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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.

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    Arthur Crudup - My Baby Left Me

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    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

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup 1973

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad Youre Mine 1972

    3:49

    Another great Mississippi blues pioneer

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    Arthur Βig Boy Crudup - Rock Me Mama

    3:01

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

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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.

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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!

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    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 Big Boy Crudup - My Baby Left Me - 1972

    3:57

    Another great Mississippi blues pioneer

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    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.....

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup ~ All I Got Is Gone 1969

    7:20

    Modern Electric Chicago Blues 1969
    Jimmy Dawkins on guitar
    Enjoy , my friends !!!
    *Disclaimer: All audio & visual parts in my videos are the sole property of their respective owners.
    The videos are purely for entertainment and recreational purposes.
    No Copyright infringement intended!
    All rights go to their rightful owners.
    I do not own the rights of the music.
    For your information, if a band or an artist wishes one or some of the songs/videos to be removed from my channel's upload list, it is advisable to come into contact with me by sending a personal message and I will delete it or them as soon as possible.

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup-Thats All Right

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    That's All Right

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    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 - 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)

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Worried Bout You Baby

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

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup ~ Roebuck Man 1970

    5:09

    Modern Electric Chicago Blues 1970
    Enjoy , my friends !!!
    *Disclaimer: All audio & visual parts in my videos are the sole property of their respective owners.
    The videos are purely for entertainment and recreational purposes.
    No Copyright infringement intended!
    All rights go to their rightful owners.
    I do not own the rights of the music.
    For your information, if a band or an artist wishes one or some of the songs/videos to be removed from my channel's upload list, it is advisable to come into contact with me by sending a personal message and I will delete it or them as soon as possible.

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup-So Glad You re Mine

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    So Glad You 're Mine

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    Arthur Crudup - Whos Been Foolin You

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - shout, sister, shout

    2:44

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Look On Yonder Wall

    2:20

    Arthur William Big Boy Crudup (August 24, 1905 – March 28, 1974) was an American Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known, outside blues circles, for his songs That's All Right (1946), My Baby Left Me and So Glad You're Mine, later recorded by Elvis Presley and other artists. Elvis Presley acknowledged Crudup's importance to rock and roll when he said, If I had any ambition, it was to be as good as Arthur Crudup.

    From the album The Best of Arthur Big Boy Crudup

    Initially this recording was released on Crudup's first studio album Mean Ole Frisco (1962).

    By 1962 when Crudup did this - his first album - he'd been on the scene for decades. His songs That's All Right (Mama) and My Baby Left Me was part of the fresh approach that catapulted Elvis Presley to stardom, but Crudup wrote the songs back in the 40's. By 1962 Crudup had been retired from music industry - partly in frustration over not getting paid enought for writing these much covered songs - but came back musically very strong. Fire Records let him do an album on his own terms, playing all instruments, and the result is the best recorded Crudup of all times. His classic songs on the album are re-recorded versions but musically up to par with the original versions benefitting from the improvements in recording techniques and the artistically free atmosphere of the session.

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    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!

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad Youre Mine

    3:54

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - So Glad You're Mine
    from Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969, Vol. 1 by Third Man Records

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - If I Get Lucky

    3:06

    If I Get Lucky by Arthur Big Boy Crudup from the album The Roots of It All - Acoustic Blues - The Definitive Collection, Vol. 2
    Released 2014-08-01 on Bear Family Records GmbH
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    © 2014 Bear Family Records GmbH
    ℗ 1941 Bear Family Records GmbH .

    This is officially licensed content, not a copyright infringement. For any issues, please get in touch with finetunes first.

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Greyhound Bus Blues!

    3:47

    Big Boy sons are: Jonas Crudup (guitar), James Crudup (drums), Charles Crudup (organ), George Crudup (bass)

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    Arthur Crudup - Questionnaire Blues

    3:56

    from Look On Yonder's Wall

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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: )

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    Arthur Crudup -Gonna Find My Baby

    2:59

    Trumpet Records 1952 Arthur Crudup Vocal,Sonnyboy Williamson Harmonica,Joe Willie Williams Guitar..... released under the name Elmer James (Crudup under contract with RCA Victor)

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    Arthur Crudup... My Baby Left Me.wmv

    2:30

    Original version of this track ?, if I'am wrong please let me know.

