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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Randy Joe Fullerton RIP

From Bob Corritore

RIP Randy Joe Fullerton, Sept 18, 1949 - June 27, 2010. This news comes in from Will "Smokey" Logg. Bassist Randy Joe Fullerton passed away on June 27 in Dallas, Texas. He was 60. Fullerton was a popular blues bass player in the late 60s and 70s who worked with Luther Allison, Rod Piazza, Paul Filipowicz, Jim Liban, Billy Flynn, Madison Slim and many others. He is probably best known as the young, long haired bass player in the 1970 video of Howlin' Wolf performing Highway 49 at a blues festival in Washington D.C. where he was a capable fill in for Wolf's curtailed bass player. To see this unbelievable video, click here. To see Randy Joe Fullerton's myspace, click here. Randy remained an active performer his whole life and is considered a top shelf bassist by all that knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Here is a video of Howling Wolf singing with Randy Joe Fullerton playing bass


nope said...

Randy Jo was 62 when he died, not 60.

Blues Historian said...

That news came from Bob Corritore. Thanks for the correction.

Blues Historian

Unknown said...

Randy taught us younger rockers about the blues growing up in Beeville Texas in the mid-life 60s. He was a great guy. Sorry to hear of his passing.