BOBBY FULLER FOUR


"I Fought the Law"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Bobby Fuller was born in Baytown, Texas. He spent most of his youth in El Paso, Texas, where he idolized Buddy Holly, a fellow West Texan. He played clubs, bars, and recorded on independent record labels in Texas during the early 1960s. Around 1964 he formed his band The Bobby Fuller Four in Los Angeles, and was signed to Mustang Records by producer Bob Keane , noted for discovering Ritchie Valens and producing many surf music groups.

At a time when the British invasion and folk rock were culturally dominant, Fuller stuck to Buddy Holly's style of classic rock and roll with Tex Mex flourishes. His first Top 20 hit "I Fought the Law" was written by Sonny Curtis, a former member of Holly's group The Crickets. Later he had a minot with a cover of Buddy Holly´s own "Love´s Made a Fool of You". In late 1966, at the height of his popularity, Bobby Fuller was found dead in a parked automobile near his Los Angeles home. The police considered the death an apparent suicide, however many people still believe Fuller was murdered.

Band Members:

Bobby Fuller: Born 1943. Composer, guitarist, pianist and singer. Bobby was the leader of the band, and wrote the vast majority of the band´s recordings. He was a perfectionist and a very talented musician and composer

Randy Fuller: Bassist and Bobby´s younger brother. After Bobby mysterious death, Randy unsuccessfully tried to continue the band as Randy Fuller Four, but this band dissolved after a few weak singles

Jim Reese: Rhythm guitar

Dewayne Quirico: Drummer.



Discography:


1. KRLA King Of The Wheels - Mustang 1965

Tracks:
1. Take My Word / 2. She´s My Girl / 3. Let Her Dance / 4. Another Sad and Lonely Night / 5. Never to be Forgotten / 6. Fool of Love / 7. King of the Wheels / 8. The Lonely Dragster / 9. Little Annie Lou / 10. The Phantom Dragster / 11. Saturday Night / 12. KRLA Top Eliminator
Rating : 7


2. I Fought The Law - Mustang 1966

Tracks:
1. Let Her Dance / 2. Julie / 3. A New Shade of Blue / 4. Only When I Dream / 5. You Kiss Me / 6. Little Annie Lou / 7. I Fought the Law / 8. Another Sad and Lonely Night / 9. Saturday Night / 10. Take My Word / 11. Fool of Love / 12. Never to be Forgotten
Rating : 8


3. KRLA King Of The Wheels ( 2nd Ed. ) - Mustang 1966

1. Love´s Made a Fool of You / 2. Don´t Ever Let Me Know / 3. My True Love / 4. I´m a Lucky Guy / 5. The Magic Touch / 6. King of the Wheels / 7. The Lonely Dragster / 8. The Phantom Dragster / 9. KRLA Top Eliminator / 10. She´s My Girl / 11. It´s Love Come What May
Rating : 8


4. Memorial Album - President 1966

Tracks:
1. Let Her Dance / 2. A New Shade of Blue / 3. Only When I Dream / 4. You Kiss Me / 5. Little Annie Lou / 6. I Fought the Law / 7. Another Sad and Lonely Night / 8. Saturday Night / 9. Take My Word / 10. Fool of Love / 11. Never to Be Forgotten
Rating : 8


5. Best Of Bobby Fuller Four - Rhino 1981

Tracks:
1. I Fought the Law / 2. Baby My Heart / 3. Magic Touch / 4. It's Love, Come What May / 5. Julie / 6. Only When I Dream / 7. Love's Made a Fool of You / 8. Let Her Dance / 9. King of the Wheels / 10. Little Annie Lou / 11. Another Sad and Lonely Night / 12. My True Love / 13. Don't Ever Let Me Know / 14. I'm a Lucky Guy / 15. Saturday Night / 16. Fool of Love / 17. New Shade of Blue / 18. Never to Be Forgotten
Rating : 9


6. The Bobby Fuller Tapes Vol 1 - Rhino 1983

Tracks:
1. Baby My Heart / 2. You´re in Love / 3. Angel Face / 4. King of the Beach / 5. Radio Spot / 6. Nervous Breakdown / 7. Guess We´ll Fall in Love / 8. Think it Over / 9. Pamela / 10. Only For You / 11. Unreliable / 12. Iresistable You / 13. Nancy Jean / 14. Keep On Dancing / 15. A New Shade of Blue / 16. Wine Wine Wine ( live )
Rating : 6