    From the early 50s. Covered by many people including, Elvis and C.C.R.

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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.

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    Arthur Crudup - Some Day

    2:57

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Thats All Right

    2:54

    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.

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    Curtis Stigers: Thats All Right, Mama

    8:30

    Curtis Stigers and his band performing That's All Right, Mama (Arthur Crudup) at the Stuttgart Jazz Open in 2008.

    Curtis Stigers - vocals/sax
    Matthew Fries - piano
    John Scrapper Sneider - trumpet
    Cliff Schmitt - bass
    Keith Hall - drums

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    Arthur Crudup - Boy Friend Blues

    3:01

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    Arthur Blues Crump & his Guitar

    2:16

    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes only.

    Arthur Blues Crump a/k/a Arthur Big Boy Crudup:Vocals & Guitar

    Robert Dees:Harmonica

    Other musicians unknown

    Recorded in Jackson, MS. 1952

    Originally issued on the 1952 singles (Champion 108) & (Ace 503) (78 RPM)

    This recording taken from the 2006 4-CD set Cool, Cool Blues:Sonny Boy Williamson:The Classic Sides (U.K.)

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    Arthur Crudup - Mean old Santa Fe

    2:40

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup RCA Victor 1950 B/W Oo Wee Darling (Love Me With A Thrill)
    Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

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    ARTHUR BIG BOY CRUDUP - MEAN OLE FRISCO - FIRE

    2:39

    Available on a repro 45.

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    Fab Samperi - Thats Alright

    2:42

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Make A Little Love With Me

    3:09

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup (Credited To Elmer James) Trumpet Records 1952 B/W Gonna Find My Baby.
    Arthur Crudup (Voc),Sonny Boy Williamson (Hca),Joe Willie Wilkins (Guitar)

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    Roots of Blues -- Arthur „Big Boy Crudup „My Mama Dont Allo

    3:08

    Recorded:
    Chicago, April 14, 1942
    Arthur „Big Boy Cudrup (g/vcl) Ransom Knowling (b)

    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.

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    ARTHUR CRUDUP - KEEP ON DRINKIN - RCA

    3:02

    Great record! Out on a repro 45

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    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)

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    Moonshine Alligators - Thats All Right - song by Arthur Crudup

    2:52

    audio & video by Komandant Adam

    Moonshine Alligators are Serbian rockabilly cover bend formed in 2013
    by guitarist and vocalist Bojan Nedeljkovic, double bassist Zile, solo guitarist Nikola and drummer Boris in Novi Sad.
    The band plays a mix of rockabilly, surf and a little bit of country music.
    The ultimate goal is to have fun, entertain, and introduce audiences to the roots of rock and roll music.

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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Standing at My Window 1962

    2:16

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    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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    Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Death Valley Blues

    2:54

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

    Death Valley Blues - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

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    Arthur Crudup - Thats All Right

    3:06

    From Rich Hynes' collection.

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    José & The Amigos: Thats All Right

    4:28

    José & The Amigos (Jose Garcia, Henry Butcher, Michael DeValle, Marty Rivers & Tom Saunders) performing That's All Right (Arthur Crudup) at Our Kinda Country Club, Morwell, Victoria, Australia, on Friday the 1st of March 2019. Venue sound: Chris Newman.
    Video © 2019 Michael E. Granat.

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    Arthur Crudup - Thats All Right

    2:54

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    My Mama Dont Allow Me - Arthur Big Boy Crudup

    3:04

    Arthur Big Boy Crudup (b.Aug.5, 1905 - d.March 28. 1974) Born Forest Mississippi was a migrant worker. Went to Chicago 1939 worked as a street musician. Got a recording contract with RCA Victor's Bluebird label. He recorded through 1940s and part of the 1950s. Sometimes called the father of rock & roll. Like so many others he never got paid royalties due him. He returned to agricultural labor & bootlegging. He died of heart disease in Virginia 1974.
    My Mama Don't Allow Me was recorded Chicago April 15th 1942 and was his 5th disc released.

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    Arthur Crudups - My Baby Left Me

    2:46

    Constant Reminder Covering Arthur Big Boy Crudup's - My Baby Left Me. Video by Bamboo Shoots and Sasktel Max, Concert at the E.A. Rawlinson Center 2014. Thanks to all of them and our CRFans.

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