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 5, 1905 in Forest, Mississippi
d. March 28, 1974 in Nassawadox, 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)
- Death Valley Blues (064874-1)

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)
- Black Pony Blues (064873-1) #

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)
- Raised To My Hand (070864-1)

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






= RCA Victor 50-0000

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




= RCA Victor 50-0001

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) #
- Some Day (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

261950Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- She Ain't Nothin' But Trouble (E0VB 3430) *
- She's Just Like Caldonia (D9VB 0425) #


# 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

271950Arthur "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)

281950Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

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

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

291950Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

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

# 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

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

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

RCA Victor 20-4753
361952Big 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 20-5167

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 Jakson, 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)
- My Baby Boogies All The Time (ACA2370)

rec. 1952 at WRBC Radio in Jackson, MS; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Robert Dees, 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 #
- You Didn't Mean A Word (Mean Old World) #
- She's My Baby *
- The Moon Is Rising *

rec. 1952 at WRBC Radio in Jackson, MS; Arthur Crudup, voc, g; Robert Dees, 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

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

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 (070863-1)
- Rock Me Mamma (D4AB 342-3s)

Bluebird 34-0704/
Bluebird 34-0725


Groove G-5005

4419??Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup / Jazz Gillum

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- So Glad You're Mine (AR 356)
Jazz Gillum
- Key To The Highway



Archive 356
451962Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Rock Me, Mama (FM 207)
- Mean Ole Frisco (FM 208)

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



Fire 1501
461962Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

- Dig Myself A Hole (FM 206)
- Katie Mae (FM 205)

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

Fire 1502

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 Nothin' 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

RF-202 tracks:
Will Shade
- I Can't Stand It
Hambone Willie Newburn
- Shelby County Work House Blues
Robert Johnson
- From Four Until Late
Furry Lewis
- You Can Leave, Baby
Sleepy John Estes
- Sloppy Drunk Blues
Li'l 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
Peg Leg Howell
- Skin Game Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Come Go Home With Me
- Goin' Back To Florida
Robert Johnson
- Standing At The Crossroads


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
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 and Scrapper Blackwell
- New How Long Blues
Bert Bilbro
- Mohuna Blues

Sonny Terry and Oh Red
- Harmonica Stomp
Frank Stokes
- Shiney Town Blues
Virgil Perkins
- Solo
Charlie Burse
- Tippin' Round
Ham Gravy
- Mama Don't Love It
Moochie Reeves
- Key To The Highway
compiled and annotated
by Samuel B. Charters



RBF RF-202 (X)

The 1. ed. of this record,
RF-202, featured only
extracts of most of the
recordings on 202X

RBF discography

2 LP boxed set
click to enlarge !
=XTRA 1035 (UK)

DLP
click to enlarge !
=XTRA 1035 (UK 1966)

XTRA discography

= Fontana 982.099

Fontana discography

491961Daniel Filipacchi présente Jazzorama no 3

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- She Ain't Nothing But Trouble
- Oo-Wee Darling
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

Champion Jack Dupree
- Dirty Woman
- Just Like A Woman
Roosevelt Sykes
- Peeping Tom
- Bobby Sox Blues
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
- Dig Myself A Hole
- So Glad Your Mine

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







Fire FLP 103 (US 1962)

notes by Bobby Robinson



= Trip BSP 7501 (1969)
"Mean Ol' Frisco"

notes by Mike Leadbitter



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

Black Label 2006

Laserlight CD 17246

Passport Audio CD 1003

   

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

- 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

# Krazy Kat 7410

[] Charly CRB 1206

* Relic CD 7036

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
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
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
54a1965We 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

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

notes by Lawrence Cohn
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RCA Victor LPV-518
= RCA RD-7786
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

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
notes by Simon A. Napier



= 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?

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


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
DLP
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Blue Horizon SPR 45/46
611971Arthur 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

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 !
RCA RD-8224 inner gatefold  

notes by Stephen Calt

RCA LPV 573 (US 1971)




= 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




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


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
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) [previously 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

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


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)
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' Boy Blues [sic] - 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

- Dog Me Around
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues
- Red River
- See See Rider
- Texas Tony

- Bad Boy
- In The Wee Wee Hours
- Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do
- The Gallis Pole
Elmore James
- Dust My Blues


- Pretty Boy Floyd
- Prison Blues Come Down On Me
- Baby, Please Lend Me Your Love
- Crying At Daybreak
- The House Carpenter

- Buffalo Skinners
- Rambling On My Mind
- Gonna Boogie
- So Glad I'm Livin'
- Looky, Looky Younder
- Johnny Hard

Howlin' Wolf
Woody Guthrie
Sonny Terry
Lightnin' Hopkins
Junior Wells
Buddy Guy
John Lee Hooker
Leadbelly

DLP

BYG 20 A (Fr)
731979The Kings Sing The Blues

Sonny Boy Williams [sic]
- 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
Bobo Thomas
- I Wish I Was A Catfish

Lightnin' Slim
- Bad Feeling Blues
Schoolboy Cleve
- Beautiful Beautiful Love
- My Baby Done Gone
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Wonder What Is Wrong With Me
Frankie Lee Sims
- What Will Lucy Do [Ace 524]
- Misery Blues [Ace 524]

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


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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 [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
- Late In The Evening
- Lookin' For My Baby
- Nelvina
- My Baby Boogies All The Time
- I Wonder
- Baby I've Been Mistreated
- You Didn't Mean A Word
- Open Your Book [Checker 754]
- Tears In My Eyes [Checker 754]
- Tears In My Eyes (alt tk)
- Gonny 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 And Pray
- If You Ever Been To Georgia
- Help Me To Bear This Heavy Load
- I Love You
- She's Got No Hair [Groove 0026]
- Looka There, She Got No Hair
- I Love Her Just The Same

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
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
1222013Arthur 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, hca; p; b; dr

Champion 201
("repro" from an acetate)
 
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
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 112-113
- 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, and Chris Lange 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; from 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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