A R T H U R   C R U D U P; source: Back cover of RCA NL 89 385
source: Back cover of RCA NL 89 385

'Big Boy'
Crudup
Arthur Crudup (pronounced "Crood'up")
b. August 24, 1905 in Union Grove, Forest, Mississippi
d. March 28, 1974 at Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Virginia

buried at Franktown, Virginia
discography
A R T H U R   C R U D U P;

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

 

Arthur Crudup 78 rpm / 45 rpm / EPs / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm / 7 inch 45 rpm
11941Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- If I Get Lucky (064876-1)   @ youtube
- Death Valley Blues (064874-1)   @ youtube

rec. September 11, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Joe McCoy, imb



Bluebird B8858

= RCA Victor 20-2798

21941Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Kind Lover Blues (064875-1)   @ youtube
- Black Pony Blues (064873-1) #   @ youtube

rec. September 11, 1941 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Joe McCoy, imb

Bluebird B8896




= RCA Victor 20-2793

# RCA Victor 44-0043
[has the same title
on both sides]

31942Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Give Me A 32-20 (070861-1)   @ youtube
- Raised To My Hand (070864-1)   @ youtube

rec. April 15, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, eg; Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird B9019
41942Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

Bluebird 34-0704
- Gonna Follow My Baby (070860-1)
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues (070863-1) #

RCA Victor 20-2659
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues (070863-1) #
- Gonna Follow My Baby (070860-1)

rec. April 15, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, eg; Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird 34-0704


= RCA Victor 20-2659

# Groove G5005

51942Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- My Mama Don't Allow Me (070862-1)
- Standing At My Window (070859-1)

rec. April 15, 1942 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, eg; Ransom Knowling, sb



Bluebird 34-0717




= RCA Victor 20-2509

61944Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Rock Me Mama [or Mamma] (D4AB 342-1) #
- Who's Been Foolin' You? (D4AB 341-1)

rec. December 15, 1944 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Melvin Draper, dr



Bluebird 34-0725

# RCA Victor 20-2978
# Groove 5005

71944Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Cool Disposition (D4AB 340-1) #
- Keep Your Arms Around Me (D4AB 343-1)

rec. December 15, 1944 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Melvin Draper, dr



Bluebird 34-0738

# RCA Victor 20-2978
# RCA Victor 22-0105

81945Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- I'm In The Mood (D5AB 1209-1) #
- She's Gone (D5AB 1211-1)

rec. October 22, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Charles Sanders, dr

Bluebird 34-0746




= RCA Victor 34-0746
("Bluebird Series" 1946-50?)

# RCA Victor 20-2659

91946Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- So Glad You're Mine (D6AB 1831-1)
- Ethel Mae (D6AB 1830-1)

rec. February 22, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jump Jackson, dr



RCA Victor 20-1949
101946Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- I Want My Lovin' (D6VB 1942)
- You Got To Reap (D6VB 1939)

rec. September 6, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 20-2105
111946Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Crudup's After Hours (D6VB 1941-1)
- That's All Right (D6VB 1943)

rec. September 6, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-2205 (1946)






= RCA Victor 50-0000
(US 6/1949)

121946Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- I Don't Know It (D6VB 1944) *
- That's Your Red Wagon (D5AB 1210-1) #

# rec. October 22, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Charles Sanders, dr
* rec. September 6, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-2387
131947Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Train Fare Blues (D7VB 0394-1) *
- No More Lovers (D6AB 1833-1) #

# rec. February 22, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jump Jackson, dr
* rec. April 9, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-2565
141947Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Dirt Road Blues (D5AB 1208-1) #
- Cry Your Blues Away (D7VB 0391-1) *

# rec. October 22, 1945 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Charles Sanders, dr
* rec. April 9, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 20-2757
151947Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Rock Me Mamma (D4AB 342-1)
- Cool Disposition (D4AB 340-1)

rec. December 15, 1944 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Melvin Draper, dr
Bluebird 34-0725/
Bluebird 34-0738


RCA Victor 20-2978

161947Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Katie May (D7VB 1060-1) *
- Boy Friend Blues (D6AB 1832) #

# rec. February 22, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jump Jackson, dr
* rec. October 7, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 20-2989 (1947)






= RCA Victor 50-0001
(US 6/1949)

171947Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- That's Why I'm Lonesome (D7VB 1067-1)
- Just Like A Spider (D7VB 1065-1)

rec. October 7, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 20-3140
181947Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Hey Mama–Everything's All Right (D7VB 1061-1) *
- Chicago Blues (D6VB 1940-1) #

# rec. September 6, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. October 7, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 20-3261
191947Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Gonna Be Some Changes Made (D7VB 0393-1) #
- Someday (D7VB 1066-1) *

# rec. April 9, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. October 7, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 22-0007
201949Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues (D7VB 0392-1) #
- Shout, Sister, Shout (D9VB 0421) *

# rec. April 9, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. March 10, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 22-0029






= RCA Victor 50-0013

211949Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Tired Of Worry (D9VB 0418) *
- Hoodoo Lady Blues (D7VB 1062-1) #

# rec. October 7, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. March 10, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 22-0048

= RCA Victor 50-0032

221949Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Come Back Baby (D9VB 0422)
- Mercy Blues (D9VB 0424)

rec. March 11, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 22-0061

= RCA Victor 50-0046

231949Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Dust My Broom (D9VB 0419) #
- You Know That I Love You (D9VB 0423) *

# rec. March 10, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. March 11, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr





RCA Victor 50-0074
241950Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Oo Wee Darling (Love Me With A Thrill) (E0VB 3431)
- Mean Old Santa Fe (E0VB 3428)

rec. March 23, 1950 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 22-0092

RCA Victor 50-0092

251950Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane (D9VB 0420) *
- Lonesome World To Me (D7VB 1063-1) #

# rec. October 7, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. March 10, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 22-0100






RCA Victor 50-0100

2611/1950Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- She's Just Like Caldonia (D9VB 0425) #
- She Ain't Nothing But Trouble (E0VB 3430) *

# rec. March 11, 1949 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. March 23, 1950 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 22-0105

RCA Victor 50-0105

271/1951Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Anytime Is The Right Time (E0VB 4574)
- My Baby Left Me (E0VB 4575)

rec. November 8, 1950 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
RCA Victor 22-0109




RCA Victor 50-0109

   

- My Baby Left Me (alt tk)

rec. November 8, 1950 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
RCA Victor unissued

RCA LP 130.284 (1962)
RCA 45-1401 (1964)

283/1951Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Star Bootlegger (E0VB 4577)
- Nobody Wants Me (E0VB 4576)

rec. November 8, 1950 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 22-0117

RCA Victor 50-0117

295/1951Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Roberta Blues (D7VB 1064-1) #
- Behind Closed Doors (E0VB 3429) *

# rec. October 7, 1947 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. March 23, 1950 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 22-0126

RCA Victor 50-0126

301951Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Too Much Competition (E1VB 1535)
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole (E1VB 1541)

rec. April 24, 1951 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr

RCA Victor 22-0141

RCA Victor 50-0141

311951Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Where Did You Stay Last Night? (E1VB 1540)
- Love Me Mama (E1VB 1538)

rec. April 24, 1951 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
RCA Victor 20-4367




RCA Victor 47-4367

   

- Never No More (E1VB 1539) #
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole (alt tk) (E1VB 1542) *

rec. April 24, 1951 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
RCA Victor unissued

# RCA NL 89 385

* RCA LPV 573

321952Big Boy Crudupp

- Do It If You Want To (E2VB 5051) *
- Second Man Blues (E1VB 1536) #

# rec. April 24, 1951 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. January 15, 1952 in Atlanta, GA; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jimmy Sheffield, b; N. Butler, dr

RCA Victor 20-4933

RCA Victor 47-4933

331952Big Boy Crudup

- Pearly Lee (E1VB 1537) #
- Lookin' For My Baby (E2VB 5055) *

# rec. April 24, 1951 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
* rec. January 15, 1952 in Atlanta, GA; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jimmy Sheffield, b; N. Butler, dr

RCA Victor 20-5070

RCA Victor 47-5070

341952Big Boy Crudup

- Goin' Back To Georgia (E2VB 5049)
- Mr. So And So (E2VB 5050)

rec. January 15, 1952 in Atlanta, GA; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jimmy Sheffield, b; N. Butler, dr

RCA Victor 20-4572
351952Big Boy Crudup

- Worried About You Baby (E2VB 5053)
- Late In The Evening (E2VB 5054)

rec. January 15, 1952 in Atlanta, GA; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jimmy Sheffield, b; N. Butler, dr

RCA Victor 20-4753




= RCA Victor 47-4753

361952Big Boy Crudup

- Nelvina (E2VB 5056)
- Keep On Drinkin' (E2VB 5052)

rec. January 15, 1952 in Atlanta, GA; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jimmy Sheffield, b; N. Butler, dr



RCA Victor 20-5167

RCA Victor 47-5167

371952Percy Lee CRUDUP

- Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You) (C 1022) #
- Tears In My Eyes (C 1023) *

rec. May 1, 1952 in Jackson, MS; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; # Percy Lee Crudup, hca; * Robert Dees, hca; b; dr



Checker 754
   

- Tears In My Eyes (alt tk)

rec. May 1, 1952 in Jackson, MS; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Robert Dees, hca; b; dr

Checker unissued

Chess LP 6641 125

381952ELMER / ELMO JAMES

Trumpet 186:
Elmer James
- Gonna Find My Baby (DRC128) []
- Make A Little Love (DRC 129) []

Jewel 764:
Elmo James
- Dust My Broom (DRC53) (Trumpet 146) #
- Gotta Find My Baby (DRC128) (Trumpet 186) []

Jewel 783:
Elmo James
- Make A Little Love (DRC 129) (Trumpet 186) []
- Catfish Blues (DRC52) (Trumpet 146) *

[] rec. August 28, 1952 in Jackson, MS; Arthur Crudup, voc; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Joe Willie Wilkins, g; b [credited to "Elmer/Elmo James"]

# rec. August 5, 1951 in Jackson, MS; Elmore James, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Leonard Ware, b; Frock O'Dell, dr

* rec. July 24, 1951 in Jackson, MS; Andrew 'Bobo' Thomas, voc, g; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Leonard Ware, b [credited to "Elmo James"]




Trumpet 186


(=) Jewel 764 (1965)




(=) Jewel 783 (1967)

   

- Gotta Find My Baby (alt tk)
- Gotta Find My Baby (alt tk)


rec. August 28, 1952 in Jackson, MS; Arthur Crudup, voc; Sonny Boy Williamson, hca; Joe Willie Wilkins, g; b
Trumpet unissued

P-Vine PCD 2185 (Jp)

391952ARTHUR 'Blues' CRUMP & HIS GUITAR

- I Wonder (ACA2371)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- My Baby Boogies All The Time (ACA2370)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. 1952 at WRBC Radio in Jackson, MS; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Robert Dees or Diggs, hca; p; b; dr

Champion 108 sold only a few hundred copies; ROWE 1986: Three copies known to exist


Champion 108
[short-lived Johnny Vincent label]


= Ace 503 (1955, as by
BIG BOY CRUDUP)

   

- Baby I've Been Mistreated #   @ youtube
- You Didn't Mean A Word (Mean Old World) #   @ youtube
- She's My Baby *   @ youtube (repro)
- The Moon Is Rising *   @ youtube

rec. 1952 at WRBC Radio in Jackson, MS; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Robert Dees or Diggs, hca; p; b; dr
Champion unissued

# Vivid Sound VS 1008


* Champion 201
("repro" 2013)

401954Big Boy Crudup

- My Wife And Woman (E3VB2613-1)
- The War Is Over (E3VB2614-1)

rec. November 9, 1953 in Atlanta, GA; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; J.J. Jones, ts; Edward Lumpkin, p; Charles Holloway, b; Lafayette Lawson, dr

RCA Victor 20-5563


RCA Victor 47-5563

411954ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP

- I Love My Baby (E3VB2612)
- Fall On Your Knees And Pray (E3VB2615)

rec. November 9, 1953 in Atlanta, GA; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; J.J. Jones, ts; Edward Lumpkin, p; Charles Holloway, b; Lafayette Lawson, dr

Groove 0011
[RCA Victor subsidary]
421954ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP

- She's Got No Hair (E4VB3941)
- If You Have Ever Been To Georgia (E4VB3938)

rec. April 8, 1954 in Atlanta, GA; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Robert Fulton, hca, g; Thomas Patton, p; Joseph Thomas, b; Willie J. Willis, dr





Groove 0026
   

- Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load (E4VB3939) #
- I Love You (E4VB3940) *

rec. April 8, 1954 in Atlanta, GA; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Robert Fulton, hca, g; Thomas Patton, p; Joseph Thomas, b; Willie J. Willis, dr
RCA Victor/Groove
unissued

# Victor RCX 7161

* RCA NL 89 385

 
Elvis Presley's first single: "That's All Right" (Arthur Crudup) / "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" (Bill Monroe)
rec. July 5, 1954 in Memphis, Tn.; prod. by Sam Phillips; rel. July 19, 1954

Sun 209 (78 rpm)

 

Sun 209 (45 rpm)

 
 

Elvis Presley "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" (Mysels-Kosloff) / "My Baby Left Me" (Arthur Crudup)
rec. January 30, 1956 in New York; prod. by Steve Sholes; rel. May 4, 1956


RCA Victor 20-6540 (78 rpm)

 

RCA Victor 47-6540 (45 rpm)

 
 

on Elvis Presley's 2nd album: "So Glad You're Mine" (Arthur Crudup) [side 2, track 1]
rec. January 30, 1956 in New York; prod. by Steve Sholes; rel. November 1956

   
RCA Victor LPM-1382
 
431956Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues [Bluebird 34-0704]
- Rock Me Mamma (D4AB 342-3s) [Bluebird 34-0725]




Groove G-5005
4419?? 

