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Fuller, Jesse

LC control no.n 94036503
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Personal name headingFuller, Jesse
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Variant(s)Fuller, Lone Cat
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1896-03-12
Death date1976-01-29
Place of birthJonesboro (Ga.)
Place of deathOakland (Calif.)
Profession or occupationLyricists
Harmonica players
Found inHis Jazz, folk songs, spirituals & blues [SR] 1958: label (Jesse Fuller)
Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed. (Fuller, Jesse "Lone Cat"; b. Mar. 12, 1896, Jonesboro, Ga., d. Jan. 29, 1976, Oakland, Calif.)
African American National Biography, accessed January 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Fuller, Jesse; Lone Cat ; songwriter, banjoist, guitarist, harmonica player, folk and blues musician / singer; born 12 March 1896 in Jonesboro, Georgia, United States; played music for a group of soldiers earning a substantial sum of money in Michigan; met fellow songster and twelve-string guitar playe rLead Belly (1944); played as a one-man band (1950's); recorded the San Francisco Bay Blues, one of the anthems of the folk revival (1960's); recorded and picked up bookings at festivals and clubs, toured England and Europe and helped spark a fleeting interest in American skiffle- music played by street ensembles employing washboards, jugs, and other unorthodox instruments (1960's); one of few traditional black artists playing to white audiences; peak of influence during the folk revival; died 29 January 1976 in Oakland, California, United States)