Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

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.
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Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Discography

Albums

DS-614 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Look On Yonder's Wall (Album) Delmark Records DS-614 US 1969 Sell This Version
UAS.29092 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Roebuck Man (Album) United Artists Records UAS.29092 UK 1970 Sell This Version
FLP 103 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Mean Ole Frisco (Album) Blue Horizon FLP 103 US 1962 Sell This Version
AA-801 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With B.B. King, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup And Willie Love (2) Sonny Boy Williamson (2) With B.B. King, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup And Willie Love (2) - Goin' In Your Direction (Album) Trumpet Records AA-801 US 1991 Sell This Version
DE 827 Arthur Big Boy Crudup* ,with Jimmy Dawkins and Willie Big Eyes Smith* Arthur Big Boy Crudup* ,with Jimmy Dawkins and Willie Big Eyes Smith* - Sunny Road (Album) Delmark Records DE 827 US 2013 Sell This Version
DS-621 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Crudup's Mood (Album) Delmark Records DS-621 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

B-8896 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Kind Lover Blues / Black Pony Blues(Shellac, 10", Single) Bluebird (3) B-8896 US 1940 Sell This Version
34-0704 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Gonna Follow My Baby / Mean Old 'Frisco Blues Bluebird (3) 34-0704 US 1942 Sell This Version
34-0725 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Rock Me Mamma / Who's Been Foolin' You(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) 34-0725 US 1944 Sell This Version
34-0717 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup My Mama Don't Allow Me / Standing At My Window(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) 34-0717 US 1944 Sell This Version
34-0738 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Cool Disposition / Keep Your Arms Around Me(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) 34-0738 US 1944 Sell This Version
20-1949 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup So Glad You're Mine / Ethel Mae(Shellac, 10", Single) RCA Victor 20-1949 US 1946 Sell This Version
20-2205 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Crudup's After Hours / That's All Right (Single) RCA Victor 20-2205 US 1947 Sell This Version
20-2387 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup I Don't Know It / That's Your Red Wagon(Shellac, 10") Rca Victor 20-2387 US 1947 Sell This Version
20-2565 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Train Fare Blues / No More Lovers(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 20-2565 US 1947 Sell This Version
22-0029 Arthur Crudup* Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Shout, Sister, Shout RCA Victor 22-0029 US 1949 Sell This Version
BRDJ-22 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Tired Of Worry / Hoodoo Lady Blues(10", Promo) RCA Victor BRDJ-22 US 1949 Sell This Version
20-0141 Arthur Crudup* I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Too Much Competition RCA Victor 20-0141 US 1951 Sell This Version
22-0109 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup My Baby Left Me / Anytime Is The Right Time(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 22-0109 US 1951 Sell This Version
47-4933 Big Boy Crudup* Second Man Blues / Do It If You Want To(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-4933 US 1952 Sell This Version
20-5070 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Pearly Lee / Lookin' For My Baby(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 20-5070 US 1952 Sell This Version
4G-0026 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup She's Got No Hair / If You Have Ever Been To Georgia(7", Single, Promo) Groove (3) 4G-0026 US 1954 Sell This Version
RCA 1401 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup My Baby Left Me / I Don't Know It (Single) RCA Victor RCA 1401 UK & Europe 1964 Sell This Version
RCX-7161 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Rhythm & Blues Vol 4(7", EP, Mono) RCA Victor RCX-7161 UK 1965 Sell This Version
503 Big Boy Crudup* My Baby Boogies All The Time / I Wonder(Shellac, 10") Ace Records (3) 503 US Unknown Sell This Version