JESSE FULLER ~ Move on down the line FLED 3074

On July 27th Fledg’ling will reissue a classic folk-blues album – JESSE FULLER‘s exuberant Move on down the line. Fuller was the original make-do-and-mend man of music – carrying his venerable Martin 12-string guitar in a battered home-made case, a kazoo and harmonica he traveled widely presenting a heroic figure. Move on down the line includes his earliest recordings from 1959 and a session recorded in London for Topic Records in 1965. The CD contains Fuller’s original recording of his San Francisco Bay Blues and a version of John Henry that has been out of print since the early 1960s.

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vintage flyer displayed courtesy of the fRoots archive

Jesse Fuller “The Lone Cat” (1886-1976) was one of the great blues troubadours. A remarkably expressive singer and a fine 12-string guitarist, he developed his unique one-man-band style around his fotdella (foot-operated bass) and harmonica / kazoo rig. Lots of sleevenotes from Joe Boyd and Val Wilmer and some previously unpublished photographs will complete the package.

Later in the year, in a joint venture with Carthage Records, we hope to bring you definitive editions of the first four albums by The INCREDIBLE STRING BAND, freshly re-mastered under Joe Boyd’s supervision. Watch this space.