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Playlist of Arthur Crudup

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  • Arthur Crudup - Thats All Right

    2:54

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup (August 24, 1905 — March 28, 1974) was a delta blues singer and guitarist.
    He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs later covered by Elvis Presley and dozens of other artists, such as That's All Right (1946)[1], My Baby Left Me and So Glad You're Mine.

    Arthur Crudup was born in Forest, Mississippi in 1905. For a time he lived and worked throughout the South and Midwest as a migrant worker. He and his family returned to Mississippi in 1926. He sang gospel, then began his career as a blues singer around Clarksdale, Mississippi. As a member of the Harmonizing Four he visited Chicago in 1939. Crudup stayed in Chicago to work as a solo musician, but barely made a living as a street singer. Record producer Lester Melrose allegedly found him while he was living in a packing crate, introduced him to Tampa Red and signed him to a recording contract with RCA Victor's Bluebird label.

    He recorded with RCA in the late 1940s and with Ace Records, Checker Records and Trumpet Records in the early 1950s and toured throughout the country, specifically black establishments in the South, with Sonny Boy Williamson II and Elmore James (around 1948). He also recorded under the names Elmer James and Percy Lee Crudup. He was popular in the South with records such as Mean Old 'Frisco Blues, Who's Been Foolin' You and That's All Right.

    Crudup stopped recording in the 1950s, however, after further battles over royalties. His last Chicago session was in 1951. His 1952-54 recording sessions for Victor were held at radio station WGST in Atlanta, Georgia. He returned to recording with Fire Records and Delmark Records and touring in 1965. Sometimes labeled as The Father of Rock and Roll, he accepted this title with some bemusement. Ungratified due to the loss of royalties, he would refer to his admirer Presley as 'Elvin Preston'.
    Throughout this time Crudup worked as a laborer to augment the non-existent royalties and the small wages he received as a singer. Crudup returned to Mississippi after a dispute with Melrose over royalties, then went into bootlegging, and later moved to Virginia where he had lived and worked as a musician and laborer. In the early 1970s, two local Virginia activists, Celia Santiago and Margaret Carter, assisted him in an attempt to gain royalties he felt he was due, with little success.

    From the mid 1960s, Crudup returned to bootlegging and working as an agricultural laborer, chiefly in Virginia, where he lived with his family including three sons and several of his own siblings. On the Eastern Shore of Virginia, while he lived in relative poverty as a field laborer, he occasionally sang and supplied moonshine to a number of drinking establishments, including one called the Dew Drop Inn, in Northampton County for some time prior to his death from complications of heart disease and diabetes. On a 1970 trip to the UK he recorded Roebuck Man with local musicians.
    His last professional engagements were with Bonnie Raitt.

    There was some confusion as to his actual date of death because of his use of several names, including those of his siblings. He died of a heart attack in the Nassawadox hospital in Northampton County, Virginia in 1974.

    Crudup was honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail placed at Forest.

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup 1973

    28:50

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  • Arthur Crudup - My Baby Left Me

    2:38

    Arthur Crudup is the original singer/song writer of this song, which Elvis Presley eventually covered. Lyrics are:

    Yes my baby left me,
    Never said a word.
    Was it something I done,
    Something that she heard?
    My baby left me,
    My baby left me.
    My baby even left me,
    Never said a word.

    Now I stand at my window,
    Wring my hands and cry.
    I hate to lose that woman,
    Hate to say goodbye.
    You know she left me,
    Yes, she left me.
    My baby even left me,
    Never said a word.

    Baby, one of these mornings,
    Lord, it won't be long,
    You'll look for me and,
    Baby, and daddy he'll be gone.
    You know you left me,
    You know you left me.
    My baby even left me,
    Never said a word.

    Now, I stand at my window,
    Wring my hands and moan.
    All I know is that
    The one I love is gone.
    My baby left me,
    You know she left me.
    My baby even left me,
    Never said a word

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Roebuck Man

    47:17

    Music was ripped from the original record and the photo is a scan of the sleeve.

