- Get Involved
FULBRIGHT, RICHARD W. [DICK]
FULBRIGHT, RICHARD W. [DICK] (1901–1962). Jazz musician Richard W. (Dick) Fulbright was born in Paris, Texas, in 1901. He played both tuba and string bass and worked with a number of notable groups during his career. After first touring with the Virginia Minstrels, forming part of the De Luxe Syncopators from 1926 to 1928, and playing for a season in Florida with pianist-composer Luckey Roberts, Fulbright moved to New York, where he worked with tenor saxophonist Bingie Madison. In 1931–32 he was with Elmer Snowden and then worked regularly with Teddy Hill until 1937, touring Europe with Hill during this last year. In 1939 he joined Zutty Singleton, and after 1947 he worked with Noble Sissle. Fulbright retired from music in 1958. He died in New York City on November 17, 1962.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:John Chilton, Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street (London: Bloomsbury Book Shop, 1970; American ed., New York and Philadelphia: Chilton, 1972; 4th ed., New York: Da Capo Press, 1985). Barry Kernfeld, ed., The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (London: Macmillan, 1988; 2d ed., New York: Grove's Dictionaries, 2002).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Dave Oliphant, "FULBRIGHT, RICHARD W. [DICK]," accessed May 25, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffu32.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.