dick Fullbright. Born right after the start of the 20th century, Fullbright began performing on tuba in minstrel shows such as the Virginia Minstrels. Things began to get a little jazzier when he joined up with Alonzo Ross and His DeLuxe Syncopaters in 1926, staying with this group until sometime in 1928.

Fullbright's musical beacon was shining next in Florida, where he played with Luckey Roberts. Then Fullbright headed up to New York City, working alongside Lou Henry, Charlie Skeete and Bingie Madison, the latter bandleader developing into a continuing collaborative partner. In the early '30s Fullbright began playing in groups led by banjoist and composer Elmer Snowden before establishing a more lengthy relationship with Teddy Hill which ran through 1937. Hill took Fullbright on a European tour during these years.

Through the late '30s, now doubling on both bass and tuba, Fullbright gigged with Billy Hicks, Dave Martin and others, mostly playing at hotels. He was back with Martin in 1941 following a couple of years with drummer Zutty Singleton. Fullbright's next job of note was with Alberto Soccaras, running from 1943 through 1947. Freelancing was the next strategy, including a run with Noble Sissle at the Diamond Horseshoe venue in New York City and gigs with the appropriately nicknamed Buck Washington. Fullbright retired from music in 1958. ~ Eugene Chadbourne, All Music Guide
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Richard "Dick" Fullbright Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Bugle Call Rag / Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea album art Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* - Bugle Call Rag / Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea Swing (3) France 1937 Sell This Version
Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Sweet Sue / Hangin' Around Boudon album art Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* - Sweet Sue / Hangin' Around Boudon Swing (3) France 1937 Sell This Version
B-6897 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - The Love Bug Will Bite You / Would You Like To Buy A Dream? album art Teddy Hill And His NBC Orchestra Teddy Hill And His NBC Orchestra - The Love Bug Will Bite You / Would You Like To Buy A Dream?(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-6897 US 1937 Sell This Version
SW. 27 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Japanese Sandman / I Got Rhythm album art Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* - Japanese Sandman / I Got Rhythm(Shellac, 10") Swing (3) SW. 27 France 1937 Sell This Version
B-6943 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Twilight In Turkey / A Study In Brown album art Teddy Hill And His NBC Orchestra Teddy Hill And His NBC Orchestra - Twilight In Turkey / A Study In Brown(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-6943 US 1937 Sell This Version
26617 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Hangin' Around Boudon / I've Found A New Baby album art Dickie Wells And His Orchestra Hangin' Around Boudon (as Dick Fullbright) Dickie Wells And His Orchestra - Hangin' Around Boudon / I've Found A New Baby(Shellac, 10") Victor 26617 Canada 1940 Sell This Version
26617 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Hangin' Around Boudon / I've Found A New Baby album art Dickie Wells And His Orchestra Hangin' Around Boudon (as Dick Fullbright) Dickie Wells And His Orchestra - Hangin' Around Boudon / I've Found A New Baby(Shellac, 10") Victor 26617 US 1940 Sell This Version
SW. 324 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - You Showed Me The Way / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone album art Frank Newton & His Uptown Serenaders* Frank Newton & His Uptown Serenaders* - You Showed Me The Way / Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone(Shellac, 10") Swing (3) SW. 324 France 1949 Sell This Version
LVA-3030 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - The Swing Era Volume 1 album art Teddy Hill And His Orchestra* , Featuring Frankie Newton*, Dicky Wells*, Russell Procope, Cecil Scott, Dizzy Gillespie Teddy Hill And His Orchestra* , Featuring Frankie Newton*, Dicky Wells*, Russell Procope, Cecil Scott, Dizzy Gillespie - The Swing Era Volume 1(10", Comp) "X" LVA-3030 US 1955 Sell This Version
CLP 1054 Dicky Wells E La Sua Orchestra* Dicky Wells E La Sua Orchestra* - Dicky Wells A Parigi(LP, Comp) La Voce Del Padrone CLP 1054 Italy 1956 Sell This Version
87 508 LPBM, LPBM 87 508 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Sidney Bechet album art Sidney Bechet With Louis Armstrong, Trixie Smith, Noble Sissle's Swingsters* Sidney Bechet With Louis Armstrong, Trixie Smith, Noble Sissle's Swingsters* - Sidney Bechet(LP, Mono) Brunswick, Brunswick 87 508 LPBM, LPBM 87 508 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
Richard "Dick" Fullbright - The Best Of Django Reinhardt album art Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt - The Best Of Django Reinhardt (Comp) Capitol Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Various Jenny's Ball (as Richard Fullbright) Various - Blues Singers And Accompanists (Jazz Sounds Of The Twenties) (Comp) Columbia Italy 1962 Sell This Version
Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Dizzy Gillespie album art Dizzy Gillespie King Porter Stomp (as Richard Fullbright) and 2 more… Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie (Comp) RCA Victor Germany 1966 Sell This Version
AH 163 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Jugs & Washboards album art The Georgia Washboard Stompers & The Alabama Jug Band The Georgia Washboard Stompers & The Alabama Jug Band - Jugs & Washboards(LP, Comp) Ace Of Hearts AH 163 Europe 1967 Sell This Version
Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Dicky Wells In Paris, 1937 album art Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* - Dicky Wells In Paris, 1937 (Comp) Prestige, Prestige UK 1955 Sell This Version
AR/LP/12017 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Rare, Hot & Fine Vol.2 album art Various Who's Blue (as Richard Fullbright) Various - Rare, Hot & Fine Vol.2(LP, Comp) Ariston AR/LP/12017 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
MCA2-4064 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Singin' The Blues album art Various Freight Train Blues (as Richard Fulbright) Various - Singin' The Blues(2xLP, Album, Comp) MCA Records MCA2-4064 US 1974 Sell This Version
ALB/8, VPA 8187, VPA 8188, VPA 8189 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Il Blues: Rurale - Jazzistico - Urbano album art Various I Ain't No Iceman (as Richard Fullbright) and 1 more… Various - Il Blues: Rurale - Jazzistico - Urbano(3xLP, Comp + Box) Albatros (2), Albatros (2), Albatros (2), Albatros (2) ALB/8, VPA 8187, VPA 8188, VPA 8189 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
FPM1 7035 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Teddy Hill and his NBC Orchestra (1937) album art Teddy Hill And His NBC Orchestra Teddy Hill And His NBC Orchestra - Teddy Hill and his NBC Orchestra (1937)(LP, Comp) RCA FPM1 7035 France 1974 Sell This Version
Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Blues Box 1 album art Various I Ain't No Iceman (as Richard Fullbright) and 1 more… Various - Blues Box 1 (Comp) MCA Coral, MCA Coral Germany 1975 Sell This Version
M.C.A. 510.144 Clarence Williams Clarence Williams - The Music Man (1927 - 1934)(LP, Comp) MCA Records M.C.A. 510.144 France 1975 Sell This Version
Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Blues Box 2 album art Various My Daddy Rocks Me (as Richard Fullbright) and 3 more… Various - Blues Box 2 (Comp) MCA Coral, MCA Coral Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Richard "Dick" Fullbright - Reefer Songs: 16 Original Jazz Classics album art Various Jack I'm Mellow (as Richard Fullbright) Various - Reefer Songs: 16 Original Jazz Classics (Comp) Stash Records US 1976 Sell This Version
SM 3812 Richard "Dick" Fullbright - I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (1930 - 1931) album art King Oliver King Oliver - I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (1930 - 1931)(LP, Comp) Joker (2) SM 3812 Italy 1976 Sell This Version