JAZZ GILHAM [sic]
- Key To The Highway (AR 355)

ARTHUR 'Big Boy' CRUDUP
- So Glad You're Mine (AR 356)




Archive 502
455/1962

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Rock Me, Mama (FM 207) (2:23)   @ youtube
- Mean Ole Frisco (FM 208) (2:31)   @ youtube

rec. 1962 in New York; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; b; dr; prod. by Bobby Robinson


Fire 1501 (repro)






Fire 1501 (US 5/1962)
465/1962Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Dig Myself A Hole (FM 206) (2:20)   @ youtube
- Katie Mae (FM 205) (2:47)   @ youtube

rec. 1962 in New York; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; b; dr; prod. by Bobby Robinson


Fire 1502 (repro)








Fire 1502 (US 5/1962)
   

- That's Alright [Fire LP 103]
- Too Much Competition [Fire LP 103]
- Coal Black Mare [Fire LP 103]
- Look On Yonder Wall [Fire LP 103]
- Ethel Mae [Fire LP 103]
- Standing At My Window [Fire LP 103]
- Greyhound Bus [Fire LP 103]
- So Glad You're Mine [Fire LP 103]
- Death Valley Blues [Krazy Kat KK 4710, Relic CD 7036]
- If I Get Lucky [Krazy Kat KK 4710, Relic CD 7036]
- Angel Child [Krazy Kat KK 4710, Charly CRB 1206, Relic CD 7036]
- Angel Child (alt tk) [Charly CRB 1206, Document DOCD-5619]
- Looka There, She Got No Hair [Krazy Kat KK 4710, Document DOCD-5204]
- I Love Her Just The Same [Krazy Kat KK 4710, Charly CRB 1206, Document DOCD-5204]
- The Moon Is Rising [Relic CD 7036]
- My Mama Don't Allow Me [Krazy Kat KK 4710, Relic CD 7036]
- I'm In The Mood For You [Krazy Kat KK 4710, Relic CD 7036]
- When You're Out And Down
- Keep Your Hands Off That Woman

rec. 1962 in New York; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; b; dr; prod. by Bobby Robinson
Fire unissued

LP / CD compilations
471958Rhythm & Blues

Arthur Crudup
- Shout Sister Shout
Little Richard
- Every Hour
Red Callender Sextet
- Cravin' Company

Arthur Crudup
- Goin' Back To Georgia
Little Richard
- I Brought It All On Myself
Red Callender Sextet
- Number Three


Arthur Crudup
- She Ain't Nothing But Trouble
Little Richard
- Ain't Nothin' Happenin'
Red Callender Sextet
- Perdido

Arthur Crudup
- Oo-Wee Darling
Little Richard
- Why Did You Leave Me?
Red Callender Sextet
- Chico's Boogie







RCA Camden CAL 371
481960The Rural Blues
A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

LP 1:
Will Shade - I Can't Stand It
Hambone Willie Newbern - Shelby County Work House Blues
Robert Johnson - From Four Until Late
Furry Lewis - You Can Leave, Baby
Sleepy John Estes - Sloppy Drunk Blues [= "Milk Cow Blues"]
L'il Son Jackson - Roberta Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins - Bad Luck And Trouble °°
Blind Boy Fuller - Thousand Woman [sic!] Blues

Arthur Crudup - If I Get Lucky
Charlie Pickett - Down The Highway

Kokomo Arnold - Milk Cow Blues
Blind Willie Johnson - Take Your Burden To The Lord
Tommy McClennan - New Highway 51
Lightnin' Hopkins - Penitentiary Blues °°
Blind Willie McTell - Mama T'ain't Long 'Fo' Day
Charlie Burse - Take Your Fingers Off It
Charlie Lincoln - My Wife Drove Me From My Door [on back cover: "Drive"]
Peg Leg Howell - Skin Game Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins - Come Go Home With Me °°
Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Back To Florida
Robert Johnson - Standing At The Crossroads



LP 2:
Lightnin' Hopkins - One Kind Favor
Furry Lewis - John Henry
Blind Willie Johnson - Nobody's Fault But Mine
Furry Lewis - Warm Up
Bukka White - Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
Furry Lewis - Casey Jones
Peg Leg Howell - Coal Man Blues
John Hurt - Frankie
Blind Willie McTell - Southern Can Mama
Papa Charlie Jackson - Airy Man Blues
Skip James - Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - New How Long Blues

Bert Bilbro - Mohana Blues °°
Sonny Terry & Oh Red - Harmonica Stomp
Frank Stokes - Shiney Town Blues
Virgil Perkins - Trouble In Mind

Arthur Crudup- Mean Old Frisco
Brownie McGhee- Sportin' Life Blues
Virgil Perkins - [Washboard] Solo
Charlie Burse - Tippin' Round
Ham Gravy - Mama Don't 'Low It
Moochie Reeves - Key To The Highway


compiled by Samuel B. Charters
"The Material is in part from unissued material in the author's collection, in part from material on the author's Folkways releases, and in part from early blues recordings."

RF-202 features only extracts of most of the recordings!
°° tracks not on RF-202 (X) (1964)

Moochie Reeves track rec. July 1954 in Mobile, AL; previously unissued and from Samuel B. Charters' collection
2 LP boxed set
notes (8-page booklet)
by Samuel B. Charters

same front cover as RF-202(X)
(1964), but with more reddish lettering





notes captioned "RBF RECORDS
album No. RF 202 Copyright © 1960"









RBF RF-202 (1960)

(=) RBF RF-202 (X) (1964)

RBF discography

491961Daniel Filipacchi présente Jazzorama no 3

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- She Ain't Nothing But Trouble [RCA Victor 22-0105]
- Oo-Wee Darling [RCA Victor 22-0092]
Count Hastings & King Curtis
- Night Before Battle
- The Count And The King
Little Richard
- Please Have Mercy On Me
- Thinking About My Mother
Erskine Hawkins
- Hawk's Boogie
Champion Jack Dupree
- Shake Baby Shake [Vik 0304]

Champion Jack Dupree
- Dirty Woman [Vik 0260]
- Just Like A Woman [Vik 0260]
Roosevelt Sykes
- Peeping Tom [RCA Victor 20-2201]
- Bobby Sox Blues [RCA Victor 20-2201]
Louis Jordan
- Baby,You're Just Too Much
Little Richard
- Why Did You Leave Me
The Treniers
- Lover Come Back To Me
Red Callender
- Chico's Boogie


notes by J.M. Godin

RCA 430.279 (Fr 1961)
501962Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Mean Ol' Frisco

Fire 103 / Trip 7501 / Blue Horizon 7-63855 track sequence:
- Mean Ole Frisco
- Look On Yonder Wall
- That's Alright
- Ethel Mae
- Too Much Competition
- Standing At My Window

- Rock Me Mama
- Greyhound Bus
- Coal Black Mare
- Katie Mae
- Dig Myself A Hole
- So Glad You're Mine

DJM 2025 track sequence:
- That's Alright Mama
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Mean Ol' Frisco
- Ethel Mae
- Too Much Competition
- Standing At My Window

- Rock Me Mama
- Greyhound
- Coal Black Mare
- Kate Mae [sic]
- Dig Myself A Hole
- So Glad Your Mine

Charly CRB 1206 track sequence:
- Mean Ol' Frisco
- I'm In The Mood
- That's All Right
- Standin' At My Window
- Angel Child (tk 1)
- Katie Mae
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Dig Myself A Hole

- If I Get Lucky
- Death Valley Blues
- I Love Her Just The Same
- Angel Child (tk 2)
- Rock Me Mama
- Ethel Mae
- My Mama Don't Allow Me

rec. 1962 in New York; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; b; dr; prod. by Bobby Robinson
Blue Horizon 7-63855 front cover photo by George Wilkinson
notes by Jack Walker







Fire FLP 103 (US 1962)

notes by Mike Leadbitter



= Blue Horizon 7-63855
(UK 1970)
"Mean Ole Frisco"

notes by Bobby Robinson



= Trip BSP 7501 (197?)
"Mean Ol' Frisco"

notes by Roger St. Pierre



(=) DJM DJSLM 2025
(UK 1976) "That's Alright
Mama"
("licensed from
Springboard International
Records Inc. USA")

Collectables COL-5130

Relic CD 7036

(=) Charly CRB 1206 (UK 1989)

Black Label 2006

Laserlight CD 17246

Passport Audio CD 1003

511962Alexis Korner presents
Kings Of The Blues Vol. 3


Big Joe Williams
- Ain't Seen No Whiskey

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- If I Get Lucky

Sleepy John Estes
- Working Man Blues
Furry Lewis
- Cannon Ball Blues
7 inch 45rpm EP
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RCA RCX 204 (UK 1962)
521962Arthur Crudup: My Baby Left Me
Treasury of Jazz Vol. 15

- Death Valley Blues
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- Raised To My Hand

- Crudup's After Hours
- I Don't Know It
- Chicago Blues
- My Baby Left Me (alt tk) [previously unissued]
- Anytime Is The Right Time

10 inch LP



RCA Victor 130.284 (Fr 1962)
531963Original Rhythm & Blues Hits By Rhythm & Blues Stars

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- So Glad You're Mine
The Four Clefs
- Dig These Blues
Big Maceo
- Chicago Breakdown
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway
Arbee Stidham
- My Heart Belongs To You

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Elevator Woman
Mickey & Sylvia
- Love Is Strange
Lil Green
- Why Don't You Do Right?
Tampa Red
- Early In The Morning
Washboard Sam
- Gonna Hit The Highway



Camden CAL 740
541964Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- My Baby Left Me (alt tk) [RCA Victor 130.284] #
- I Don't Know It [RCA Victor 20-2387] *

* rec. September 6, 1946 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr
# rec. November 8, 1950 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b; Judge Riley, dr



RCA Victor 45-1401
48a1964

 
RBF RF-202(X) labels

The Rural Blues
A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

LP 1:
Will Shade - I Can't Stand It
Hambone Willie Newbern - Shelby County Work House Blues
Robert Johnson - From Four Until Late
Furry Lewis - You Can Leave, Baby
Sleepy John Estes - Milk Cow Blues [aka "Sloppy Drunk Blues"]
L'il Son Jackson - Roberta Blues
Blind Boy Fuller - Thousand Woman [sic!] Blues

Arthur Crudup - If I Get Lucky
Charlie Pickett - Down The Highway

Kokomo Arnold - Milk Cow Blues
Blind Willie Johnson - Take Your Burden To The Lord
Tommy McClennan - New Highway 51
Blind Willie McTell - Mama T'ain't Long 'Fo' Day
Charlie Burse - Take Your Fingers Off It
Charlie Lincoln - My Wife Drove Me From My Door
Peg Leg Howell - Skin Game Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Back To Florida
Robert Johnson - Standing At The Crossroads



LP 2:
Lightnin' Hopkins - One Kind Favor
Furry Lewis - John Henry
Blind Willie Johnson - Nobody's Fault But Mine
Furry Lewis - Warm Up
Bukka White - Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
Peg Leg Howell - Coal Man Blues
Blind Willie McTell - Southern Can Mama
Papa Charlie Jackson - Airy Man Blues
Skip James - Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - New How Long Blues

Sonny Terry & Oh Red - Harmonica Stomp
Frank Stokes - Shiney Town Blues
Virgil Perkins - Trouble In Mind

Arthur Crudup- Mean Old Frisco
Brownie McGhee- Sportin' Life Blues
Virgil Perkins- [Washboard] Solo
Charlie Burse - Tippin' Round
Ham Gravy - Mama Don't Love It
Moochie Reeves - Key To The Highway


compiled by Samuel B. Charters
"The Material is in part from unissued material in the author's collection, in part from material on the author's Folkways releases, and in part from early blues recordings."

"All original recordings are included in their entirety"

XTRA 1035 (boxed set) labels

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2 LP boxed set
notes (8-page booklet)
by Samuel B. Charters

same front cover as RF-202 (1960)
but with orange lettering



first issued with RF-202 back cover


later issued with addition "All
original recordings are included
in their entirety" on back cover



notes captioned "RBF RECORDS
album No.202X" Copyright © 1964

RBF RF-202 (X) (1964)

RBF discography

2 LP boxed set
notes by Samuel B. Charters
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= XTRA 1035 (UK)

DLP gatefold
notes by Samuel B. Charters
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= XTRA 1035 (UK 1966)

XTRA discography

= Fontana 982.099

2 x CDr
notes by Samuel B. Charters

= Smithsonian CD
(US 2012)

54b1965We Sing The Blues

Lightnin Hopkins
- Wonder What Is Wrong With Me
Junior Wells
- Prison Bars All Around Me
Otis Rush
- Cant Quit You Baby
Buster Brown
- Sugar Babe

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Mean Ole Frisco
Magic Sam
- Every Night About This Time
Sammy Myers
- Sleeping In The Ground
Tarheel Slim
- Number Nine Train

Lightnin Slim
- Lightnin Slim Boogie
T.V. Slim
- Hold Me Close To Your Heart
Lightnin Hopkins
- Mojo Hand
B.B. King
- The Letter
Elmore James & Sonny Boy Williamson
- I Believe My Time Ain't Long
Junior Wells
- Come On In This House
Frankie Lee Sims
- Misery Blues
Earl Hooker
- Swear To Tell The Truth


compiled by Guy Stevens
notes by Guy Stevens



Sue ILP 921 (UK 1965)
551965Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Rhythm and Blues Vol. 4

- If You Have Ever Been To Georgia [Groove 0026]
- Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load [previously unissued]

- The War Is Over [RCA Victor 20/47-5563]
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]

7 inch EP
notes by Michael Vernon





RCA RCX-7161
561965Bluebird Blues 1933-46

RCA Victor LPV-518 / RCA RD-7786 track sequence:
Blind Willie McTell
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
- Mean Mistreater Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Blues
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff °°
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine

