ARTHUR "BIG BOY" CRUDUP

Blues • United States
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Influential but criminally overlooked Delta blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter.

Arthur Crudup may well have been Elvis Presley's favorite bluesman. The swivel-hipped rock god recorded no less than three of "Big Boy's" Victor classics during his seminal rockabilly heyday: "That's All Right Mama" (Elvis' Sun debut in 1954), "So Glad You're Mine," and "My Baby Left Me." Often lost in all the hubbub surrounding Presley's classic covers are Crudup's own contributions to the blues lexicon. He didn't sound much like anyone else, and that makes him an innovator, albeit a rather rudimentary guitarist (he didn't even pick up the instrument until he was 30 years old).

Around 1940, Crudup migrated to Chicago from Mississippi. Times were tough at first; he was playing for spare change on the streets and living in a packing crate underneath an elevated train track when powerful RCA/Bluebird producer Lester Melrose dropped a few coins in Crudup's
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Mean Ole Frisco (aka That's Alright Mama)
Blues 1962
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Look On Yonder's Wall
Blues 1969
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Crudup's Mood (aka Meets The Master Blues Bassists aka Super Black Blues - Vol.4)
Blues 1969
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Roebuck Man
Blues 1970
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Arthur Big Boy Crudup with Jimmy Dawkins and Willie Big Eyes Smith : Sunny Road
Blues 2013

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Blues 2017

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