Fuller (Jesse) Collection

Jesse Fuller plays an electric 12-string guitar in a workshop
Blues musician Jesse Fuller playing guitar, 1971, Jesse Fuller collection, MS193, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

Jesse Fuller (1896-1976) was born on Jonesboro, Georgia in March 12, 1896. In 1954 Fuller recorded his most notable song, "San Francisco Bay Blues", and by 1960 Fuller booked a European tour, and devoted himself full time to music. The Jesse Fuller collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, and audio recordings.

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Dates: 1971-1976
Collection number: MS193
Creator: Fuller, Jesse
Creator: Dobrin, Michael
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)

Guide to the Jesse Fuller Collection

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