Tommy McClennan
- Bluebird Blues °°
- Brown Skin Girl
Sleepy John Estes
- Lawyer Clark Blues °°
- Little Laura Blues °°

Arthur Crudup
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Jersey Belle Blues
- Crowing Rooster Blues


reissue prod. by Brad McCuen; °° = tracks not on RCA 430.701

RCA 430.701 track sequence:
Frank Stokes
- It Won't Be Long Now °°
Blind Willie McTell
- Lonesome Day Blues
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
- Mean Mistreater Blues
Leroy Carr
- Ain't It A Shame °°
Big Joe Williams
- Wild Cow Blues
Curtis Jones
- Drinking And Thinking Blues °°

Curtis Jones
- School Mate Blues °°
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine
Tommy McClennan
- Brown Skin Girl

Arthur Crudup and Joe McCoy
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
Lonnie Johnson
- Jersey Belle Blues
- Crowing Rooster Blues


compiled by Bert Bradfield; °° = tracks not on RCA Victor LPV-518 / RCA RD-7786
notes by Lawrence Cohn
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RCA Victor LPV-518 (1965)

notes by Lawrence Cohn
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= RCA RD-7786 (UK 1965)

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(not =) RCA 430.701
(Fr 1966)
"Blue Bird Blues (1928-
1942)"
(Treasury Of Jazz #61)

571970Blues From The Bayou

Big Mac
- Rough Dried Woman, Part 1
Bobo Thomas
- Catfish Blues
Jerry McCain
- Juicy Lucy

Arthur Crudup
- Make A Little Love [Trumpet 186]
George (Wild Child) Butler
- Jelly Jam
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Lovin' Arms
Frank Frost
- Ride With Your Daddy Tonight

Carter Brothers
- Booze In The Bottle
Peppermint Harris
- Raining In My Heart
John Mosley
- I Love Her, I Need Her
Little Joe Blue
- Loose Me
Curtis Griffin
- I Found Something Better
Peppermint Harris
- Little Girl
Little Joe Blue
- Standing On The Threshold


compiled by Charlie Gillett
notes by Charlie Gillett



PYE International
NPL 28142 (UK 1970)
581968Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup: Look On Yonder's Wall

Delmark DS 614 (LP) track sequence:
- Look On Yonder's Wall *
- Questionnaire Blues #
- Keep Your Hands Off That Woman *
- That's All Right #
- Rock Me Mama *
- Katie May #
- Dust My Broom *

- Landlord Blues *
- Coal Black Mare #
- Life Is Just A Gamble *
- Walk Out On The Road #
- I'm All Alone #
- You'll Be Old Before Your Time *

Delmark DE 614 (CD) track sequence:
- Look On Yonder's Wall *
- Questionnaire Blues #
- Keep Your Hands Off That Woman *
- That's All Right #
- Rock Me Mama *
- Katie May #
- Dust My Broom *
- Landlord Blues *
- Coal Black Mare #
- Life Is Just A Gamble *
- Walk Out On The Road #
- I'm All Alone #
- You'll Be Old Before Your Time *
- Ramblin' Blues [previously unissued] #
- When I Lost My Baby [previously on Delmark DS 621] #

# rec. May 25, 1967 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b
* rec. June 12, 1967 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Edward El, g; Dave Myers, b; Judge Lawrence Riley, dr

Delmark DS 614 (1968) front cover photo credited to "George Wilkerson/Z.J."
Delmark DE 614 (1997) front cover photo erroneously credited to "Diane Allmen"

notes by Bob Koester



Delmark DS 614 (US 1968)

notes by Bob Koester

(=) Delmark DE 614
(US 1997)

591970Arthur Crudup: Roebuck Man

- I Don't Worry
- Needle Time
- Room And Board
- Blind Man Sees
- Long Curly Mane
- Roebuck Man
- Old And Grey

- Before You Go
- Korrina Korrina
- Boogie In The Morning
- Get You In My Arms
- What Are You Trying To Do?
- Burying Ground

rec. February 26, 1970 at Regent "A" Studios, London, England; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Dave Gelly, ts; John Lewis, p; Tom McGuiness, g; Berny Gallagher, b; Hughie Flint, dr; prod. by Chris Trimming & Ron Watts
sleeve design and photography by Hasted
notes by Simon A. Napier,
Chris Trimming &
Ron Watts



= United Artists UAS 29092
(UK 1970)

notes by Clive Anderson

= Sequel NEX CD 210
(UK 1992) ("The 1970
London Sessions")

601970How Blue Can We Get?

Volume I: White
Fleetwood Mac - Watch Out
Jellybread - Don't Pay Them No Mind
Top Topham - Mini-Minor-Mo
Duster Bennett - What A Dream
Bacon Fat - Boom, Boom (Out Goes The Lights)
Chicken Shack - Evelyn

Christine Perfect - And That's Saying A Lot
Bacon Fat - Small's On 53rd
Fleetwood Mac - I'm Worried
Chicken Shack - The Way It Is
Jellybread - No Brag, Just Facts (parts 1 and 2)
Fleetwood Mac - Rambling Pony


Volume II: Black
Elmore James - Hand In Hand

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - That's Alright
Magic Sam - All Your Love
Larry Johnson - Catfish Blues
Otis Spann - My Love Depends On You
Furry Lewis - Casey Jones
Champion Jack Dupree - Grandma (You're A Bit Too Slow)

George Smith - No Time For Jive
Johnny Young - Deal The Cards
Roosevelt Holts - Little Bitty Woman
Bukka White - Bed Spring Blues
Mississippi Joe Callicott - On My Last Go Round
Otis Rush - Jump Sister Bessie


Blue Horizon PR/SPR 45/46 inner gatefold
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DLP
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Blue Horizon PR 45/46
(UK 1970)

DLP
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= Blue Horizon SPR 45/46
(NL 1970)


Blue Horizon discography

611971


Arthur Crudup: The Father Of Rock And Roll

- If I Get Lucky
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- Rock Me Mamma
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- Cool Disposition
- She's Gone
- So Glad You're Mind
- Ethel Mae

- That's All Right
- Lonesome World To Me
- Shout, Sister, Shout
- My Baby Left Me
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- Mr. So And So
- Keep On Drinkin'
- If You've Ever Been To Georgia

prod. by Don Schlitten, remastered by Paul Goodman
inner gatefold Crudup photo credited to "George Wilkinson through the courtesy of Dick Waterman"

RCA RD-8224 inner gatefold
RCA RD-82243 inner gatefold; click to enlarge pictures !RCA RD-82243 inner gatefold; click to read notes !RCA RD-8224 inner gatefold; click to read notes !

notes by Stephen Calt

RCA LPV 573 (US 1971)

notes by Stephen Calt







= RCA RD-8224 (UK 1972)

62c.1971Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Crudup's Mood

Delmark DS 621 (LP) track sequence:
- Strictly A Woman #
- Can't You Make Rain #
- Rambling On My Mind #
- Got No One To Love Me #
- Talking #
- Crazy House Blues #

- I'm In The Mood For You *
- Did You Get That Letter *
- When I Lost My Baby []
- I Lost All I Had *
- Any Old Way You Do *

Delmark DD 621 (CD) track sequence:
- Peaches Is Her Name [previously unissued] #
- Did You Get That Letter *
- Got No One To Love Me #
- This War Is Awful [previously unissued] *
- Ramblin' On My Mind #
- I Lost All I Had *
- I Got To Find My Baby [previously unissued] #
- So Glad You're Mine [previously unissued] *
- Strictly A Woman #
- Any Old Way You Do *
- You're A Good Little Girl #
- Look On Yonder's Wall [previously unissued] *
- Make An Arrangement For Me (aka Can't You Make Rain...) #
- I'm In The Mood For You *
- Talk #
- Crazy House Blues #

[] rec. June 12, 1967 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Edward El, g; Dave Myers, b; Judge Lawrence Riley, dr
# rec. June 27, 1968 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Willie Dixon, b
* rec. November 10, 1969 in Chicago, IL; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Ransom Knowling, b

"Cover-Liner Photo/George Wilkerson; Small Liner Photos/Ray Flerlage"




Delmark DS 621


= Goody 10009 (Fr 197?)
Super Black Blues Vol. 4

notes by Bob Koester

(=) Delmark DD 621
"... meets the Master
Blues Bassists"

631972Jerry McCain / Frank Frost / Arthur Crudup: Harpin On It

Jerry McCain
- 728 Texas (Where The Action Is)
- Homogenized Love
- Sugar Baby
- Honky Tonk
- Love Ain't Nothin' To Play With
- She's Crazy 'Bout Entertainers
- Juicy Lucy
- Put It Where I Can Get It

Frank Frost
- My Back Scratcher
- Harp And Soul
- Things You Do
- Harpin' On It
- Pocket Full Of Money
- Ride With Your Daddy Tonight

Arthur Crudup
- Gonna Find My Baby [Trumpet 186]
- Make A Little Love With Me[Trumpet 186]


notes by Mike Leadbitter



= Carnival Gold Standard
2941 001 (UK 1972)
(Juke Blues series # 5)
641972?

Junior Wells
- Cha Cha Cha In Blues
- Come On This House
- Cut That Out
- Eagle Rock
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Gettin' Out Of Town
- Too Close Together

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup [erroneously credited to Sonny Boy Williamson]
- My Baby Boogies All The Time [Champion 108]
- I Wonder [Champion 108]

Little George Smith
- Blues Stay Away
- Oopin Doopin Doopin
Sonny Terry
- Harmonica Train
- Woman Is Killin' Me
- Night Time Is Right Time
- Blues With A Feelin'
- Key To The Highway



Bluesland HB 2
(Sweden 1972?)
651973Blues - A Real Summit Meeting
Recorded Live at Newport in New York 1973

Big Mama Thornton
- Little Red Rooster
- Ball And Chain
Jay McShann
- Smooth Sailing
- Confessin' The Blues

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
- They Call Me Mr. Cleanhead

- Hold It Right There
- Back Door Blues
- Kidney Stew Blues
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- That's Alright Now Mama (2:36)


Lloyd Glenn
- Honky Tonk Train Blues
- After Hours
- Pine Tops Boogie Woogie
Muddy Waters
- Long Distance
- Where's My Woman Been
- Got My Mojo Workin'

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
- Drifter
- Please Mr. Nixon
B.B. King
- Outside Help


rec. June 29, 1973 live at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Philharmonic Hall; presented by George Wein
DLP
notes by Dan Morgenstern



Buddah BDS 5144-2

lots of later releases at discogs.com

661973Genesis Vol. 2
The Beginnings of Rock: From Memphis to Chicago

Album 1 (6499 432)
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Work With Me
- Don't Start Me To Talking
- All My Love In Vain
- Good Evening Everybody
- You Killing Me (On My Feet)
- Let Me Explain
- I Know What Love Is All About

Sonny Boy Williamson
- I Wonder Why
- Your Imagination
Elmore James
- Country Boogie
- My Best Friend
- I See My Baby
- She Just Won't Do Right
- Muddy Shoes


Album 2 (6499 433)
Ethel Mae
- Down The Line
- Handsome Lover
- Sugar Papa
Robert Nighthawk
- Good News
- Six Three O
- Prison Bound
Forrest City Joe
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman

Forrest City Joe
- Lonesome Day Blues
Howlin' Wolf
- I'm Not Joking
- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- All Night Long
- No Place To Go


Album 3 (6499 434)
Jackie Brenston
- Rocket "88"
Doctor Ross
- Country Clown
- Doctor Ross Boogie
Willie Nix
- Truckin' Little Woman
- Just One Mistake

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- Open Your Book [Checker 754]
- Tears In My Eyes (alt tk) [Checker unissued]

Woodrow Adams
- Pretty Baby Blues
- She's Done Come And Gone
Joe Hill Louis
- Dorothy Mae
- When I Am Gone
Harmonica Frank
- Swamp Root
- Howlin' Tomcat
- She Done Moved

Album 4 (6499 435)
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Keep It To Yourself
- Please Forgive (Keep It To Yourself)
- The Key To Your Love
Howlin' Wolf
- Baby How Long
- Evil Is Goin' On
- Forty Four
- Who Will Be Next

Howlin' Wolf
- I Have A Little Girl
- Come To Me Baby
- Don't Mess With My Baby
- Smokestack Lightning
- You Can't Be Beat
- So Glad
- Break Of Day


compiled by Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven
4 LP box set



Chess 6641 125
(UK Phonogram)
671975Bluebird Blues

LP 1:
Sleepy John Estes
- Poor John Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Son Bonds
- A Hard Pill To Swallow
Blind Willie McTell
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues

Big Joe Williams
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff
- Wild Cow Blues
Tommy McClennan
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Brown Skin Girl
- Bluebird Blues
Clifford Gibson
- She Rolls It Slow


LP 2:
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine
- Elevator Woman
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Gonna Hit The Highway
Big Maceo
- Texas Blues
- Detroit Jump


Arthur "Big Boy"Crudup
- That's All Right
- Mean Old Frisco
- Rock Me Mama
Doctor Clayton
- Copper Colored Mama
Doctor Clayton's Buddy
- Nappy Head Woman
- Walking With The Blues


2 LP set





RCA RVC RA-9054/55
(Jp 1975)
681975All Them Blues

B.B. King
- Rock Me Baby
Buster Brown
- Fannie Mae
Big Bill Broonzy
- Careless Love
Memphis Slim
- Long Time Baby
Slim Harpo
- Scratch My Back

Lightnin Hopkins
- Mojo Hand
Elmore James
- It Hurts Me Too
Jimmy Reed
- Caress Me Baby

Arthur Big Boy Crudup
- Mean Ol Frisco
Jimmy Reed
- Baby What You Want Me To Do?