    0:00 I Don't Worry
    3:14 Needle Time
    6:36 Room and Board
    9:45 Blind Man Sees
    14:31 Long Curly Mane
    18:21 Roebuck Man
    23:15 Old and Grey
    27:20 Before You Go
    31:00 Korrina Korrina
    34:31 Boogie in the Morning
    37:01 Get You in My Arms
    40:44 What Are You Trying to Do?
    43:49 Burying Ground

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  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad Youre Mine 1972

    3:49

    Another great Mississippi blues pioneer

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup-Thats All Right

    2:54

    That's All Right

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  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Whos Been Foolin You

    3:19

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup (August 5, 1905 — March 28, 1974) was a Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs such as That's All Right (1946), My Baby Left Me and So Glad You're Mine, later covered by Elvis Presley and dozens of other artists.
    Arthur Crudup was born in Forest, Mississippi in 1905. For a time he lived and worked throughout the South and Midwest as a migrant worker. He and his family returned to Mississippi in 1926. He sang gospel, then began his career as a blues singer around Clarksdale, Mississippi. As a member of the Harmonizing Four he visited Chicago in 1939. Crudup stayed in Chicago to work as a solo musician, but barely made a living as a street singer. Record producer Lester Melrose allegedly found him while he was living in a packing crate, introduced him to Tampa Red and signed him to a recording contract with RCA Victor's Bluebird label.

    He recorded with RCA in the late 1940s and with Ace Records, Checker Records and Trumpet Records in the early 1950s and toured throughout the country, specifically black establishments in the South, with Sonny Boy Williamson II and Elmore James (around 1948). He also recorded under the names Elmer James and Percy Lee Crudup. He was popular in the South with records such as Mean Old 'Frisco Blues, Who's Been Foolin' You and That's All Right.

    Crudup stopped recording in the 1950s, however, after further battles over royalties. His last Chicago session was in 1951. His 1952-54 recording sessions for Victor were held at radio station WGST in Atlanta, Georgia. He returned to recording with Fire Records and Delmark Records and touring in 1965. Sometimes labeled as The Father of Rock and Roll, he accepted this title with some bemusement. Ungratified due to the loss of royalties, he would refer to his admirer Presley as 'Elvin Preston'. Throughout this time Crudup worked as a laborer to augment the non-existent royalties and the small wages he received as a singer. Crudup returned to Mississippi after a dispute with Melrose over royalties, then went into bootlegging, and later moved to Virginia where he had lived and worked as a musician and laborer. In the early 1970s, two local Virginia activists, Celia Santiago and Margaret Carter, assisted him in an attempt to gain royalties he felt he was due, with little success.

    From the mid 1960s, Crudup returned to bootlegging and working as an agricultural laborer, chiefly in Virginia, where he lived with his family including three sons and several of his own siblings. On the Eastern Shore of Virginia, while he lived in relative poverty as a field laborer, he occasionally sang and supplied moonshine to a number of drinking establishments, including one called the Dew Drop Inn, in Northampton County for some time prior to his death from complications of heart disease and diabetes. On a 1970 trip to the UK he recorded Roebuck Man with local musicians. His last professional engagements were with Bonnie Raitt.

    There was some confusion as to his actual date of death because of his use of several names, including those of his siblings. He died of a heart attack in the Nassawadox hospital in Northampton County, Virginia in 1974.

    Crudup was honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail placed at Forest.

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Thats All Right

    2:55

    This is the Blues song which was recorded by Elvis Presley that catapulted him to stardom. The original, written and recorded by Arthur Crudup in 1946 is pure raw Blues. You can hear the sound and feel that influenced the young Presley right there. Arthur Crudup; the grandfather of Rock 'n' Roll.

  • The very real Blues: Arthur Crudup & Sons

    4:10


    One of the greatest traditional blues singers ever, in action at home with his sons.

