Monday, March 30

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

"Arthur '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 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. ... 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. ..."
The Mississippi Blues Trail
YouTube: Mean Ol' Frisco Blues, My Baby Left Me, That's All Right, So Glad You're Mine, Rock me Mama, I'm gonna dig myself a hole, Death Valley Blues, My Mama Don't Allow, Hey Mama Everything's All Right, Standing At My Window, She's Gone, Gonna Be Some Changes Made, Just Like A Spider, Dust My Broom, Hand Me Down My Walking Cane