John Lee Hooker
- Boom Boom
Elmore James
- Mean Mistreatin Mama

Arthur Big Boy Crudup
- So Glad Youre Mine
Lightnin Hopkins
- Have You Ever Loved A Woman
John Lee Hooker
- Boogie Chillun

Big Bill Broonzy
- Take This Ol Hammer
Memphis Slim
- Drivin Wheel
Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
John Lee Hooker
- Crawlin King Snake
Jimmy Reed
- Big Boss Man


DLP
notes by Bez Turner

DJM DJLMD 8005
691975Mississippi Blues In The 40s

Tommy McClennan
- New Shake 'Em On Down
- My Baby's Gone
- Blues Trip Me This Morning
- Roll Me, Baby
- Blue As I Can Be
Robert Lockwood
- Black Spider Blues
- I'm Gonna Train My Baby

Robert Lockwood
- Little Boy Blue

Arthur Crudup
- If I Get Lucky
Robert Petway
- Ride 'Em On Down
- Left My Baby Crying
- Sleepy Woman Blues
- Bertha Lee Blues
- In The Evening


album conception by Toyo Nakamura
notes (in Japanese)
by Yasufumi Higuarsi



RCA RVC RA-5708
(Jp 1975)
69a197?Delmark Blues Masterpiece

- All Of Your Love - Magic Sam
- Indiana Woman Blues - Big Joe Williams
- If You Change Your Mind - J.B. Hutto
- Little Angel Child - Jimmy Dawkins
- All Days Are Good Days - Roosevelt Sykes
- Sad Dreams - Carey Bell

- Steady Rollin' Man - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- Diving Duck Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- All Pretty Wimmins - Jo Jo Williams

- Coal Black Mare - Arthur Crudup
- You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now - Luther Allison
- Wilkins Street Stomp - Speckled Red
- Early In The Morning - Junior Wells


"Special Album" (promotion LP)



Delmark/Trio TD6 (Jp)
701977The Blues

Volume 1: Country and City Blues
- Working Man Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- I'se Just A Bad Luck Man - Casey Bill Weldon
- Friendless Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
- Vitamin A - Big Joe Williams
- Mozelle Blues - Tommy McClennan
- Big Woman Blues - Johnny Temple
- When You Feel Down - Lonny Johnson

- If I Get Lucky - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

- For B.B. King - T-Bone Walker
- Mercy Mama - Tampa Red
- Devil's Son-In-Law - Peetie Wheatstraw
- Black Spider Blues - Robert Lockwood Jr.
- What Have I Done - Lil Green
- My Black Name Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- She's Making A Fool Out Of Me - Washboard Sam
- You Got To Run Me Down - William 'Jazz' Gillum



Volume 2: Blues Pianists, Boogie Woogie and Blues Shouters
- Winter Time Blues - Big Maceo
- Sunny Road - Roosevelt Sykes
- Just One More Time - Walter Davis
- Rocks In My Bed - Leroy Carr
- Caught The Old Coon At Last - Memphis Slim
- Jivin' The Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Eddie's Blues - Eddie Boyd
- Chicago Breakdown - Big Maceo

- Slow And Easy Blues - Jimmy Yancey
- Cuttin' The Boogie - Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons
- Bye Bye Baby - Jimmy Rushing
- How Long How Long Blues - Big Joe Turner
- Cleanhead Blues - Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
- Hootie Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon
- Thirsty Mama Blues - Hot Lips Page
- Moaning The Blues - Victoria Spivey



Volume 3: When The Jazzmen Play The Blues
- Back O'Town Blues - Louis Armstrong
- Winnin' [sic] Boy Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
- Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning - Sidney Bechet
- If You See Me Comin' - Mezzrow Ladnier Quintet
- Across The Track Blues - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
- House Rent Boogie - Count Basie & His Orchestra
- After Hours - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
- Ride My Blues Away - Harlan Leonard & His Rockets

- That's The Blues Old Man - Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra
- Mobile Bay - Rex Stewart
- Rangoon - Cootie Williams
- A Tiny Bit Of Blues - Big Maceo
- Fats Waller's Original E Flat Blues - Fats Waller
- Low Bottom no 2 - Wild Bill Davis
- Hey Ba-Ba Re-Bop / Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra


prod. by Jean-Paul Guitier
boxed set of 3 LPs
notes by Michael Walter
(translated by
Don Waterhouse)





RCA PM 42039 (Fr 1977)
71197?Hard Times

- We Sure Got Hard Times - Barbecue Bob
- Warehouse Man Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
- Racketter's Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- When The Soldiers Get Their Bonus - Red Nelson
- Silicosis Is Killin' Me - Pinewood Tom
- Samuel - Bert Williams
- Sadie's Servant Room Blues - Hattie Burleson
- Starvation Blues - Charlie Jordan

- Section Gang Blues - "Texas" Alexander
- Broadway St. Woman Blues - Alice Moore
- Big Boy, They Can't Do That - "Pine Top" Smith

- Give Me A 32-20 - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- Unemployment Blues [alt. tk.] - Smokey Hogg
- Sales Tax Boogie - Piano Red
- Black Evil Blues - Alice Moore


selections by Dick Spottswood
notes by Archie Green
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Rounder 4007 (US 197?)

Rounder discography

72197?Real Bluesmen & Folksingers

LP 1:
- Dog Me Around - Howlin' Wolf
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues - Curtis Jones
- Red River - Sonny Terry
- See See Rider - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Texas Tony - Yank Rachell

- Bad Boy - John Lee Hooker
- In The Wee Wee Hours - Junior Wells
- Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do - Big Joe Williams
- The Gallis Pole - Leadbelly
- Pretty Boy Floyd - Woody Guthrie
- Dust My Blues - Elmore James



LP 2:
- Prison Blues Come Down On Me - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Baby, Please Lend Me Your Love - Otis Spann, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
- Crying At Daybreak - Howlin' Wolf
- The House Carpenter - Pete Seeger

- Buffalo Skinners - Woody Guthrie

- Rambling On My Mind - 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Gonna Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- So Glad I'm Livin' - Sleepy John Estes
- Looky, Looky Younder - Leadbelly
- Johnny Hard - Cisco Houston


BYG 20 A inner gatefold

DLP





BYG 20 A (Fr)
731979the Kings sing the Blues

Teem LP-5005 track sequence:
Frankie Lee Sims
- Walking With Frankie [Ace 527]
Sonny Boy Williams
- No Nights By Myself
Elmore James
- I Believe
Charles Brown
- Trouble Blues
Earl King
- Those Lonely, Lonely Nights

Eddie Bo
- I'll Keep On Trying
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Wonder What's Wrong With Me
Lightnin' Slim
- Bad Feeling Blues [Ace 505]
Frankie Fair
- Mean Mistreater
Sugar Boy Crawford
- I Cried


Vivid VS-1008 track sequence:
Sonny Boy Williams
- Boppin' With Sonny
- No Nights By Myself

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Mean Old World [Champion unissued]
- Baby I've Been Mistreated [Champion unissued]
Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
Bo Bo Thomas
- I Wish I Was A Catfish

Lightnin' Slim
- Bad Feeling Blues [Ace 505]
Schoolboy Cleve
- Beautiful Beautiful Love
- My Baby Done Gone
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Wonder What's Wrong With Me
Frankie Lee Sims
- What Will Lucy Do
- Misery Blues





Teem LP-5005
[Ace budget subsidiary]









(=) Vivid Sound/Ace VS-
1008 (Jp 1979)

741979?Going Down To Louisiana
Previously unreleased recordings

Joe Hill Louis
- Joe Hill Boogie
- 4th & Beale
- Ruthy Mae
- Going Down To Louisiana
- Get Up Of It
- Sweetest Woman
Schoolboy Cleve & his Houserockers
- Beautiful Beautiful Love


Big Boy Crudup
- Mean Old World, Baby [Champion unissued, Vivid Sound VS-1008]
- I've Been Mistreated [Champion unissued, Vivid Sound VS-1008]
- Boogie All The Time [Champion 108, Ace 503, Bluesland HB2]
- I Wonder Where My Baby's Gone [Champion 108, Ace 503, Bluesland HB2]
Schoolboy Cleve & his Houserockers
- My Baby Done Gone
Bad Smitty
- Smokestack Lightning
Sam Myers
- Rhythm With Me1)


1) this is actually an alternative take of "Steady" by Jerry McCain !
notes by
Martin van Olderen



White Label LP 9955
(NL 1979?)
74a1981Vintage Blues

Big Maceo
- Kid Man Blues
Dr. Clayton
- Cheating And Lying Blues

Arthur Crudup
- Who's Been Fooling You
- The War Is Over
Jazz Gillum
- Whiskey Headed Buddies
Lonnie Johnson
- Some Day Baby
- My Love Is Down
Piano Red
- Sober
St. Louis Jimmy
- My Story Blues
Arbee Stidham
- My Heart Belongs To You

Sunnyland Slim
- Farewell Little Girl
- Broke & Hungry
Roosevelt Sykes
- Bobby Sox Blues
- Her Little Machine
Tampa Red
- Give Me Mine Now
- Better Leave My Gal Alone
Big Joe Williams
- Drop Down Blues
- Wanita [actually plays "Somebody's Been Borrowing"]
Sonny Boy Williamson
- We Got To Win
- Sonny Boy's Jump


click to enlarge !

click to read notes !
RCA INTS 5099
= RCA NL 43607
751982Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Give Me A 32-20

- Give Me A 32-20
- Kind Lover Blues
- I Don't Know It
- Raised To My Hand
- That's Your Red Wagon
- Boy Friend Blues
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Black Pony Blues

- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- Roberta Blues
- Just Like A Spider
- Someday
- She's Just Like Caledonia
- Behind Closed Doors
- Tired Of Worry
- Nelvina

notes (May 1982)
by Staffan Solding



Crown Prince IG-403
(Sweden 1982)
761982Big Boy Crudup: Star Bootlegger

- I Want My Lovin'
- You've Got To Reap What You Sow
- Train Fare Blues
- No More Lovers
- Where Did You Stay Last Night
- Love Me Mama
- Mean Old Santa Fe
- Dust My Broom

- Dirt Road Blues
- Cry Your Blues Away
- Star Bootlegger
- Crudup's After Hours
- Worried 'bout You Baby
- Late In The Evening
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Too Much Competition

notes by Chris Bentley



Krazy Kat KK 7402
(UK 1982)
771982Lightnin' Hopkins / Big Boy Crudup
Previously unissued 1960-62 recordings

Lightnin' Hopkins
- Bring Me My Shotgun
- Just Picking (instr)
- Last Night
- Shale That Thing
- Walk A Long Time (instr)
- I'm Leaving With You Now


Big Boy Crudup
- Death Valley Blues [previously unissued]
- If I Get Lucky [previously unissued]
- Angel Child (alt tk) [previously unissued] #
- Looka There, She Got No Hair [previously unissued] #
- I Love Her Just The Same [previously unissued]
- My Mama Don't Allow Me [previously unissued]
- I'm In The Mood For You [previously unissued]

Crudup tracks rec. 1962 in New York; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; # 2nd g; b; dr
notes by Alan Balfour



Krazy Kat KK 7410
(UK 1982)
781983Big Boy Crudup: I'm In The Mood

- Second Man Blue [sic (on back sleeve and in notes; on label: "... Blues")]
- Standing At My Window
- Come Back Baby
- Katie Mae
- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
- Gonna Follow My Baby
- Hey Mama, Everything's All Right
- Mercy Blues

- Mama Don't Allow
- Nobody Wants Me
- Pearly Lee
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
- Lookin' For My Baby
- Do It If You Want To
- You Know That I Love You
- I'm In The Mood

notes (April 1983)
by Chris Bentley





Krazy Kat KK 7416
(UK 1983)
791985Going Back On The Farm
Blues in Chicago 1940-1942

Roosevelt Sykes
- Let The Black Have His Way
Baby Doo
- I'm Gonna Walk Your Log
Big Bill Broonzy
- Jivin' Mr. Fuller Blues
Lil Green
- 99 Blues
Willie '61' Blackwell
- Machine Gun Blues
The Florida Kid
- I'm Going Back On The Farm
Little Bill Gaither
- Life Of Leroy Carr
Big Joe & His Rhythm
- What Will I Do

Yank Rachell
- Katy Lee Blues
Gene Gilmore
- She Got Something There
The Five Breezes
- My Buddy Blues
Frank Edwards
- Three Women Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw's Buddy
- Sleeping By Myself

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Kind Lover Blues
Peter Chatman & His Washboard Band
- The Jive Blues
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Good Old Cabbage Greens
notes by John Cowley



Travelin' Man TM-809


Travelin' Man discography

801985Arthur Crudup: Crudup's Rockin' Blues

- My Baby Left Me
- If I Get Lucky
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- Who's Been Fooling You ?
- So Glad You're Mine
- Shout, Sister, Shout
- Cool Disposition
- I Don't Know It

- That's All Right
- She's Just Like Caledonia
- Rock Me Mamma
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
- I Love You
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]
- Never No More
- Too Much Competition

notes by Tony Rounce



RCA NL 89 385
(Germany 1985)
811987Arthur Crudup: Shout Sister Shout!
The Definitive Collection

- My Baby Left Me
- My Baby Left Me
- That's All Right
- So Glad You're Mine
- Shout Sister Shout
- Help Me Bear This Heavy Load

- I Don't Know It
- I Don't Know It
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- She's Got Mo Hair
- Mean Ole 'Frisco Blues
- The War Is Over

notes by Anonymous

Bullwhip BWLP 1001
821987Still Groove Jumping!

