2021 Charity Shop Purchases 56 - Lowell Fulson - West Coast Blues
The Blues Collection (No 22)
I'm sure that there are those of you who had hoped that after the 4 recent Oxfam purchases that things had gone quiet on the Blues Collection front.
Well I'm sorry to disappoint you but there has been another purchase! There were maybe about a dozen from the collection on the shelves of the Battlefield Rd charity shop. I didn't have my wallet to check the details (after purchasing some doublers I've taken to carrying a list with the numbers of those I don't have). However I was pretty sure that I had all those on display with the exception of number 22 Lowell Fulson with West Coast Blues so I took a punt which proved correct.
Recorded between 1955 and 1963 it contains a style of Blues that I find much preferrable to the 80's songs by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers my most recent previous purchase.
According to Wiki that after T-Bone Walker Lowell was the most important figure in West Coast Blues in the 40s and 50s. He died in 1999 at the age of 77. Pretty much all of the songs on the CD are his own compositions. For the three I've gone for the first is from 1957 and the other two from 1960. Even older than me!
The 61st Blues Collection CD on the shelves