Fulton Allen (Stage Name: Blind Boy Fuller) (Wadesboro (North Carolina1907 - July 10, Durham (North Carolina), February 13, 1941) was an American blues singerand guitarist.

About the first years of his life is known. He is born between 1903 and 1911 . Blues researcher Bruce Bastin keeps on 10 July 1907.

When his mother died, the family moved to Rockinghamwhere Fuller met Cora Mae Martin. He resigned in 1926 with her into the marriage. He was 18, they still only 14 years old. Shortly thereafter, Fuller completely blind, probably caused by a tumor.

Blind Boy Fuller was one of the most popular artists of the Piedmont blues, including his mentor Reverend Gary DavisBlind Willie McTell and Blind Blake be counted. He was so popular that after his death Brownie McGhee short time under the name Blind Boy Fuller No. 2 occurred, so riding on the popularity of Fuller. The song Trucking my blues away gave America the well-known saying Keep on trucking. Fuller was often accompany by Sonny Terry on harmonica.

Fuller had a quick life, and died at the age of 33 in 1941. Well-known songs are "Rag Mama Rag," "Trucking My Blues Away," and "Step It Up and Go." Due to its popularity are many songs by Fuller can be found on plates. He remained close to the traditional blues, and much of his repertoire and style is by artists from Virginia , North Carolina and still used.


  • The live LP appeared in 1970 by Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! takes its title from the Blind Boy Fuller song Get Your Yas Yas Out. This song is an example of the so-called bawdy, erotic tinted, blues.
  • When the founder of Pink FloydSyd Barrett, in 1965 had to invent a new name for his band, he chose The Pink Floyd Sound. Barrett used the names of Pink Anderson and Floyd Council whom he had found on the cover notes of the Country Blues -Blind Boy Fuller LP (Philips BBL-7512).

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