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  • Arthur Βig Boy Crudup - Rock Me Mama

    3:01

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup (August 24, 1905 — March 28, 1974)

  • Arthur Blues Crudup - Shes My Baby - 1952 unissued recording

    2:10

    Unissued 1952 recording by Arthur 'Blues' Crump, recorded in Jackson Mississippi. This recording - and one other unissued song - is available on a limited edition 45rpm single from

  • Arthur Crudup & Sons - The very real Blues

    4:03


    Arthur Big Boy Crudup (August 24, 1905 — March 28, 1974) was a delta blues singer and guitarist. He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs later covered by Elvis Presley and dozens of other artists, such as That's All Right (1946)[1], My Baby Left Me and So Glad You're Mine. Arthur Crudup was born in Forest, Mississippi in 1905. For a time he lived and worked throughout the South and Midwest as a migrant worker. He and his family returned to Mississippi in 1926. He sang gospel, then began his career as a blues singer around Clarksdale, Mississippi. As a member of the Harmonizing Four he visited Chicago in 1939. Crudup stayed in Chicago to work as a solo musician, but barely made a living as a street singer. Record producer Lester Melrose allegedly found him while he was living in a packing crate, introduced him to Tampa Red and signed him to a recording contract with RCA Victor's Bluebird label.

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Hey Mama Everythings All Right

    3:00

    RCA Victor 1947 B/W Chicago Blues
    Arthur Crudup (Voc,Guitar) Ransom Knowling (Bass) Judge Riley (Drums)

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Born Into The Blues complete

    11:05

  • Crudup, Arthur big Boy - Im Gonna Dig Myself a Hole

    3:13

    I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole: Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup [1951]

    I might dig myself a hole
    Move my baby down in the ground
    I might dig myself a hole
    Move my baby down in the ground
    You know when I come out
    There won't be no wars around

    Well, I got my questionary, my class card, too
    My baby's wondering Lord now what am I to do
    Might dig myself a hole
    Move my baby down in the ground
    You know when I come out
    There won't be no wars around
    Yeah!

    Well, they take me to the river front, cross the deep blue sea
    My baby begin to wonder what in the world become of me
    Dig myself a hole
    Move my baby down in the ground
    You know when I come out
    There won't be no wars around

    I'm might-a leave my baby all pulled up and crying
    You know that's the reason why I 'm really gonna change my mind
    Dig myself a hole
    Move my baby down in the ground
    You know when I come out
    There won't be no wars around

    Well, I ain't got no one to love me, all I got is gone
    My baby leavin' me and I'm leavin' up my home
    I might dig myself a hole
    Move my baby down in the ground
    You know when I come up
    There won't be no wars around

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - My Baby Left Me - 1972

    3:57

    Another great Mississippi blues pioneer

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Shout Sister Shout

    2:41

    Rca Victor Records 1949 B/W Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
    Arthur Crudup (Voc/Guitar) Ransom Knowling (Bass) Judge Riley (Drums)

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup ~ Roebuck Man 1970

    5:09

    Modern Electric Chicago Blues 1970
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  • 1st RECORDING OF: That’s All Right - Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

    2:54

    The first in a handful of songs by blues singer Crudup that Elvis would include among his own early recordings (listen here: )

    The original 78rpm single was issued on RCA Victor 20-2205 - That’s All Right (Arthur Crudup) by Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (vocal, guitar), with Ransom Knowling (string bass) and Judge Riley (drums), recorded September 16, 1946

    For hundreds of other ‘originals,’ please visit the fascinating playlist “FIRST RECORDING OF THE SONG…” (click here: )

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudups Thats Alright Mama by Bat-or Kalo

    2:07

    Acoustic Oklahoma 12.20.10

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  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Mean Ol Frisco Blues

    2:42

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup was a wonderful delta blues singer and guitarist. He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs later covered many times, such as That's All Right , My Baby Left Me and So Glad You're Mine.
    This one is from the beginning of his recording career, from the year 1942.

    I hope owners of the rights want to see this as an honor to this fine artist.
    And same goes to these random photos, which I have found from net.
    My hope is that everyone can just listen to this great musician. Enjoy!
    It's so nice, that you can still buy these recordings for example on CD, mine is an old vinyl album!