7. Instrumental Album - Rockhouse 1965

Tracks:
1. The Chase / 2. Wolfman / 3. Stinger / 4. High Noon Rumble / 5. Corrido Twist / 6. Jim´s Jive / 7. Night Train / 8. My Own True Love / 9. Our Favorite Martion / 10. Shanghai´d / 11. Just Pickin Around / 12. Misirlou / 13. Thunder Reef / 14. Only The Young / 15. The 1000 Pound Bee / 16. The Lonely Sea / 17. Lolita
Rating : 5


8. Live at PJ´s Plus - Ace 1991

Tracks:
1. Anytime At All / 2. Medley / 3. Oh Boy / 4. Think It Over / 5. Thunder Reef / 6. High Heel Sneakers / 7. Slow Down / 8. I Fought The Law / 9. A New Shade of Blue / 10. Let Her Dance / 11. CC Rider / 12. Medley // Studio Rarities: 13. Think It Over / 14. Baby My Heart / 15. Pamela / 16. My True Love / 17. Keep a Knocking / 18. Our Favorite Martian / 19. Never To Be Forgotten / 20. Pamela / 21. Let Her Dance
Rating : 7


9. Shakedown 1961-64 ( 2CD Box ) - Mustang 1996

Tracks:
1. Say Sweetheart / 2. You're In Love / 3. Guess We'll Fall In Love / 4. Gently My Love / 5. My Heart Jumped / 6. Nervous Breakdown / 7. Not Fade Away / 8. Rock House / 9. King Of The Beach / 10. Wine Wine Wine / 11. Keep On Dancing / 12. Bodine / 13. I Fought The Law (Texas Vers.) / 14. She's My Girl (Texas Vers.) / 15. You Kiss Me (Texas Vers.) / 16. Pamela / 17. Fool Of Love (Texas Vers.)/ 18. Shakedown / 19. A New Shade OF Blue (Texas Vers.) 20. Saturday Night (Texas Vers.) / 21. Stringer / 22. You Made Me Cry / 23. Only For You / 24. Nancy Jean / 25. The Chase // 1. Unreliable Irresistible Girl / 2. Nervous Breakdown (Alt.) / 3. Summertime Blues / 4. I Fought The Law (Texas Alt.) / 5. Do You Wanna Dance / 6. Nancy Jean (Alt w/ Fuzz Guitar) / 7. Wolfman / 8. Thunder Reef / 9. Keep A Knockin' / 10. Linda Lu / 11. Saturday Night (Texas Alt.) / 12. Guess We'll Fall In Love / 13. To Make Love Last / 14. Pledge Of Love / 15. Take My Word / 16. Skag / 17. I Want To Hold Your Hand 18. Jim's Jive / 19. Greensleeves / 20. You Made Me Cry (Alt.) / 21. Pamela (Alt.) 22. Donna / 23. Nancy Jean (Alt.) / 24. Only For You (Alt.) / 25. Faraway
Rating : 8


10. Never To Be Forgotten -The Mustang Years ( 3 CD Box ) - Mustang 1998

Tracks:
1. Let Her Dance / 2. Julie / 3. New Shade of Blue / 4. Only When I Dream / 5. You Kiss Me / 6. Little Annie Lou / 7. I Fought the Law / 8. Another Sad and Lonely Night / 9. Saturday Night / 10. Take My Word / 11. Fool of Love / 12. Never to Be Forgotten / 13. My True Love (Unreleased Alternate Take) / 14. You're in Love (Unreleased) / 15. Our Favorite Martian / 16. Those Memories of You / 17. Think It Over (Unreleased) /18. Pamela (Unreleased) / 19. Wolfman / 20. Thunder Reef / 21. It's Love, Come What May / 22. Gallenkamp Shoe Commercial // 1. King of the Wheels / 2. Krla Top Eliminator / 3. Keep a Knockin' / 4. Phantom Dragster / 5. Lonely Dragster / 6. She's My Girl / 7. Love's Made a Fool of You / 8. Don't Ever Let Me Know / 9. Cheat and Lie (Unreleased) / 10. Jenny Lee (Unreleased) / 11. My True Love / 12. Baby My Heart / 13. Magic Touch / 14. I'm a Lucky Guy / 15. Things You Do / 16. Now She's Gone / 17. Angel Eyes (Unreleased-Backing Track) / 18. New Shade of Blue (Unreleased Alternate Take) / 19. Only When I Dream (Mono LP Version) / 20. It's Love, Come What May (Unreleased Alternate Take) / 21. I Fought the Law (Single Version) / 22. Never to Be Forgotten (KRLA LP Stereo Alternate) /// 1. I Fought the Law [Live] / 2. Brown Eyed Handsome Man [Live] / 3. New Shade of Blue [Live] / 4. Let Her Dance [Live] / 5. C.C. Rider [Live] / 6. Anytime at All [Live] / 7. My Babe/Keep a Knockin'/Long Tall Sally [Live] / 8. Vamp Introduction [Live] / 9. California Sun [Live] / 10. Do You Wanna Dance [Live] / 11. Wooly Bully [Live] / 12. Gloria [Live] / 13. Oh, Boy! [Live] / 14. Carol [Live] / 15. Thunder Reef [Live] / 16. High Heel Sneakers [Live] / 17. Slow Down [Live] / 18. Think It Over [Live] / 19. Money/Shakedown [Live]
Rating : 9


