Robert J. Bobby Fulton, Ph.D.



A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native, Bobby was an original/founding member of the singing group, "The Emperors" - recording artists of "Karate" on the Mala label; he formed the Bobby Fulton From Soulville Band with Soulful Sounds From Soulville, recording "The Jimmy Spriggs" b/w "I'm Not Sorry" on the Capitol City label.  With The Soul-Exotics of Harrisburg, recorded "Darlin" b/w "Baby It's True" on the Terri label (Jamie-Guyden Distr.).  With partners, Hulie Diggs, George Toby Young, Jr. and Jimmy Walker, formed Soulville - Jaywalking Records that produced the Soulville All-Stars, the Continental Four, Gloria Spencer (Spencer-Gray with Nashboro) and various other R'n B and Gospel acts.  He administered music publishing for Pittsburgh-based Black Circle Records and later was Director of Operations. Forming Bobby Fulton Enterprises, Inc., worked with local artists and industry, as an arranger/producer/musician/Talent Manager, with Booking Agent Ray Mitchell; Luther DeJuaranet whose band 'Sixth Day Thing' accompanied Black Circle artists on recordings and on tour; with guitarist, Ronnie Jones and the Zaruba Street Players; with The Floyd Beck Band; Butch Martin; Sonny of the Premiers; Phyllis Hyman; with Joe Averbach of Feebee Music and The Del-Vikings.  He managed singing group 'Sisterhood (Cookie and Gloria Williams, and Tina Thompson) and recorded several Gospel and R'n B artists, including "T.H.A.T." - "All I Need," and the "Til I Fly Away" album with then wife, Bobbie Jean Cromartie-Fulton on the Bobby Fulton label.  In 1978, Gospel Music Ministries International was established to provide a church foundation, covering and support for artists doing gospel ministry, along with special Bible and Ministry Training.