James "Sugar Boy" Crawford

Real Name:
James Crawford, Jr.
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New Orleans R&B artist (October 12, 1934 – September 15, 2012).

Starting out on trombone, he formed a band which local DJ Doctor Daddy-O named "The Chapaka Shawee" (Creole for "We Aren’t Raccoons"). Signed on by Chess Records president Leonard Chess, the group was re-named James "Sugar Boy" Crawford And His Cane Cutters.

Author of the classic "Iko Iko" (initially called "Jockomo") in 1954. Although his song became a standard, Crawford disappeared from public view, and in a 2002 interview, told how his career came to an abrupt halt in 1963 after a severe beating which incapacitated him for two years forcing him to leave the music business.

Crawford appeared on his grandson Davell Crawford's 1995 CD Let Them Talk. He has since made some stage appearances with Davell as well including the one at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (1996), and at the 7th annual Ponderosa Stomp in April, 2008, they both appear in HBO's series Treme in October 2012 (season 3 episode 4).

Not to be confused with James Brown's sideman James Crawford and with James Crawford (2) who wrote "Hustlin Dan", often attributed to James "Sugar Boy" Crawford.
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Singles & EPs

James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - I Bowed On My Knees / No More Heartaches album art Sugar Boy* I Bowed On My Knees / No More Heartaches Checker US 1954 Sell This Version
5424 James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - She's Gotta Wobble/You Gave Me Love album art James "Sugar Boy" Crawford She's Gotta Wobble/You Gave Me Love(Shellac, 10") Imperial 5424 US 1956 Sell This Version
James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - She's Gotta Wobble (When She Walks) / You Gave Me Love album art Sugar Boy* She's Gotta Wobble (When She Walks) / You Gave Me Love (Single) Imperial US 1957 Sell This Version
James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - I Need Your Love / It's Over album art James (Sugar Boy) Crawford* I Need Your Love / It's Over Imperial Canada 1958 Sell This Version
James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - Mama Won't You Turn Me Loose / So Long - Goodbye album art Sugar Boy* And The Sugar Lumps Sugar Boy* And The Sugar Lumps - Mama Won't You Turn Me Loose / So Long - Goodbye (Single) Peacock Records US 1963 Sell This Version
MX 931 James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - Danny Boy / Round & Round album art James "Sugar Boy" Crawford Danny Boy / Round & Round(7", Single) Michelle MX 931 US 1964 Sell This Version
James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - See You Later Alligator / Jock-O-Mo album art Bobby Charles / James 'Sugar Boy' Crawford* Bobby Charles / James 'Sugar Boy' Crawford* - See You Later Alligator / Jock-O-Mo (Single) Chess UK & Ireland 1973 Sell This Version
541 James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - Watch Her, Whip Her / You Call Everybody Sweetheart album art Sugar Boy* Watch Her, Whip Her / You Call Everybody Sweetheart(7", Single) Checker 541 UK 2014 Sell This Version
Mx 1003 James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - Danny Boy / Round & Round album art James "Sugar Boy" Crawford Danny Boy / Round & Round(7") Montel Record Corp. Mx 1003 US Unknown Sell This Version
X5441 James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - Morning Star / I Don't Need You album art James (Sugarboy) Crawford* Morning Star / I Don't Need You(7", Mono) Imperial X5441 US Unknown Sell This Version
5468 James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - She's The One / No One But You Dear album art James (Sugarboy) Crawford* She's The One / No One But You Dear(7") Imperial 5468 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - Sugarboy Crawford album art Sugarboy Crawford* Sugarboy Crawford (Album, Comp) Chess US 1976 Sell This Version
1561351 James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - New Orleans Classics album art James "Sugar Boy" Crawford New Orleans Classics(LP, Comp) Imperial 1561351 France 1985 Sell This Version
BCD-1001 James "Sugar Boy" Crawford - 30 New Orleans Classics album art James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, The Sha-Weez James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, The Sha-Weez - 30 New Orleans Classics(CD, Comp) Bayou Records (5) BCD-1001 France 2003 Sell This Version