Roy Gaines
- Right Now Baby
- All My Life
Larry Dale
- Down To The Bottom
- You Better Heed My Warning
- Midnight Hours
Tiny Kennedy
- Country Boy
Mr. Bear
- Peek A Boo
- The Bear Hug

The Du-Droppers
- Drink Up
Mr. Bear
- Mr. Bear Comes To Town
- I'm Gonna Keep My Good Eye On You
Buddy Lucas
- High Low Jack
Champion Jack Dupree
- When I Got Married

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]
Piano Red
- Rockin'With Red
- Jump Man Jump


notes by Bez Turner





Detour DT 33-006
831989Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: That's All Right Mama
The original recordings 1941 - 1954

- My Baby Left Me
- If I Get Lucky
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- Who's Been Fooling You?
- So Glad You're Mine
- Shout, Sister, Shout
- Cool Disposition
- I Don't Know It

- That's All Right
- She's Just Like Caldonia
- Rock Me Mama
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
- I Love You
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]
- Never No More


Matchbox MB 901

Matchbox discography

841989Arthur Crudup: Mean Ol' Frisco

- Mean Ol' Frisco
- I'm In The Mood
- That's All Right
- Standin' At Window
- Angel Child (tk 1)
- Katie Mae
- Look At Yonder Wall
- Dig Myself A Hole
- If I Get Lucky
- Death Valley
- I Love Her Just The Same
- Angel Child (alt tk) [previously unissued]
- Rock Me Mama
- Ethel Mae
- My Mama Don't Allow Me


Charly CRB 1206
(UK 1989)


= Charly CD BM 50
(UK 1993)
= Charly TCBM 50 (cassette)

851991Sonny Boy Williamson: Goin' In Your Direction
with B.B. King, Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup and Willie Love

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Goin' In Your Direction
- From The Bottom
- No Nights by Myself
- Boppin' With Sonny
- Empty Bedroom
- Red Hot Kisses
- Gettin' Out Of Town
- Cat Hop
- She Brought Life Back To The Dead (alt. tk.)
- I'm Not Beggin' Nobody (alt. tk.)
- She's Crazy (alt. tk.)
- Sonny's Rhythm, No. 2 (alt. tk.)

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup & Sonny Boy Williamson
- Make A Little Love With Me
- Gonna Find My Baby
Bobo 'Slim' Thomas & Sonny Boy Williamson
- Catfish Blues
click to enlarge !
Acoustic Archives AA-801
North San Juan, CA
("Trumpet Records")


= Alligator ALCD 2803 (1994)

861989Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Mean Ol' Frisco

Collectables COL-5130 (1995) track sequence:
- Mean Ole Frisco
- Look On Yonder Wall
- That's Alright
- Ethel Mae
- Too Much Competition
- Standing At My Window

- Rock Me Mama
- Greyhound Bus
- Coal Black Mare
- Katie Mae
- Dig Myself A Hole
- So Glad You're Mine

Relic CD 7036 / Collectables COL-5130 (2006) track sequence:
- That's All Right (Mama)
- Rock Me Mama
- I'm In The Mood
- So Glad You're Mine
- Katie Mae
- The Moon Is Rising
- Mean Ol' Frisco
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Ethel Mae
- Too Much Competition
- If I Get Lucky
- Dig Myself A Hole
- Angel Child
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- Standing At My Window
- Greyhound Bus
- Death Valley Blues
- Coal Black Mare

notes by Marc Ryan

Collectables COL-5130
(US 1989)

notes by Bruce Grossberg

(=) Relic CD 7036 (US 1991)
"That's All Right Mama"

notes by Kerry Kudlacek

(=) Collectables COL-5130
(US 2006)

871991She Left Me A Mule
Trumpet Masters Volume Two

Big Joe Williams
- Delta Blues
- Mama Don't Allow Me
- Overhauling Blues
- Whistling Pines
- Juanita
- Friends & Pals
- Bad Heart Blues
- She Left Me A Mule To Ride

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup & Sonny Boy Williamson
- Make A Little Love With Me
Luther Huff
- 1951 Blues
- Dirty Disposition
- Bulldog Blues
- Rosalee
Bobo Thomas
- Catfish Blues



Collectables COL-CD-5241
881992Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup: The father of Rock 'n' Roll

- I'm In The Mood
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- Look On Yonder Wall
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]
- Never No More
- Too Much Competition
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- My Baby Left Me
- Shout Sister Shout
- That's All Right
- So Glad You're Mine
- Ethel Mae
- Greyhound Bus
- She's Gone
- Rock Me Mama
- Mean Old Frisco Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Cool Disposition
- Give Me A 32-20
- Black Pony Blues
- Dirt Road Blues
- Death Valley Blues




Blues Encore CD 52025
(UK 1992)
891992Arthur Crudup: That's All Right Mama

- If I Get Lucky
- Gonna Follow My Baby
- Mean Old Frisco Blues
- Cool Dispostion
- Rock Me Mama
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- That's Your Red Wagon
- She's Gone
- So Glad You're Mine
- Chicago Blues
- Crudup's After Hours
- That's All Right
- Shout, Sister, Shout
- She Ain't Nothing But Trouble
- My Baby Left Me
- Too Much Competition
- Second Man Blues
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- Mr. So And So
- My Wife And Woman
- I Love You
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]

notes by Billy Altman

BMG 61043-2 (US 1992)
901993Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 1
(11 September 1941 to 6 September 1946)

- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
- Kind Lover Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Standing At My Window
- Gonna Follow My Baby
- Give Me A 32-20
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- Raised To My Hand
- Cool Disposition
- Who's Been Foolin' You?
- Rock Me Mama
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- Dirt Road Blues
- I'm In The Mood
- That's Your Red Wagon
- She's Gone
- Ethel Mae
- So Glad You're Mine
- Boy Friend Blues
- No More Lovers
- You Got To Reap
- Chicago Blues

notes by Bob Groom

Document DOCD-5201
911993Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 2
(6 September 1946 to 11 March 1949)

- Crudup's After Hours
- I Want My Lovin'
- That's All Right
- I Don't Know It
- Cry Your Blues Away
- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Train Fare Blues
- Katie Mae
- Hey Mama, Everything's All Right
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Lonesome World To Me
- Roberta Blues
- Just Like A Spider
- Some Day
- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- Tired Of Worry
- Dust My Broom
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
- Shout Sister Shout
- Come Back Baby
- You Know That I Love You

notes by Bob Groom

Document DOCD-5202
921993Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 3
(11 March 1949 to 15 January 1952)

- Mercy Blues
- She's Just Like Caldonia
- Mean Old Santa Fe
- Behind Closed Doors
- She Ain't Nothin' But Trouble
- Oo-Wee Darling
- Anytime Is The Right Time
- My Baby Left Me
- Nobody Wants Me
- Star Bootlegger
- Too Much Competition
- Second Man Blues
- Pearly Lee
- Love Me Mama
- Never No More
- Where Did You Stay Last Night?
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole (1541)
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole (1542)
- Goin' Back To Georgia
- Mr. So And So
- Do It If You Want To
- Keep On Drinkin'

notes by Bob Groom

Document DOCD-5203
931993Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Complete Recorded Works   Vol. 4
(15 January 1952 to 8 April 1954)

- Worried About You Baby [RCA Victor 20-5167]
- Late In The Evening [RCA Victor 20-5167]
- Lookin' For My Baby [RCA Victor 20-5070]
- Nelvina [RCA Victor 20-4753]
- My Baby Boogies All The Time [Champion 108]
- I Wonder [Champion 108]
- Baby I've Been Mistreated [Champion unissued]
- You Didn't Mean A Word [Champion unissued]
- Open Your Book [Checker 754]
- Tears In My Eyes [Checker 754]
- Tears In My Eyes (alt tk) [Checker unissued]
- Gonna Find My Baby [Trumpet 186]
- Make A Little Love (With Me) [Trumpet 186]
- I Love My Baby [Groove 0011]
- My Wife And Woman [RCA Victor 20-5563]
- The War Is Over [RCA Victor 20-5563]
- Fall On Your Knees And Pray [Groove 0011]
- If You Ever Been To Georgia [Groove 0026]
- Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load [Victor RCX 7161]
- I Love You [RCA NL 89 385]
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]
- Looka There, She Got No Hair [Fire unissued]
- I Love Her Just The Same [Fire unissued]

notes by Bob Groom



Document DOCD-5204
941993Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Rock Me Mama
The Blues Collection # 47

- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
- Kind Lover Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Give Me A 32-20
- Mean Old Frisco Blues
- Raised To My Head
- Cool Disposition
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- Rock Me Mama
- That's Your Red Wagon
- So Glad You're Mine
- Boy Friend Blues
- Crudup's After Hours
- I Don't Know It
- Chicago Blues

edited by Tony Russell
booklet by Chris Smith



Orbis BLUNC047
94a1994





Blues 1920-40

LP track sequence:
LP 1
Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues
- Canned Heat Blues
Ishman Bracey
- Trouble-Hearted Blues
Blind Willie McTell
- Dark Night Blues
- Loving Talking Blues
Clifford Gibson
- Drayman Blues
Bukka White
- The Panama Ltd.

Jim Jackson
- I'm Wild About My Loving
Furry Lewis
- Dry Land Blues
Frank Stokes
- T'Ain't Nobody's Business
- Frank Stokes' Dream
Sleepy John Estes
- The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
- Lawyer Clark Blues
Memphis Minnie
- Don't Want No Woman



LP 2
Memphis Jug Band
- Memphis Jug Blues
- Going Back To Memphis
- Jug Band Waltz
Gus Cannon
- Viola Lee Blues
- Going To Germany
- Walk Right In
Daddy Stovepipe
- The Spasm

Tommy McClennan
- Whiskey Head Woman
- De'se My Blues
Big Joe Williams
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Highway 49
- Peach Orchard Mama
Robert Petway
- Catfish Blues
Robert Lockwood
- Take A Little Walk With Me



LP 3
Leroy Carr
- Rocks In My Bed
- Six Cold Feet In The Ground
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Devil's Son-In-Law
- Peetie Wheatstraw
Little Brother Montgomery
- Vicksburg Blues - part 3
Big Maceo
- Worried Life Blues
Joe Pullum
- Hard Working Man Blues [Bluebird B6276]

Big Bill Broonzy
- Friendless Blues
- The Southern Blues
Tampa Red
- Kingfish Blues
Robert Lee McCoy
- Tough Luck
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Good Morning Schoolgirl
- Early In The Morning
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway



CD track sequence:
CD 1
Early Years of Country Blues
Tommy Johnson - Road Blues (3:18)
Tommy Johnson - Canned Heat Blues (3:37)
Ishman Bracey - Trouble-Hearted Blues (3:24)
Blind Willie McTell - Dark Night Blues (2:49)
Blind Willie McTell - Loving Talking Blues (2:34)
Clifford Gibson - Drayman Blues (2:59)
Clifford Gibson - She Rolls It Slow (2:44) °°
Bukka White - The Panama Ltd. (3:08)
Memphis Blues
Jim Jackson - I'm Wild About My Loving (3:11)
Furry Lewis - Dry Land Blues (3:05)
Frank Stokes - 'Taint Nobody's Business (3:11)
Frank Stokes - Frank Stokes' Dream (2:52)
Sleepy John Estes - The Girl I Love, She Got ... (2:56)
Sleepy John Estes - Poor John Blues (2:52) °°
Sleepy John Estes - Lawyer Clark Blues (3:09)
Son Bonds - A Hard Pill To Swallow (2:58) °°
Memphis Minnie - Don't Want No Woman (3:13)
Jug Band
Memphis Jug Band - Memphis Jug Blues (3:30)
Memphis Jug Band - Going Back To Memphis (2:20)
Memphis Jug Band - Jug Band Waltz (2:49)
Cannon's Jug Stompers - Viola Lee Blues (3:08)
Cannon's Jug Stompers - Going To Germany (2:32)
Cannon's Jug Stompers - Walk Right In (2:52)
Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah - The Spasm (2:54)
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band - Gonna Hit The Highway (3:09) °°

CD 2
Mississippi Blues In The 30's
Tommy McClennan - Whisky Head Woman (3:00)
Tommy McClennan - Des'e My Blues (3:17)
Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go (3:21)
Big Joe Williams - Highway 49 (3:12)
Big Joe Williams - Peach Orchard Mama (2:46)
Robert Petway - Catfish Blues (2:52)
Robert Lockwood - Take A Little Walk With Me (2:55)
Piano Blues
Leroy Carr - Rocks In My Bed (3:11)
Leroy Carr - Six Cold Feet In The Ground (3:06)
Peetie Wheatstraw - Devil's Son-In-Law (3:22)
Peetie Wheatstraw - Pete Wheatstraw (3:15)
Little Brother Montgomery - Vicksburg Blues Part 3 (3:07)
Big Maceo - Worried Life Blues (2:57)
Big Maceo - Detroit Jump (2:47) °°
Joe Pullum with Andy Boy - Hard Working Man Blues (3:35)
City Blues
Big Bill Broonzy - Friendless Blues (3:22)
Big Bill Broonzy - The Southern Blues (3:32)
Tampa Red - Kingfish Blues (3:11)
Robert Lee McCoy - Tough Luck (3:04)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Good Morning Schoolgirl (3:01)
Sonny Boy Williamson - Elevator Woman (2:38) °°
Sonny Boy Williamson - Early In The Morning (2:58)
Jazz Gillum - Key To The Highway (2:40)

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - That's All Right (2:54) °°

compiled by Yasufumi Higurashi, Toyo Nakamura & Hiroshi Suzuki; manufactured from Master Recordings of RCA corporation

°° CD has seven additional tracks!

