Monday, April 24

Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

Wikipedia - "“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. Arthur Crudup was born in Forest, Mississippi.  For a time he lived and worked throughout the South and Midwest as a   migrant worker. He and his family returned to Mississippi in 1926. He  sang gospel, then began his career as a blues singer around Clarksdale, Mississippi. As a member of the Harmonizing Four, he visited Chicago in 1939. Crudup stayed in Chicago to work as a solo musician, but barely made a living as a street singer. ..."
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