Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup ‎– Mean Ole Frisco

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By 1962 when Crudup released this, his debut album, he'd been on the scene for decades. His songs "That's All Right (Mama)" and "My Baby Left Me" were part of the fresh approach that catapulted Elvis Presley to stardom, but Crudup had actually composed these titles in the 1940's. By 1962 Crudup had retired from the music industry, due in part to frustration over lack of publishing royalty, but made a strong comeback. Fire Records allowed him do an album on his own terms, playing all the instruments, and may feel the result is the best recorded Crudup of all time. His classic songs on the album are re-recorded versions, but musically up to par with the original versions, benefiting from improvements in recording technique and the artistically free atmosphere of the sessions.
This Master Release is for the 1962 album. Do not include the compilation with the same title and cover-art.
This Master Release is for the 1962 album. Do not include the compilation with the same title and cover-art.

Tracklist

Mean Ole Frisco 2:31
Look On Yonder Wall 2:16
That's Alright 2:17
Ethel Mae 2:19
Too Much Competition 2:35
Standing At My Window 2:12
Rock Me, Mama 2:23
Greyhound Bus 2:35
Coal Black Mare 2:47
Katie Mae 2:47
Dig Myself A Hole 2:20
So Glad You're Mine 2:45

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FLP 103, FLP-103 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ole Frisco(LP, Album) Fire Records (2), Fury Records (2) FLP 103, FLP-103 US 1962 Sell This Version
FLP 103, FLP-103 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ole Frisco(LP, Album, Mono) Fire Records (2), Fire Records (2) FLP 103, FLP-103 US 1962 Sell This Version
7-63855 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ole Frisco(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Horizon 7-63855 UK 1970 Sell This Version
M 7-63855 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ole Frisco(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Horizon M 7-63855 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DJM 42025 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup That's Alright Mama(Cass, Comp) DJM Records (2) DJM 42025 UK 1976 Sell This Version
DJSLM 2025 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup That's Alright Mama(LP, Mono, RE) DJM Records (2) DJSLM 2025 UK 1976 Sell This Version
COL-CD-5130 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ol' Frisco(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Collectables COL-CD-5130 US 1992 Sell This Version
2006 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup That's All Right Mama(CD, Comp) Black Label Records (3) 2006 1995 Sell This Version
2006 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup That's All Right Mama(Cass, Comp) Black Label Records (3) 2006 US 1995 Sell This Version
17 246 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup That's All Right Mama(CD, Comp) Laserlight 17 246 2001 Sell This Version
17 246 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup That's Alright Mama(CD-ROM, Comp) LaserLight Digital 17 246 US 2001 Sell This Version
CD-1003 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup That's All Right Mama(CD, Comp) Passport Audio CD-1003 US 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-23794 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ole Frisco(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-23794 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
600917 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ol' Frisco(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Soul Jam Records 600917 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
COL 5130, COL-5130 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ol' Frisco(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Collectables, Collectables COL 5130, COL-5130 US Unknown Sell This Version
BSP-7501 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ol' Frisco(LP, Mono) Trip BSP-7501 US Unknown Sell This Version

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