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Arthur Crudup - Rocks - Bear Family CD
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Arthur Crudup: Arthur Crudup - Rocks - Bear Family CD

Arthur ’Big Boy’ Crudup is one of the most influential bluesmen of all-time. He is the father of Rock'n'Roll!
His classic tunes 'That's All Right, Mama', 'My Baby Left Me' and 'So Glad You're Mine' were covered by Elvis Presley!
Contains recordings for the RCA Victor and Fire labels.
New mastering of the most rockin' tracks by Arthur Crudup, 1946 - 1962.
Also contains many subsequent classics such as 'Mean Ole Frisco', 'Shout, Sister, Shout' and 'Dig Myself A Hole'.
Including a track recorded together with Elmore James under the pseudonym of Elmer James!
28 tracks and a 24 page booklet in a digipack with liner notes by Bill Dahl!
Luck is a rare word in the Blues. But luckily the Blues had a baby and they named it Rock and Roll. In other words: Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup! Crudup (1905-1974) was one of the unlucky bluesmen who barely got a dime for writing all the songs that became classics in the wide field of Blues and R&B and later also in the Rockabilly music genre when a young Elvis Presley revived his songs in Presley's own Rockabilly arrangements. The 'Big Boy' was almost forgotten by the mid-1950s but Presley's unique hit versions of Crudup songs pulled him out of obscurity.

Crudup signed a contract with Fire Records in the late 1950s and issued several 45rpm singles. An album release followed in 1961. Arthur's popularity raised especially through his global appearances on many Folk and Blues festivals throughout the 1960s. His popularity didn't stop in the following years up to his death in 1974. Today Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup is a legende of his own.

He owns an immens important position in music history as a singer and songwriter. He was inducted to the 'Blues Hall of Fame' in 1994. Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup rocks and he prooves it on 28 rockin' songs made for RCA Victor from the mid-1940s onward up to Fire recordings from the late 1950s and early 1960s. That's All Right, Mama!

1: Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You)
2: That’s All Right
3: Star Bootlegger (take B)
4: Mean Old Santa Fe (take C)
5: Gonna Find My Baby
6: Train Fare Blues
7: I Don't Know It
8: My Baby Left Me (take B)
9: I Want My Lovin'
10: Hey Mama - Everything's All Right
11: Dirt Road Blues
12: She's My Baby
13: Gonna Be Some Changes Made
14: Where Did You Stay Last Night (take A)
15: I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole (take B)
16: Worried 'Bout You Baby (take A)
17: Goin' Back To Georgia (take B)
18: My Mama Don’t Allow Me
19: That's Why I'm Lonesome
20: Looka There, She Got No Hair
21: Do It If You Want To (take B)
22: Come Back Baby
23: Tired Of Worry
24: Shout, Sister, Shout
25: Keep On Drinkin' (take B)
26: She's Got No Hair
27: Mean Ole Frisco
28: So Glad You're Mine

This product was added to our catalogue on Monday 05 June, 2017.
£15.00

 

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