3 LP folding box
with 30-page booklet





















RCA Victor RA-5433/5
(Jp 1971)

3 LP slide-in box
with 30-page booklet



















= RCA Victor RA-9051/3
(Jp 1975)

 

2 CD set, notes by Hiroshi
Suzuki, Toyo Nakamura,
Yasufumi Higurashi, Hisa-
mitsu Noguchi & Shoichi
Yui



= RCA BVCP-8733/4
(Jp 1994) "Blues 1927-46"

2 CD set



= RCA BVCM-37530/1
(Jp 2004) "Blues 1927-46"

951995Ain't Times Hard
Modern Blues Anthology

disc 1:
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Well That's All Right - Howlin' Wolf
- Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd
- Seems Like A Million Years - Willie Nix
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis
- Mojo Boogie - J.B. Lenoir
- Evening Sun - Johnny Shines
- I'm Looking For A Woman - Little Hudson
- Easy - Big Walter Horton
- Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog) - Rufus Thomas
- Take A Little Chance - Jimmy De Berry
- Feelin' Good - Junior Parker
- Mystery Train - Junior Parker
- The Boogie Disease - Doctor Ross
- Hart's Bread Boogie - Billy Love
- Ain't Times Hard - Floyd Jones
- Combination Boogie - J.B. Hutto
- Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton
- I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare
- You Don't Have To Go - Jimmy Reed
- Bad Boy - Eddie Taylor
- Aw Baby (Sweet Home Chicago) - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- So Long Baby, Goodbye - Willie Johnson


disc 2:
- I Wish You Would - Billy Boy Arnold
- Big Town Playboy - Eddie Taylor
- Hands Off - Priscilla Bowman
- I Ain't Got You - Billy Boy Arnold
- Every Woman I Know (Crazy About Automobiles) - Billy 'The Kid' Emerson
- Judgement Day - Snooky Pryor
- I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
- Have A Good Time - Big Walter Horton
- The Telephone Is Ringing - Pee Wee Crayton
- Going Back Home - Big Joe Williams
- It's You Baby - Sunnyland Slim
- Fishin' In My Pond - Lee Jackson
- The Twelve Year Old Boy - Elmore James
- All Your Love - Magic Sam
- Honest I Do - Jimmy Reed
- Blues Get Off My Shoulder - Bobby Parker
- Mama, You Got A Daughter - John Lee Hooker
- Double Trouble - Otis Rush
- Row Your Boat - Charles Clark
- Roll You Moneymaker - Shakey Jake
- This Is The End - Buddy Guy
- Number Nine Train - Tarheel Slim
- Kansas City - Jimmy Witherspoon
- I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker


disc 3:
- Bad Luck And Trouble - Boogie Jake
- No More Doggin' - Rosco Gordon
- Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed
- Rockin' The House - Memphis Slim
- Just A Little Bit - Rosco Gordon
- Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
- Somebody's Doin' Me Wrong - Edgar Blanchard
- Little By Little - Junior Wells
- Will My Man Be Home Tonight? - Lillian Offitt
- You Don't Have To Go - Sam Myers
- Messin' With The Kid - Junior Wells
- Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker
- Sittin' Here Drinkin' - Christine Kitrell
- You Don't Love Me - Willie Cobbs
- Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
- Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
- Got Me A Louisiana Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Shake Your Moneymaker - Elmore James

- Mean Old Frisco - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- My Baby's Sweet - Homesick James
- It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
- Too Many Cooks - Jesse Fortune
- Cut You A-loose - Rick Allen
- You Better Stop - Andrew Brown


disc 4:
- Rough Dried Woman, Pt. 1 - Big Mac
- Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry - Polka Dot Slim
- Figure Head - Lonnie Brooks
- The Way I Feel - Detroit Junior
- Southern Country Boy - Carter Brothers
- Out Of Bad Luck - Magic Sam
- Ride With Your Daddy Tonight - Frank Frost
- Say You're Leavin' - Fenton Robinson
- She's Crazy 'bout Entertainers - Jerry Mccain
- Hard Times - Mighty Joe Young
- Rambling Woman - Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker
- Put It All In There - George 'Wild Child' Butler
- Long Way From Home - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Rock Me Baby - Ike and Tina Turner
- Cummins Prison Farm - Calvin Leavy
- Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
- Shakin' Hands With The Judge - Little Joe Blue
- My Baby - Lowell Fulson
- High Cost Of Livin' - Al King
- It's My Fault Darling - Little Johnny Taylor
- Go And Help Yourself - Albert Washington
- Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man, Pt. 1 - Bobby Rush
- Spider In My Stew - Buster Benton
- Food Stamp Blues - Eddie Lang


compiled by Les Fancourt
4 CD set

Charly CD 3 (UK)
961995Arthur Crudup: That's Alright Mama

- That's Alright Now Mama
- Look On Yonder's Wall
- Mean Old Frisco
- Ethel Mae
- Too Much Competition
- Standing At My Window #
- Rock Me Mama
- Greyhound Bus
- Coal Black Mare #
- Katie Mae
- Dig Myself A Hole
- So Glad You're Mine

# tracks omitted on Laserlight CD 17246

Black Label 2006

notes by Tim Branom





= Laserlight CD 17246
(US 2001)


= Passport Audio CD 1003
(US 2005)

971996Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup: Crudup's After Hours
Nothing but the Blues

disc 1:
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- Raised To My Hand
- Death Valley Blues
- Gonna Follow My Baby
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- Standing At My Window
- If I Get Lucky
- Black Pony Blues
- Kind Lover Blues
- Give Me A 32-20
- Rock Me Mamma
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- Cool Disposition
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- That's Your Red Wagon
- I'm In The Mood
- Boy Friend Blues
- No More Lovers
- She's Gone
- Dirt Road Blues

disc 2:
- I Want My Lovin'
- Ethel Mae
- That's All Right
- Chicago Blues
- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
- Katie Mae
- Train Fare Blues
- You Got To Reap
- So Glad You're Mine
- I Don't Know It
- Cry Your Blues Away
- Hey Mama, Everything's All Right
- Just Like A Spider
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Lonesome World To Me
- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- Roberta Blues
- Some Day
- Crudup's After Hours

2 CD set

History 20.1938-HI (G)
981997The Complete Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Vol. 1-2
(1940-1947)

disc 1:
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Kind Lover Blues
- Standing At My Window
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- Gonna Follow My Baby
- Give Me A 33-20
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- Raised To My Hand
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- Cool Disposition
- Rock Me Mamma
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- I'm In The Mood
- That's Your Red Wagon
- Dirt Road Blues
- She's Gone
- Boy Friend Blues
- No More Lovers

disc 2:
- Ethel Mae
- So Glad You're Mine
- That's All Right
- You Got To Reap
- I Want My Lovin'
- Chicago Blues
- I Don't Know It
- Crudup's After Hours
- Train Fare Blues
- Cry Your Blues Away
- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Katie May
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Hey Mama, Everything's All Right
- Lonesome World To Me
- Roberta Blues
- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- Just Like A Spider
- Some Day

2 disc set

Jazz Tribune 55922
991997Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup: After Hours

- That's All Right
- Crudup's After Hours
- My Baby Left Me
- Coal Black Mare
- If You Have Ever Been To Georgia
- Help Me Bear This Heavy Load
- Ethel Mae
- Too Much Competition
- Shout Sister Shout
- If I Get Lucky
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- The War Is Over
- Standing At My Window
- Cool Disposition
- She Ain't Nothing But Trouble
- Greyhound Bus
- I Love You
- She's Got No Hair
- Keep You Arms Around Me
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- My Wife And Woman
- Chicago Blues
- I'm Gona Dig Myself A Hole
- So Glad You're Mine
- That's All Right (later version)

notes by Anonymous



Camden/BMG 74321 523802
(US 1997)
10019984th & Beale And Further South
The Ace Blues Masters Vol. 2

Joe Hill Louis
- 4th And Beale
- Ruthie Mae
- Joe Hill Boogie
- Going Down To Louisiana
- Get Up Off It
- Sweetest Woman I Ever Knew

Big Boy Crudup
- Mean Old World [Vivid Sound VS 1008]
- Baby I've Been Mistreated [Vivid Sound VS 1008]
- My Baby Boogies All The Time [Champion 108]
- I Wonder [Champion 108]
Frankie Lee Sims
- What Will Lucy Do [Ace 524]
- Misery Blues [Ace 524]
- Hey Little Girl [Ace 527]
- Walking With Frankie [Ace 527 - extended version!]>
- My Talk Didn't Do No Good [Ace 539]
- I Warned You Baby [Ace 539]
- She Likes To Boogie Real Low [Vin 1006]
- Well Goodbye Baby [Vin 1006]
- How Long [Vin unissued]
Mercy Baby
- Marked Deck [Ace 528]
- Rock 'N' Roll Baby[Ace 528]
- Pleadin' [Ric 955]
- Don't Lie To Me [Ric 955]

Westside WESM 554
(UK 1998)
1011999Arthur Crudup: Cool Disposition

- Train Fare Blues
- Black Pony Blues
- Mean Old Frisco
- Cry Your Blues Away
- Shout, Sister, Shout
- Give Me A 32-20
- That's All Right
- Death Valley Blues
- Hey Mama, Everything's All Right
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- Dirt Road Blues
- Tired Of Worry
- Cool Disposition
- Come Back Baby
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- I Want My Lovin'
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- If I Get Lucky


Catfish CD 119
102200?Rural Blues Vol. 2   1951-1962

Sam 'Suitcase' Johnson
- Sam's Comin' Home
- Sam's Boogie
Bobo Thomas
- Catfish Blues (I Wish I Was A Catfish)
Clifford Gibson
- Sneaky Groundhog
- Let Me Be Your Handy Man
Juke Boy Bonner
- Rock With Me Baby
- Well Baby
Joel Hopkins
- Good Times Here, Better Down The Road
- Thunder In Germany
- I Ain't Gonna Roll For The Big Hat Man No More
- Accused Me Of Forgin' Can't Even Write My Name
- Matchbox Blues
Jewell Long
- Frankie And Albert
- My Pony Run Blues
- Sealy Rag
- Muddy Shoes Blues
Clifford Gibson
- It's Best To Know Who You're Talking To
- I Don't Want No Woman
- The Monkey Likes To Boogie
- No Success Blues

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- Angel Child (tk 2)

Document DOCD-5619
1032000Arthur Crudup: Dirt Road Blues

- Death Valley Blues
- Black Pony Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Give Me A 32-20
- Mean Ole Frisco Blues
- Rock Me Mama
- Cool Disposition
- Dirt Road Blues

- She's Gone
- Ethel Mae
- So Glad You're Mine
- Shout Sister Shout
- My Baby Left Me
- Too Much Competition
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- Never No More




Past Perfect Silver Line
LP 904399 (Germany 2000)
(180g 1000pcs)


= Past Perfect Silver Line
CD 204399 (Germany 2000)

1042001Big Joe Williams: Jackson, Mississippi Blues

Big Joe Williams
- Delta Blues
- Mama Don't Allow Me
- She Left Me A Mule
- Bad Heart Blues
- Juanita
- Friends & Pals
- Overhauling Blues
- Whistling Pines

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup & Sonny Boy Williamson
- Gotta Find My Baby
- Make A Little Love With Me
- Gotta Find My Baby (alt tk)
- Gotta Find My Baby (alt tk)
Bobo Thomas
- Catfish Blues
Luther Huff
- 1951 Blues
- Dirty Disposition
- Bull Dog Blues
- Rosalee


Big Joe Williams discography




P-Vine PCD 2185 (Jp 2001)
1052001The Essential Arthur Crudup

disc 1:
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- Give Me A 32-20
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Rock Me Mama
- Too Much Competition
- I Want My Lovin'
- I'm In The Mood
- Going Back To Georgia
- That's All Right
- Mr. So And So
- Tired Of Worry
- My Baby Boogies All The Time
- Open Your Book [Checker 754]
- Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load
- You Got To Reap
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- Tears In My Eyes [Checker 754]
- I Don't Know It

disc 2:
- Dirt Road Blues
- Death Valley Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Who's Been Foolin' You?
- Standing At My Window
- Make A Little Love
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]
- Baby I've Been Mistreated
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- Late In The Evening
- Chicago Blues
- Crudup's After Hours
- Hey Mama, Everything's All Right
- Just Like A Spider
- Gonna Find My Baby
- Behind Closed Doors
- Shout Sister Shout

compiled by Paul Swinton
2 CD set
notes by Keith Briggs

Document CBL-200025
1062001The Roots Of Elvis Presley

- I Love You Because - Leon Payne
- That's All Right - Arthur Crudup
- Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
- Tomorrow Night - Lonnie Johnson
- Just Because - The Shelton Brothers
- Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris

- My Baby Left Me - Arthur Crudup
- Down By The Riverside - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Little Cabin On The Hill - Bill Monroe
- Precious Lord - The Golden Gate Quartet
- I Need You So - Ivory Joe Hunter

- So Glad You're Mine - Arthur Crudup
- Frankie And Johnny - Jimmie Rodgers
- I'm Movin' On - Hank Snow
- Faded Love - Bob Wills
- I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
- See See Rider - Wea Bea Booze
- Aura Lee - The Shelton Brothers
- Milk Cow Blues - Johnnie Lee Wills
- Old Shep - Red Foley
- Blueberry Hill - Gene Autry



Catfish CD 184 (UK 2001)
1072002Shuckin' Stuff
Rare Blues from Ace Records (MS)

disc 1:
- Goodbye Blues - Jesse Allen
- I'm Not Satisfied (alt. tk.)- Dave Dixon
- Those Lonely, Lonely Nights (alt. tk.) - Earl King
- Mercy's Blues - Mercy Baby
- I Got The Blues For You - Al Collins
- Give A Helping Hand (alt. tk.) - Bobby Marchan
- What Will Lucy Do - Frankie Lee Sims
- 4th And Beale - Joe Hill Louis
- Shuckin' Stuff - Al Collins
- Baby You Can Get Your Gun - Earl King
- Let's Get It - Edgar Blanchard
- Bad Feeling Blues (alt. tk.) - Lightnin' Slim
- Don't Say A Mumblin' Word - Fred McDowell
- My Baby Done Gone - Schoolboy Cleve
- I Got My Nose Open - John Littlejohn
- I Feel So Good - Albert Scott