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup-So Glad You re Mine

    2:48

    So Glad You 're Mine

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup-Greyhound Bus

    2:34

    Greyhound Bus

  • The very real Blues: Arthur Crudup & Sons

    4:03

    Cuando tuve la suerte de ver, hace un mazo de años, y nada menos que en pantalla grande, el documental franchute Along The Old Man River, un fragmento se me quedó grabado de forma indeleble. Sí, sí, B.B. King o Brownie & Sonny estaban muy bien, desde luego, pero la aparición de este veterano de Mississippi acompañado por sus hijos, en su salsa, era otra cosa, definitivamente: blues de los que huelen y se mastican, el feeling en persona. Ahora entiendo por qué el propio Muddy Waters citaba a Crudup como uno de sus cantantes preferidos de todos los tiempos...
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  • Roots of Blues - Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Rock me Mama

    2:58

    Rock Me Mama
    (A. Crudup - M. Draper)

    Recorded:
    Chicago, December 15. 1944
    Arthur „Big Boy Cudrup (g/vcl)
    Melvin Draper (d)

    Big Boy Crudup was a great blues singer and writer who was well-known throughout the United States. He was born on August 24, 1905. Arthur Crudup began his musical career singing gospel in church choirs.He began playing the blues for parties in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in 1939, but Crudup moved to Chicago in the hopes of making a better living. For awhile he played street corners in Chicago blues, but what he earned was not enough to live on. He lived in a packing crate underneath an elevated train track until he was found by blues producer Lester Melrose. Crudup was hired to play at a party at Tampa Red's house in 1941, and as a result of that night, was signed to record for RCA/Bluebird. However, the relationship with Melrose deteriorated after Crudup found out that he was not being paid royalties for the songs he wrote in 1947. By this time Crudup had become an innovator because his sound was his own. He returned to Mississippi after his falling out with Melrose and ran a successful bootlegging business. He did continue to record with RCA in the late 1940's and 50's, and he also toured with Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller) and Elmore James.

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Shes Got No Hair

    2:08

    Groove Records 1954 B/W If You Have Ever Been To Georgia
    Arthur Crudup, (voc, guitar); Robert Fulton,(hca, guitar); Thomas Patton, (piano); Joseph Thomas, (bass);Willie J. Willis, (drums)

  • Thats All Right Mama Arthur Crudup 1946 RCA Victor 45 20 2205 B

    2:54

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup
    Real Name:
    Arthur Crudup
    Profile:
    US, Mississippi delta blues singer and guitarist sometimes refered to as The Father of Rock and Roll due to his influence on The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, who recorded Crudup's That's Allright (Mama) for his initial, breakthrough record. He also wrote many other well known songs, such as My Baby Left Me and So Glad You're Mine which also have been covered by Presley and dozens of other artists.

    Born: 24 August 1905 in Forest, Mississippi, USA.
    Died: 28 March 1974 in Nassawadox, Virginia, USA (aged 68).

    Discovered by legendary Chicago record producer Lester Melrose, Crudup made his recording debut for the Victor label in 1941. Over the next 11 years he did 36 recording sessions for Victor resulting in songs like That's Allright (Mama), So Glad You're Mine (both 1946) and My Baby Left Me (1950). He then recorded more infrequently for a.o. the Checker and Trumpet labels before he by 1956 withdrew from recording due to dissatisfaction with wages and battles with Melrose over his writing royalties. In 1962 he recorded again, this time for Bobby Robinson's Fire label, resulting in some of his best recorded work, backing himself on all instruments. His later recordings includes a 1968 Delmark album and a 1970 album recorded in the UK with young british blues musicians including Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness and Hughie Flint.Prolific songwriter Arthur Crudup penned many songs popularized by other artists, but royalty disputes kept him working in lumber and levee camps. Elvis Presley's success with That's All Right brought Crudup recognition and a renewed performing career, but still no royalties. He died as he had lived, a poor man.,

  • Fab Samperi - Thats Alright

    2:42

  • Arthur Crudup - Whos Been Foolin You

    3:17

  • Arthur Crudup - Thats Alright Mama - 1946

    2:52

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Worried Bout You Baby

    3:05

    RCA Victor 1952 B/W Late In The Evening
    Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jimmy Sheffield, b; N. Butler, dr

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Train Fare Blues

    2:43

    RCA Victor 1947 B/W No More Lovers
    Arthur Crudup (Voc/Guitar),Ransom Knowling (Bass),Judge Riley (Drums)

  • Arthur Crudup - So Glad Youre Mine

    2:55

    Arthur Crudup - So Glad You're Mine (1946)

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - My Baby Left Me!

