Monday, February 3, 2020

I'm Just Your Fool

Rena Wright

I'm Just Your Fool

I'm Just Your Fool was written and recorded by Buddy Johnson in 1953, with vocal by sis Ella Johnson (Mercury 70251)
Orena Dunham Fulmer (1923-2011) had sung in church and amateur shows while in high school in Stockton, Calif.  When she married and moved to Texas she sang in choirs and on radio and she subsequently recorded as Rena Wright. 
Rena Fulmer said that her recording “You Meant Goodbye” included a young Marilyn McCoo (5th Dimension) on background vocals. The record reportedly got airplay on KFWB in L.A. Fulmer left Tide around 1969 to do missionary work in Baja Cali­fornia for five years. She apparently remained somewhat connected however, as she assisted with the group Third Point in the mid-late 70’s. She went into real estate in 1975.
Acknowledgments : Gary E. Myers

Discography :
1959 Deal Me A Hand / My Prayer At Eventide (Vita 185)
1962 I'm Just Your Fool / You Meant Goodbye (Tide 1079)
1967 This Angry World / B: Message To My Soldier Boy (Tide 2017)

1 comment:

  1. Thx for the credit, Dead Wax. Rena was a nice lady & probably the only honest one of the 3 Tide Records partners.