- Mean Old World - Big Boy Crudup
- Feeling So Low (alt. tk.) - Dave Dixon
- My Love Is Strong (alt. tk.) - Earl King
- Lightnin' Slim Boogie (alt. tk.) - Lightnin' Slim
- She's 19 Years Old - John Littlejohn
- Smokestack Lightning - Bad Smitty
- Sweetest Woman I Ever Knew - Joe Hill Louis
- Pity Poor Me (alt. tk.) - Bobby Marchan
- Silly Dilly Woman - Mercy Baby
- I'm So Glad You're Mine - Albert Scott
- Hey Little Girl - Frankie Lee Sims


disc 2:
- My Love Is Here To Stay (alt. tk.) - Sammy Myers
- Sleeping In The Ground (alt. tk.) - Sammy Myers
- Every Day I Have The Blues - Alabama Red
- I've Been Searchin' - Unknown Male Singer #0
- Honeycomb - Edgar Blanchard
- I'll Never Leave Anymore - Unknown Male Singer #0
- Annie Mae (alt. tk.) - Little Cameron
- I'm Leaving You Baby - Albert Scott
- Every Night About This Time - Unknown Male Singer #1
- Standing At The Station - Unknown Male Singer #3
- Baby Please - H-Bomb Ferguson
- Hideaway - Johnny Littlejohn
- Take Me Back Baby Unknown Female Singer
- Three Long Years - Unknown Male Singer #0
- My Love Is Here To Stay - Sammy Myers
- Sleeping In The Ground - Sammy Myers
- Driving Wheel (+ Message) - Alabama Red
- Standing At The Crossroads (alt. tk.) - Bad Smitty
- Lonesome Guitar (alt. tk.) - Edgar Blanchard
- Lifetime In Prison Pt. 1 - Billy Tate
- Lifetime In Prison Pt. 2 - Billy Tate
- Sittin' Here Worryin' (alt. tk.) - Little Cameron
- Little Boy Blue - Unknown Male Singer #2
- Pathway Of Love - Unknown Male Singer #3
- Right At Home - Albert Scott
- Whiskey And Women - Unknown Male Singer #0
2 CD set

Westside WESD 240 (UK)
1082002Arthur Crudup: Blues Legends

- Cry Your Blues Away
- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Katie May
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Hey,Mama Everything's All Right
- Lonesome World To Me
- Roberta Blues
- Just Like A Spider
- Some Day
- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- She's Gone
- That's All Right
- So Glad You're Mine
- You Got To Reap
- I Want My Lovin
- Chicago Blues
- I Don't Know It
- Crudup's After Hours
- Train Fare Blues


Rainbow CD 7119
(Germany 2002)
1092002Arthur Crudup: Everything's Alright

- Hey Mama, Everything's All Right
- Ethel Mae
- You Got To Reap
- That's All Right
- Train Fare Blues
- Katie May
- So Glad You're Mine
- Crudup's After Hours
- Crudup Vicksburg Blues
- Just Like A Spider
- Roberta Blues
- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- Dirt Road Blues
- I Don't Know It
- Chicago Blues
- I Want My Lovin'


Our World CD 303
1102002Big Boy Crudup: Crudup's After Hours

- She's Gone
- That's All Right
- So Glad You're Mine
- You Got To Reap
- I Want My Lovin'
- Chicago Blues
- I Don't Know It
- Crudup's After Hours
- Train Fare Blues
- Cry Your Blues
- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Katie May
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Hey, Mama Everything's All Right
- Lonesome World To Me
- Roberta Blues
- Just Like A Spider
- Some Day
- That's Why I'm Lonesome


Past Perfect Silver Line
CD 205751 (Germany 2002)
1112003Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup: The Father Of Rock 'n' Roll

- Black Pony Blues
- Kind Lover Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Standing at My Window
- Give Me a 32-20
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- Cool Disposition
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- Rock Me Mama
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- Ethel Mae
- So Glad You're Mine
- That's All Right
- Dust My Broom
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
- My Baby Left Me
- Love Me Mama
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself a Hole
- Mr. So and So
- Tears in My Eyes [Checker 754]
- Gonna Find My Baby
- Make a Little Love




Wolf CD 900005 (Austria)
1122003Arthur Crudup: Rock Me Mamma
When the Sun goes down   Vol. 7
The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll

- That's All Right
- So Glad You're Mine
- My Baby Left Me
- Cool Disposition
- Rock Me Mama
- Mean Old Frisco Blues
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
- Dirt Road Blues
- Give Me A 32-20
- Raised To My Hand
- Chicago Blues
- Dust My Broom
- Come Back Baby
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Shout, Sister, Shout
- Anytime Is The Right Time
- Nobody Wants Me
- Star Bootlegger
- Mr. So And So
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- If You Have Ever Been To Georgia [Groove 0026]




RCA CD 28765-5155-2
1132004Big Boy Crudup
The Story Of The Blues

CD 1: Rock Me Mama
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Kind Love Blues
- Standing at My Window
- Mean Old Frisco Blues
- Gonna Follow My Baby
- Give Me a 32-30
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- Raised to My Hand
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- Cool Disposition
- Rock Me Mama
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- I'm in the Mood
- That's Your Red Wagon
- Dirt Road Blues
- She's Gone
- Boy Friend Blues
- No More Lovers

CD 2: Chicago Blues
- Ethel Mae
- So Glad You're Mine
- That's All Right Mama
- You Got To Reap
- I Want My Lovin'
- Chicago Blues
- I Don't Know It
- Crudup's After Hours
- Train Fare Blues
- Cry Your Blues Away
- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Katie Mae
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Hey Mama, Everything's All Right
- Lonesome World To Me
- Roberta Blues
- Just Like A Spider
- Some Day
- That's Why I'm Lonesome

2 CD set
20 page booklet

archive blues 222064
(Membran Music)
1142005Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup: Rock Me Mama

- Katie Mae
- Standin' At My Window
- Rock Me Mama
- If I Get Lucky
- Death Valley Blues
- That's All Right (Mama)
- I'm In The Mood
- Mean Ol' Frisco
- Angel Child
- Ethel Mae
- Dig Myself A Hole
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- I Love Her Just The Same
- Look On Yonder Wall


Tomato CD 2003
1152006Sonny Boy Williamson: Cool Cool Blues
The Classic Sides 1951-1954

disc 1:
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Eyesight To The Blind
- Crazy About You Baby
- Stop Crying
- Do It If You Wanna
- Cool, Cool Blues
- Come On Back Home
- I Cross My Heart
- West Memphis Blues
- Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues
- Pontiac Blues
- Mighty Long Time
- Nine Below Zero
- She Brought Life Back To The Dead (45)
- She Brought Life Back To The Dead (78)
- Too Close Together
- Stop Now Baby
- Mr. Down Child
- Cat Hop
- Gettin' Out Of Town
- Red Hot Kisses
- Going In Your Direction
- Empty Bedroom
- Boppin' With Sonny
- From The Bottom
- No Nights By Myself


disc 2:


Big Joe Williams
- Mama Don't Allow Me
- Delta Blues
- Overhauling Blues
- Whistling Pines
- Friends And Pals
- Juanita
- She Left Me A Mule
- Bad Heart Blues
- Dirty Disposition
- 1951 Blues
- Bull Dog Blues
- Rosalee

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- My Baby Boogies All The Time
- I Wonder
- Gotta Find My Baby
- Make A Little Love
Bobo "Slim" Thomas
- Catfish Blues
Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
Jerry "Boogie" McCain
- East Of The Sun
- Wine-O-Wine
- Stay Out Of Automobiles
- Middle Of The Night
- Love To Make Up
- Crazy 'Bout That Mess
- Fall Guy


disc 3:
Willie Love
- Take It Easy Baby
- Little Car Blues
- Everybody's Fishing
- My Own Boogie
- Feed My Body To The Fishes
- Falling Rain
- Vanity Dresser Boogie
- Seventy Four Blues
- 21 Minutes To Nine
- Shady Lane Blues
- Nelson Street Blues
- V-8 Ford
- Shout Brother, Shout
- Way Back
Sherman "Blues" Johnson
- Pretty Baby Blues
- Sugar Mama
- Hot Fish
- Lost In Korea
Tiny Kennedy
- Early In The Morning Baby
- Strange Kind of Feeling
- Blues Disease
- Don't Lay This Job On Me
- Have You Heard About the Farmer's Daughter
Wally Mercer
- Too Old To Get Married
- If You Don't Mean Business
- Hey, Miss Lula


disc 4:
Sonny Boy Williamson
- She's Crazy
- 309
- Sonny's Rhythm
- City Of New Orleans
- Keep It To Yourself
- Going In Your Direction
- Clowning With The World
- I Ain't Beggin' Nobody
- Shuckin' Mama
- From The Bottom
- She's Crazy
- Sonny's Rhythm
- Keep It To Yourself
- Going In Your Direction
- From The Bottom
- I Ain't Beggin' Nobody
- From The Bottom

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- Gotta Find My Baby (alt tk)
- Gotta Find My Baby (alt tk)
Willie Love
- Worried Blues
- Lonesome World Blues
- Wonderful Baby
- Willie Mae
- Worried Blues
- Shout, Brother, Shout
- Willie Mae


4 CD box
notes by Neil Slaven

JSP CD 7766
1162006Arthur Big Boy Crudup: Too Much Competition

- That's Alright Mama
- Mean Ol' Frisco
- Too Much Competition
- Greyhound
- Coal Black Mare
- Kate Mae
- So Glad You're Mine


Passport MP3
1172008Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup: Gonna Be Some Change

- My Baby Left Me
- I Don't Know It
- Shout Sister Shout
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- That's All Right
- She's Just Like Caledonia
- I Want My Lovin'
- Mean Old Sante Fe
- Train Fare Blues
- Where Did You Stay Last Night
- Crudup's After Hours
- Star Bootlegger
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Come Back Baby
- Second Man Blues
- Hey Mama Everything's All Right
- Tired Of Worry
- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- Worried About You Baby
- Do It If You Want To
- Keep On Drinkin'
- Never No More
- Gotta Find My Baby
- Make A Little Love
- War Is Over
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]


Rev-Ola CRREV 240
(UK 2008)
1182009Elmore James Meets Arthur Crudup

Elmore James
- Dust My Broom
- I Have A Right To Love My Baby
- Every Day I Have The Blues
- Talk To Me Baby
- Mean Mistreatin' Mama

Arthur Crudup
- That's All Right (Mama)
- Rock Me Mama
- Mean Ole Frisco
- So Glad You're Mine
- Look On Yonder Wall

Elmore James discography


Collectables COL 1407
1192011Juicy Harmonica Vol. 2

- You're Too Bad - Birmingham Junior & His Lover Boys [Ebony 1007]
- 1958 Blues - Little Sam Davis - Rockin' 512]
- Falling Rain Blues - Little Willy Foster [Blue Lake 113]
- Alley Corn - Earl Hooker (Little Sam Davis, hca) [Rockin' unissued]
- She's So Good To Me - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 519]
- Goin' To New Orleans - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 519]
- Truckin' Little Woman - Willie Nix (Walter Horton, hca) [Checker 756]
- Old Battle Ax - Robert Henry [King 4646]
- Opossum Rock - Sonny Boy Williams [Duplex 9005]
- Just One Mistake - Willie Nix (Walter Horton, hca) [Checker 756]
- Early In The Morning - Robert Henry [King 4646]
- Red Headed Woman - Baby Face (Little Walter, hca) [Savoy 1122]
- After-While - Papa Lightfoot [Aladdin 3171]
- Don't You Know I Love You - Woodrow Adams [Home Of The Blues unissued]
- Du Dee Squat - Little Luther [Criss Cross 110]
- Aw Shucks Baby - Little Red Walter [Le Sage 711]
- Complete This Order - James Cotton [Loma 2042]
- Laying In The Weeds - James Cotton [Loma 2042]
- Mean Old Train - Papa Lightfoot [Imperial 5289]

- Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You) - Percy Lee Crudup [Checker 754]
- Midnight Jump - Walter J. Westbrook & His Phantom Five [Bobbin 106]
- I Love You O Yes I Do - Woodrow Adams [Home Of The Blues unissued]
- Goin' Home To Mother - Little Sam Davis [Rockin' 512]
- Birmingham Late Hours - Birmingham Junior & His Lover Boys [Ebony 1007]


Sundown CD 4002

Sundown discography

1202011Arthur Crudup: My Baby Left Me
The Definitive Collection

disc 1:
- Death Valley Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Standing At My Window
- Give Me A 32-20
- Mean Old ’Frisco Blues
- Cool Disposition
- Who's Been Foolin’ You
- Rock Me Mama
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- I'm In The Mood
- She’s Gone
- Ethel Mae
- So Glad You’re Mine
- You Got To Reap
- Chicago Blues
- Crudup’s After Hours
- That’s All Right
- Crudup’s Vicksburg Blues
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Katie May
- Just Like A Spider
- Dust My Broom
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
- Shout, Sister, Shout
- Come Back Baby

disc 2:
- She’s Just Like Caldonia
- Mean Old Santa Fe
- She Ain’t Nothing But Trouble
- Anytime Is The Right Time
- My Baby Left Me
- Star Bootlegger
- Too Much Competition
- Love Me Mama
- Where Did You Stay Last Night
- I’m Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- Goin’ Back To Georgia
- Mr So And So
- Late In The Evening
- Nelvina
- My Baby Boogies All The Time
- I Wonder
- Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You)
- Tears In My Eyes
- Gonna Find My Baby
- Make A Little Love (With Me)
- My Wife And Woman
- The War Is Over
- If You Ever Been To Georgia
- Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load
- She’s Got No Hair

compiled by Neil Slaven
2 CD set
notes by Neil Slaven

Fantastic Voyage FVDD 133
1212012Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: The Blues