    2:52

    (*) He didn't sound much like anyone else, and that makes him an innovator, albeit a rather rudimentary guitarist (he didn't even pick up the instrument until he was 30 years old). Crudup pierced the uppermost reaches of the R&B lists during the mid-'40s with Rock Me Mama, Who's Been Foolin' You, Keep Your Arms Around Me, So Glad You're Mine, and Ethel Mae. He cut the original That's All Right in 1946 backed by his usual rhythm section of bassist Ransom Knowling and drummer Judge Riley, but it wasn't a national hit at the time. Crudup remained a loyal and prolific employee of Victor until 1954, when a lack of tangible rewards for his efforts soured Crudup on Nipper (he had already cut singles in 1952 for Trumpet disguised as Elmer James and for Checker as Percy Lee Crudup).

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Death Valley Blues

    3:22

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup was a wonderful delta blues singer and guitarist. He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs later covered many times, such as That's All Right , My Baby Left Me and So Glad You're Mine.
    This one is from the beginning of his recording career, from the year 1941.

    I hope owners of the rights want to see this as an honor to this fine artist.
    And same goes to these random photos, which I have found from net.
    My hope is that everyone can just listen to this great musician. Enjoy!
    It's so nice, that you can still buy these recordings for example on CD, mine is an old vinyl album!

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Im in the Mood

    2:32

    I do not claim ownership or copyright of any content used in this video.

    I'm in the Mood - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

  • Arthur Crudup - Give Me a 32-20

    2:54

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup-I Want my Loving

    3:04

    RCA-Victor 1946

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Old & Gray

    4:14

    Audio only. From CD album: Roebuck Man 1992. LP released 1970.


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    I hope to enjoy with this!

    (In ancient Greek “onos” meaning donkey.)

  • WHO`S BEEN FOOLING YOU - Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Fingerpicking Blues

    3:24

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    Thought a nylon string guitar might sound quite good on that
    wonderful song by Arthur Crudup.

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - I Dont Know It

    2:48

    RCA Victor 1947 B/W That's Your Red Wagon
    Arthur Crudup (Guitar/Voc),Ransom Knowling (Bass),Judge Riley (Drums)

  • ARTHUR CRUDUP ORIGINAL VERSION OF THATS All RIGHT MAMA!!!!!

    3:57

    Born 1905 and after playing several joints, Arthur Crudup began playing the blues for parties in Clarksdale !!!, Mississippi, in 1939!
    One time Crudup was hired to play at a party at Tampa Red's house in 1941, and as a result of that night, he was signed to record for the RCA/Bluebird. In early 1954 he cut his self penned tune called That's Allright Mama. A song that another well known artist was given his version of to the world some few month later ;-) This 78 rpm record came from a juke so it's not really Mint, but it rocks, damn for sure....Get bluesin' guy's...this is the REAL Deal!!!
    Sun record #209 with Elvis Presley's version can also be heard/seen here at my youtube.....

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - My Baby Left Me

    2:28

  • Chicago Blues : Arthur Big Boy Crudup

    3:12

  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Peel Session 1970

    14:27

    The complete session recorded by Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup on 9 February 1970 for the John Peel show on BBC Radio 1 and broadcast on the 14th of that month.

    Tracklist:

    1. Sunny Road (0:07)
    2. That's All Right (3:24)
    3. Rock Me Mama (5:31)
    4. All I Got Is Gone (8:48)
    5. Nobody Wants You When You're Old And Grey (11:42)

  • Arthur Crudup - Thats All Right

    2:54

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  • How to PlayThats Alright Mama on Guitar - Elvis Presely - Arthur Crudup - Mark66

    2:01

    A suggested way to play In That's Alright Mama by Elvis Presley in the key of E on acoustic guitar. A little Elvis Impersonation at the beginning :)
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  • Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Thats All Right - Blues 45

    2:51

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup, That's All Right, RCA Victor 50-000
    Recorded 1946, Chicago, Illinois

  • Arthur Crudup - Chicago Blues

    3:16

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  • Thats All Right, Mama Fingerstyle Guitar

    2:06

    Check out to for video lessons and tabs to learn this guitar arrangement.
    That's All Right, Mama by Arthur Crudup, recorded/popularized by Elvis Presley
    Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar arrangement by Dan C Holloway

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