Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

Arthur Crudup

Also known as A 'Big Boy' Crudup, A Crudup, A. "Big Boy" Crudup, A. Cruddup, A. Crudup, A. Cudrup, A. Grudup, Arther Crudup, Arthur, Arthur "Big Boy" Grudub, Arthur "BigBoy" Crudup, Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Arthur 'Big Boy' Cudrup, Arthur Big Boy Cruddup, Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Arthur Cradup, Arthur Crodup, Arthur Crudeys, Arthur Crudip, Arthur Crudop, Arthur Crudrup, Arthur Crudup, Arthur Cudrup, Arthur Grudup, Arthur W. Crudup, Arthur William "Big Boy" Crudup, Arthur William Crudup, Artur Crudup, Big Boy Crudup, C. Crudup, Crudrup, Crudup, Crudup, A., Crudup, Arthur, Cudrup, А. Крадюп, Grudup, Kurdup, Pending
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Discography of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Father Of Rock And Roll 16 Audio 1971 RCA Victor
2 Everything's Alright 16 Audio 2002 Our World Entertainment, Inc.
3 Rock Me Mama 16 Audio 1995 Orbis
4 Crudup's After Hours 40 Audio History
5 Key To The Highway / So Glad You're Mine 2 Audio Archive Records (3)
6 Mean Ol' Frisco 15 Audio 1989 Charly Records
7 Super Black Blues 11 Audio Goody
8 I Don't Know It / That's Your Red Wagon 2 Audio 1947 Rca Victor
9 The Complete Arthur Big Boy Crudup Vol. 1/2 (1941-1947) 40 Audio 1996 Bluebird (3)
10 Second Man Blues / Do It If You Want To 2 Audio 1952 RCA Victor
11 Rock Me Mamma / Who's Been Foolin' You 2 Audio 1944 Bluebird (3)
12 So Glad You're Mine / Ethel Mae 2 Audio 1946 RCA Victor
13 Crudup's Mood 11 Audio Delmark Records
14 Mean Ole Frisco 12 Audio 1970 Blue Horizon
15 Mean Ol' Frisco 12 Audio Trip Records (2)
16 I'm In The Mood 16 Audio 1983 Krazy Kat
17 Star Bootlegger 16 Audio 1982 Krazy Kat
18 Dirt Road Blues 16 Audio 2000 Past Perfect Silver Line
19 Rock Me Mamma 16 Audio 1993
20 Rhythm & Blues 12 Audio 1958 RCA Camden
21 Look On Yonder's Wall 11 Audio 1985 Delmark Records
22 Look On Yonder's Wall 11 Audio 1969 Delmark Records
23 Crudup's Mood 11 Audio 1969 Delmark Records
24 That's Alright Mama 12 Audio 1976 DJM Records (2)
25 Goin' In Your Direction 12 Audio Alligator Records
26 That's Allright 2 Audio 1949-03-00 RCA
27 Crudup's After Hours 20 Audio 2001 Past Perfect Silver Line
28 My Baby Left Me / Anytime Is The Right Time 2 Audio 1951 RCA Victor
29 My Baby Left Me - Treasury Of Jazz Vol. 15 10 Audio 1962 RCA Victor
30 Crudup's After Hours / That's All Right 2 Audio 1947 RCA Victor
31 After Hours 25 Audio 1997 Camden
32 Give Me A 32-20 16 Audio 1982 Crown Prince Records
33 The Father Of Rock 'N'' Roll 22 Audio 1992 Blues Encore
34 Roebuck Man 13 Audio 1970 United Artists Records
35 I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole / Too Much Competition 2 Audio 1951 RCA Victor
36 Crudup's Vicksburg Blues / Shout, Sister, Shout 2 Audio 1949 RCA Victor
37 Roebuck Man - The 1970 London Sessions 13 Audio 1992 Sequel Records
38 Blues Archive- The Story Of The Blues - Chapter 8 42 Audio 2004 Membran Music Ltd.
39 Dirt Road Blues 16 Audio Past Perfect Silver Line
40 My Baby Left Me / I Don't Know It 4 Audio 1964 RCA Victor
41 Look On Yonder's Wall 11 Audio Delmark Records
42 That's All Right Mama 12 Audio 2006 Black Label (17)
43 That's All Right Mama 22 Audio 1992
44 If I Get Lucky / Death Valley Blues 4 Audio RCA Victor
45 Kind Lover Blues / Black Pony Blues 2 Audio 1940 Bluebird (3)

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", [a=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 [a=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 [l=Checker] and [l=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 [l=Fire] label, resulting in some of his best recorded work, backing himself on all instruments. His later recordings includes a 1968 [l=Delmark] album and a 1970 album recorded in the UK with young british blues musicians including [a=Dave Kelly], [a=Tom McGuinness] and [a=Hughie Flint].

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