- Mean Ol Frisco
- I'm In The Mood
- Thats All Right
- Standin At My Window
- Angel Child [tk 1]
- Katie Mae
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Dig Myself A Hole
- If I Get Lucky
- Death Valley Blues
- I Love Her Just The Same
- Rock Me Mama


Fuel 2000
1222012The Ace Records Blues Story

CD 1:
Frankie Lee Sims - Walking With Frankie
Sammy Myers - My Love Is Here To Stay
Elton Anderson - Shed So Many Tears
Lightnin' Slim - Lightning Slim Boogie

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - I Wonder
Jesse Allen - Goodbye Blues
Frankie Lee Sims - Well Goodbye Baby
Earl King - My Love Is Strong
Mercy Baby - Silly Dilly Woman
Charles Brown - Love's Like A River
Eddie Bo - I'm So Tired
Dave Dixon - I'm Not Satisfied
Joe Dyson - Looped
Al Collins - Shuckin Stuff
Bobby Marchan - Don't Take Your Love Away From Me
Frankie Lee Sims - Hey Little Girl
Mercy Baby - Mercy's Blues
Earl King - Mother Told Me Not To Go


CD 2:
Earl King - Those Lonely, Lonely Nights
Frankie Lee Sims - My Talk Didn't Do No Good
Sammy Myers - Sleeping In The Ground
Elton Anderson - Roll On Train
Frankie Lee Sims - Misery Blues

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - My Baby Boogies All The Time
Lightnin' Slim - Bad Feeling Blues
Billy Tate - Lifetime In Prison, Pt. 1
Frankie Lee Sims - What Will Lucy Do?
Frankie Fair - Mean Mistreater
Dave Dixon - Feeling So Low
Jesse Allen - Baby Say You Will
Mercy Baby - Marked Deck
Frankie Lee Sims - Warned You Baby
Al Collins - I Got The Blues For You
Earl King - It Must Have Been Love
Mercy Baby - Rock And Roll Baby
Frankie Lee Sims - She Likes To Boogie Real Low

notes by Bill Dahl

Fuel 2000 619152
1232013Arthur Crudup: Sunny Road

- Sunny Road
- Please Don’t Leave Me With The Blues
- Trying To Take Me For A Ride
- She Gives Me A Thrill
- Mistake I Made In LA
- The One That I Love
- I Have Called Up China
- I'm Leavin' Town
- talk
- All I Got Is Gone

previously unreleased 1969 studio session; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Jimmy Dawkins, g; Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, dr

Delmark 827

lyric transcriptions
by Chris Smith
= P-Vine PCD

1232013ARTHUR 'BLUES' CRUDUP AND HIS GUITAR

- She's My Baby [Champion unissued]
- The Moon Is Rising [Champion unissued]

rec. 1952 at WRBC Radio in Jackson, MS; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Robert Dees or Diggs, hca; p; b; dr

Champion 201
("repro" from an acetate)
1242016Arthur Crudup: The Definitive Collection   1941 - 62
The Bluebird, RCA-Victor, Checker, Trumpet, Champion, Groove and Fire Releases
disc 1:
- If I Get Lucky
- Death Valley Blues
- Kind Lover Blues
- Black Pony Blues
- Give Me A 32-20
- Raised To My Hand - Gonna Follow My Baby
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- Standing At My Window
- Rock Me Mama [or Mamma]
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- Cool Disposition
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- I'm In The Mood
- She's Gone
- That's Your Red Wagon
- Dirt Road Blues
- So Glad You're Mine
- Ethel Mae
- No More Lovers
- Katie May
- Boy Friend Blues

disc 2:
- I Want My Lovin'
- You Got To Reap
- Crudup's After Hours
- That's All Right
- I Don't Know It
- Chicago Blues
- Train Fare Blues
- Cry Your Blues Away
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- Just Like A Spider
- Hey Mama"Everything's All Right
- Someday
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Lonesome World To Me
- Roberta Blues
- Shout, Sister, Shout
- Tired Of Worry
- Dust My Broom
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
- Come Back Baby
- Mercy Blues

disc 3:
- You Know That I Love You
- She's Just Like Caldonia
- Oo Wee Darling (Love Me With A Thrill)
- Mean Old Santa Fe
- She Ain't Nothin' But Trouble
- Behind Closed Doors
- Anytime Is The Right Time
- My Baby Left Me
- Nobody Wants Me
- Star Bootlegger
- Too Much Competition
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
- Where Did You Stay Last Night'
- Love Me Mama
- Second Man Blues
- Pearly Lee
- Do It If You Want To
- Lookin' For My Baby
- Goin' Back To Georgia
- Mr. So And So
- Keep On Drinkin'
- Nelvina
- Worried About You Baby
- Late In The Evening

disc 4:
- Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You)
- Tears In My Eyes
- Gotta Find My Baby
- Make A Little Love
- I Wonder
- My Baby Boogies All The Time
- My Wife And Woman
- The War Is Over
- I Love My Baby
- Fall On Your Knees And Pray
- If You Ever Been To Georgia
- She's Got No Hair
- Mean Ole Frisco
- Look On Yonder Wall
- That's Alright
- Ethel Mae
- Too Much Competition
- Standing At My Window
- Rock Me, Mama
- Greyhound Bus
- Coal Black Mare
- Katie Mae
- Dig Myself A Hole
- So Glad You're Mine

4 CD set



Acrobat ACQCD7098
(UK 2016)
1252016Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw

disc 1:
- Black Pony Blues
- Death Valley Blues
- Kind Lover Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Standing At My Window
- Gonna Follow My Baby
- Give Me A 32-20
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- Mean Old 'Frisco Blues
- Raised To My Hand
- Cool Disposition
- Who's Been Foolin' You
- Rock Me Mamma
- Keep Your Arms Around Me
- Dirt Road Blues
- I'm In The Mood
- That's Your Red Wagon
- She's Gone
- Ethel Mae
- So Glad You're Mine
- Boy Friend Blues
- No More Lovers

disc 2:
- You Got To Reap
- Chicago Blues
- Crudup's After Hours
- I Want My Lovin'
- That's All Right
- I Don't Know It
- Cry Your Blues Away
- Crudup's Vicksburg Blues
- Gonna Be Some Changes Made
- Train Fare Blues
- Katie May
- Hey Mama
- Everything's All Right
- Hoodoo Lady Blues
- Lonesome World To Me
- Roberta Blues
- Just Like A Spider
- Someday
- That's Why I'm Lonesome
- Tired Of Worry
- Dust My Broom
- Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
- Shout, Sister, Shout
- Come Back Baby
- You Know That I Love You
- Mercy Blues
- She's Just Like Caledonia

disc 3:
- Mean Old Santa Fe (tk C)
- Behind Closed Doors (tk A)
- She Ain't Nothing But Trouble
- Oo Wee Darling (Love Me With A Thrill) (tk B)
- Anytime Is The Right Time (tk C)
- My Baby Left Me (tk B)
- Nobody Wants Me (tk B)
- Star Bootlegger (tk B)
- Too Much Competition (tk B)
- Second Man Blue (tk A)
- Pearly Lee (tk A)
- Love Me Mama (tk A)
- Never No More (tk A)
- Why Did You Leave Me (tk A)
- Where Did You Stay Last Night (tk A)
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole (tk B)
- Goin' Back To Georgia (tk B)
- Mr. So And So (tk B)
- Do It If You Want To (tk B)
- Keep On Drinkin' (tk B)
- Worried 'Bout You Baby (tk A)
- Late In The Evening (tk A)
- Lookin' For My Baby (tk C)
- Nelvina (tk B)

disc 4:
- Open Your Book (Daddy Wants To Read With You)
- Tears In My Eyes
- My Baby Boogies All The Time
- I Wonder
- Baby I've Been Mistreated
- You Didn't Mean A Word (Mean Old World)
- She's My Baby
- The Moon Is Rising
- Gonna Find My Baby
- Make A Little Love With Me
- I Love My Baby
- My Wife And Woman
- The War Is Over
- Fall On Your Knees
- If You've Ever Been To Georgia
- Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load
- I Love You
- She's Got No Hair
- She Ain't Nothing But Trouble (tk B)
- Oo Wee Darling (Love Me With A Thrill) (tk A)
- My Baby Left Me (tk A)
- Nobody Wants Me (tk A)
- Star Bootlegger (tk A)
- I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole (tk A)
- Goin' Back To Georgia (tk A)
- Mr. So And So (tk A)
- Do It If You Want To (tk A)
- Nelvina (tk A)

disc 5:
- Katie Mae
- Dig Myself A Hole
- Rock Me Mama
- Mean Ole Frisco
- That's All Right Mama
- Too Much Competition
- Coal Black Mare
- Look On Yonder Wall
- Ethel Mae
- Standing At My Window
- Greyhound Bus
- So Glad You're Mine
- The Moon Is Rising
- Death Valley Blues
- If I Get Lucky
- Angel Child
- My Mama Don't Allow Me
- I'm In The Mood For You
- Looka There, She Got No Hair
- I Love Her Just The Same
- Angel Child (alt tk)
- Tears In My Eyes (alt tk)
- Gonna Find My Baby (alt tk -1)
- Gonna Find My Baby (alt tk -2)

5-CD boxed set (LP-size)
with 68-page hardcover
book by Bill Dahl



Bear Family BCD 17352
(Germany 2016)
 
The Crudup Brothers
 
 2001The Crudup Brothers: Franktown Blues

- That's Alright Mama
- Greyhound Bus
- Mean Old Frisco
- Going Down In Style
- Franktown Blues
- Who's Talking
- Memories Of Miseries
- My Kind Of Woman
- Fur Slippers
- When Love Is On His Knees
- Something On My Mind
- Move A Little Closer (Jenny's Song)
- Old And Grey
- Look On Yonder's Wall
- She's Got The Key
- Malibu-Jammin For James

The Crudup Brothers (Arthur Crudup's sons): Jonas Crudup, voc, g; George Crudup, voc, b; James Crudup, voc, dr; Joe Hichliffe, Lonnie Mack, Tom Parks, g; Greg "Fingers" Taylor, hca; Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love, horns; Dinzel Cofey, Michael Utley, keyb; Tim Drummond, b; Essra Mohawk, background voc; prod. by Tim Drummond

nominated in 2002 for Best New Artist Debut by the W.C. Handy Awards

notes by Tim Drummond

Warehouse Creek
Recording Corp. CD 1206


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Karel Bogaert: Blues Lexicon.- Antwerpen (Standaard) 1972, pp. 90-91
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 188
- Bob Eagle & Eric S. LeBlanc: Blues - A Regional Experience.- Santa Barbara (Praeger Publishers) 2013, p. 112
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 112-113
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970 (2nd edition).- Vancouver 2012, pp. 136-137
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 286-289
- David Harrison: Die Welt des Blues.- Erlangen (Karl Müller Verlag) 1994
- David Harrison: Die Legenden des Blues.- Königswinter (Heel Verlag) 1995
- Terry Hounsome: Rock Record 7.- Llandysul (Record Researcher Publications) 1997
- Bob McGrath: The R&B Indies - Volumes One to Four.- West Vancouver BC (Eyeball Productions) (2nd ed. 2005 to 2007)
- Mike Rowe: The Rarest Postwar Blues Records, part 1.- Blues Unlimited 147 (Spring 1986), pp. 16-17
- http://blogdojuniorr.blogspot.com/2009/09/arthur-big-boy-crudup.html
- http://www.rocky-52.net/chanteursc/crudup_a.htm
- http://www.boija.com/skivor/us_78/78us.htm
- http://78rpmrecord.com/blblabl.htm
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: http://youknowstone.blogspot.com; photographer: George Wilkinson

thanks to Alan Balfour, 'Rivers', Joe Louis, Chris Smith, Howard Rye, Chris Lange, Helge Thygesen and Phil Wight for additional info / scans

 

1962 recordings for Bobby Robinson's Fire label
 
track
 
Single 1962LP 1962LP 1977LP 1989CD 1991CD 1993/200?
- Mean Ole FriscoFire 1501Fire 103 Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- Look On Yonder Wall Fire 103 Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- That's Alright Fire 103 Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- Ethel Mae Fire 103 Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- Too Much Competition Fire 103  Relic 7036 
- Standing At My Window Fire 103 Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- Rock Me MamaFire 1501Fire 103 Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- Greyhound Bus Fire 103  Relic 7036 
- Coal Black Mare Fire 103  Relic 7036 
- Katie MaeFire 1502Fire 103 Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- Dig Myself A HoleFire 1502Fire 103 Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- So Glad You're Mine Fire 103  Relic 7036 
- Death Valley Blues  Krazy Kat 7410Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- If I Get Lucky  Krazy Kat 7410Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- Angel Child  Krazy Kat 7410Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- Angel Child (alt tk)   Charly 1206 Document 5619
- Looka There, She Got No Hair  Krazy Kat 7410  Document 5204
- I Love Her Just The Same  Krazy Kat 7410Charly 1206 Document 5204
- The Moon Is Rising    Relic 7036 
- My Mama Don't Allow Me  Krazy Kat 7410Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- I'm In The Mood For You  Krazy Kat 7410Charly 1206Relic 7036 
- When You're Out And Down      
- Keep Your Hands Off That Woman      

 

A R T H U R   C R U D U P; source: Harrison 1994, p. 71
Arthur Crudup
source: Harrison 1994, p. 71

 

A R T H U R   C R U D U P; source: Harrison 1995, p. 57
Arthur Crudup
source: Harrison 1995, p. 57; photographer: Sylvia Pitcher

 

A R T H U R   C R U D U P at Newport 1973; source: Front cover of Buddah BDS 5144-2
Arthur Crudup at Newport 1973
source: Front cover of Buddah BDS 5144-2

 

R A N S O M   K N O W L I N G; source: RCA LPV 573 inner gatefold; click to enlarge !
Ransom Knowling in the 1960s
source: RCA LPV 573 inner gatefold; photographer: Raeburn Flerlage

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