11. El Paso Rock - 1998

Tracks:
1. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On [Live] / 2. 2,000 LB. Bee [Live] /3. Fool of Love / 4. Linda Lu / 5. Shangha'd [Live] / 6. Wine, Wine, Wine / 7. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care [Live] / 8. Not Fade Away / 9. Miserlou [Live] / 10. It's Love, Come What May [Live] / 11. Donna / 12. Saturday Night [Alternate Take] / 13. Lonely Sea/Lolita [Live] / 14. Things We Said Today [Live] / 15. I Can't Live Without Your Love / 16. Night Train [Live] / 17. Boy in Love / 18. Peggy Sue/Pamela [Live] / 19. Take My Word / 20. Pipeline [Live] / 21. Birthday Cake (Keep Your Hands off of It) [Live] / 22. My Own True Love [El Paso Version]
Rating : 7

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - August 25 - 2011

145 I Fought the Law - 1966
352 KRLA King of the Wheels - 1965
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:

1. I Fought The Law ( Curtis ) I Fought The Law
2. Only For You ( Fuller/Stone ) Shakedown
3. A New Shade Of Blue ( Fuller ) I Fought The Law
4. Only When I Dream ( Fuller/Stone ) Best Of Bobby Fuller Four
5. Nancy Jean ( Fuller ) Shakedown
6. Nervous Breakdown ( Roccuzzu ) Shakedown
7. Julie ( Taylor ) I Fought The Law
8. Another Sad And Lonely Night ( Fuller ) King Of The Wheels
9. Saturday Night ( Fuller ) King Of The Wheels
10. You´re In Love ( Fuller/Stone ) Never To Be Forgotten
11. The Phantom Dragster ( Fuller ) King Of The Wheels
12. She´s My Girl ( Fuller/Fuller ) King Of The Wheels
13. Baby My Heart ( Curtis ) Best Of Bobby Fuller Four
14. You Made Me Cry ( Thomas ) Shakedown
15. Keep On Dancing ( Fuller/Fuller ) King Of The Wheels
16. Donna ( Valens ) Shakedown
17. Ler Her Dance ( Fuller ) King Of The Wheels
18. Take My Word ( Fuller ) King Of The Wheels
19. My True Love ( Fuller/Stone ) King Of The Wheels 2nd Ed.
20. It´s Love Come What May ( Fuller/Stone ) King Of The Wheels 2nd. Ed.
21. Don´t Ever Let Me Know ( Fuller/Stone ) King Of The Wheels 2nd. Ed.
22. Love´s Made a Fool Of You ( Holly/Montgommery ) King Of The Wheels 2nd. Ed.
23. Pamela ( Fuller ) Live at PJ´s Plus
24. Fool Of Love ( Fuller ) King Of The Wheels
25. Only When I Dream - LP version ( Fuller/Stone ) I Fought The Law
26. To Make Love Last ( Fuller/Stone ) Shakedown
27. Never To Be Forgotten - alt. ( Fuller/Fuller ) Live at PJ´s Plus
28. My Own True Love ( Fuller ) Shakedown
29. A Boy In Love ( Fuller ) El Paso Rock
30. Not Fade Away ( Holly/Petty ) Shakedown
31. Govern Gowns ( Fuller ) Live At PJ´s Plus
32. Our Favorite Martian ( Fuller ) Instrumental Album
33. Thunder Reef ( Fuller ) Instrumental Album
34. Keep On Dancing ( Fuller ) Shakedown

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